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 Chapter Programs Information

Scholarships (Current for 2022 applicants)


In the Spring of each year, a scholarship award will be made to one or more graduating (or graduated) high school students by the REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER of the MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, in memory of Colonel William G. Brey, United States Army (Retired). Colonel Brey was instrumental in establishing the Redwood Empire Chapter and, in 1965, served as its first president.


To be eligible for an award, an applicant must:

  1. Must be a child, ward, or lineal descendant (including grandchild, great-grandchild, or great-great-grandchild, natural or adopted) of a living or deceased officer, warrant officer, or auxiliary regular or auxiliary member, of the Redwood Empire Chapter of MOAA. Living members sponsoring an applicant must be current and in good standing at the time application is submitted; deceased members doing so must have been in good standing at time of death.

  2. Must have graduated from high school, or be scheduled to graduate at end of current semester.

  3. Must be planning to attend an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university at undergraduate level or be planning to enroll in a professional certification program such as police or fire academy, paralegal, or paramedic training. The COL Brey Scholarship program is not intended to support graduate or postgraduate studies.

  4. Must not have received more than one previous award of a COL Brey Scholarship

  5. Must enroll as a full-time student (12 units/semester or equivalent for certification programs).

  6. Must submit a complete application before the annual cut-off date, March 15th of each year. The application and its instructions clearly state documentation to be attached.


The Colonel William G. Brey Scholarship Fund, established in memory of the Redwood Empire Chapter’s first president, awards college, vocational, technical, and business school merit scholarships to children, grandchildren or wards of regular or auxiliary members of the chapter. To be eligible, applicants must have graduated (or be about to graduate) from high school, have been accepted (or have reasonable indication of acceptance) by an accredited college, vocational, technical, business, or professional school, and not have previously received more than one Brey Scholarship award.

Forms will be available typically in December. They may be obtained by writing to:

Secretary, Redwood Empire Chapter, MOAA
PO Box 2801
Santa Rosa, CA 95405-0801

or by downloading them here (PDF format):

1. Brey Scholarship Application Instruction Letter
2. Brey Scholarship Application

or by directly contacting Scholarship Committee Chairman:

Susan Linch, Phone: 707-538-3342, or email: Call or e-mail Susan with any questions. Cutoff date of the March 15th of each year is firm.