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Jesse Snow Memorial Scholarship at Sinclair

The Jesse Snow Memorial Scholarship

The Jesse Snow Memorial Scholarship was established by U.S. Veterans Motorcycle Club in honor of Specialist Jesse Snow, a local hometown hero from Fairborn, Ohio. Jesse joined the military after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and dedicated his life to serving his country and creating a better place for every American. The scholarship is dedicated to continuing his legacy and supporting students who as well wants to make a difference in their communities. Jesse was killed in active duty while serving in Kunar Province, Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Department of Defense Silver Star Medal, the nation’s third highest honor of valor in the face of the enemy, because of his efforts.

The U.S. Veterans Motorcycle Club is comprised of members of all branches of the military. The Veterans Motorcycle Club was established on the principles of showing respect to all Veterans who served honorably, promoting brotherhood to all members and continuing to support the active duty military. The Ohio State Chapter of the USVMC has made it their mission to change the way Veterans and motorcyclist are viewed. They go above and beyond to serve and create brighter futures for the community. Keith Tickle, current president of the club, says he jumped at the opportunity to join. With the help of a strong team behind him, they were able to establish the Jesse Snow Memorial Scholarship.

The Jesse Snow Memorial Scholarship has the objective of providing financial assistance to students who have the desire to explore education in the field of Fire Rescue. The club founded the scholarship to help students who may not have the finances to obtain higher education. “We want to demystify the thoughts that college is too expensive and spread the importance and appreciation of each veteran and those still serving.” Jesse’s sacrifice along with the scholarship affords the recipients opportunities that otherwise might not have been given.

If you are interested in supporting the Jesse Snow Memorial Scholarship please contact Sharon Smith, Annual Giving and Scholarships Officer, at 937.512.4569 or sharon.smith3903@sinclair.edu.