CMSgt Richard A. Gauvin Memorial Scholarship

CMSgt Richard A. Gauvin
CMSgt Richard A. Gauvin

   The Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Richard A. Gauvin Memorial Scholarship was established to award scholarships to eligible dependents of munitions personnel who held AFSC 461XX, 465XX or 2W0X1 on active, reserve, or ANG duty in the service of the USAF. 


Since the Scholarship was established the Air Force Combat Ammunition Center (AFCOMAC) Senior Staff has administered the scholarship.  However, in 2023, over the next several months, while details are being worked out, administration of the Scholarship will transition to the AMMO Chiefs Association (ACA).  While future AFCOMAC classes and Ammo Troops worldwide will still have the opportunity to raise funds and contribute to the scholarship, we anticipate challenges with fund-raising in the future. The ACA will be exploring various options as we move forward with this change. 

In the short term, over the 2023 summer the current processes and procedures will remain unchanged until the current Scholarship program fully dissolved under California State  law.

     In the future, the USAF Major Command Functional Managers who make up the AFCOMAC Board of Advisors (BOA) will be the Scholarship Selection Committee to review, approve, and prioritize all scholarship applications.  However, the ACA Board of Directors (BOD) will determine which applications receive Scholarship awards and how much funds will be awarded.

    All scholarship applicants will continue to submit their applications to AFCOMAC prior to 1 June of each year.

Information on the Gauvin Memorial Fund, Eligibility, Requirements, Application Form, and Administration can be found at UR:

NOTE: Eligibility is not limited to citizens of the U.S. However, applicants must be attending a U.S. institution of higher learning.

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