USBA Dietrich Scholarship and Application for USBA Members


The William A. Dietrich Memorial Scholarship Fund, offered to Members by USBA Services, Inc., is annually awarded to the selected scholarship winner(s).



William Dietrich USBA Scholarship
William A. Dietrich

In Honor of His Memory

Retired Air Force Major General William A. Dietrich was the President of USBA when he died on December 18, 1989. He had been our President since 1985, and prior to that, the Executive Director since 1975.

General Dietrich was a charter member of USBA, going back to its inception in 1959, and first elected to the Board of Governors in 1972. It is the spirit of his friendship and leadership which we choose to memorialize with this scholarship. He is missed.

Exclusive for USBA Members!

The Dietrich Scholarship is available as a non-renewable $2,000 grant. The money awarded may be used at the recipient’s discretion for tuition, room and board. Grants will be sent directly to the institution the recipient plans to attend. Grants are not renewable or transferable.

Grants will be awarded based upon the qualifications identified below. Grants will be awarded to the most deserving individuals, regardless of the branch of the DoD or civilian agency represented by the applicant’s parent or grandparent and regardless of whether they are active, separated or retired.

Applications must be received at USBA no later than March 31 of the student’s senior year of high school. Send to: Dietrich Memorial Scholarship, USBA, P.O. Box 25956, Overland Park, KS 66225-0956.

Scholarship Requirements:

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