136. Class of 1936 (Johnny Hampshire Memorial)


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  • Award: One $500-$1,000 scholarship
  • Eligibility: Graduating senior from Grants Pass High School
  • Selection Criteria: Student must be willing to learn about, understand and promote as a living memorial, the memory of World War II Flying Tiger Ace, Johnny Hampshire.
  • Selection Process: Up to 3 finalists may be notified to learn about the life of Johnny Hampshire; a recipient is chosen by the class and donor executive committee.
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients’ college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • Redemptionhttps://jocoeducationalfund.org/jcef-contact-information/request-scholarship-funds/
  • About the Scholarship: Established in 1996 by the GPHS Class of 1936 soon after its 60th class reunion. It honors an outstanding former classmate, Captain John (Johnny) Hampshire, who served as a member of the Flying Tigers in the China-Burma theater during World War II. Captain Hampshire was killed in action in May, 1943 over Hangkow, in the Canton region of Japanese-occupied China after completing a successful bombing raid by his squadron.