449th-bombardment-wing-patchThis scholarship was established by the officers, men and civilian employees of the 449th Bombardment Wing of Kincheloe Air Force Base upon its deactivation due to the base closing in 1977. The friendships and mutual supportive efforts between the men and women of the 449th and the residents of the Eastern Upper Peninsula have been strong and has played a very important part in the area’s history and in the history of the Strategic Air Command. Selection is merit based and is awarded to an entering freshman who is a graduate of a Chippewa, Luce or Mackinac County high school.