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Dedicated to our Legacy...





Eligibility for scholarships is linked to honorable service of parents and/or grandparents in the following past and present military organizations:


  • 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Battalions of the 137th Infantry Regiment.

  • 1st or 2nd Battalions of the 635th Armor Regiment.

  • 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment.

  • 635th Tank Destroyer Battalion (WW II).


     The primary criteria upon which grants are decided include:  Scholastics, aptitude and involvement in the many forms of extracurricular activities (in and out of school), participation in civic and community services, career intentions with a special emphasis on service to state and nation, and for consideration, “financial need”. 


     This joint scholarship fund evolved from the 635th Armor Regimental Scholarship fund under the leadership of MG (Ret) Jack Strukel Jr.  The donations are held at the Topeka Community Foundation.  The Foundation assists in managing the funds and providing donors with proper documentation for their tax exempt donation.   Scholarships have been granted over the years to a wide range of students, to include descendants of WW II Veterans (635th Tank Destroyer Battalion), and former and current members of the 635th Armor Regiment and 137th Infantry Regiment.  Recipients of these scholarship funds have reflected immense appreciation for the assistance and have honored their recognition through exceptional effort in their post high school academic endeavors. 


      The Scholarship Program is managed by former members of the 137th Infantry and 635th Armor Regiments along with Infantry/Armor Officer and Enlisted representation from the 2-137th CAB, Headquartered in Kansas City, KS.



  The committee in conjunction with the Topeka Community Foundation manages the 137th/635th Regiment Scholarship Fund.  If you are interested in donating to this scholarship, you may contribute via the web site,

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