Todd M. Beamer Memorial Scholarship
Todd M. Beamer, a resident of Cranbury, gave his life on 9-11-01 leading other
passengers in overpowering the hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93. Mr. Beamer's actions
caused the Boeing 757 to crash in Pennsylvania, foiling the hijacker's plan of flying the
aircraft into an unknown Washington, DC target. This ultimate unselfish act no doubt saved
hundreds of lives, at his cost. A scholarship, administered by the Cranbury
Lions, has been established in his name. This scholarship is given annually to a Cranbury
high school senior who has best demonstrated Citizenship. The eligibility requirements,
application procedures, and other information about this scholarship are as follows:
- Candidates must reside in Cranbury.
- Candidates must be a high school senior accepted into an accredited post high school
program. This program may be academic or occupational.
- Candidates must have shown examples of exceptional Citizenship, which shall include, but
shall not be limited to, volunteerism, leadership, or other virtues of service.
- Application will be mailed by April 15, and sent to:
Cranbury Lions - Scholarship and Award Selection Committee
P.O. Box 365
Cranbury, NJ 08512
- The application will include where the scholarship will be used.
- A one-page essay detailing why the candidate should be considered is part of the
- Two recommendation letters are also required.
One will be from a teacher or other school staff
One will be from a source outside of school, such as clergy or youth leaders.
The Scholarship Award
- A final candidate shall be chosen and agreed upon by the Scholarship and Award Selection
Committee. This final candidate shall be presented to the Cranbury Lions Board of
Directors no later than the May Board of Directors Meeting for final approval.
- The recipient shall receive the amount of $1000.
- The Honoree, and his or her Parents, will be invited to attend a Lions meeting,
where the scholarship will be presented.
The first Todd M. Beamer Memorial Scholarship was presented in 2003.
Joseph M. Carroll III