A Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established at the 1989 VFW State Convention in King of Prussia, PA. in memory of Jack Barger, Sr. Department Commander who passed away during his term in office (1987-1988).
Six (6) $1,000 scholarships to eligible nursing student.
Candidates will be solicited through the Pennsylvania Nursing Association and its contacts with nursing schools in Pennsylvania. Recipients are chosen by a lottery conducted by the P.N.A with the VFW State Commander and the Barger Scholarship Chairman. Candidates must meet these qualifications
  1. The individual be a veteran or the son/daughter of a veteran
  2. Be a resident of Pennsylvania
There are two main fundraising efforts for this scholarship, the Annual District 21 Golf Outing held each year in August and sponsorship ads from VFW Posts and Auxiliaries in the program book.
Barger Scholarship Chairman
Dwight R. Furman
VFW Post 8896 (District 21)
5059 Rislyn Court
Spring Grove, PA 17362