Dear Comrades and Friends of the Barger Scholarship Golf Scramble:

Hello all.  I hope that you are doing well and keeping safe and healthy during these trying times.  Due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, we could not get the pamphlet to send out as in previous years, so we are providing you with an information sheet.  We are very excited to be getting ready for the Scholarship Golf Scramble this year now that we can be out and about.

I have attached/included the flyer for the Jack E. Barger Sr. Scholarship Golf Scramble to be held on Friday, August 14, 2020 @ Briarwood Golf Course (West).  This is a new venue for the scramble but only a few miles from where we were last year.  We have golfed at the East Course previously, but will be at the West Course this year!  Same name, just their other course.

Just to highlight the Jack E. Barger Sr. Scholarship Fund:  The Nursing Scholarship was established in 1989 in memory of Jack E. Barger Sr., Department Commander 1987-88, who passed away during his term of office.  A $500.00 scholarship was awarded in 1990 and has since grown to give six (6)-$1,000.00 scholarships per year.  There have been various fundraising efforts made over the years, but the two main efforts have been requesting donations from VFW Posts and the Nursing Scholarship Golf Scramble.

Candidates are solicited through the Pennsylvania Nursing Association and its contacts with nursing schools in PA.   Names are submitted by chairpersons and deans of nursing schools and are chosen by means of a lottery.  The lottery is conducted by the P.N.A.  with the VFW State Commander and Barger Scholarship Chairman drawing the names.

If you have any questions concerning the scramble, please get in touch with me at 717-225-3149, 717-578-3151 or .

We hope to see many of you at the Scramble this year.  Let’s make this a banner year for the Scholarship.


In VFW Comradeship,

Dwight R Fuhrman

Barger Scholarship Chairman 2020-2021

Download golf scramble letter and registration form