Scholarship Program

In an effort to show our appreciation and support for our Dragon Soldiers and their families, the CCRA sponsors a scholarship program named in honor of SGM  Paul Cockman. The application criteria are outlined below. Please adhere to all deadlines in an effort to process the scholarships in a timely manner.

Who is eligible?

The SGM Paul Cockman Scholarship Program awards scholarships to spouses and children of CCRA members. The term “children” in this program is defined as follows: natural or legally adopted children, stepchildren and legal wards.

More than one family member may apply, however each applicant must submit an individual application with supporting documentation.

Applicants must be enrolled at accredited post-secondary schools. All schools must be accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Children must be full-time students, spouses may be enrolled as part-time students.

The Awards

The program will award non-renewable scholarships for full-time and part-time students. The number, as well as the size of the scholarships may vary from year to year.

The students may be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an accredited college or university in a program of undergraduate studies.

Important Note

Contributions to the CCRA to support this program are welcome from corporations, individuals, and chapters under the rules and conditions established by the Board of Directors. Contributing companies, individuals, and chapters will be identified in CCRA publications. The CCRA corporate contribution policy does not permit corporate or individual funds to be directed to any individual or region. The contribution policy is strictly enforced to maintain the highest ethical standards for contributors and recipients.

Application Procedure

  1. Please fill out all applicable information on the attached application.
  2. Please print or type all information NEATLY using black or blue ink.
  3. Please attach ONLY the following items with your application packet:
    1.  Application Form
    2.  Individual Essay
    3. Transcripts
    4. Recommendations

4. Mail Application Packet to:

Chemical Corps Regimental Association
PO Box 437
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473

Application Deadline – May 31st

For more information contact


Write an essay about why you deserve to receive a SGM Paul Cockman Scholarship and what factors have influenced you to pursue a college degree. Demonstrate your talents by writing about any special interest or special circumstances that you would like the selection committee to consider. Please include any other attributes which you feel are pertinent to the committee, such as evidence of leadership, and/or community service, etc. Only one (1) essay is needed. One page, double- spaced with 1” margins. The essay should be 500-750 words. Use your name, date, and school name as the essay Title.


Please include 1-2 professional or educational letters of recommendation. Please ensure that each recommendation is signed by the recommender.

Please return the following 2 application pages completed along with your essay and your recommendations. Mail your application and essay to the below address, no later than May 31st. Applicants with postmarks after May 31st will not be accepted.

Chemical Corps Regimental Association
PO Box 437
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473

2024 Scholarship Status Update:

As of the 4th of June 2024, the following scholarship applications have been recieved:

Kyle Brockman          Shelby Peterson

Emily Bourque          Sarah Hilburgh

Hayden Waddell       Grace Parker

Jonathan Hammer

Applicants with postmarks after May 31st will not be accepted.

Chemical Corps Regimental Association
PO Box 437
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473