The Veterans of Foreign Wars is a Congressional Chartered Veteran and Community Service Organization. The object of our organization is to provide assistance to our nation’s Veterans and our Community. Our eligible members are those men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States during times of conflict.


As a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II, Comrade Carl LaRock, born in 1909, became a Life Member of Old Settlers VFW Post 4659 in the Village of Disco, Michigan, now a part of Shelby Township.


At the time of his death, Comrade LaRock willed a portion of his estate to VFW Post 4659 to be used at our discretion. By vote of the membership, those funds have been placed in a special Scholarship Fund to be titled "The Carl LaRock Scholarship”. A minimum amount of $1,000.00 will be awarded to each of our two winners. We feel that we could find no more fitting tribute to our departed comrade. Through these scholarship awards, Carl LaRock lives on to assist deserving students in furthering their education.


We at Old Settlers Post 4659 ask that all interested parties (please refer to requirement sheet) contact Bill Dobbie, at VFW Post 4659,  8311 Wilson Dr. Shelby Twp., Michigan 48316, Post Phone (586)-781-9109 or e-mail Bill Dobbie, (please put "LaRock Scholarship” in subject line) or cell 586-322-3304.


I encourage your participation:





Michael Perusich


VFW Post 4659

For Carl LaRock Scholarship Committee


Requirements of Application for the

Carl LaRock Memorial Scholarship


The Scholarship is available to all Seniors of the following High Schools in our area;

          Eisenhower High School

          Henry Ford II High School

          Stevenson High School

          Utica High School

          Lutheran North High School

          Utica Academy for International Studies

          Austin Catholic High School

          Accredited Home Schooled Seniors residing in Shelby Township, MI.

and all graduates of these High Schools under the age of 21 years (current school year) that will be enrolled in any College, University or Trade School for the following school year. If applicant is a veteran, add one year of age for each year of Military Service.


The Scholarship will also be available to all qualifying children and grandchildren of VFW Post 4659 members, regardless of residence, who meet all other criteria.


To receive an application by e-mail you may contact me at wadobbie@prodigy.netPlease type "LaRock Scholarship” in the subject line for reply.


A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) is required. Veterans, children and grandchildren of any veteran will benefit from a .25 addition to their G.P.A.


A Letter of Acceptance from any College or University or Trade School must accompany application.


An Official Transcript of Grades must accompany application.


All applications must be received by the Scholarship Committee not later than April 25, Current School Year. You may mail your completed application to:

VFW Post 4659, 8311 Wilson Dr Shelby Township, MI 48316 or to

Bill Dobbie, Chairman, 12451 Clinton River Rd  Sterling Heights, MI 48313


Winners will be selected by random draw of all eligible applicants.


The Scholarship winners will be named at their Honors Convocation night.

Print out Application, complete and mail to: Bill Dobbie, Chairman 12451 Clinton River Rd  Sterling Heights, MI 48313