The Carl F. LaRock Memorial Scholarship


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 men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States during times of conflict.


Private First Class Carl F. LaRock (1909 - 1994) served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He was a Life Member of Old Settlers VFW Post 4659 in the Village of Disco, now a part of Shelby Township, Michigan.  When he passed away, Comrade LaRock willed a large portion of his estate to VFW Post 4659 to be used at our discretion. By vote of the membership, those funds were placed in a special Scholarship Fund to be titled "The Carl F. LaRock Memorial Scholarship”. $1,000 is awarded to up to 3 randomly selected winners each school year. We feel there is 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 and eligible parties to leave a message at the post for Lisa Love (586)781-9109 or send an e-mail to 

 Requirements of Application for the Carl LaRock Memorial Scholarship

 The Scholarship is available to the following high school seniors in our area;

  •     Eisenhower High School
  •     Henry Ford II High School
  •     Lutheran North High School
  •     Stevenson High School
  •     Utica High School
  •     Utica Academy for International Studies
  •     Accredited Home Schooled Seniors residing in Shelby Township, MI.

The Scholarship is available to graduates of the above high schools under the age of 21 (as of September 1) that are enrolled in any college, university or trade school.  If the applicant is a Veteran, add one year of age for each year of military service. 

The Scholarship is available to all qualifying children and grandchildren of VFW Post 4659 members, regardless of residence, who meet all other criteria.
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 an additional .25 on their G.P.A.
A letter of acceptance from your college, university or trade school must accompany application.
An official transcript from your current high school (or college, university or trade school) must accompany your application. 


Click here for an application.

To receive an application by e-mail, send a message to Lisa at 


All applications must be received by the Scholarship Committee not later than the third Friday in April, for the drawing to be held during the post meeting on the fourth Wednesday in April.


You may email your completed application to or mail it to:

Lisa Love, LaRock Scholarship

VFW Post 4659

8311 Wilson Dr.

Shelby Township, MI 48316

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

The Scholarship winners have the option of receiving their award at their Honors Convocation night.