Auburn Chamber Unveils Maj. Brodeur Scholarship

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A new Auburn Chamber of Commerce scholarship will honor the memory of Maj. David Brodeur, who was killed in action in April of 2011. Photo Credit: File

AUBURN, Mass. — The Auburn Chamber of Commerce has established a new $2,000 scholarship in memory of Maj. David Brodeur, adding to the $13,000 in scholarships already available for graduating seniors.

Brodeur, an Auburn High School graduate, was killed in service to his country on April 27, 2011, in an “insider attack” in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A member of the United States Air Force, Brodeur was serving as an Air Advisor to the Afghan Air Force Command and Control Center under the NATO Air Training Command. Among his commendations and awards are the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and Combat Action Medal.

The new scholarship is available to children of Auburn Chamber members and their employees who have a senior student continuing their education in an accredited post-secondary school. Senior students employed by a member organization are also eligible.

The Major David Brodeur Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of parent or guardian chamber involvement and the applicant’s work experience, community and school involvement, essay response, and a potential interview.

Chamber Member Scholarship criteria and applications are available online at the chamber website.

Applications may also be obtained by contacting Eleanor F. Houbre, director of chamber services, at 508-753-2924, ext. 224, or info@auburnchamberma.com.

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 1.

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