Royal A. Cannon Jr. Scholarship Fund

Established in 2014

Royal Cannon loved the Merchant Marines and served with them during WWII. He established this scholarship in the hopes that it would help hard working and determined students, not necessarily those with the best grades, have a chance for higher education. The scholarship will be given to students attending the US Merchant Marine academies, or if none, then to those studying science, technology, engineering or math at any school of their choice. While Mr. Cannon’s original intent was to create a nonprofit to provide scholarships, after his passing, his attorney, Larry Heim, and his executor, David Parent, decided the best and most efficient way to carry out Mr. Cannon’s intentions was to create this fund at the Community Foundation.