LTC Peter A. Wasilewski Scholarship

At the November, 2012 meeting of the Centennial Legion of Historic Military Commands (CLHMC) a scholarship was established in memory of the late LTC Peter A. Wasilewski, 1st Vice Commander of the CLHMC (2010-2012) and Past Commandant, Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard of New Haven, Connecticut. This scholarship will be awarded annually, based on the best essay submitted dealing with American Military History from 1776 to the present day, as judged by the CLHMC Scholarship Committee.

Entries will be accepted from any member of a Centennial Legion Unit in good standing, or their family, to include spouse, children, or grandchildren. Entrants must be enrolled in a U.S. Department of Education recognized institution of higher learning and winners may not apply again in subsequent years. The scholarship shall be a one-time award in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500.00).

Entries must be submitted in MS-Word or Adobe PDF format and emailed to the committee at the address below. The entry must include a cover letter indicating the entrant’s unit affiliation, and the institution they are attending.    

The deadline for submitting entries for the scholarship is June 28, 2020. The award will be made at the Annual Meeting of  the awarding year.

Submit entries to: LTC Joe Marino or MAJ Frank Erff.


Congratulations to the 2020 scholarship awardee Sabrina Hess (daughter of Robert Hess, Veteran Corps of Artillery, State of NY). Click to read her essay on America – A Fighting Spirit .

Congratulations to the 2019 scholarship awardee Nathan Kaye (son of Warren Kaye, Kentish Guards). Click to read his essay on Blood and Compassion on the Battlefield.

Congratulations to the 2018 scholarship awardee John Cain (son of Alexander Cain, Lexington Minute Men). Click to read his essay on The Inspiring Victory of the USS Constitution in the War of 1812.

Congratulations to the 2017 scholarship awardee Breanna Harmon. Click to read her essay on WWI trench warfare. LTC Peter A. Wasilewski Scholarship Essay Breanna Harmon