Callaway Students


Capt. Virgil A. and 1st Lt. Donald K. Schwab Memorial Scholarship, $500 

  • Must be a senior at a Custer County high school. 
  • In addition to the biographical narrative, student must write a short essay describing the way you show positive leadership, strength in character, or courage. You may include the example of a time, an experience, or a situation in your essay. 
  • Financial need will be considered. 
  • Preference will be given to an Arnold or Callaway senior; however, all Custer County seniors are encouraged to apply.
  • As brothers and farm boys from Hooper, Nebraska, both Virgil and Donald Schwab entered the military shortly after high school graduation, and just prior to World War II. Virgil, the older, graduated from West Point Military Academy as a Captain in the Army Air Corps, but was killed in action while on a mission during the Pacific Theater. Donald was a First Lieutenant in the 3rd Infantry Division and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 2014 for his actions near Lure, France. Both were men of tremendous strength and courage.