SSGT Charles I. Cartwright, USMC Memorial Scholarship Fund
Founded by SSGT Cartwright’s parents Howard and Carol Ann Cartwright for scholarships to graduating seniors or alumni of Walkersville High School.
A 2001 graduate of Walkersville High School, SSGT Charles I. Cartwright joined the Marine Corps and finished his training in January 2002. He was serving his fifth tour of duty as a member of Marine Special Operations Company A in Afghanistan. His previous tours included three in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He received numerous decorations, including two Purple Hearts, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, two Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and many more. He enjoyed triathlon competition, wrestling, surfing, and walking on the beach with his wife and dog. Sadly, he died in the Farah Province of Afghanistan in November 2009.
Founded by her family for grants to organizations helping people with a terminal illness, preferably those with neurofibromatosis.
In 1970 at the age of seven, Julie Ann Robertson Cashour was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis, a disease she would fight for the duration of her life. Julie refused to let the disease stop her from living life normally. She worked at the National Cancer Institute and participated in many community activities. In honor of her courageous battle and to promote awareness of neurofibromatosis, her family started The Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund when she passed away in May 2000 at the age of 36. In Julie’s memory, this fund provides grants to organizations serving people with neurofibromatosis or researching a cure for the disease as well as to those within the community coping with a terminal illness.