Scholarship Opportunities for NH Cadets
This page will be updated throughout the year with information about scholarships (academic, flight, and special activity) as it becomes available.
Col William "Bill" Moran Scholarship
Col. William J. Moran, Jr
Commander, NH Wing 2010-2014
Col. Moran graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1973 and immediately entered the USAF.He was a Distinguished Graduate of Officers Training School and completed Pilot Training in 1974. During his 26 year career he flew the B-52G, FB-111A, F-111A/D/E, B-1A/B as an aircraft commander, instructor pilot and evaluation pilot.He flew over 300 developmental test hours in the B-1 program at Edwards Air Force Base, CA and subsequently gained membership in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
He commanded the 46th Bomb Squadron, a nuclear certified B-1B squadron with 17 aircraft assigned and over 450 aircrew members, maintainers and munitions loaders.He led his squadron during the transition from the Strategic Air Command to the Air Combat Command (ACC) earning an “Excellent” rating during the first ACC Inspector General Evaluation.He also led his squadron to 12 “Time to Climb” aviation world records flying the first three record breaking flights.
He also served as deployment manger for the B-2 at Strategic Command Headquarters, Offutt AFB, Omaha NE and head of the Strategic Concepts Policy branch at Pacific Command Headquarters Camp Smith MCB, Honolulu, HI .His final assignment was as the Vice Commander of the Air Warfare Center at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV where he led a command staff and was the senior advisor to the Center Commander on advance bomber test and training matters.
Colonel Moran moved to Gilford, NH in 2001 and was a Small Business Account Executive at Melcher & Prescott Insurance Agency in Laconia.He returned to flying as a Pilatus PC-12 captain for Alpha Flying Inc in 2007.He was commander of the Hawk Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron for four years earning the Squadron Commander of the Year award in 2004 and Merit Squadron award in the 2005. In 2006 he was named the vice commander. He is currently a CAP mission pilot, aircraft instructor and flight check pilot and holds FAA ATP, CFIA, CFII and MEI certificates/ratings.
The Moran Scholarship is for NH Civil Air Patrol cadets, who have already proven dedication to their community, state, and nation, the means to achieve their life goals. The Scholarships given the fund are for general support of cadet activities. Cadet that receive a Moran Scholarship may use the fund to support any CAP approved activity or training.
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All donations are 100% tax deductible. The Scholarship Fund is managed by the NH Wing CAP.