BG Benjamin B. Talley Scholarship Endowment Fund
Brigadier General Benjamin B. Talley, USA (Retired), played a very important role in Alaska military construction from 1940 to mid-1943 and in the U.S. war effort in Europe and the South Pacific. He continued in significant roles in engineering and project development after his retirement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was resident manager of Metcalf & Eddy in the cleanup after the 1964 Alaska earthquake.
He was founder of the Anchorage Post of SAME in 1943 and consistently over the years encouraged scholarship and development of young engineers through his personal example and unstinting moral and financial support of the Anchorage Post scholarship fund, which was named in his honor in the 1970's. General Talley passed away November 27, 1998 at the age of 95 years.
In 1997, the BG Benjamin B. Talley Scholarship Endowment Fund, a non-profit corporation, was established to manage the Anchorage Post scholarship fund assets. General Talley and Virginia Talley are Trustees Emeritus of the fund and have continued to give substantial gifts to the fund in support of its mission.
The fund continues to grow through the generosity of individuals and corporations. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made at any time. Donations are tax deductible, and may be mailed to the BG B.B. Talley Scholarship Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 6409, Anchorage, AK 99506-6409.
How to Apply
Scholarships are available to support the education of engineering students. To compete for a scholarship, download the current application form and review the current requirements to see if you qualify. Everyone that qualifies is encouraged to apply!