The family of James M. Sims chose to establish a scholarship to honor his memory and his service in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. At his retirement from USMCR in September 1981, he had achieved the rank of Colonel and attended every scheduled drill during almost 30 years of service, primarily as a member of the 4th Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division.
Today, thanks to the generosity of friends and family, his legacy continues to support this Battalion and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve by awarding the Colonel James M. Sims Memorial Scholarship for college study. The application below provides complete information about how you can apply for this annual scholarship. You must be a member of the Marine Corps Reserve, 4th Marine Division, Antiterrorism Battalion, and meet other qualifying requirements.
For more information about the Sims Scholarship, read the application information: SimsScholarship2012
If you want to help a deserving student in Birmingham City Schools, you can support the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Scholarship Fund by making a gift on-line. Or learn more about how to establish a new scholarship fund at the Community Foundation.