2023 Jim Shields Memorial Scholarship Program

This particular scholarship program is made in honor of Mr. Jim Shields who served the US Army at Picatinny Arsenal for 34 years and finished his service as 2-Star Program Executive Officer for JPEO A&A.

Number of Scholarships to be Awarded

This year the NDIA intends to award 2-3 scholarships of $10,000 each.


Students must be a graduating high school senior in the school year in which the application is being submitted.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability as demonstrated:
    • Transcript
    • SAT Scores
  • Participation in extracurricular activities and awards received while in high school.
  • Counselor and one teacher recommendation.
  • Career Objectives
  • Completion of an essay on the importance of Defense Preparedness for our Country (Approximately 1000 words)

Deadline Date

May 10, 2023

Applications are to be forwarded to:

NDIA, P.O. Box 528, Wharton, NJ 07885



  • Typewritten statements are preferred when completing this application.
  • Family members of the Evaluation Team and/or Scholarship Corporation Trustees, or prior recipients of Picatinny Chapter Scholarships are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to eligible students without regard to race, creed or national origin.

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