Garfield Theodore Meltzer was born in Saint John, New Brunswick June 29, 1922 and passed away, April 26, 2008. Gar believed in working hard, doing one’s best and realizing the fruit of one's labours for family and community. He was a kind, generous and ever-courteous man who had an indomitable spirit.
In honour of their beloved family member, The Meltzer family established The Garfield T. Meltzer – Jewish War Veterans Scholarship Fund with the Greater Saint John Community Foundation. It will support an annual scholarship, on a merit basis, at any post-secondary institution, for a graduate of Saint John High School entering first year at any post-secondary institution.
The intent is to assist local students exhibiting academic success and community service, who demonstrate the spirit of kindness, honesty, integrity, public service and dedication to family, community and country.
Applicants must include a 750 word essay on “Why we should remember the Veterans of WWII: the ongoing struggle against bigotry, discrimination and genocide” with their application.
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