"I think David is a great example of the patriotism that happened in the mid-1960s, but it could also apply to today with the conflict in Iraq," said Richard C. Dworzak, a former Neptune High School student who won the scholarship in 1979 and is leading the effort to bring it back.
The $200 scholarship helped put Dworzak through Shippensburg (Pa.) University, where he received a business degree.
He now works at George McKelvey Co., an investment and financial company, in its Sea Girt office.
lives in Howell with his
wife and son.
received the scholarship, he
was not expecting it.
went to collect the check from Walter Beattie that year, he
did not spend much time with David's father, a fact that he
"I always regretted not thanking Mr. Beattie enough," Dworzak
, 44, said.
(Dworzak) contacted me, it touched me very much.
Coping in his
own way, her
father established the scholarship, which continued until 1982, Dworzak
As it was originally, the scholarship will be for $200, and Dworzak
will fund that himself for the first few years until more money rolls in.
"Right now, in my life, I'm making decent money," Dworzak