2022 Recipients of the Sergeant First Class Raymond Richard Buchan Memorial Scholarship

Lauren Anderson of Westmont Hilltop High School is attending Northeastern University
Caleb Antram of Somerset Area High School is attending Pennsylvania State University
Sydney Campbell of Somerset Area High School is attending St. Vincent College
Mary-Smith of Bishop McCort High School is attending University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Buchan Memorial Scholarship Welcomes New Sponsor

The Sergeant First Class Raymond Richard Buchan Memorial Scholarship Committee is very pleased to announce that the Warrior 5K Run has become a sponsor of the scholarship. Sergeant
First Class Eric Hawes, U.S. Army (Retired), has been organizing the 5K run since 2014.  
Newly promoted Staff Sergeants Eric Hawes and Raymond Buchan at their promotion ceremony in 1999

Sergeant Hawes and Sergeant Buchan performed recruiting duty together in Erie, Pennsylvania from 1998 to 2001 and attended the Infantry Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC) together in 1999.

Banner at the 8th Annual Warrior 5K Run in June 2021

Proceeds from the Warrior 5K Run will be donated annually to the Buchan Memorial Scholarship and the Sergeant Donald S. Oaks Jr. Memorial Scholarship. Sergeant Oaks, a 2000 graduate of Harbor Creek Senior High in Erie County, was enlisted into the Army by Sergeant Hawes.   He was assigned to C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment (Multiple Launch Rock System), Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and was killed in action in Iraq on April 3, 2003. 

Information about the Oaks Memorial Scholarship can be found at:
The Warrior 5K Run has raised over $51,000 since the inaugural race in 2014 and 100 percent of the proceeds from the run, after costs, have been donated to the community.  
The 9th Annual Warrior 5K Run will be held at Presque Isle Beach One in Erie, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Lieutenant Colonel Craig Minnick, founder of the Buchan Memorial
Scholarship, looks forward to helping Sergeant Hawes at the Warrior 5K Run and successfully completing the race. Walkers are welcome to participate. Participants can register for the
Warrior 5K Run at: 
The Buchan Memorial Scholarship Committee thanks Sergeant First Class Hawes for his continuing service to our Republic and its Warrior Community – Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families!
Visit the Annual Warrior 5K Run Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/annualwarrior5krun


The Sergeant First Class Raymond Richard Buchan Memorial Scholarship and Veterans Education Project was established in July 2009 to honor the memory of  Westmont High School graduate Raymond Richard Buchan, who was killed in Iraq in July 2007. 

A picture of Raymond Richard Buchan, taken sometime in 2006.

Click here for more information about the scholarship.


Please e-mail us at buchanscholarship@gmail.com and let us know if we omitted any War Memorials or Veterans Monuments of Cambria County.