Golden Key News
New Member Invitation Emails will be sent to eligible candidates (1/C, 2/C, 3/C) this fall.
New Member Recognition Ceremony - to be scheduled in November. All GK members are welcome!
Midshipman members of Golden Key are encouraged to apply to the many GK Scholarships available to students. Midshipmen are usually very competitive for these scholarships.
For Scholarship opportunities, visit the International Golden Key website.
Some previous National GK Scholarship Winners:
GK Scholarship Winner - Lindsay Chittenden, class of '06
GK Debate Scholarship Winner - Sale Lilly, class of '04
Every year, presented at the New Member Recognition Ceremony, new members of the USNA chapter of Golden Key are selected for local scholarship awards. These are small monetary awards which acknowledge academic achievement. This past year's winners were:
1/C Warren Markowsky, 1/C James McMasters, 1/C Miguel Nieves, 1/C Madison Pascale
All new members of Golden Key this year are eligible for next year's scholarship awards.
Golden Key Travel to Regional Conferences
Current members of Golden Key have the opportunity to travel to regional conferences. In 2015, we sent 5 midshipman Golden Key members to the Regional Summit in Washington, DC to interact with other Mid-Atlantic Golden Key chapters, and learn about the leadership and service opportunities available to Golden Key members. Funds are available to support travel expenses. We hope to send members to this year's Summit!
For the past 5 years, the USNA chapter of Golden Key has supported a class of elementary students at David Weir Elementary School in Fairfield, CA. The class, who is taught by Steve Patton (former Navy), has adopted USNA as their inspiration school. Midshipmen have written to the students to offer words of encouragement and to motivate them to stay in school. We hope to continue this interaction with the newest class of students. DAW classroom website