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Scholarship Procedure Overview

Columbia South Carolina Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club

Scholarship and Application Program

2023 Scholarship Program


The philosophy of the Columbia South Carolina Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club

  • To promote the history of the 9th & 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers.

  • To be a positive role model for our community.

  • To support our Military by visiting local Veterans, their families, and supporting our fallen heroes.

  • To support Charitable Organizations in our Community.

  • To uphold the traditions and standards of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club.

  • To promote Motorcycle Safety in our Community.

The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club (NABSTMC) is comprised of five (5) Frontiers (Northeast, Southeast, Great Lakes, Central, and Western), which encompasses 35 states to include Hawaii with the international chapter located in Germany. The NABSTMC has over 113 chapters organizational wide.

Ther will be a total of $18,000.00 per Frontier, and a single National Scholarship of $5,000.00 to be awarded across the five Frontiers. Each local Chapter, within their respective Frontier, is allowed to send no more than three (3) scholarship application packets to their respective Frontier Scholarship Representative on or before the stated deadline. The NABSTMC will award a grand total of $100,000.00 in scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year.

The NABSTMC will mail funds, on behalf of the student, upon verification of enrollment and attendance to a secondary/vocational/trade where the student will be attending. Scholarships will be awarded based on a completed application packet.

Each Frontier winner will participate in an interview process and be vetted by the National Scholarship Committee to determine the National Scholarship Winner.

Instructions for Candidates:

Completed applications and required documents must be attached as MS Word documents or scanned in a PDF format, in One (1) PDF file. JPEG and GIF image formats will be rejected.

The following are required to complete your application:

  • Applicant must be an eligible Graduating High School Senior/GED recipient during the 2022 Fall/2023 Summer school year who will be attending post-secondary or vocational/trade school in 2023 with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

  • Official High School Transcript, Home School transcript, or GED Certificate (GED Test Score).

  • A 500-word essay on the topics described below.

  • Letter recommendation of official letter head from a teacher/guidance counselor/school administrator, and/or employer (for GED).

  • Letter of recommendation on letterhead from a community service organization

  • A letter of acceptance to an institution of higher learning         


  • Signed Release Form (enclosed)

  • Parent’s signature if student is under 18 years old.

  • Prepare a letter of introduction, who you are, your accomplishments to date, family background, and the degree/certificate to which you are seeking. Provide a summary on how you plan to use the scholarship, if selected. Also incorporate, how this scholarship will benefit you in giving back to your community.

  • Recent professional head shot photo (In Good Taste).

  • Provide Student’s name, the complete name and address of the school and/or financial aid office where the student will be attending school and student ID number.

Essay Topics:

Write a 500-word essay (typewritten) on one of the following topics:

** Do Not write about the Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers Motorcycle Club**

  1. What impact did the Buffalo Soldiers make in war and/or peacetime? Why is it necessary to pass this legacy on to future generations?

  2. Provide specific examples of how the Buffalo Soldiers facilitated the development of roadways, national parks, and mail service.

  3. The Congressional Medal of Honor is presented to the recipient by the President of the United States in the name of Congress. Please provide a brief narrative regarding a Buffalo Soldier that received this honor and what can be learned from his life, efforts, and commitment to duty.








Submit Application:

Applications may be downloaded from under the tab “Scholarship”, you will find the application. Completed applications and required documents must be scanned and emailed to by March 28, 2023. Subject line is your Full Name, School Name, and School District. Mail sealed transcripts to this address P.O. Box 290273 Columbia, South Carolina, 29229 by March 28, 2023. Incomplete packets will be eliminated.

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