J.H. Meyer – Ronald Reagan Legacy in Leadership Scholarship
On 15 May, 2015, the American Leadership and Policy Foundation (ALPF) had the distinct honor of announcing the J.H. Meyer-Ronald Reagan Legacy in Leadership Scholarship. The $2,500.00 per year scholarship will be awarded to ALPF interns and Jr. Fellows who demonstrate excellence in civic service and leadership.
Thanks to the generosity of John and Helen Meyer, ALPF will be able to support deserving young leaders as they work towards educational goals while conducting research and learning how to serve America. The scholarship serves as the first in a series of ongoing initiatives named for US Presidents who inspired service. The initiatives include: paid fellowships and internships designed to help cultivate tomorrow’s civic leaders.
“John and Helen represent the best of what it means to be an American. Their work ethic, generosity, honor, and concern for our nation is an inspiration.”
ALPF Chairman, David Stuckenberg, commented, “John and Helen represent the best of what it means to be an American. Their work ethic, generosity, honor, and concern for our nation is an inspiration.” John and Helen chose to name the scholarship after President Ronald Reagan who they believe demonstrated the kind of leadership that should be emulated.
In 2014, John and Helen visited the Rancho Del Celo, Ronald Reagan’s ranch (better known as the “Western White House”) in Santa Yenez California. During their visit, the Meyers developed an even deeper appreciation for the humility and character of the late President. In addition, they had the opportunity to view works of art by Jim Stuckenberg, Reagan’s favorite artist. Stuckenberg, recently created a limited edition pen & ink exclusively for the ALPF to recognize civic leaders like John and Helen.
Stuckenberg’s works were on display at the White House when Reagan held office. The pieces were later donated to the Ronald Reagan Library by the First Lady.
Stuckenberg’s works were on display at the White House when Reagan held office. The pieces were later donated to the Ronald Reagan Library by the First Lady. In 2011, James Barletta, USSS (Ret.) and author of “Riding with Reagan” kicked off the Reagan 100 Centennial with an unveiling of a bronze portrait of Reagan created by Jim Stuckenberg.
David Stuckenberg said, “Growing up I saw the impact that a true leader can have on someone’s life. Reagan was that for my Dad. Reagan was like us – that is why we admire him and that’s why we need to return people with values and commonsense to leadership.”
It is an honor for ALPF to carry on the tradition of positively impacting lives in Reagan’s and the Meyers’ name. ALPF will continue announcing scholarships named after presidents who inspired and who continue to inspire us to be better Americans.
To learn more about the J.H. Meyer – Ronald Reagan Legacy in Leadership Scholarship, contact the ALPF at: firstname.lastname@example.org