Eastern Washington University ROTC Cadet Awarded the Prestigious Chertok Memorial Scholarship

It is university award season and for one Eastern Washington University (EWU) Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet, his outstanding performance was recognized by being selected for the Jeffers Chertok Memorial Scholarship. The Chertok Scholarship is given to deserving College of Social Science (CSS) students between their Junior and Senior years of college.  Cadet Chad Triplett was one of two CSS students selected for the scholarship this year that provides funding towards his senior year college tuition.

The scholarship was created to honor the life of Professor Jeffers W. Chertok, PhD, who worked at EWU for more than 34 years.  He was well known on campus for his scholarship, generosity and passion for Eastern.  Dr. Chertok passed away in 2004, but his legacy towards EWU continues with this scholarship.

Cadet Chad Triplett (right) is pictured with Dr. Jonathan Anderson the Dean of the College of Social Sciences after being recognized as one of the two recipients of the Jeffers Chertok Memorial Scholarship.

Chad Triplett is definitely a CSS student that Dr. Chertok would be proud of.  Chad is a Criminal Justice major who has maintained a high GPA, scored a perfect 300 on his Army Physical Fitness Test, was part of the university’s Ranger Challenge team, was awarded a Gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, and active in volunteer activities in the community.

Cadet Chad Triplett

In addition to his college activities, this summer Cadet Triplett is attending ROTC Advanced Camp at Ft. Knox, Kentucky which is Cadet Command’s premier training event.  Following Advanced Camp Cadet Triplett will then be heading off to Ft. Benning, Georgia to attend the U.S. Army’s Airborne School where he will train to be a paratrooper.  Congratulations to Cadet Triplett and thank you to the College of Social Sciences for selecting Chad as a recipient of the prestigious Jeffers Chertok Memorial Scholarship.