Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Phillip J. Meyers Memorial Scholarship

Published on: 3/24/2023

R.U.F.F. is proud to announce a $500 scholarship that is available to graduating seniors. Applicants must complete the application, provide all supporting documentation, and complete a 500 word essay that describes what they have done and/or will do in order to help those citizens most in need in their community which can be local, regional, statewide, nationwide, or even worldwide in nature. Along with their essay and application, each applicant must provide THREE letters of recommendation from adults who can best speak to their individual experiences and desires for their post-high school plans.

 Phillip J. Meyers Scholarship Application ​​

 Background on Philly Meyers

On January 5, 2018 "Philly" Meyers, the founder of Retirees Unite for the Future, passed away in his home city of Savannah.  Mr. Meyers, a native of New York, a union member of New York City's Local #2, was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps, having served his country during the Vietnam War.

Upon his retirement, he moved to Savannah where he created the organization known as R.U.F.F.  His advocacy on behalf of others, especially seniors like himself, inspired many in the Savannah area to want to join in and help ALL of those in need, regardless of race, color, creed, or age.

 All completed applications should be postmarked and mailed to the address below NO LATER THAN April 1, 2023.

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