Trident Tuition Funds

Mr. and Mrs. Walsh have started this education initiative for the 2020-2021 academic year. Trident Tuition Funds was created to honor one of the first Scouts & Raiders, J.W. Lunde. This program provides financial support to the dependents of Special Operations individuals who wish to provide a private education for their preschool-age children, private school for children Kindergarten through 12th grade, and to help supplement college tuition for undergraduates. You may join this effort by making a donation from the Support page on our website.

The Trident Tuition Funds mission is to support US Naval Special Warfare families private education granting student tuition awards based on financial need. The three tips of this Trident spear are:

  1. Access to a private Preschool education
  2. Access to a private education, grades K through 12th grade
  3. Provision of tuition support to help college students bridge financial hardship

Multiple awards in various dollar amounts will be awarded annually. Awards will be granted primarily based on financial need and/or hardship.

2022 Trident Tuition Funds Application

Sponsored by Tim and Pati Walsh, Trident Tuition Funds was created to honor one of the first Scouts & Raiders, J.W. Lunde. This program provides financial support to the dependents of Naval Special Warfare individuals who wish to provide a private education for their preschool-age children, private school for children Kindergarten through 12th grade, and to help supplement college tuition for students at university.

Applicants must reapply each year they are interested in receiving tuition funds.

Pati and Tim Walsh began this school choice tuition program in honor of J.W. Lunde, Amphibious Scouts and Raiders (S&R) First Class, one of 49 qualified.

About J.W. Lunde
J.W. LundeHe volunteered for the first American WWII commando unit, the Amphibious Scouts and Raiders (S&R) – Ft. Pierce; First Class (49 graduates). He served in ten invasion operations, Central Pacific (1943-1945) from the USS Rocky Mount command ship.

After the war, he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Mechanical Engineering degree.

After a short tenure with General Electric Co. in Indiana, he left to join the Werner von Braun US space effort 1958; it was under military control.

In 1960, the operation changed to NASA, at which time he led a design and development team as Chief Engineer, creating the J-2 rocket engine with slide rules. The J-2 engine was an integral component in America’s Saturn V Apollo Moon Mission’s success.

The J-2 burned liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to power the second stage (cluster of five) and the third stage with a single re-igniting engine. The single J-2 propelled astronauts to the moon and back over 50 years ago.

Jack Lunde lived the ethos he learned while serving his country. In fact, the discipline and innovation required as a Scout and Raider (S&R) carried over into his Engineering career. It was also recognized by his other brothers, the Scottish Rite Masons – Supreme Council conferred Jack the 33rd degree for his major contributions to society, an honor awarded to less than one percent of Freemasons.

In addition, he was a self-taught investor. He influenced the Trident Tuition Funds sponsors daughter, Pati, and son-in-law, Tim, who both share his disciplined and innovative approach to life. Their team effort has expanded his original assets with diversification and additional assets so that his financial legacy is able to share select school choice opportunities for his Navy SEAL Team brothers, their families.

2021-2022 Trident Tuition Funds Award Recipients

The Navy SEAL Museum is honored to offer a Scholarship Program in support of children of the Special Operations community. This year, Trident Tuition Funds worked with the Museum to generously help provide support for education to deserving students for private school from Preschool through 12th Grade, in addition to helping fund college tuition. Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Trident Tuition Funds recipients.

Name School
Mary University of Central Florida
Violet Loch Meadow Kindergarten
Julie Regent University
Kupono Island Pacific Academy
Kalena Island Pacific Academy
Haylee St. Pauls Lutheran School
John Paul St. Pauls Lutheran School 
Michael Virginia Wesleyan University
Adrian Cape Henry Collegiate
Maximilian Oceanview Christian Academy
Meredith Norfolk Christian School
Tyler Norfolk Christian School
Nicolas Fauquier High School
Tyler Tusculum University
Sage Norfolk Christian School
Hannah Classical Conversation
Wade Nativity Catholic School
Dean Nativity Catholic School
Lozen Cape Henry Collegiate
Kennedy Norfolk Collegiate School
Corbin Saint Edwards School
Noah St. Pius Catholic School
Gavin St. Pius Catholic School
Harper Rose St. Pius Catholic School
Gabriel Primrose School at Cahoon Commons
Harper New Hope School
Addison Catholic High School
Liam Cape Henry Collegiate
Kailyn St John’s Catholic School
Keely St John’s Catholic School
Kenneth St John’s Catholic School
Keira Catholic High School
Erin Arizona State University
Nadia Cape Henry Collegiate
Brannoc Fellowship Christian Academy
Sophia Berwick Academy
Christian Berwick Academy
Kai St. Regis Elementary School
Dea George Washington University
Ashley St. John Paul the Great Catholic HS
Willem St. John Paul the Great Catholic HS
Benjamin Star of the Sea Catholic School
Olivia  Catholic High School
Rory St Gregory the Great 
Henry  Navy Hale Keiki School
Emilia  Our Lady of Good Counsel
Mason Classical Conversation
Liam  Classical Conversation
Lila  Punahou
Van  Punahou
Kaylee Le Jardin Academy
Barrett H. Catholic High School
Matthew  St John’s the Apostle
Emelyn Island Pacific Academy
Maddox American Renaissance Academy
Zebulon City Tree Christian School
Olivia  Hickory Ridge Academy PK
Caydn Trinity Christian School-Kailua PK
Barrett E. Trinity Christian School
Duke Virginia Beach School of the Arts
Arielle Island Pacific Academy
Callum Bayside Presbyterian PS
Avery  Punana Leo o Manoa
Jasper Punana Leo o Manoa
Gwenyth Our Lady of Good Counsel
Meir Montessori Community School
Ivy  Norfolk Christian
Evelyn L. The Gathering Academic Preschool
Margaux  Sandpiper Montessori
Jett Community Congregational
Hudson Classical Conversations
Franklin Kensington School
Troy Bayside Presbyterian PS
Joey Home School
Scout  Home School
Charley Home School
Jackson Christian Unified of SD
Robert Atlantic Shores Christian School
Evelyn B. Atlantic Shores Christian School
Lennon Trinity Christian
Maia Christ Church Day School
Ronin St John the Apostle School
Lincoln  St John the Apostle School
Makenzie Veritas Collegiate School
Callie  Punahou School
Colton  Punahou School
Eilish St William of York Catholic School
Isobella  St John Paul the Great Catholic HS
Sophie Navy Hale Keiki School
Jude Virginia Beach School of the Arts
Evangeline Oceanview Christian Academy
Matthew W.  St Patrick Academy
Claire St Patrick Academy
Jacob Norfolk Collegiate
Elouise Galilee Montessori
Dylan Norfolk Academy
Della Oceanview Christian Academy
Ella St John the Apostle Catholic School
Aine St John the Apostle Catholic School
Hunter Classical Conversation
Hayden Classical Conversation
Piper  Oceanview Christian Academy
Avaleen Le Jardin Academy
Lillian  The Gathering Academic Preschool
Cade Oceanview Christian Academy
Callum Oceanview Christian Academy
Jaymeson Innovate Academy
Olivia Strelitz International Academy
Leighton Innovate Academy
Holland Innovate Academy
Kate Epiphany School of Global Studies
James  Iolani School
Easton Suffolk Christian School
David Mother of Divine Grace School
Mai-Lien Oak Lake High School
Emmer Bayside Presbyterian PS & Kdg
Jonathon  Mother of Divine Grace School
Grace O. St Mark’s Catholic School
Sophia Cape Henry Collegiate
Ryder Horizon Prep
Grace G. Star of the Sea Catholic School
Josie Star of the Sea Catholic School
Keilani St John the Apostle Catholic School
Lyndsey Greenbrier Christian Academy
Laci Greenbrier Christian Academy
Landon Greenbrier Christian Academy
Theodor Die Rasselbande PS
Ainsley Mother’s Day Out PS
Remington Mother’s Day Out PS
Reagan New Hope PS
Khristian Beach Manor School
Russell Bellamy Manor School
Harrison  Bellamy Manor School
Avigayil Christian Unified
Logan Norfolk Collegiate
Matthew G. North City PS
Eleanor North City PS
Aria St. Andrews Queen Emma PS
Dax Calvary Chapel Christian PS
Dean Calvary Chapel Christian PS
Clara  Coastal Christian Academy
Eleanor Prairieville Primary
Ellie *Application in process
Adrille Francis Asbury PS
Kaia Francis Asbury PS
Kendall ECPT University
Isabella Coastal Carolina University
Elias ASU
Kelly James Madison University
Madelynn University of Arkansas
Anica Culinary Institute of Virginia
Isabella The American University of Paris
Alston William & Mary
Samantha USC
Kaylee Tidewater CC
Katelyn University of Tennessee @ Chattanooga
Ethan Liberty University
Gabriel Tidewater CC