Trident Tuition Funds. National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum

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 students at university. You may join this effort by making a donation from the Support page on our website.

The mission of Trident Tuition Funds is to provide financial support to the dependents of Special Operations individuals in three different ways. 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. There are no public funding sources involved with this program.

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.

2020-2021 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 Pre-K through 12th Grade, in addition to helping fund college tuition. Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Trident Tuition Funds recipients.

Name School
Mary University of Central Florida
Violet Loch Meadow Kindergarten
Julie Regent University
Kupono Island Pacific Academy
Kalena Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama
Haylee St. Pauls Lutheran School
John Paul St. Pauls Lutheran School
Michael Virginia Wesleyan University
Adrian Cape Henry Collegiate
Maximilian Christ Church Day School
Meredith Norfolk Christian School
Tyler Norfolk Christian School
Nicolas Fauquier High School
Tyler Tusculum University
Sage Norfolk Christian School
Hannah Old Dominion University
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 Cattoon Commons
Harper St. Gregory the Great
Addison Catholic High School
Liam Cape Henry Collegiate
Kailyn St. Johns Catholic School
Keely St. Johns Catholic School
Kenneth St. Johns Catholic School
 Keira St. Johns Catholic School
Erin Arizona State University
Nadia Cape Henry Collegiate
Brannoc Fellowship Christian Academy
Sophia Berwich Academy
Christian Berwich Academy
Kai St. Regis Elementary School
Dea George Washington University
Ashley St. John Paul the Great Catholic HS
Willem George Washington University
Benjamin Cape Henry Collegiate School