ACC Establishes Frank S. Haak Scholarship for Military Chaplains

November 11, 2012 by Jonathan Foggin

Rear Admiral Frank S. Haak (1924-2011)

Bishop Donald Lerow, Military Prelate of the ACC, announced this week the creation of the Admiral Frank S. Haak Memorial Scholarship.  This award is intended to help ACC seminarians who are interested in pursuing a career as a chaplain in the armed forces of the United States. 

Born in 1924, Admiral Haak was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a decorated Naval Aviator, earning a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam.  Though he served all over the world, his final post was as Director of Navy Information Systems in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, for which, he was awarded the Legion of Merit with a Gold Star.  A devout parishioner in the parish of St. Andrew and St. Margaret of Scotland, Admiral Haak served as liason between the ACC and the Chaplains Corps of the US Armed Forces.  His strong support of ACC Chaplains is reflected in the establishment of a Chaplaincy Scholarship bearing his name.

The scholarship itself is available to any prospective seminarian of the Anglican Catholic Church who desires to become a Military Chaplain.  Recipients must promise to pursue Holy Orders in the ACC and commit to at least 5 years service in the ACC.  Those interested in applying for this scholarship should contact Bishop Lerow.

For more information on this and other news from around the ACC, see the November/December issue of The Trinitarian.