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USS ST. LOUIS (LCS 19) Commissioning Committee

The USS ST LOUIS (LCS 19) Commissioning Committee established the USS ST. LOUIS (LCS 19) Scholarship in 2020 to award annual grants to qualifying members of the crew and their dependents who are pursuing undergraduate degrees or advanced technical training. The Committee selected The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis to administer the scholarship.

The USS ST. LOUIS (LCS 19) Commissioning Committee’s mission is to engage the St. Louis community in honoring and celebrating the crew and families of USS ST. LOUIS (LCS 19) by creating memorable commissioning events, providing support that lifts morale, and establishing a scholarship fund that invests in the crew’s continuing education.

Barbara Broadhurst Taylor, the ship’s sponsor, organized and directed the Commissioning Committee which is an entity of the Navy League of the United States – St. Louis Council. As sponsor, Mrs. Taylor and her family will maintain a relationship with the crew and their families through the life of the ship.


The USS ST. LOUIS (LCS 19) Scholarship is an investment in the future of the crew and their families. It honors them for their service and patriotism and welcomes them as honorary St. Louisans. The scholarship fund, one of the largest of its kind to be presented to the crew of a naval ship by representatives of the sponsoring city, will support sailors and their families throughout the life of the ship. It celebrates the Navy’s culture of life-long learning.