Scholarship Application - The RF-Lambda Memorial Scholarship


We are excited to share our Memorial Scholarship in honor of our hero! To qualify, you must be a resident of San Diego or Orange County, the son or daughter of a military service member who died while on active duty and a senior in high school or attending college.  

The loss of a parent can have a devastating impact  on a family and we  want to help surviving children create a path of success.   

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To apply, CLICK HERE to Download the Scholarship Application. Applicants should state the estimated amount needed on the application. Funds will be paid directly to the institution for such items as tuition, housing, fees or academic tutoring needs that pertain to selected coursework.

RF-Lambda Partners With The Sugar Bear Foundation To Launch A Scholarship In Honor Of Lieutenant Colonel Mario “Sugar Bear” Carazo

Committed To Supporting The Families Of The Fallen

RF-Lambda Partners With The Sugar Bear Foundation To Launch A Scholarship In Honor Of Lieutenant Colonel Mario “Sugar Bear” Carazo

San Diego, California- RF-Lambda, a San Diego based tech manufacturer of high powered components for the military defense community, announced today that they are making an educational donation of $10,000 to The Sugar Bear Foundation as part of their ongoing commitment to helping surviving families. The launch of the scholarship and the partnership with The Sugar Bear Foundation will ensure a greater impact for surviving children in the San Diego area . The scholarship will be made in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Mario “Sugar Bear” Carazo who made the ultimate sacrifice on July 22, 2010, when his helicopter was shot down while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. Lieutenant Colonel Mario Carazo devoted his life to serving his community and country. Sugar Bear adovocated on the importance of education and understood from his own personal experiences the value of higher education.

Beginning June 1st, 2017, RF-Lambda and the Sugar Bear Foundation will be searching for and awarding a scholarship to a surviving child who will be attending a two-year or four-year accredited college or university.

At RF-Lambda we feel a connection to the military community and we are committed to the surviving children of our country’s military and first responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We feel a profound social responsibility to take care of our military families and invest in the children of the fallen.

The Sugar Bear Foundation was formed in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Mario “Sugar Bear” Carazo. The mission of the foundation is to support the surviving spouses and children of fallen United States military personnel by providing assistance to support programs which meet their immediate and ongoing needs and foster their personal, emotional, and social well-being. In doing so, we continue Mario’s legacy of service, share his story and celebrate his life in a way that is impactful upon our fallen military families.