Gold Star Teen and Collegiate Summer Internship Application


RF-Lambda is sponsoring Summer Internships for juniors, seniors and college students interested in pursuing a career in a STEM, business or marketing field. The internship will begin at the end of June and run for six weeks. Student applicants must have lost a parent while on active duty, such as in the case of illness, accident, suicide, or KIA. Students must be from San Diego or Orange County (may attend college out of state).

The application is due Tuesday, May 28th, 2019. Please direct any questions and/or submit the application and letters of reference to Admin@theSugarBearFoundation.org. Dates will be announced with the selection of interns.

CLICK HERE to Download the RF-Lambda Summer Internship Application

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.   

Please direct any questions to Admin@thesugarbearfoundation.org

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.

Second Forum Series - "Navigating Your Strengths"

In April we will join our partners from the MCRD Museum Foundation’s Family Forever program in hosting a very special workshop for Gold Star families, Navigating Your Strengths. This incredible seminar is conducted by Sarah Davis. Davis has a vast level of experience working with Gold Star families. She brings the perfect level of expertise in helping survivors find a renewed purpose and meaning to their lives after dealing with trauma and loss.

CLICK HERE for more Information about Sarah Davis.

Holiday Open House


On Saturday December 8th we joined our scholarship partner, RF-LAMBDA in holding a holiday open house for Gold Star families.  They provided families with a tour of their beautiful new facility, lunch, holiday gifts, crafts and a brief overview of the RF-LAMBDA Memorial Scholarship in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Mario “Sugar Bear” Carazo. Additionally, they introduced the new internship program, Science Saturdays, and a very special opportunity for a Gold Star student interested in a STEM career to attend a program this summer in Boston with the RF-LAMBDA team.

We are very grateful for RF-LAMBDA’s support of our work and Gold Star families. Please check back soon as we will have our scholarship, internship, and Boston conference applications available shortly.