David Lodwick grew up in New Palestine and graduated from New Palestine High School in 2003. As he was growing up, football played a major role in his life, teaching him that mental and physical toughness were attributes needed to be successful in life. Although academic success did not come easily, David worked hard and was rewarded with an Academic All-State award. He chose to attend the United States Military Academy and graduated in 2007. Again, David showed physical and mental toughness, as he was awarded the MVP award for the Army Rugby Team in 2007. He was killed in September 2007 while attending the Field Artillery Officer’s Basic Course in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Applicants must be graduating seniors of New Palestine High School, have played four years of high school football, and plan to pursue a post-secondary education. See guidebook for a complete list of requirements.