Captain Glen E. Dupuis, the son of an Air Force officer, was born on April 22, 1956 in Sacramento California. He graduated from Acadiana High School in 1974 with honors and was active in the Key Club, Math Club and National Honor Society. He graduated in the top 10% of his class and was honored with awards such as the "Ram of the Month", "Outstanding Senior of the Year-Mu Alpha Theta" and "L'Huere D ‘Amite Math Award".
Captain Dupuis was appointed to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado. There, he graduated with honors in 1978 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. In addition to graduating with honors, he was a member of Mensa, an international society of individuals who score above the 981
percentile in standard IQ tests.
He attended undergraduate pilot training at Laughlin AFB, Texas, and earned his pilot wings in 1979. He was then assigned to Patrick AFB in Florida, where he completed Airborne Forward Air Control training. In 1980, he was assigned to the 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona, where he flew the OV-10 and the OA-37 aircrafts. Following fighter lead-in training at Holloman AFB in New Mexico, he attended F-16 training at MacDill AFB in Florida until 1984, when he graduated with "Top Gun" honors. He was subsequently assigned to the 10th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Hahn Air Base in West Germany.
During his flying career, Captain Dupuis amassed more than 1500 hours total flying time with 400 hours in the F-16 Fighter jet. He completed Squadron Officers School by correspondence in 1978 and completed a master’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University in 1985. His decorations included the Air Force Commendation Medal and Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.
On October 22, 1985, Captain Dupuis was killed and lost at sea in the Bay of Iskenderun during a weapons training deployment mission while piloting his F-16 Fighter Jet off the coast of Turkey.
Captain Dupuis was the type of individual who enjoyed life, knew what he wanted and went after it. He lived out the motto he had inscribed on the inside of his academy graduation ring which read "Winners never quit!" And he never did.
Family, friends and relatives established this scholarship in the memory of Captain Glen E. Dupuis, who paid the ultimate price for freedom.
- Must be a junior or senior
- Must have a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA
- Must be a U.S. citizen