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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa ¡ª Twenty-four students in the Pacific have been named recipients of $1,500 college scholarships from the Defense Commissary Agency¡¯s Scholarships for Military Children Program.

The students were among 600 college and high school students worldwide to receive scholarships through the program, sponsored by manufacturers and organizations that do business with the 257 commissaries DeCA operates.

To qualify, students must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average, participate in voluntary school and community activities, demonstrate leadership qualities and submit an essay.

Richard S. Page, DeCA chief operating officer, said the program has awarded more than 4,000 scholarships totaling more than $6.4 million since it began in 2000.

Scholarship recipients in the Pacific are:Guam¡ö Andersen AFB: Kristyn Mathewson and Regine Etienne

South Korea¡ö Camp Humphreys: Leslie-Anne Stake¡ö Camp Casey: Justine Blaney¡ö Camp Red Cloud: Allison Coggin¡ö Camp Stanley: Minyoung Kim¡ö Hannam Village: Sae Ahn¡ö Kunsan Air Base: Lauren Snare¡ö Osan Air Base: Sheryl-Ann Stake¡ö Daegu: Daniel Garcia¡ö Yongsan: Kiersten Pak-Blyzniuk

Okinawa¡ö Camp Courtney: Kassaundra Porres¡ö Camp Foster: Leah Ramey¡ö Camp Kinser: Bryan Shibley¡ö Kadena Air Base: Matthew Corriea and Kaneesha Heath

Japan¡ö Camp Zama: Nelson Bishop¡ö Hario: Caola Cintron-Arroyo¡ö Iwakuni: Erica Fleming¡ö Misawa Air Base: Emely Vallee¡ö Sagami Depot: Jeffrey Wilson¡ö Sagamihara: Brittanie Williams¡ö Yokosuka NESC: Carl¡¯Meisha Wourman¡ö Yokota Air Base: James Plott

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