Military families receive $700,000 in college scholarships
More than $700,000 in scholarships were awarded to 475 college-bound students through this year’s Scholarships for Military Children program, designed to help military families with higher education tuition.
The program, a collaborative effort of the Defense Commissary Agency and the Fisher House Foundation, has awarded more than $3.2 million in scholarships over the past four years.
To be eligible for the scholarship, a student has to maintain a 3.0 grade point average, participate in after-school or community activities and write an essay on how terrorism has affected their lives.
Program officials said the cumulative GPA of this year’s recipients was above 3.7.
Winners of the $1,500 scholarships who are currently living in Europe included:
Ankara (Turkey): Thomas BaillieAnsbach (Germany): Olivia SmithAschaffenburg (Germany): Janelle GuidryAviano (Italy): Emily LeshnerBabenhausen (Germany): Denica MaravillaBad Kissingen (Germany): Amanda MastrianBad Nauheim (Germany): Paige KummBamberg (Germany): Savanna McMurchyBaumholder (Germany): Lychelle IgnacioBitburg (Germany): John HezelBuedingen (Germany): Jennifer RuzickaCairo (Egypt): Denise KatolinChivres (Belgium): Laura FitzgeraldDarmstadt (Germany): Emily FurrDexheim (Germany): Kaitlyn BertschGarmisch (Germany): Christina CattGelnhausen (Germany): Chassity PellegrinoGrafenwoeher (Germany): Christina ClarkGricignano (Italy): Michelle AguilaHanau (Germany): Christel LomahanHeidelberg (Germany): Stephen Grant, Lacey Pace, Tera BrosnanHohenfels (Germany): Tiara WalzIdar Oberstein (Germany): Kristina WinfreeIllesheim (Germany): Lindsey KlainrichertKeflavick (Iceland): Stormie Batten, Kathleen CruzKitzingen (Germany): Lindsey HaislerLajes Field (The Azores): Steven RickertLivorno (Italy): Dustie RussellMannheim (Germany): Emily StirNaples (Italy): Amanda FarringtonNeubruecke (Germany): Alexander EngPanzer Barracks (Germany): Rebecca CheneyPatch Barracks (Germany): Jessica RussellRAF Alconbury (United Kingdom): Breana HarrisonRAF Croughton (United Kingdom): Seth VillarrealRAF Fairford (United Kingdom): Cassandra StarkeyRAF Lakenheath (United Kingdom): Kristina HesselbrockRAF Menwith Hill (United Kingdom): Alian RodriguezRAF Mindenhall (United Kingdom): Jessica DooleyRamstein (Germany): Joshua Wesloski, Majel BradenRhein Main (Germany): Christopher KittermanRiyadh (Saudi Arabia): Scott KygerRota (Spain): Carlos RiosSchinnen (Netherlands): Rebecca WilsonSchweinfurt (Germany): Lindsey ShellhammerSembach (Germany): Kathryn BartonSigonella (Italy): Robert MartinSpangdahlem (Germany): Ashley WestonVicenza (Italy): Sarah HuffmanVilseck (Germany): Benjamin LandyVogelweh (Germany): Louis FrankWiesbaden (Germany): Daniel ParkerWúrzburg (Germany): Julianna BradleyMore information on the program is available at www.militaryscholar.org.