Stuttgart military children earn DeCA scholarships

B3_DeCA_Scholarships_for_ChildrenBy Defense Commissary Agency

Seven hundred students from military families each received a $2,000 scholarship this year thanks to the 2016 Scholarships for Military Children program. The program, created in 2001, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary’s role in enhancing military quality of life. It’s administered by Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members and their families. The list of this year’s winners, including six students from the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart military community, is available at

The announcement of open dates to apply for next year’s program is usually made in the fall. Applications will be available in commissaries worldwide and online at To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, applicants should ensure that they, as well as their sponsor, are enrolled in the DEERS database and have a current military ID card. A student must also be an unmarried child, younger than 21 – or 23, if already enrolled as a full-time student at a college or university.

Patch Barracks
Abigail Argo
Nathaniel Derner
Walker Russell – declined scholarship, attending the U.S. Naval Academy

Panzer Kaserne
John Grady

Kelley Barracks
Dana Lussier

Robinson Barracks
Joshua Derner