By 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 http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/winners16.html.
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 http://www.militaryscholar.org. 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.
Walker Russell – declined scholarship, attending the U.S. Naval Academy