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1 August 2014 Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for 2014-2015 Academic Year
14 June 2014 Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Major Donation from the North Texas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army
14 June 2014 LTG Stanley Green Funds Scholarship in Memory of His Father, LTC J. Allan Green
4 May 2014 Army Scholarship Foundation is Again Approved for Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Combined Federal Campaign Participation; CFC Donation Code is 24394
1 August 2013 Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for 2013-2014 Academic Year
21 June 2013 Army Scholarship Foundation, Perot Family Establish Honorary Scholarship to Support Army Families
1 May 2013 Army Scholarship Foundation is Approved for Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Combined Federal Campaign Participation; CFC Donation Code is 24394
28 January 2013 Army Scholarship Foundation, Fluor Foundation Establish Honorary Scholarship
25 November 2012 Brothers Honor Their Father with Colonel Urey Woodson Alexander Memorial Scholarship
27 July 2012 Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for 2012-2013 Academic Year
9 May 2012 GuideStar USA Awards its Gold Star Exchange Seal to Army Scholarship Foundation in Recognition of the Foundation's Commitment to Transparency
22 August 2011 Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for 2011-2012 Academic Year
15 August 2011 Raytheon Colleagues Join with Family and Friends to Establish Lieutenant General Jack Costello Memorial Scholarship with the Army Scholarship Foundation
2 August 2011 Allied Associates International, Incorporated (A2I) Funds Honorary Scholarship
9 March 2011 Army Scholarship Foundation Celebrates Ten Years of Serving Army Families


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Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Army Scholarship Foundation announced today the award of 36 scholarships to children of United States Army soldiers and veterans and to spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year. Scholarships were awarded to deserving Army family members as follows:

The Captain Jennifer Schafer-Odom Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Ye-rin Kang of Watertown, NY. Ye-rin is the daughter of Sergeant Jonghun Im who is stationed with Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 87th Infantry at Fort Drum, NY. Ye-rin will enter Soka University in Aliso Viejo, CA where she will major in liberal arts. Jennifer Shafer Odom grew up on a dairy farm in Knoxville, Maryland. After graduating first in her class at Brunswick High School, she entered the U.S. Military Academy and graduated as a member of the Class of 1992. She became an Army aviator and served tours of duty in both the United States and Europe, where she supported both the Kurdish refugee and Bosnia missions. While serving with the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Bliss, TX in 1999, her aircraft was reported missing while flying intelligence and counter drug missions over Columbia, South America. She and her crew were lost.

The Lieutenant Scott Love Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Marie Russell of Hanceville, AL. Marie’s parents are Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Patrick Russell of Hanceville. Marie is a sophomore the University of Alabama at Birmingham, majoring in music education and performing arts. First Lieutenant Scott Love was killed in action in 2006 while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. First Lieutenant Scott Love was killed in action in 2006 while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Scott Love was an "Army brat" who was born at Fort Campbell, KY and graduated from high school in Huntsville, AL. He graduated from Florida State University in 1996 and enlisted in the US Army in 1999 as a military intelligence specialist. In 2003, he attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, and was subsequently assigned as a platoon leader with 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry stationed at Baumholder, Germany. His unit deployed to Kuwait in November 2005 with Scott's platoon assigned as part of Task Force 1-35 Armor when he was killed at Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

The Sergeant Andrew Topham Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Neal of Battleboro, NC. Joshua is the son of Sergeant Major and Mrs. Scott D. Neal. SGM Neal is currently assigned to the 2d Battalion, 108th Military Police at Fort Jackson, SC. Joshua is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where he majors in business. Sergeant Andrew Topham grew up in Randolph, Massachusetts near Boston. He was a highly decorated soldier, awarded the Bronze Star for service in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. In addition he earned the Army Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Ribbon.

The Colonel Urey Woodson Alexander Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Mr. Dillon Luedtke of Fayetteville, NC. Dillon attended Bamburg American High School in Germany and is a sophomore at the Citadel in Charleston, SC majoring in history. Dillon is the son of Sergeant Major and Mrs. Frank Luedtke. SGM Luedtke is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion of the 82d Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. Colonel Urey W. Alexander was commissioned upon graduation from West Point in 1940. During WWII he commanded the 386th Field Artillery Battalion throughout the war, deployed the battalion to France and fought in Belgium, Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and into Germany in 1945. He advised the Greek Army in their civil war with the Communists in 1950, and served as U.S. Military Attaché to Poland. He commanded the 35th Artillery Group in Germany and retired as Director of Instruction from the faculty of the Army War College in Carlisle, PA. Upon Army retirement, he served as Business Manager of the Dickinson College School of Law in Carlisle.

The Lieutenant General Jack Costello Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Catherine Clements of Ligonier, PA. She is the daughter of Mr. Donald Clements of Ligonier, who served as a Sergeant in Viet Nam. Catherine is a graduate of Ligonier Valley High School, and is a sophomore at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where she is majoring in public relations and advertising. LTG Jack Costello was born in Pottsville, PA and was commissioned in the Army upon graduation from the Citadel. He served in the 82d Airborne Division and in Vietnam. He commanded the 2d Battalion, 59th Air Defense Artillery, the 35th ADA Brigade, 32d Army Air Defense Command in Germany, the ADA School and Fort Bliss, Texas, and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Upon retirement, he joined the Raytheon Company where he led Network Centric Systems Strategic Planning and Business Development operations and the company's Improvised Explosive Device Defeat efforts.

The Lieutenant Keirn C. Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Ms. Jessica Bortner of Dayton, TX. She is the daughter of Sergeant Janice Bortner who retired from the Texas National Guard following over 20 years of active and National Guard service. Janice is a graduate of Dayton High School, and is a sophomore at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Lieutenant Keirn C. Brown grew up in Niagara County, New York, graduated from the University of Rochester, and was called to active duty with his National Guard unit in 1940. He participated in every major European Campaign including the invasion of North Africa, action at Anzio and the Colmar Pocket, and the Saarland. He rose to the rank of Master Sergeant before earning a battlefield commission. After the war, he became a member of the Foreign Service and served around the world as a diplomat and senior State Department executive for over 25 years.

The Lieutenant Colonel J. Allan Green Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Mr. Joshua Gautreaux of Elgin, TX. Joshua is the son of Chief Warrant Officer 3 and Mrs. Michael Gautreaux of Elgin. CW3 Gautreaux is currently serving with the 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of the Texas National Guard in Round Rock. Joshua will enter Georgetown University in Washington DC in the fall and major in Economics. Lieutenant Colonel J. Allan Green was born in 1926 and died in 2011 in Austin, Texas. He joined the Army as a private in 1944 during World War II. He later completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Armor branch. He served in the Korean War as a First Lieutenant, where he was wounded and for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He also served in Vietnam in 1970. LTC Green retired from the Army in 1972 after 28 years of service. Two years after retiring from the Army he entered the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin and upon completion of his studies was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church.

The Doctor Emory Ladanyi Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Ms. Jessica Demarest of Amsterdam, NY. Jessica’s father is a retired Master Sergeant. Jessica is a sophomore at Champlain College in Burlington, VT where she is majoring in creative media management. Doctor Emory Ladanyi served in the Army Medical Corps in World War II in the Sicily and Italy Campaigns. Following the war, he continued his medical career as a dermatologist. He also devoted his energies to the fine arts, becoming a world renowned artist and producing over 3000 pieces of art, including oils, acrylics, water colors, pastels, charcoals, inks, and woodcuts in a variety of styles, including expressionist and abstract, of portraits and land- and cityscapes.

The Perot Family Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Mr. Tony Betton of Jonesboro, GA. Tony is the son of Sergeant First Class (retired) Sheryl Betton of Jonesboro. Tony will enter Georgia State University in the fall where he will major in mass communications. The Perot Family and the Hillwood Corporation, which is a Perot Family Enterprise headquartered in Dallas, are strong supporters of the U.S. military and of Army families. They are dedicated to assisting our military members and to promoting educational opportunities for Army family members.

The KBR Honorary Scholarship is awarded to Ms. Madison Witzke of Holcomb, KS. Madison is the daughter of Sergeant First Class and Mrs. William Witzke. SFC Witzke is assigned to A Battery, 1st Battalion 161st Field Artillery at Dodge City, KS. Madison is a sophomore at Evangel University in Springfield, MO majoring in elementary education. KBR is headquartered in Houston, TX. KBR is a leading global engineering, construction, and services company supporting the government services, energy, petrochemicals, and civil infrastructure sectors. The company employs over 50,000 people worldwide in locations that include Australia, Africa, the UK, Asia, and the Middle East. KBR has built a proud history and a leading market position in the government infrastructure (G&I) sector by being a low-cost, high-efficiency, and absolutely reliable provider. Not only is KBR the largest contractor for the United States Army and a top-ten contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense, it is currently the world's largest defense services provider.

The BAE Systems Honorary Scholarship was is awarded to Mr. Taylor Curry of Vicenza, Italy. Mr. Curry’s father, Master Sergeant Michael S, Curry, Jr. was killed in action on 23 July 2007 while serving in combat in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry of the 173d Airborne Brigade. Taylor remained in Vicenza with his mother and brother while attending and graduating from Vicenza High School. Taylor is a junior at Columbia University in New York City majoring in political science. BAE Systems is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The company provides support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems, and designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications. They also design, develop, produce, and provide service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems and intelligent munitions.

An anonymous scholarship was awarded to Mrs. Maria Decastro of Fort Hood, Texas. Maria is the spouse of Staff Sergeant Damian Decastro who is assigned to B Company, U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Command, Texas A&M University. Mrs. Decastro is a senior at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor at Belton, TX. She is studying nursing.

The Association of the U.S. Army, North Texas Chapter Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Hope Carter of Selma, Texas. Hope is the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Jared Carter. CPT Carter is assigned to the 228th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, TX. Hope graduated from the Judson Early College Academy in Live Oak, TX and will enter Texas A&M University at College Station, TX in the fall. The Association of the U.S. Army is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army – the Active, National Guard, and Reserve components, Department of the Army civilians, Wounded Warriors, retirees, veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous professional development opportunities at a variety of events both local and national. The North Texas Chapter of AUSA is one of the most active and largest in the Association.

The Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Honorary Scholarship is awarded to Ms. Jennifer Stawski of Junction City, KS. Jennifer's father, Tom Stawski, retired from the Army as a staff sergeant following over twenty years service including combat operations in Desert Storm. Jennifer is a junior at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS where she is majoring in youth ministry and athletic training. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, headquartered in Redondo Beach, California, is an approximately $10 billion business and is a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems, and advanced technologies critical to our nation's security.

The General Dynamics Corporation Honorary Scholarship is awarded to Ms. Meagan Hilty of Clymer, PA. Meagan graduated from Penns Manor High School and will enter St. Francis University in Loretto, PA in the fall. Meagan is the daughter of retired Master Sergeant Daniel Hilty. General Dynamics is located in Falls Church, Virginia, and is a market leader in business aviation, land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments and munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and mission-critical information systems and technology.

The Fluor Corporation Honorary Scholarships were awarded to 11 Army family member students. For more than 100 years, Fluor has partnered with clients to design, build, and maintain many of the world's most challenging and complex capital projects. Through its global network, Fluor's 41,000 employees provide comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in engineering, procurement, construction and operations, maintenance, and project management. Today, the company serves a global client base in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, operations and maintenance, manufacturing and life sciences, mining, power, and transportation sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor supports the U.S. military by providing a wide range of services both domestically and abroad. Fluor Corporation Honorary Scholarships were awarded to:

Ms. Amanda Bechel of Fort Bragg, NC. Amanda is the spouse of Specialist Benjamin Bechtel who is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery at Fort Bragg. Amanda is a senior at Fayetteville State University in NC where she is majoring in biopsychology.

Ms. Shrara Benyamin-Lestina of Fort Lewis, WA. Shrara is the spouse of Specialist Adam Lestina who is assigned to the 2d Battalion, 12th Artillery at Fort Lewis. Amanda is a sophomore at Pierce College in Lakewood, WA where she is majoring in biological environmental science.

Ms. Kaitlin Bruneau of Cookeville, TN. Kaitlin is the daughter of Sergeant Major Louis Bruneau of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY. Kaitlin is a sophomore at Furman University in Greenville, SC studying health science and pre medicine.

Ms. Kelsey Hobart of Naples, NY. Kelsey's father, Corporal Michael Hobart, died on active duty at Fort Drum, NY in 2005. Kelsey is a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where she is studying pre-medicine.

Ms. Paige Hobart of Naples, NY. Paige's father, Corporal Michael Hobart, died on active duty at Fort Drum, NY in 2005. Paige is a sophomore Gannon University in Eire, PA where she is studying Physical Therapy.

Mr. Paul Hossenlopp of Belton, TX. Paul is the son of COL and Mrs. Paul Hossenlopp; COL Hossenlopp is serving with the NATO Rapid Deployment Corps in Turkey. Paul is a junior at the University of Texas majoring in radio, television and film.

Mr. Bradley Kasper of Mandan, ND. Bradley is the son of Sergeant Major and Mrs. Donald Kasper. SGM Kasper is serving in the National Guard on active duty with the 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery at Grand Forks, ND. Bradley will enter North Dakota State University and study business in the fall.

Ms. Samantha Rose of Fort Campbell, KY. Samantha is the spouse of Sergeant Jason Rose who is assigned to Headquarters, 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Fort Campbell. Samantha is a junior at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN where she is majoring in social work.

Mr. John Russell of Mobile, AL. John's parents are Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Patrick Russell of Hanceville, AL. John is a senior at Springhill College in Mobile, majoring in biochemistry.

Mr. Rickey Skoog, Jr. of Elizabethtown, KY. Rickey's parents are retired Staff Sergeant and Mrs. Rickey Skoog. Rickey is a senior at the University of Kentucky with a double major in political science and in kinesiology and secondary education.

Ms. Kristy Sommers of Greenleaf, WI. Kristy is the spouse of Specialist Noah Summers who is serving with B Company, 2d Battalion, 502d Brigade Combat Team at Fort Campbell, KY. He is currently deployed with his unit in Afghanistan. Kristy is a senior at Bellin College of Nursing in Green Bay, WI studying nursing.


The Army Scholarship Foundation also announced the additional award of ten scholarships to deserving children and spouses of United States Army soldiers and veterans and to spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers. Scholarships were awarded to:

Ms. Catherine Delgado of Jacksonville, FL. Catherine is the daughter of former Specialist Liliana Delgado. Catherine will attend Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and study computer science.

Ms. Melia Dukes of Lakeland, FL. Melia's father was a Specialist in the Army, Melia will attend the University of Central Florida and major in legal studies.

Ms. Jaymee Elias of Naples, FL. Jaymee's father served as a Sergeant in the Army. Jaymee is attending Florida Gulf Coast University as a sophomore majoring in biology.

Mrs. Shelby Johnson of Remsen, Iowa who is the spouse of Specialist Jacob Johnson. Specialist Johnson is assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry at Fort Bragg, NC. Shelby is majoring in Interior Design at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Ms. Jinah Kim of Chandler, AZ. Jinah is the daughter of Captain (Chaplain) Taylor Kim. CPT Kim is serving with the 350th MI Battalion at Fort Huachuca, AZ. Jinah is a sophomore at Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University studying psychology and biological science.

Ms. Amy Tiner of Fort Hood, TX. Amy is the spouse of Sergeant Rodney Tiner who has just departed on change of station from the 3d Battalion, 6th Artillery at Fort Drum, NY to Fort Hood. Amy is a sophomore at Mary Hardin Baylor University in Belton, TX studying nursing.

Ms. Brittany Williams of San Diego, CA. Brittany is the daughter of Major and Mrs. Eric Williams of San Diego. She will enter DePaul University in Chicago and study communications.

Ms. Emily Woolard of Greensboro, NC. Emily is the daughter of Joe Wollard who served as a Sergeant. Emily is a sophomore at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC where she is majoring in biology and psychology.

Ms. Cheyenne Wright of Columbia, MD. Cheyenne is the daughter of Sergeant First Class and Mrs. Christopher Wright. SFC Wright is serving at Wright Patterson Air Force Base with the 2100th Military Intelligence Group. Cheyenne is studying international journalism at the American University in London.

Ms. Ka ram Yang of Whiawa, Hawaii. Ka ram is the daughter of Sergeant and Mrs. Seong Yang. Sergeant Yang is serving with C Troop, 2d Squadron, 6th Cavalry at Wheeler Army Airfield, HI. Ka ram will enter Boston University and study science in the fall.


The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to continue their service to the Nation and to support and assist families of Army soldiers. The Army Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of US Army soldiers and Army veterans, as well as to spouses of serving active duty enlisted soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 1700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230 or be made on this web site.

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Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Major Donation from the North Texas Chapter of Association of the United States Army

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The Army Scholarship Foundation announced today a major donation from the North Texas Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). The funds donated were the result of a partnership between the AUSA and the Army Scholarship Foundation in sponsoring the America's Future Series luncheon with Ross Perot and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Marty Dempsey, on April 26th. Proceeds from the luncheon helped support the Army Scholarship Foundation and Habitat for Humanity veterans' programs.

The donation was made by AUSA Texas State President J.P Hogan and AUSA North Texas Chapter President Rich Kaniss to Jeff and Rose Gault of the Army Scholarship Foundation during a the Dallas U.S. Army Birthday Celebration hosted by the Army Scholarship Foundation on June 14.

The Association of the U.S. Army is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army – the Active, National Guard, and Reserve components, Department of the Army civilians, Wounded Warriors, retirees, veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous professional development opportunities at a variety of events both local and national. AUSA has over 125 chapters worldwide, all run by volunteers. The North Texas Chapter of AUSA is one of the most active and largest in the Association.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to continue their service to the Nation and to support and assist families of Army soldiers. The Army Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of US Army soldiers and Army veterans, as well as to spouses of serving active duty enlisted soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 1700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230.

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LTG Stanley Green Funds Scholarship in Memory of his Father, LTC J. Allan Green

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LTG Stan Green, U.S. Army, Retired, has established the Lieutenant Colonel J. Allan Green Memorial Scholarship to honor his father, Lieutenant Colonel J. Allan Green, U.S. Army, Retired.

LTC J. Allan Green was born in 1926 and died in 2011 in Austin, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in 1944 during World War II. He later completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Armor Branch. He subsequently served as a First Lieutenant in the Korean War where he was wounded and for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He also served in combat in Vietnam in 1970. LTC Green retired from the Army in 1972 following 28 years of service. Two years after retiring from the Army he entered the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, and upon completion of his studies was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 to provide scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of U.S. Army soldiers and Army veterans, and to spouses of enlisted active duty soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible contributions can be sent to the Foundation at 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230.

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Army Scholarship Foundation is Again Approved for Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Combined Federal Campaign Participation; CFC Donation Code is 24394

The DFW Metroplex Federal Coordinating Committee of the Combined Federal Campaign announced today that the Army Scholarship Foundation has been approved for the second consecitive year for participation in the 2014 Charity Listing and the 2014 CFC campaign.

As a result, federal employees in the Metroplex region are now able to designate tax deductible CFC donations to the Army Scholarship Foundation. These donations will assist family members of United States Army personnel in their pursuit of higher education. For information visit the local CFC web site at www.dfwmetroplexcfc.org.

All federal employees in the DFW Metroplex are encouraged to consider the Army Scholarship Foundation when planning their CFC annual giving.

This designation is the result of a rigorous application and audit process required for qualification and participation in the CFC. It also validates the continued transparency of Army Scholarship Foundation operations and our careful stewardship of donated funds for Army family member scholarships.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to support families of soldiers. The foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of U.S. Army soldiers and veterans, as well as to spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers. The foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, TX 75230.

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Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for 2013-2014 Academic Year

The Army Scholarship Foundation announced today the award of twenty two scholarships to children of United States Army soldiers and veterans and to spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers. Scholarships for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year were awarded to deserving Army family members as follows:

The Captain Jennifer Schafer-Odom Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Chad Thompson of Campbellsburg, IN. Chad is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Thompson of Campbellsburg. Mr. Thompson served as a field artillery Specialist separating at Fort Campbell, KY. Chad will enter Purdue University majoring in pre-medicine in the fall. Jennifer Shafer Odom grew up on a dairy farm in Knoxville, Maryland. After graduating first in her class at Brunswick High School, she entered the U.S. Military Academy and graduated as a member of the Class of 1992. She became an Army aviator and served tours of duty in both the United States and Europe, where she supported both the Kurdish refugee and Bosnia missions. While serving with the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Bliss, TX in 1999, her aircraft was reported missing while flying intelligence and counter drug missions over Columbia, South America. She and her crew were lost.

The Lieutenant Scott Love Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Tristian Rayner of Colorado Springs Colorado. Tristian's parents are Specialist and Mrs. David Berggren of Fort Carson, CO, where Specialist Berggren serves in the 4th Infantry Division Band. Tristan is a sophomore the University of Northern Colorado, majoring in music performance and performing arts. First Lieutenant Scott Love was killed in action in 2006 while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Scott Love was an "Army brat" who was born at Fort Campbell, KY and graduated from high school in Huntsville, AL. He graduated from Florida State University in 1996 and enlisted in the US Army in 1999 as a military intelligence specialist. In 2003, he attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, and was subsequently assigned as a platoon leader with 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry stationed at Baumholder, Germany. His unit deployed to Kuwait in November 2005 with Scott's platoon assigned as part of Task Force 1-35 Armor when he was killed at Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

The Sergeant Andrew Topham Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Joshua Neal of Helotes, TX. Joshua is the son of Sergeant Major and Mrs. Scott D. Neal. SGM Neal is currently assigned to A Company of the 264th Medical Battalion at Fort Sam Houston, TX. Joshua will enter Duke University in Durham, NC this fall, where he will major in pre-medicine. Sergeant Andrew Topham grew up in Randolph, Massachusetts near Boston. He was a highly decorated soldier, awarded the Bronze Star for service in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. In addition he earned the Army Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Ribbon.

The Lieutenant General Jack Costello Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Catherine Clements of Ligonier, PA. Catherine is the daughter of Mr. Donald Clements of Ligonier who served as a Sergeant in Viet Nam. Catherine is a graduate of Ligonier Valley High School and will enter Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in the fall. LTG Jack Costello was born in Pottsville, PA and was commissioned in the Army upon graduation from the Citadel. He served in the 82d Airborne Division and in Vietnam. He commanded the 2d Battalion, 59th Air Defense Artillery, the 35th ADA Brigade, 32d Army Air Defense Command in Germany, the ADA School and Fort Bliss, Texas, and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Upon retirement, he joined the Raytheon Company where he led Network Centric Systems Strategic Planning and Business Development operations and the company's Improvised Explosive Device Defeat efforts.

The Colonel Urey Woodson Alexander Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Natesha Godbee of Valrico, FL. Natesha is the daughter of retired Sergeant Major and Mrs. Johnny Godbee. SGM Godbee served in combat in Iraq. Natesha was the valedictorian of Bamberg American High School in Germany and is a sophomore at the University of South Florida in Tampa where she is majoring in political science. Colonel Urey W. Alexander was commissioned upon graduation from West Point in 1940. During WWII he commanded the 386th Field Artillery Battalion throughout the war, deployed the battalion to France and fought in Belgium, Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and into Germany in 1945. He advised the Greek Army in their civil war with the Communists in 1950, and served as U.S. Military Attaché to Poland. He commanded the 35th Artillery Group in Germany and retired as Director of Instruction from the faculty of the Army War College in Carlisle, PA. Upon Army retirement, he served as Business Manager of the Dickinson College School of Law in Carlisle.

The Lieutenant Keirn C. Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Jessica Bortner of Dayton, TX. She is the daughter Sergeant Janice Bortner who retired from the Texas National Guard following over 20 years of active and National Guard service. Janice is a graduate of Dayton High School and will enter Texas A&M University at Galveston in the fall. Lieutenant Keirn C. Brown grew up in Niagara County, New York, graduated from the University of Rochester, and was called to active duty with his National Guard unit in 1940. He participated in every major European Campaign including the invasion of North Africa, action at Anzio and the Colmar Pocket, and the Saarland. He rose to the rank of Master Sergeant before earning a battlefield commission. After the war, he became a member of the Foreign Service and served around the world as a diplomat and senior State Department executive for over 25 years.

The Lieutenant Colonel J. Allan Green Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Taylre Moore of Fort Stewart, GA. Taylre is the son of Sergeant and Mrs. Kenneth Breshears of Fort Stewart. Sergeant Breshears is currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan as a combat medic with the 2d Battalion, 7th Infantry. Taylre is a graduate of Bradwell Institute at Hinesville, GA, and will study to become a professional pilot at the University of Central Missouri. Lieutenant Colonel J. Allan Green was born in 1926 and died in 2011 in Austin, Texas. He joined the Army as a private in 1944 during World War II. He later completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Armor branch. He served in the Korean War as a First Lieutenant, where he was wounded and for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He also served in Vietnam in 1970. LTC Green retired from the Army in 1972 after 28 years of service. Two years after retiring from the Army he entered the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin and upon completion of his studies was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church.

The Perot Family Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Friedrich Sala II of Wahiawa, HI. Friedrich is the son of Specialist and Mrs. Friedrich Sala of Wahiawa. Specialist Sala is serving with the 209th Aviation Support Battalion in the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, HI. Friedrich will enter Norwich University in Northfield, VT in the fall where he will major in political science. The Perot Family and the Hillwood Corporation, which is a Perot Family Enterprise headquartered in Dallas, are strong supporters of the U.S. military and of Army families. They are dedicated to assisting our military members and to promoting educational opportunities for Army family members.

The KBR Honorary Scholarship is awarded to Ryan A. Bernal of San Antonio, TX. Ryan is the son of Sergeant Pete Bernal, who is serving on active duty with the 157th Quartermaster Company at Fort Hood, TX. Ryan graduated from Southwest High School in San Antonio and will enter Trinity University in the fall. KBR is headquartered in Houston, TX. KBR is a leading global engineering, construction, and services company supporting the government services, energy, petrochemicals, and civil infrastructure sectors. The company employs over 50,000 people worldwide in locations that include Australia, Africa, the UK, Asia, and the Middle East. KBR has built a proud history and a leading market position in the government infrastructure (G&I) sector by being a low-cost, high-efficiency, and absolutely reliable provider. Not only is KBR the largest contractor for the United States Army and a top-ten contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense, it is currently the world's largest defense services provider.

The BAE Systems Honorary Scholarship was is awarded to Taylor Curry of Vicenza, Italy. Taylor's father, Master Sergeant Michael S. Curry, Jr. was killed in action on 23 July 2007 while serving in combat in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry of the 173d Airborne Brigade. Taylor remained in Vicenza with his mother and brother while attending and graduating from Vicenza High School. Taylor is a sophomore at Columbia University in New York City. BAE Systems is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The company provides support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems, and designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications. They also design, develop, produce, and provide service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems and intelligent munitions.

The Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Honorary Scholarship is awarded to Jennifer Stawski of Junction City, KS. Jennifer's father, Tom Stawski, retired from the Army as a staff sergeant following over twenty years service including combat operations in Desert Storm. Jennifer is a sophomore at Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, KS where she is majoring in youth ministry and athletic training. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, headquartered in Redondo Beach, California, is an approximately $10 billion business and is a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems, and advanced technologies critical to our nation's security.

The USAA Foundation Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Maria Decastro of Fort Hood, TX. Maria is the spouse of Staff Sergeant Damian Decastro who is assigned to B Company, CR Darnell Army Medical Center at Fort Hood. Mrs. Decastro is a junior at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor at Belton, TX majoring in nursing. The USAA Foundation is proud to be able to provide this scholarship support and assist Mrs. Decastro in pursuing her nursing degree.

The Fluor Corporation Honorary Scholarships were awarded to 10 Army family member students. For more than 100 years, Fluor has partnered with clients to design, build, and maintain many of the world's most challenging and complex capital projects. Through its global network, Fluor's 41,000 employees provide comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in engineering, procurement, construction and operations, maintenance, and project management. Today, the company serves a global client base in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, operations and maintenance, manufacturing and life sciences, mining, power, and transportation sectors. Under contract to the U.S. Army, Fluor provides military support services to the men and women of the Armed Forces who are currently serving in Afghanistan. Fluor Corporation Honorary Scholarships were awarded to:

Esperanza Ballenilla of Fort Lewis, WA. Esperanza is the spouse of Specialist Juan Monet-Martinez who is assigned to the 42d Military Police Brigade at Fort Lewis. Esperanza is a senior at the University of Washington where she is majoring in social welfare.

Zidisha Dambuza of Grovetown, GA. Zidisha is the daughter of Master Sergeant M. A. Dambuza and is a senior at the University of Georgia studying sociology and fashion merchandising. Her father is a single parent and widower who retired from the Army as a First Sergeant in 2005.

Kelsey Hobart of Naples, NY. Kelsey's father, Corporal Michael Hobart, died on active duty at Fort Drum, NY in 2005. Kelsey is a senior at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ where she is studying forensic psychology.

Paul Hossenlopp of Belton, TX. Paul is the son of Colonel and Mrs Paul Hossenlopp. Colonel Hossenlop is on active duty with the Army Garrison at Fort Sill, OK. Paul is a sophomore at the University of Texas majoring in radio, television and film.

Anastasiya Melnik of Vicenza, Italy. Anastasiya is the spouse of Specialist Jason Ware who is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503d Airborne Combat Team in Vicenza. Anastasiya is a junior majoring in psychology at the University of Maryland.

Brandon Pettitt of Colorado Springs, CO. Brandon is the son of Captain and Mrs Raymond Pettitt. Captain Pettitt is a chaplain at Fort Carson, CO. Brandon is a junior at the University of Colorado studying communications.

Marilyn Skeens of Clarksville, TN. Marilyn is the spouse of Specialist Justin Skeens who is assigned to the 3d Battalion, 320th Field Artillery of the 101st Airborne Division. Marilyn is a senior at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville majoring in health care management.

Jessica Slone of Godfrey, IL. Jessica is the spouse of Sergeant First Class Lonnie Slone. SFC Slone is assigned to the U.S. Army Recruiting Company in Fairview Heights, IL. Jessica is a sophomore at Lewis & Clark Community College majoring in nursing.

Cynthia Stinnett of Clarksville, TN. Cynthia is the spouse of Staff Sergeant Clint Stinnett of Fort Campbell, KY. SFC Stinnett is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Cynthia is a senior at Austin Peay State University at Clarksville majoring in accounting.

Lauren Woodard of Nashville, TN. Lauren is the spouse of Sergeant Andrew Woodard who is assigned to the Explosive Ordinance Disposal Training Detachment at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. Laruen is a senior at Liberty University of Lynchburg, VA studying psychology.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to continue their service to the Nation and to support and assist families of Army soldiers. The Army Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of US Army soldiers and Army veterans, as well as to spouses of serving active duty enlisted soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 1700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230 or be made on this web site.

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Army Scholarship Foundation, Perot Family Establish Honorary Scholarship to Support Army Families

Members of the Ross Perot family, in conjunction with the Army Scholarship Foundation, have established a scholarship to assist family members of United States Army personnel in their pursuit of higher education.

This scholarship, designated as the Perot Family Honorary Scholarship, will be awarded annually to a deserving son or daughter of a U.S. Army soldier or to the spouse of a serving active duty enlisted soldier. The scholarship was created as a result of the Perot family's generous donation to the Army Scholarship Foundation.

"The Perot family recognizes and salutes the contributions and sacrifices of military family members to our nation and to our Army. We want to do our part in assisting organizations that support Army families. The greatest gift that we can provide for the next generation of Army family members is the gift of education, and we hope that this scholarship will assist these military family members in achieving their educational goals and building for their future," said Darcy Anderson, spokesperson for the family and Vice Chairman of the Hillwood Corporation, a Perot family enterprise. "Ross Perot and Ross Perot, Junior and the entire Perot family are staunch advocates of our serivcemembers, and this is one way of thanking our soldiers and their families for their service on our behalf."

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to support families of soldiers. The foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of U.S. Army soldiers and veterans, as well as to spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers. The foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, TX 75230.

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Army Scholarship Foundation is Approved for Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Combined Federal Campaign Participation; CFC Donation Code is 24394

The DFW Metroplex Federal Coordinating Committee of the Combined Federal Campaign announced today that the Army Scholarship Foundation has been approved for participation in the 2013 Charity Listing and the 2013 CFC campaign.

As a result, federal employees in the Metroplex region are now able to designate tax deductible CFC donations to the Army Scholarship Foundation. These donations will assist family members of United States Army personnel in their pursuit of higher education. For information visit the local CFC web site at www.dfwmetroplexcfc.org.

All federal employees in the DFW Metroplex are encouraged to consider the Army Scholarship Foundation when planning their CFC annual giving.

This designation is a great step forward for the Army Scholarship Foundation, and is the result of a rigorous application and audit process required for qualification and participation in the CFC. It also validates the transparency of Army Scholarship Foundation operations and our careful stewardship of donated funds for Army family member scholarships.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to support families of soldiers. The foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of U.S. Army soldiers and veterans, as well as to spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers. The foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, TX 75230.

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Army Scholarship Foundation, Fluor Foundation Establish Honorary Scholarship to Support Army Families

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Fluor Foundation, in conjunction with the Army Scholarship Foundation, has established a scholarship to assist family members of United States Army personnel in their pursuit of higher education.

This scholarship, designated as the Fluor Honorary Scholarship, will be awarded annually to a deserving son or daughter of a U.S. Army soldier or to the spouse of a serving active duty enlisted soldier. This scholarship was created as a result of Fluor Foundation's donation to the Army Scholarship Foundation.

"Fluor is a strong supporter of organizations that assist U.S. military personnel and their families and is pleased to assist Army family members in their pursuit of higher education," Torrence Robinson, Senior Director, Fluor Foundation said. "This scholarship represents one small way Fluor can thank our soldiers and their families for the hardships they endure regularly."

For more than 100 years, Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has partnered with its clients to design, build, and maintain many of the world's most challenging and complex capital projects. Through its global network of offices on six continents, Fluor's 43,000 employees provide comprehensive capabilities and world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, fabrication, operations, maintenance, and project management. Today, the company serves a global client base in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, operations and maintenance, manufacturing and life sciences, mining, power and transportation sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 124th on in the Fortune 500 list and had revenue of $24.3 billion in 2011. For more information, visit www.fluor.com.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to support families of soldiers. The foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of U.S. Army soldiers and veterans, as well as to spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers. The foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, TX 75230.

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Brothers Honor Their Father with Colonel Urey Woodson Alexander Memorial Scholarship

Alexander during World War II

LTC Urey Woodson (Woody) Alexander, Jr. (US Army retired) and his brother Buford C. Alexander (US Army, 1970-74) have dedicated the Colonel Urey Woodson Alexander Memorial Scholarship to honor their father.

Colonel Alexander was born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1915 and commissioned upon graduation from West Point in 1940. Following Field Artillery Officer Basic Course he was assigned to the Third Infantry Division at Ft Sam Houston, TX. After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Urey's battalion was given responsibility for coast defense in Sonoma, California. He joined the 104th Infantry Division (Timberwolves) and assumed command of the 386th Field Artillery Battalion (105mm Howitzer) in 1943. In 1944, the Division moved to Ft Carson, CO, and Urey was promoted to LTC. He then married Sugar Cain, an SMU graduate whom he met in Dallas; Sugar worked with the WASP's flying B-24's.

After D-Day, the 104th Infantry Division deployed to Cherbourg, France and fought in Belgium, Holland, the Battle of the Bulge, and into Germany in 1945. Urey Jr. (Woody) was born on the same day his father shook hands with the Russians on the Elbe. After brief occupation duty, the Division was transferred to California to train for the invasion of Japan, but upon war's end the Division was deactivated at Camp Adair, with Urey having commanded the artillery battalion the entire time.

After the War, LTC Alexander served at Forts Bliss and Sill, and attended Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, where Buford was born. He advised the Greek Army in their civil war with the Communists in 1950, and then worked with Naval Research on Long Island. His most interesting job was as Military Attaché to Poland, which entailed a year of language training at Monterey, intelligence training in DC and London, and final prep in Berlin. The two years in Warsaw at the beginning of the Cold War were eventful, with many interesting visitors at their home, including the future John Paul II and a young Senator John F. Kennedy.

Next, Colonel Alexander attended the Army War College in Carlisle, and then stayed on the faculty. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he commanded the 35th Artillery Group in Germany for two years (where Woody graduated from high school), followed by two years at NATO HQ in Paris. He then served at Strategic Air Command HQ in Omaha (where Buford graduated from high school). His final Army job was as Director of Instruction at the War College. Upon retirement, he and Sugar remained in Carlisle, where he was business manager of the Dickinson School of Law.

Colonel Alexander passed away in 1998. Both he and his wife are buried at home in Texas. They would be pleased with the work of the Army Scholarship Foundation, having sent two Army brats off to college with help of Officers' Wives Club scholarships.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 to provide scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of US Army soldiers and Army veterans, and to spouses of enlisted active duty soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible contributions can be sent to the Foundation at 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230.

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Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for 2012-2013 Academic Year

The Army Scholarship Foundation announced today the award of ten scholarships to children of United States Army soldiers and veterans and to spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers. Scholarships for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year were awarded to deserving Army family members as follows:

Joseph Capparelli, head and shoulders

The Captain Jennifer Schafer Odom Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Mr Joseph Capparelli, Jr. of Williamstown, NY. Joseph is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Capparelli of Williamstown. Mr. Capparelli served as a Specialist during Desert Shield/Storm. Joseph is a sophomore majoring in Business Management at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.

Jennifer Shafer Odom grew up on a dairy farm in Knoxville, Maryland. After graduating first in her class at Brunswick High School, she entered the U.S. Military Academy and graduated as a member of the Class of 1992. She became an Army aviator and served tours of duty in both the United States and Europe, where she supported both the Kurdish refugee and Bosnia missions. While serving with the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas in 1999, her aircraft was reported missing while flying intelligence and counter drug missions over Columbia, South America. She and her crew were lost.


Trent Brock, head and shoulders

The Lieutenant Scott Love Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Mr. Trent Brock of Fort Campbell, KY. Trent is the son of Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Brock who is assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Fort Campbell. Trent is majoring in broadcasting and performance arts.

First Lieutenant Scott Love was killed in action in 2006 while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Scott Love was an " Army brat" who was born at Fort Campbell, KY and graduated from high school in Huntsville, AL. He graduated from Florida State University in 1996 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999 as a military intelligence specialist. In 2003, he attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, and was subsequently assigned as a platoon leader with 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry stationed at Baumholder, Germany. His unit deployed to Kuwait in November 2005, with Scott's platoon assigned to Task Force 1-35 Armor when he was killed at Ar Ramadi, Iraq.


Jordan McNab, head and shoulders

The Sergeant Andrew Topham Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Jordan McNab of Hartford, IL. Jordan is the daughter of SFC and Mrs. Shawn McNab. SFC McNab retired from active duty with the New York Army National Guard with a service connected disability following combat in Desert Storm and subsequently passed away. Jordan will enter the University of Missouri in Columbia and will major in Nursing.

Sergeant Andrew Topham grew up in Randolph, Massachusetts near Boston. He was a highly decorated soldier, awarded the Bronze Star for service in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. In addition he earned the Army Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Ribbon.


Victoria Inman, head and shoulders

The Lieutenant General Jack Costello Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Victoria Inman of Vilseck, Germany. She is the daughter of Command Sergeant Major and Mrs Jeremiah Inman. CSM Inman is assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck. He is a veteran of numerous combat deployments to the Middle East. Victoria is a sophomore at Furman University in Greenville, SC and is majoring in International Relations.

LTG Jack Costello was born in Pottsville, PA and was commissioned in the Army upon graduation from the Citadel. He served in the 82d Airborne Division and in Vietnam. He commanded the 2d Battalion, 59th Air Defense Artillery, the 35th ADA Brigade, the 32d Army Air Defense Command in Germany, the ADA School and Fort Bliss, Texas, and the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Upon retirement, he joined the Raytheon Company where he led Network Centric Systems Strategic Planning and Business Development operations and the company's Improvised Explosive Device Defeat efforts.


Melissa Contreras, head and shoulders

The Brigadier General Anson Schulz Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Mrs. Melissa Contreras of Fort Polk, LA. Melissa is the wife of Sergeant Gerardo Contreras, who is assigned to 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, and recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan with Task Force Patriot of the 10th Mountain Division. Melissa is a junior at Colorado State University majoring in Business Management.

Brigadier Anson General Schulz enlisted in the Army from Indiana and served for two years before being commissioned through Officer Candidate School. He deployed with the 8th Missile Battalion to Homestead AFB, FL during the Cuban Missile Crisis and subsequently served in Vietnam. During his career he was awarded the Bronze Star, Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit. Following his retirement as the Chief of Staff of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, he enjoyed a distinguished civilian business career with Northrop-Grumman, Quantum Research, and RAM Incorporated.


Megan Wade, head and shoulders

The Lieutenant Keirn C. Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Mrs. Megan Wade from Danielson, Connecticut. She is the spouse of Specialist Matthew Wade who is assigned to the 2d Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Megan is a senior at Boston University where she is majoring in Political Science and Ancient Greek and Latin.

Lieutenant Keirn C. Brown grew up in Niagara County, New York, graduated from the University of Rochester and was called to active duty with his National Guard unit in 1940. He participated in every major European Campaign including the invasion of North Africa and actions at Anzio, the Colmar Pocket, and the Saarland. He rose to the rank of Master Sergeant before earning a battlefield commission. After the war, he became a member of the Foreign Service and served around the world as a diplomat and senior State Department executive for over 25 years.


Brandon Pettitt, head and shoulders

The Doctor Emory Ladanyi Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Mr. Brandon Pettitt of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Brandon's father is a captain (chaplain) assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor of the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson. Brandon is a junior at the University of Colorado where he is majoring in communications art and human resources.

Doctor Emory Ladanyi served in the Army Medical Corps in World War II in the Sicily and Italy Campaign. Following the war, he continued his medical career as a dermatologist. He also devoted his energies to the fine arts, becoming a world renowned artist and producing over 3000 pieces of art, including oils, acrylics, water colors, pastels, charcoals, inks, and woodcuts in a variety of styles including expressionist, portraits, abstracts, and both land- and cityscapes.


Phillip Bruan, head and shoulders

The KBR Honorary Scholarship is awarded to Mr. Phillip Angelo Bruan of Seattle, Washington. Phillip has been raised by a single mother, Ms. Yvonne Fernandez, who served in the Army as a specialist from 1977 to 1981. Phillip is a senior at Seattle University where he is majoring in Political Science.

KBR is headquartered in Houston, Texas. KBR is a leading global engineering, construction, and services company supporting the government services, energy, petrochemicals, and civil infrastructure sectors. The company employs over 50,000 people worldwide in locations that include Australia, Africa, the UK, Asia and the Middle East. KBR has built a proud history and a leading market position in the government infrastructure (G&I) sector by being a low-cost, high-efficiency and absolutely reliable provider. Not only is KBR the largest contractor for the United States Army and a top-ten contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense, it is currently the world's largest defense services provider.


Zidisha Zambuza, head and shoulders

The Hamilton Sundstrand Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Zidisha Dambuza of Grovetown, Georgia. Her father is a single parent and widower who retired from the Army as a First Sergeant in 2005. Zidisha is a junior at the University of Georgia studying Sociology and Fashion Merchandising.

Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies Corporation, employs over 18,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, CT. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures, and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate, and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs. Hamilton Sundstrand is a strong supporter of Army families and is proud to sponsor this annual scholarship for Army family members.


Taylor Curry, head and shoulders

The BAE Systems Honorary Scholarship was is being awarded to Mr. Taylor Curry of Vicenza, Italy. Taylor's father, Master Sergeant Michael S. Curry, Jr. was killed in action on 23 July 2007 while serving in combat in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion, 503d Infantry of the 173d Airborne Brigade. Taylor remained in Vicenza with his mother and brother while attending and graduating from Vicenza High School. Taylor will enter Columbia University in New York City this fall.

BAE Systems is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. The company provides support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems, and designs, develops and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications. They also design, develop, produce, and provide service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems and intelligent munitions.


Jennifer Stawski, head and shoulders

The Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Honorary Scholarship is awarded to Miss Jennifer Stawski of Junction City, Kansas. Jennifer's father, Tom Stawski, retired from the Army as a staff sergeant following over twenty years' service including combat operations in Desert Storm. Jennifer will attend Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kansas where she will major in Youth Ministry.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, headquartered in Redondo Beach, California, is an approximately $10 billion business and is a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems, and advanced technologies critical to our nation's security.


Stojanka Berry, head and shoulders

The Allied Associates International Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Mrs. Stojanka Berry of Killeen, Texas. Stojanka is the spouse of Sergeant Nabeh Mark Berry who is on active duty with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3d Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas. Stojanka is a junior at the Texas A&M, Central Texas University Campus, majoring in Social Work.

Allied Associates International (A2I) is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVO) business providing professional engineering services and technology support to the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and other supporting agencies. With offices in Virginia, Colorado, and Indiana as well as the United Kingdom, Allied Associates has a wide range of expertise in systems engineering, domestic and international acquisitions, technology and software development, testing and evaluation, and program management.


The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to continue their service to the Nation and to support and assist families of Army soldiers. The Army Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of US Army soldiers and Army veterans, as well as to spouses of serving active duty enlisted soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230 or made on this site.

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GuideStar USA Awards its Gold Star Exchange Seal to Army Scholarship Foundation in Recognition of the Foundation's Commitment to Transparency

GuideStar USA has awarded its Gold Star Exchange Seal to the Army Scholarship Foundation for its compliance with GuideStar's data availability guidelines for charitable organizations. GuideStar USA is the nation's leader in evaluating the non-profit sector to assist donors in making the best giving decisions by ensuring that donors can access comprehensive data on non-profits, particularly financial and administrative data. GuideStar believes that the best decisions are made when such information on non-profits is open and shared. The Army Scholarship Foundation's willingness to make its data available to donors has resulted in this recognition by GuideStar. The Foundation views this designation as helping to assure its donors' confidence in the integrity and openness of its operations.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 to provide scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of US Army soldiers and Army veterans, and to spouses of enlisted active duty soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible contributions can be sent to the Foundation at 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230.

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Army Scholarship Foundation Announces Scholarship Awards for 2011-2012 Academic Year

The Army Scholarship Foundation announced today the award of ten scholarships to children of United States Army soldiers and veterans and to spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers. Scholarships for the upcoming 2011-2012 academic year were awarded to deserving Army family members as follows:

Joseph Capparelli, head and shoulders

The Captain Jennifer Schafer Odom Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Mr. Joseph Capparelli, Jr of Williamstown, NY. Mr. Capparelli is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Capparelli of Williamstown. Mr. Capparelli served as a specialist during Desert Shield/Storm. He graduated from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School, and will major in Business Management at Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.

Jennifer Shafer Odom grew up on a dairy farm in Knoxville, Maryland. After graduating first in her class at Brunswick High School, she entered the U.S. Military Academy and graduated as a member of the Class of 1992. She became an Army aviator and served tours of duty in both the United States and Europe, where she supported both the Kurdish refugee and Bosnia missions. While serving with the 204th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas in 1999, her aircraft was reported missing while flying intelligence and counter drug missions over Columbia, South America. She and her crew were lost.


Trent Brock, head and shoulders

The Lieutenant Scott Love Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Mr. Trent Brock of Fort Campbell, KY. Mr. Brock is the son of Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Brock who is assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment at Ft Campbell. Mr. Brock is currently a junior at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY who is majoring in broadcasting and performance arts.

First Lieutenant Scott Love was killed in action in 2006 while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Scott Love was an " Army brat" who was born at Fort Campbell, KY and graduated from high school in Huntsville, AL. He graduated from Florida State University in 1996 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1999 as a military intelligence specialist. In 2003, he attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, and was subsequently assigned as a platoon leader with 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry stationed at Baumholder, Germany. His unit deployed to Kuwait in November 2005, with Scott's platoon assigned to Task Force 1-35 Armor when he was killed at Ar Ramadi, Iraq.


Zidisha Zambuza, head and shoulders

The Sergeant Andrew Topham Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Zidisha Dambuza of Grovetown, Georgia. Ms. Dambuza is a sophomore at the University of Georgia studying Sociology and Fashion Merchandising. Her father is a single parent and widower, who retired from the Army as a First Sergeant in 2005.

Sergeant Andrew Topham grew up in Randolph, Massachusetts near Boston. He was a highly decorated soldier, awarded the Bronze Star for service in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. In addition he earned the Army Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Ribbon.


Kimberly Cook, head and shoulders

The Major Clifford M. Collins Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Kimberly Cook of Coppell, TX. Kimberly is a senior at Austin College in Sherman, TX, with a dual major in Biology and History. Her parents are both deceased. Her father retired as a Sergeant Major.

Major Cliff Collins served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, flying B-29s in combat in the Korean War, and later flying F-105s during the Vietnam War. Upon retirement from the Air Force, he taught engineering at the University of Texas. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned an MS in Aerospace Management from the University of Southern California. He passed away in 1996.


Victoria Inman, head and shoulders

The Lieutenant General Jack Costello Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ms. Victoria Inman of Vilseck, Germany. She is the daughter of Command Sergeant Major and Mrs. Jeremiah Inman. CSM Inman is assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Regiment in Vilseck. He is a veteran of numerous combat deployments to the Middle East. Ms. Inman is a freshman at Furman University in Greenville, SC.

LTG Jack Costello was born in Pottsville, PA and was commissioned in the Army upon graduation from the Citadel. He served in the 82d Airborne Division and in Vietnam. He commanded the 2d Battalion, 59th Air Defense Artillery, the 35th ADA Brigade, 32d Army Air Defense Command in Germany, the ADA School and Fort Bliss, Texas, and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Upon retirement, he joined the Raytheon Company where he led Network Centric Systems' strategic planning and business development operations and the Raytheon's Improvised Explosive Device Defeat efforts.


Paige Siminos, head and shoulders

The Brigadier General Anson Schulz Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Paige Simonis of Janesville, Wisconsin. She is the daughter of First Sergeant and Mrs. Robert Simonis. 1SG Simonis is currently deployed with D Company, 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment in Iraq. Ms. Simonis will enter North Dakota State University as a freshman this fall.

Brigadier General Anson Schulz enlisted in the Army from Indiana and served for two years before being commissioned through Officer Candidate School. He deployed with the 8th Missile Battalion to Homestead AFB, FL during the Cuban Missile Crisis and subsequently served in Vietnam. During his career he was awarded the Bronze Star, Distinguished Service Medal, and Legion of Merit. Following his retirement as the Chief of Staff of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, he enjoyed a distinguished civilian business career with Northrop-Grumman, Quantum Research, and RAM Incorporated.


Nichole Wilson, head and shoulders

The KBR Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Mrs. Nichole Wilson of Traverse City, Michigan. She is the wife of Specialist Mathew Wilson who is assigned to Delta Company, 125th Infantry and is an Iraq veteran. She is a senior at Baker College of Cadillac in Cadillac, MI, majoring in Health Care Administration.

KBR is headquartered in Houston, Texas. KBR is a leading global engineering, construction, and services company supporting the government services, energy, petrochemicals, and civil infrastructure sectors. The company employs over 50,000 people worldwide in locations that include Australia, Africa, the UK, Asia and the Middle East. KBR has built a proud history and a leading market position in the government infrastructure (G&I) sector by being a low-cost, high-efficiency and absolutely reliable provider. Not only is KBR the largest contractor for the United States Army and a top-ten contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense, but it is also currently the world's largest defense services provider.


Melissa Contreras, head and shoulders

The Hamilton Sundstrand Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Mrs. Melissa Contreras of Fort Polk, LA. Ms. Contreras is the wife of Sergeant Gerardo Contreras, who is assigned to 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery and is deployed in Afghanistan with Task Force Patriot of the 10th Mountain Division. Ms. Contreras is a sophomore at Central Texas College in Killeen, TX.

Hamilton Sundstrand, a United Technologies Corporation, employs over 18,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, CT. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures, and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate, and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs. Hamilton Sundstrand is a strong supporter of Army Families and is proud to sponsor this annual scholarship for Army family members.


Bradley Hernandez, head and shoulders

The BAE Systems Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Mr. Bradley Hernandez of Whitney, TX. His father retired from the Army as a Sergeant First Class. Mr. Hernandez is a junior majoring in Criminal Justice at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX.

BAE Systems is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. The company provides support and service solutions for current and future defense, intelligence, and civilian systems, and designs, develops, and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications. BAE Systems also designs, develops, produces, and provides service support of armored combat vehicles, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions.


Mohammed U. Gilani, head and shoulders

The Allied Associates International Honorary Scholarship was awarded to Mohammed U. Gilani of Charlotte, NC. He is the son of retired Sergeant First Class and Mrs. Syed Gilani. Mr. Gilani is a junior at the University of South Carolina, majoring in International Business.

Allied Associates International (A2I) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business providing professional engineering services and technology support to the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and other supporting agencies. With offices in Virginia, Colorado, and Indiana as well as the United Kingdom, Allied Associates has a wide range of expertise in systems engineering, domestic and international acquisitions, technology and software development, testing and evaluation, and program management.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 by concerned Army veterans who desired to continue their service to the Nation and to support and assist families of Army soldiers. The Army Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of U.S. Army soldiers and Army veterans, as well as to spouses of serving active duty enlisted soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230.

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Raytheon Colleagues Join with Family and Friends to Establish Lieutenant General Jack Costello Memorial Scholarship with the Army Scholarship Foundation

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The Board of Directors of the Army Scholarship Foundation announced today the establishment of the Lieutenant General Jack Costello Memorial Scholarship to be presented annually to a deserving Army family member. This scholarship is being funded through the generous support of many of Jack's Raytheon Company colleagues, as well as family and friends.

General Costello served for over 32 years in the Army, retiring in 2001 as Commander of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command. He was commissioned upon graduation from the Citadel and served as an advisor in Vietnam. General Costello previously commanded the 35th Air Defense Brigade, the 32d Army Air Defense Command, and the U.S. Army Air Defense School and Fort Bliss. Upon Army retirement, General Costello joined the Raytheon Company, where he led Network Centric Systems' strategic planning and business development operations. In addition, he continued to serve soldiers through his leadership of the Raytheon Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Task Force, providing valuable solutions to the IED threat.

Donations to the Costello Memorial Scholarship are still being accepted, and will help to ensure that scholarship awards can be made in General Costello's memory into the future.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001 to provide scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of U.S. Army soldiers and Army veterans, and to spouses of enlisted active duty soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters. Tax deductible contributions can be sent to the Foundation at 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230.

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Allied Associates International, Incorporated (A2I) Funds Honorary Scholarship

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The Army Scholarship Foundation announced today that Allied Associates of Warrenton, Virginia has funded an academic scholarship to support Army family members. This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving son or daughter of a soldier or spouse of an enlisted soldier. In presenting A2I's generous donation to fund this award, Perry Casto, CEO of A2I, underscored support for Army families:   " We at Allied Associates International are happy to participate with the Army Scholarship Foundation in assisting Army family members pursue educational opportunities. Soldier families give so much to our Army and our nation. We hope that this, in a small way, recognizes the sacrifices they make daily for our country."

Allied Associates International is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOB) specializing in the development of cyber intelligence tools for law enforcement and intelligence communities and support to the Department of Defense in the areas of weapons systems engineering and training and doctrine development. With offices in Virginia, Colorado, Indiana and Pennsylvania as well as the United Kingdom, Allied Associates has a wide range of expertise in systems engineering, engineering, domestic and international acquisitions, technology and software development, testing and evaluation, and program management. A2I is proud to support the Army Scholarship Foundation as well as a number of other worthy causes in support of our Nation and our veterans.

The Army Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2001, and provides scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of U.S. Army soldiers and Army veterans, as well as to spouses of serving active duty enlisted soldiers. The Foundation is sustained by the generous donations of its supporters, and tax deductible donations can be sent to the Army Scholarship Foundation, 11700 Preston Road, Suite 660-301, Dallas, Texas 75230.

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Army Scholarship Foundation Celebrates Ten Years of Serving Army Families

The Board of Directors and Volunteers of the Army Scholarship Foundation are pleased to announce today the Foundation's ten year anniversary in assisting Army family members in pursuing their educational dreams. The Army Scholarship Foundation was incorporated in the State of Texas as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on March 9, 2001, and today marks the 10th anniversary of that incorporation and the formal founding of the organization. Over the past ten years, the Army Scholarship Foundation has provided academic scholarships to children of soldiers and spouses of active duty enlisted soldiers. During this time, the Foundation has grown steadily in numbers of volunteers, funds raised, and scholarships awarded. This growth has been due to the generosity of the Foundation's many supporters nation-wide, and to the spreading awareness of the vital role that the Foundation plays in assisting Army family members with their college education. We all join in celebrating this significant achievement.

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