Photo credit: The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
From left to right: Carolyn Perot Rathjen, Nancy Perot Mulford, Ross Perot, Margot Perot,
Ross Perot, Jr., Suzanne Perot McGee, Katherine Perot Reeves
The Perot Family Scholarship is awarded annually in perpetuity to a deserving son or daughter of a United States Army soldier or to the spouse of an active duty enlisted soldier to assist in his or her pursuit of higher education. 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 for our serivcemembers, and this is one way of thanking our soldiers and their families for their service on our behalf."
Jennifer's impact is described best by one of her soldiers: "Captain Odom was the strongest women I ever met. She gave many women in the Army someone to look up to. She was a true role model for me."