Eight Fort Meade teens were named recipients of the Fisher House Foundation’s Scholarships for Military Children Program on May 8.
The high school seniors were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship in pursuit of a college education.
The Scholarships for Military Children Program is funded through contributions from the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide. Proceeds from sales of manufacturers’ supplies whose products are sold at military commissaries are donated to the scholarship program.
“The scholarship helps the recipients better prepare for the financial challenges in their future,” said Frank Macias, acting store director of the Fort Meade Commissary.
The Fisher House Foundation underwrites the administration of the program.
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created “in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to the role of the commissary in the family community,” according to the program’s website.
The Fisher House Foundation provides a “Home Away From Home” near military medical centers for families experiencing a medical crisis.
The scholarship winners are:
- Thomas Holtslander, who will attend Auburn University in Auburn, Ala.
- Joshua Peters, who will attend the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
- Joan Condron, who will attend Villanova University in Villanova, Pa.
- >Ashley Seymour, who will attend Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala.
- Marinn Scott, who will attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah
- Emma Wasko, who will attend Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa.
- Devon Parker, who will attend Towson University in Towson, Md.
- Madison Rumfelt, who will attend Bob Jones University in Greeneville, S.C.