The CGSC Foundation has announced the winners of its inaugural competitive scholarship program.
Austin Shoffner, a freshman at Texas A&M University, and Alannah Skinner, a freshman at Iowa State University, earned the $500 college-level scholarships. Abigail Loch, a senior at Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kan., and Aubrie Penfield, a senior at Lansing High School in Lansing, Kan., won the $500 high school awards.
The foundation’s scholarship program is open to students who are children or grandchildren of U.S. Army Command and General Staff College alumni who are life members of the foundation. Two high school awards and two college awards will be presented each year. The foundation accepted applications from Jan. 2 through March 1.
Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox contacted the winning students April 13 to let them know they had won.
“The winning students are out-standing,” Cox said. “Their academic and community involvement credentials are impressive. When I called, one of them was so excited. She said we’d made her whole week.
“We know these are challenging times right now, and we’re glad we can bring a little light into their lives. But they earned it. They had to be precise in how they filled out the application and they had to write an essay which we reviewed very carefully.”
“We designed this program to help the foundation fulfill its mission to maintain connections with our alumni as well as offer a tangible benefit for our military families,” Cox said. “Now that we’ve conducted our first year of the program, we look forward to making improvements and getting even more applicants next year. Congratulations to this year’s winners and thank you to their parents for being life members of our Alumni Association.”
Information about the foundation’s scholarship program is available at www.cgscfoundation/alumni/scholarships.