FRA Education Foundation Announces 2012 Scholarship Recipients
The FRA Education
Foundation proudly announces its scholarship recipients for
2012. Funded through
private donations, corporate sponsorships, established trusts and the
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), the foundation’s parent
organization, the Foundation will award $128,000 in scholarships to 28
deserving students across the country who are pursuing their dreams of a
college degree in the 2012-2013 academic year.
proud to have increased our award total this year,” says Joe
Barnes, FRA’s National Executive Director and a member of the
Foundation’s Board of Directors. “And we’re sincerely
grateful for the substantial gifts that make it possible for the
Foundation to present these scholarships to service members, veterans
and family members.”
More than 340 students
applied for the annual scholarship program, in which recipients
are selected based on financial need, academic standing, character
and leadership qualities. Established in 2009, the FRA Education Foundation works to
advance FRA’s long-standing tradition of helping students reach
their educational and professional goals.
All current and former
members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are eligible to apply
for Foundation scholarships, and members of the FRA, their spouses,
children and grandchildren qualify for a broader range of awards,
several of which are funded through member legacy donations. Applications for FRA’s
2013-2014 scholarships will be available after September 1, 2012. In
addition, the FRA Education Foundation is an approved charity eligible
for contributions through the 2012 Combined Federal Campaign
80236) later this year.
The recipients of FRA
Education Foundation scholarship awards for 2012 are:
Glenn F. Glezen Scholarship ($5,000):
Sheila M. Davis,
Robert W. Nolan Scholarship
($5,000): Johanna Lee Poon, Los
Joseph R. Baranski
Scholarship ($5,000): Jill Gaitens, Virginia Beach,
Fleet Reserve Association
Awards ($5,000 each): Shannon Kerley, Wantagh, N.Y.; Kali A. Murphy, Gilbertsville,
N.Y.; Sara A. E. Mattingly, Prattville, Ala.;Travis M. Wells, Annapolis, Md.; Christina R. Breitenbuecher, Mill
Valley, Calif.; Steffen W. Stroup, Bremerton, Wash.; James A. Manning, Wamego, Kans.; Madison K. Hoffman, Catawba, S.C.; Jonathan Yong Kim,
GEICO Scholarship ($5,000
each): Brittany Sanders,
Springfield, Mo.; Samantha E. James, Mobile, Ala.; Destinee Ann Vigil, San
($4,000): Sarah D. Wennersten, Marysville, Wash.
Robert M. Treadwell Annual
Scholarship ($5,000): Alexander C. M. Menke, Bettendorf, Iowa
StanleyA. Doran Memorial
Scholarship ($5,000): Deborah G. Jodrey, Graham, N.C.
Colonel Hazel Benn
Scholarship ($2,000 each): Brian Bracht, Rensselaer, Ind.; Isaias J. Suarez, Jacksonville,
The Donald Bruce Pringle
Family Scholarship ($5,000): Kristen Zwicky, Pekin, Ill.
MCPO Ken E. Blair
Scholarship ($5,000): Kristopher R. L. Jackson, East
Express Scripts Scholarship
($5,000 each): Jay M. Turner, Ashby, Minn.
Express Scripts Scholarship
($3,000 each): Leanza C. Tupfer, Benicia, Calif.
($5,000): Luca F. Valle, Spokane, Wash.
each): Laura J. Martin, Manheim, Pa.; Katharine I. Christovich, Woodbridge, Va.
Scholarship ($2,000): Shelby T. Murphy, Fulton, Md.
The FRA Education Foundation
The FRA Education Foundation provides academic
scholarships to deserving students based on financial need, academic
standing, and demonstrated leadership qualities. The Foundation is a
2012 Combined Federal Campaign-authorized charity (Code 80236) and
partners with military and education professionals to promote life-long
learning opportunities that help scholars reach their educational,
professional and personal goals. To learn more, visit www.fra.org/foundation or call