PRESS RELEASE: 2017-2 VETERAN SCHOLARSHIPS
December 5, 2017
Southwest Veterans FOUNDATION
Announces VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
The Southwest Veterans Foundation (SWVF) announced the winner of its 2017-2 Veteran Scholarship Awards today at its annual Holiday Luncheon held at the historic Wrigley Mansion.
Chastity DeGuzman, a Marine Veteran, is the sixth scholarship recipient for 2017. Ken Speer, President of the Foundation Board of Directors, said “we are very pleased to be able to help another Veteran achieve their post-service career aspirations.” Chastity exemplifies the Veteran values America cherishes. She works full-time while pursuing her academic work at Grand Canyon University.
In receiving this scholarship, Chastity said, “I want to thank the Veterans Foundation for this scholarship and all those that made it possible. I will put this to good use.” She added that she is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and intends to start her own business in the restaurant industry.
Randall Asburry, Chair of the Scholarship Committee indicated, “this concludes our 2017 Scholarship Program and we anticipate kicking off our first 2018 cycle in early 2018. We encourage all interested and eligible Veterans to watch for that announcement and to apply for our scholarship.”
The SWVF Veteran Scholarship is open to Veterans, currently serving Reservists and National Guard, and spouses and children of Veterans killed in service or 100% disabled. The next scholarship opportunity will be announced in February with winners announced in early May. Speer added, “we want to thank the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC), who donates 10% of all their revenues, to our scholarship fund.” Their generosity helps make these scholarships possible. Individuals and organizations can support this scholarship program by joining the SWVCC or by making a donation to the SWVF. To make a donation to support the Scholarship Program, please visit the Foundation website or contact the Executive Director, whose contact information appears at the top of this press release.
For more information about the SWVF, or to donate to future scholarships, please visit our foundation website at www.southwestveteransfoundation.org For more information about the SWVCC, please visit www.southwestveteranschamber.com