SOUTHWEST VETERANS FOUNDATION
ANNOUNCES VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
May 24, 2017
The Southwest Veterans Foundation (SWVF) announced the winners of its 2017-1 Veteran Scholarship Awards today. The five selectees will all receive a $1,000 scholarship.
- Vincent Alonzo is an Air Force and Marine Veteran and student at Northern Arizona University
- Ricky Bagget an Army Veteran Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
- Eddie Boquilla is an Army Veteran and student at Arizona State University
- Kyle Jordan son of an Army pilot who was killed in service and student at Grand Canyon University
- Ryan Wade is a Marine Veteran and student at Phoenix College
Ken Speer, President of the Foundation Board of Directors, said “this scholarship cycle included the most applications to date and the most scholarships awarded in any one cycle. The other nice thing is that our five scholarship winners are from five different colleges/universities. Finally, one of our scholarship winners is the son of an Army pilot killed in service.”.
Michael Abbott, Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, added his “thanks to all applicants and college staffs who encouraged the Veterans and assisted them in preparing their applications.” He added, “This was the most competitive selection to date. I encourage all those who applied, but were not selected to reapply to our next scholarship offering.”
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 September with winners announced in November. Speer added, “we want to thank the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC), who donates 20% of their revenues, to our scholarship fund.” Their generosity makes 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, please visit our foundation website. For more information about the SWVCC, please visit www.southwestveteranschamber.com.