Three area students are among 700 others who have earned Scholarships for Military Children Program.
They all recipient of $2,000 college scholarships awarded at Fort Stewart, and are:
•Korsha Brown of Ludowici daughter of Catena Cassidy. She has said she will enroll at Auburn University. Her high school and community activities include Beta Club, FCA, FBLA, math team and track and field.
•Cameron Reese of Midway, son of Aaron and Renee Reese. He is enrolled at Morehouse College. His high school and community activities include JROTC, football, Red Cross volunteer, Young Adult Liberty Leadership Class and National Society of HS Scholars.
•Sarah McPherson of Hinesville, daughter of Stan and Sheilah McPherson. She plans to attend Augusta University. Her high school and community activities include Pre-Nursing Society Students of Service, HOSA, student government and Liberty Regional Medical Center volunteer.
Fort Stewart is one of over 250 commissaries operated worldwide by the Defense Commissary Agency.
Approximately 5,000 students applied for the scholarships at commissariess worldwide. All of the recipients are listed at www.militaryscholar.org, the official website for the program.
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was initiated in 2000 to award scholarships to graduating high school and college students. The program is open to qualified sons and daughters of members of the U.S. armed services including active duty, retirees, guard/reserves, as well as children of deceased military personnel.
Applications are turned in through commissaries.
Applicants for the 2017 program were required to maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average, participate in voluntary school and community activities, demonstrate leadership qualities, and write an essay on "If you had the chance to have a 30 minute conversation with any person in history, who would choose? Why? What topic would you discuss?"
Manufacturers and organizations that do business with the commissary system fund the scholarships. All three of the Fort Stewart scholarships were funded by Military Produce Group.
The Fisher House Foundation administers the program through Scholarship Managers, a professional scholarship management services organization.