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Two earn scholarships through commissary
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Debra Meadows - photo by Photo provided.
Two local youths have received awards through the annual Scholarships for Military Children Program.
The students, both from Hinesville, received $1,500 scholarships each through the commissary on Fort Stewart, one of 257 commissaries operated worldwide by the Defense Commissary Agency.
Debra Meadows is the daughter of Valerie and Robert Meadows. She plans to enroll at Tiffin University. Her activities include student council, volleyball, animal foster parent, Special Olympics volunteer and youth soccer camp volunteer.
Brandon Schreihofer is the son of Franklyn Schreihofer Jr. He plans to enroll at University of Florida. His school and community activities include tutoring, school of music volunteer, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interact and Boy Scouts.
The program was created in 2000 to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college students. The scholarship program is open to qualified sons and daughters of members of the U.S. armed services. Applications are turned in through commissaries.
There were more than 6,000 applicants for scholarships this year, but only 625 students were selected. Applicants this year were required to maintain a minimum 3.0 gpa, participate in voluntary school and community activities, demonstrate leadership qualities and write an essay on military life.
Manufacturers and organizations that do business with commissaries fund the scholarships. The local scholarships were funded by Pactiv/E-Z Foil.
The Fisher House Foundation administers the program through Scholarship Managers, a professional scholarship management services organization.
“The cumulative GPA remains in the 3.7 to 3.9 range,” said Bernard T. Cote, president of Scholarship Managers. “As in all prior years, the caliber of the applicants to the Scholarships for Military Children Program continues to be a step above those students who apply to the many other scholarship programs we administer.”
To get more information about the program, go to
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