The Marne Community and Spouses’ Club (MCSC) awarded its 2019 academic scholarships and welfare grants May 14 at its monthly luncheon at Club Stewart.
The club awarded scholarships to Bradwell Institute students Bailey LaMotte for $2,000, Christian Coffey for $1,500, Michael Hagerty for $1,000, Allison Boyle for $750, and Kei-shaunia Walters for $750. Jalisa Peterson from Liberty County High School received a $750 scholarship.
The Colonial Dames of America in Savannah awarded $1,100 to Harvard University student Bryce Kim, son of Susie Kim of Fort Stewart. The Colonial Dames encourage appreciation of national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service and educational projects. Members must be descendants of someone who rendered significant service to his country during the colonial period before July 5, 1776.
Yotisha Cobb, who recently was accepted into the nursing program at Georgia Southern University, received this year’s Rita Ackerman Award in the amount of $1,500. The memorial scholarship is given to a military spouse based on academic records, letter of recommendation, volunteerism and an essay.
Continuing education scholarships were awarded to Linnea Schrantz, a student at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania for $1,500, Mercer University student Mecca Aikens for $1,036, Clark University student Sean Munroe for $500, and Georgia Southern student Michael Jones for $500.
MCSC gave away more than $11,000 in grants to the Protestant Women of the Chapel of Fort Stewart for $1,000, the SD Gunner Fund for $2,500, Boy Scout Troop 8 of Hunter Army Airfield for $1,000, Liberty County High School for $600, United Way of the Coastal Empire Liberty County for $1,000, Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless for $786, YMCA of Hinesville for $1,000, Bradwell Institute for $1,400, Boy Scout Troop 475 for $500 and Long County Basketball Booster Club for $2,000.
Club members raised the funds for the annual scholarships and grants through several fundraisers throughout the year including the annual basket auction. Spouses or children of service members stationed at Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield may apply for the merit-based scholarships. Community organizations that serve the Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and surrounding area may apply for grants.
MCSC is a 501c3, non-profit social and welfare organization that supports Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield families and the greater Marne community through community outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants.
For more information, visit us at www.marnecommunityandspousesclub.com.