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NOVA student wins Marine Corps scholarship

1 November 2010 One Comment

Northern Virginia Community College student Katherine DeYott was awarded a Lexus Scholarship Program Scholarship by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation at the Great Hall of the Library of Congress on Sept. 14. DeYott and 23 of her peers, all children of Marines, represented more than 1,400 students from across the country at a ceremony hosted by Gen. Robert Magnus, USMC (Ret), chairman, board of directors, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation; and Margaret B. Davis, president and CEO of the Scholarship Foundation.

DeYott, the daughter of Master Gunnery Sgt. Lawrence DeYott, was eligible for the scholarship as the child of a Marine. She said she is humbled by the closeness of this foundation and its community of sponsors.

“These wonderful sponsors and this amazing organization are the family that we, as military children, have come to know and see as an extension of our own families. Marines take care of their own, and I am proud to be considered one of their own,” said DeYott.

Her father currently serves in Afghanistan as the Chief of Operations for the NATO command in Kabul.

Scholarships were presented to the students by Gen. James Amos, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps; Carlton Kent, sergeant major of the Marine Corps; and Associate Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education, Scott D. Pearson. The event called attention to the critical need for public-private partnerships to support education initiatives for military families.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to U.S. military families. Since 1962, the Foundation has provided more than 25,000 scholarships valued at over $60,000,000 to Marine Corps sons and daughters whose parents have been killed or wounded in combat or have demonstrated financial need.

For more information on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation visit mcsf.org.

By: Contributing Author

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  • daigoumee said:

    nice post. thanks.

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