The Southwest Veterans Foundation (SWVF) announced the four selectees of its 2020-2 $1,000 Veteran College Scholarships today. This scholarship cycle saw 21 applications from Veterans and family members of Veterans killed or 100% disabled through their service.
The four selectees are:
Mariah Boler is the daughter of a 100% disabled Navy Veteran who served in Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM and is a student at Northern Arizona University.
Jasmen Erwing is the daughter of a 100% disabled Marine Corps Veteran who served in Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM and is also a student at Northern Arizona University.
Amos Lopez is an Army Veteran who served as a Combat Infantryman in Afghanistan and is a student at the Yuma Campus of Northern Arizona University.
Gil Ruiz is a Marine Corps Veteran who served in Iraq and is a student at Arizona State University.
Ryan Hilbun, President of the SWVF Board of Directors and Chair of the Scholarship Selection Committee, noted, “This was by far the largest and most competitive pool of applications that we have seen in the 12 cycles over six years of awarding these scholarships.”
These scholarships are made possible by the financial support from the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce, those who have donated to the SWVF, and those who attend or sponsor the annual Patriots Ball, our premier fundraising event of the year, and other fundraising events throughout the year. It is their support and generosity that make these scholarships possible.
The SWVF Veteran College 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 released in early 2021. Individuals and organizations can support this scholarship program by joining the SWVCC, by donating to the SWVF, or by attending or sponsoring the annual Patriots Ball. To donate, please visit the Foundation website, mail your donation to SWVF at the address below, or contact the Executive Director, whose contact information appears at the top of this press release.