The Southwest Veterans Foundation (SWVF) announced the award of four more $1,000 Veteran scholarships in its 2023-2 cycle.  The four scholarship recipients are:

Karen Hernandez

Crystal Lovato

John Osgood

Va’Trelle Stokely

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

US Marines

US Air Force

US Navy


Will Quiala, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, said “we are pleased to be able to support the educational pursuits of these great Veterans who have answered our Nation’s call to duty to defend our freedom and our way of life. We had a record number of 23 applications this cycle. We hope to increase our fundraising and scholarship allocations in 2024.” Pat McNeil, President of the SWVF Board of Directors, added that “these scholarships are made possible by the financial support from the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce, those who have donated to the SWVF, those who attend or sponsor the annual Patriots Ball, 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 spring 2024. Individuals and organizations can help us increase the number of scholarships by joining the SWVCC, by donating to the SWVF, participating in our fundraising events, and by attending or sponsoring our 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.

To our scholarship recipients: Thank you for your service to our Nation and congratulations!

For more information about the SWVF or to donate, visit For more information about the SWVCC, visit