Fort McCoy News June 10, 2016

Commissary patrons awarded $2,000 scholarships

Winners of the 2016 Scholarships for Military Children Program have been announced.

Fort McCoy Commissary patrons Madelyn G. Blaha of Sparta, Wis.; Noah J. Herried of Necedah, Wis.; Anthony G. Lee of Eau Claire, Wis.; Natalie R. Mologne of Appleton, Wis.; Kyle R. Pulvermacher of Benton, Wis.; and Amanda L. Venske of Waunakee, Wis., each were awarded $2,000 scholarships, said Fort McCoy Commissary Officer Cindy L. Perry.

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The Scholarships for Military Children Program is funded by manufacturers and suppliers that provide products and services for commissaries around the globe.

"We're excited to report that the scholarship program continues to be a success in helping military families defray the cost of education," said Defense Commissary Agency Director and Chief Executive Officer Joseph H. Jeu. "We're proud to be associated with a program that has awarded 8,712 scholarships totaling more than $13.9 million since its inception in 2001."

Scholarship Managers, a professional scholarship firm, selects winners based on academic merit, participation in extracurricular and volunteer activities, and the quality of their essays. Recipients are notified by letter. The full list of scholarship recipients and sponsoring business partners can be found online at www.militaryscholar.org.

The Scholarships for Military Children program is administered by Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization responsible for building comfort homes near military medical centers.

The foundation bears all costs of the program so that every dollar donated goes for scholarships. The general public has the opportunity to donate to the program through the military scholar website.

For more information about the Fort McCoy Commissary, call 608-388-3542 or stop by building 1537.