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Military Family Scholarship & College Fair coming to Virginia Wesleyan

Military Family Scholarship & College Fair coming to Virginia Wesleyan


(TOM) NEW AT 5 — IF YOU’RE A PARENT, OR A STUDENT IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE – YOU’LL WANT TO KEEP LISTENING. (ANITA) THERE’S A SCHOLARSHIP FAIR THAT’S OFFERING FREE ON-SITE ADMISSIONS AND MONEY TOWARDS YOUR EDUCATION. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S LAURA CASO TELLS US IT’S CATERED TOWARDS SERVICE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. BUT LAURA, OTHERS INTERESTED CAN ATTEND, RIGHT? (LAURA) AND BECAUSE IT’S THE ‘MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD’ THERE WILL BE A STRONG FOCUS ON MILITARY FAMILIES. (LAURA) BUT I’M TOLD ALL STUDENTS – MILITARY OR NOT -ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED ON-SITE! (LAURA CASO) ADRIENNE BRITTON/MOTHER “KNOWING HOW PASSIONATE HE WAS ABOUT HIS WORK” MAKES ADRIENNE BRITTON TEAR UP. ADRIENNE BRITTON/MOTHER “THAT’S MY DRIVING FORCE.” HER LATE FATHER, A SGT. FIRST CLASS IN THE ARMY. ADRIENNE BRITTON/MOTHER “THE FLYING OF THE AMERICAN FLAG ITSELF IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO ME, SORRY, I’M GOING TO GET EMOTIONAL.” THE FLAG, THE MILITARY, EDUCATION IT’S ALWAYS BEEN INGRAINED IN HER LIFE. A TRIFECTA THAT’S PUSHING HER DAUGHTER TO DO THE SAME. ASA BRITTON-JENKINS/MAURY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR “I THINK ALL STUDENTS SHOULD RESEARCH THEIR OPTIONS.” ASA DID. SHE’LL BE ATTENDING CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY IN THE FALL. ASA BRITTON-JENKINS/MAURY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR “IM MAJORING IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY.” AND IT ALL STARTED HERE- AT THE SCHOLARSHIP SHARING FAIR. LAST YEAR, ASA WAS ACCEPTED TO THREE UNIVERSITIES ON-SITE. THE EVENT THIS YEAR IS OPEN TO MILITARY VETERANS, SPOUSES, AND CHILDREN OF ALL BRANCHES INCLUDING ACTIVE DUTY, RETIRED, AND RESERVE, AND FIRST RESPONDERS. LORRAINE SANTALUCIA/FOUNDER, SCHOLARSHIP SHARING “FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE THINKING SERVICE, BUT THERE ARE JUST FOR MILITARY MILITARY FAMILIES THINK SO MANY RESOURCES OF SCHOLARSHIPS THAT HELP WITH THE GAP THAT ISN’T MET BY THOSE VETERAN RESOURCES. “WHAT WAS MOST BENEFICIAL IS BEING PREPARED FOR THE FAIR.” THOSE ITEMS INCLUDED A RESUME, COPIES OF STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES, REFERENCES. SOMETHING THAT HELPED HER DAUGHTER, EXCEL IN HER EDUCATION…AND SHE KNOWS HER FATHER IS CHEERING HER ON. “HE IS SMILING DOWN ON OUR MUNCHKIN AND SAYING PUSH FORWARD, CONTINUE TO PUSH FORWARD.” (LAURA) THE FAIR WILL BE AT VIRGINIA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY’S JANE P. BATTEN CENTER IN VIRGINIA BEACH. THAT’S ON SATURDAY APRIL 6TH FROM 11 AM – 4 PM. BE PREPARED AND DRESS TO IMPRESS. MORE INFO IS UP RIGHT NOW ON WAVY DOT COM. LAURA CASO, 10 ON YOUR SIDE.


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