NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to honoring military personnel—active, disabled and fallen—and their families, announced today that it has awarded 27 academic scholarships to the children of active-duty military members for the upcoming 2014/2015 school year. Scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership qualities and a drive towards community involvement and betterment.
“Supporting the aspirations of our young residents through academic scholarships is one of the most important ways the Foundation gives back to the military community,” said Chris Williams, President of Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation. “Every year we are impressed by the accomplishments of the applicants and this year’s worthy scholarship recipients are no exception. We are very proud to participate in their academic journey and look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the years ahead.”
The Foundation’s scholarship recipients are children of active-duty service members residing in military housing managed by Balfour Beatty Communities or its affiliates. Awardees for the Foundation’s 2014/2015 scholarships hail from installations across Balfour Beatty Communities’ Army, Navy and Air Force portfolios and include:
|Altus AFB:||Hanna Davis|
|Beale AFB:||Karalynn Sipowicz|
|Cannon AFB:||Justin Henderson|
|Carlisle Barracks:||Alexander DiRuzza, Jane Haseman, Samantha Ivanoff and Nicholas Loos|
|Dyess AFB:||Tyana Ellis and Carlos Anthony Rivera|
|FE Warren AFB:||Alison De la Concepcion and Allison Michele Parsons|
|Fort Bliss:||Hudson Eckstrom, Alejandrina Gonzalez, DeMaree Scobey and DeSaree Scobey|
|Fort Carson:||Allison Grosso, Bailey Rainey and Jamie Rainey|
|Fort Leonard Wood:||Alison Bonnor and Shannon Nolan|
|Lackland AFB:||Kyle Spencer Reich|
|NSB New London:||Edward Ray Jacome|
|Tinker AFB:||Rachel Nevada Wood|
|Vandenberg AFB:||Stephan Weikert|
|West Point:||Margaret King, James Stark and Mirana Stoker|
As part of the Foundation’s goal to promote the pursuit of education and a commitment to community leadership, Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation awards academic scholarships to high school seniors and/or undergraduate students attending accredited educational/technical institutions. Applicants must be the child of an active-duty service member residing in Balfour Beatty Communities’ family housing at the time of application.
About Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation
Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to honoring military personnel—active, disabled and fallen. The Foundation accomplishes this mission by creating places for communal gathering and reflection on the unselfish contributions and sacrifices of our military personnel; assisting returning service members requiring specially-adapted homes; and providing financial support to the children of military families in the form of scholarships and grants that support the pursuit of education. For more information, visit bbcommunitiesfoundation.org.