Federal Resources Warrior's Legacy Scholarship Fund
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Federal Resources

2018 Warrior's Legacy Scholarship Fund

Founded in 2018, Federal Resources' Warrior's Legacy Scholarship was created to support the families of those who protect us all, and to give back to those who put their lives on the line for us each and every day. There is no way to fully repay someone for their service and bravery in defending our country and our freedoms, but as a way of showing our support and gratitude for these dedicated individuals, FR will award $5,000 per year to a college bound high school senior or currently enrolled college student who meets the requirements of the scholarship. We believe in continuing to support today's youth and instill the same values in them that our service members embody.

To apply participants are asked to write an essay of 500+ words sharing their story by answering the following prompt:

"How have you seen your parent contribute to society in their role as an active or retired service member and how has this inspired your educational and/or future career goals?"

FR's Scholarship Committee will review all completed applications and award the 2018 Warrior's Legacy Scholarship to one individual. The scholarship funds will be issued in the form of a check and will be made out to the student's accredited institution to be applied towards school related costs to include: tuition, school supplies or books.

Scholarship winner will be notified by July 31, 2018. Scholarship funds will be made payable to attending institution, not the applicant.

Scholarship Awardees Announced

Thank you to everyone that applied for the 2018 Warrior's Legacy Scholarship Fund. We had over 100 applicants and it was not an easy choice to select from such great stories of inspiration and triumph. Instead of selecting one winner, we decided to select two winners this year. Each awardee will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship made out to their attending college. The recipients of the first Warrior's Legacy Scholarship(s) are Makenna Moore and Andrew Parkhurst.

Congratulations to you both, and thank you to all applicants.

Makenna Moore

2018 Warrior's Legacy Scholarship Awardee - Makenna Moore

Brief Bio:
I was born and raised in Southern California. I am a 2018 honors graduate of Claremont High School. I played varsity water polo all four years and I participated in varsity swimming for three years at Claremont High. I was chosen as an Outstanding Senior by the Palomares League in 2018. In my free time, I play club water polo, I am active with my church, and I like to train my pygmy goat, Noel. I will be attending Virginia Military Institute in the fall, where I will study mechanical engineering, play water polo, and swim. Upon graduation, my dream would be to become an engineer for NASA, commission into the Air Force, or attend graduate school.

Interesting Fact:
I have won two metals in the junior Olympics for water polo.

Andrew Parkhurst

2018 Warrior's Legacy Scholarship Awardee - Andrew Parkhurst

Brief Bio:
I am a graduate of Douglas S. Freeman High School in Richmond, Virginia, and will be attending The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in the fall. I was captain of the varsity football team my senior year in high school and I also lettered in varsity baseball. I attended the 75th Virginia Boys State in 2017, and I love fishing and reading. My favorite book is Le Morte D' Arthur because I love the story of Sir Gawain and the knights of the round table. I plan to study civil engineering at The Citadel and hope to one day serve in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Interesting Fact:
I was born at International Hospital in Manama, Bahrain, where my Dad was stationed at Fifth Fleet. I traveled throughout the Middle East, Asia and Europe before I was three years old.