HSC provide scholarships to high school seniors, military spouses

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HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The Hanscom Spouses Club awarded scholarships to graduating high school seniors and military spouses during the 63rd Annual HSC Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Minuteman Commons here May 10.

HSC officers awarded $71,500 to 35 recipients, each of whom are pursuing degrees in the fall.

Katie Desaulniers, who will attend Florida State University, received the Air and Space Force Association Paul Revere Chapter #178 Chief of Staff Award and $5,000 as the top academic achieving student.

Other students receiving named scholarships include:

The AFA Paul Revere Chapter #178 Brian Sweeney Memorial Award, $4,500: Jade Howard
The Lt. Gen. Melvin F. Chubb, Jr. Award, $4,000: Jasmine Werner
The AFA Col. Chuck Jones Memorial Award, $3,000: Victoria Lewis
The Jeanne Richter Memorial Scholarship Award, $3,000: Emma Purtell
The Dandelion Military Child Award, $2,000: Boston Buhler
The Carmen Schipper Scholarship, $2,000: Ryan Wang

Additional recipients were: Matthew Campbell, Eliza Rook, Jenny Alexander, Wendy Barrett, Keira Dougherty, Addison Floyd, Laura Fonseca-Morlock, Ghiana Galman, Ainsley Gillespie, Ryley Graham, Kiera Grewe, Alexander Harrison, Ethun Hebert, Julian Infante, Gabrielle Keltner, Eliese Latham, Tristan Latham, Joanna Lepper, Alisha Marangi, Nathan McGregor, Porter Middents, Robert Pfeifer, Logan Pyles, John Richard, Mark Robinson, Caroline Schultz, Ben Skorik and Mackenzie Wall.

Since 1961, the Hanscom Spouses Club has offered scholarships to military dependent children and spouses. This is a merit-based program, which rewards students who demonstrate academic scholarship, community service, leadership, volunteerism, and a diversity of interests.

The applicants are evaluated by a panel of impartial judges who consider academic records; work, volunteer, and life experiences; along with redacted letters of recommendation and the candidate’s essays.

The awards are made possible due to contributions by the AFA Paul Revere Chapter and the Minuteman Thrift Shop. HSC officials said that without the AFA’s contribution, the dedicated work of the Thrift Shop managers and volunteers, and the time and effort by the scholarship committee, the scholarship program would not be possible. 

Additional information about the Hanscom Spouses Club and their Scholarship Program can be found at www.hanscomsc.org.