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Amvets Announces 2012 Scholarship Winners

RECIPIENTS INCLUDE VETERANS, MILITARY FAMILY MEMBERS AND GRADUATING SENIORS

LANHAM, MD., June11, 2012— AMVETS, America’s premier veterans service organization, recently announced its 2012 AMVETS National Scholarship Program winners.

AMVETS National Commander Gary L. Fry called the AMVETS National Scholarship Program an important component of the National Programs Department’s offerings to the veterans’ community.

“Caring for our veterans, their families and the communities in which they live is our core mission,” said Fry. “AMVETS is proud to carry on that tradition by helping those who serve and their loved ones to reach their educational goals and better prepare them for meaningful, lasting careers where they live.”

Graduating high school seniors selected to receive four-year undergraduate scholarships of $4,000 are Ashley Connor, Blackwood, N.J.; Peter Dorsey, Pittsburgh, Penn.; Ashley Martin, North Charleston, S.C.; Jared Ford, Kinsman, Ohio; Michael Zink, Tyler, Texas; and Amanda Stubblefield, Reedsport, Ore.

Graduating high school senior Gary Hardy, Naples, FL was selected as the $1,000 scholarship winner of the JROTC scholarship.

Veterans selected to receive four-year undergraduate scholarships of $4,000 are Andrew White, Longwood, Fla.; Ryan Ackerman, Manhattan, Kan.; and Lucas Mohr, Racine, Wis. Veterans Anthony Skidmore, Beloit, Kan.; and LaVelma Lindsey, Birmingham, Ala., were each selected to receive a $3,000 Memorial Scholarship in the name of Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo.

Winners were selected on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Since its inception in the 1950s, the AMVETS National Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to veterans and graduating high school students who are sons and daughters or grandchildren of American veterans.

For more information about the AMVETS National Scholarship Program, visit www.amvets.org/programs.

About AMVETS:    

A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America’s armed forces, AMVETS provides support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, as well as community service and legislative reform that enhances the quality of life for this nation’s citizens and veterans alike. AMVETS is one of the largest congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organizations in the United States, and includes members from each branch of the military, including the National Guard and Reserves. For more information, visit www.amvets.org.

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