By Christi Hillman, Associate Director of Membership and Volunteers, PVA
As the 2018-2019 academic school year gets underway, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is recognizing the 11 exceptional college students who will receive financial assistance through our Educational Scholarship Program. The program provides a $500 scholarship to each qualified part-time student, and a $1,000 scholarship to each qualified full-time student, with a total amount of $10,000 in funding.
Since the inception of PVA, our primary goal has been to assist our members and their families in improving their quality of life. This goal has been reached through a wide variety of activities, including support of programs designed to provide education and training. Since 1986, PVA’s Educational Scholarship Program has been helping our members, and members of their immediate families, gain postsecondary education from accredited colleges and universities across the country.
We congratulate the following winners of the 2018-2019 educational scholarship award:
Part-Time Student Award Winners – $500 each
Steven Bryant (Jacksonville State University)
PVA Member – Southeastern Chapter
Tracey Cooper-Harris (Clemson University)
PVA Member – California Chapter
Full-Time Student Award Winners – $1,000 each
Gaetano Barnes, III (University of Arizona – Tucson)
Son of Guy Barnes – Cal-Diego Chapter
Kaylea Bixler (Oklahoma State University – Stillwater)
Daughter of Gene Bixler – Mid-America Chapter
Savannah Glaves (University of Kansas)
Daughter of Julie Glaves – Gateway Chapter
Rebekah Kemper (Liberty University)
Daughter of Steven Kemper – West Virginia Chapter
Aaron Kilgore (University of Missouri – Columbia)
Son of Cynthia Kilgore – Gateway Chapter
Heidee Luiz (State College of Florida)
Spouse of Robert Luiz – Florida Chapter
Kacie Pou (University of Louisiana – Lafayette)
Daughter of John Pou – Cal-Diego Chapter
Nicole Severn (Michigan State University)
Daughter of Scot Severn – Michigan Chapter
Carissa Specking (Arkansas State University)
Daughter of David Specking – Mid-South Chapter
PVA is proud to be able to provide financial support annually to college students around the nation so they can achieve their career goals. Scholarship applications for the 2019-2020 academic school year will be available in April – June 2019. To qualify for the PVA Education Scholarship Program, applicants must be a PVA member, or an immediate family member.
For more information about PVA’s Educational Scholarship Program, please visit www.pva.org/membership/scholarship-program.