Military College Scholarship Past Winners
We wish the best to all of our past winners of the military college scholarship and hope we will continue to help many military students in the coming years.
Fall 2016 Scholarship Recipient
Lorenzo Arada is a Captain in the Nevada Army National Guard who has served our country since 2008. Lorenzo aims high for the future of military policy, particularly regarding mental health. He plans on serving in the Navy as a full-time psychologist and will reach this goal only through furthering his education. But this is not where his pursuits end. Lorenzo seeks to “attack the PTSD and suicide issues our military members are facing.” He believes that his time in the military allows him to experience the same environments that servicemembers with PTSD face. All around him, he has seen the need for intervention in psychological issues. He recognizes how unacceptable it is that dozens of troops and former troops take their own lives every day. Through his efforts, he believes he can help alleviate these problems and dramatically reduce that number.
Fall 2015 Scholarship Recipient
Winter 2014 Scholarship Recipient
San Diego State University
Winter 2013 Scholarship Recipient
University of Central Florida
Rafael Vega is currently enrolled at University of Central Florida and a soldier in the Florida National Guard. The military has been something that he has always been interested in. He went to Basic Training in Fort Benning, Georgia over the summer in 2013, which is something that he is most proud of. He grew up in Naples, Florida where he attended public schools from elementary school throughout high school. He is dedicated, persistent, and a hardworking individual; motivated to become a role model to the youth in his community and fueled by the hunger to succeed in his career. His main goal is to become an officer for the National Guard and to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He believes that hard work truly pays off and that opportunities present themselves to the individual that works hard to obtain the position that they want in life. Congratulations to Rafael and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors!