Military children receive scholarship money, winning for college
The Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation held a scholarship award ceremony Thursday at Kelly Park for Auburney Jackson, Mary Grace Juergens and Nicholas Phillips.
The BBC Foundation awards scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500. The students were awarded the maximum amount of $2,500, which will be sent directly to their respective colleges. Twenty-three students from across the country were selected for this scholarship this year and three were Fort Bliss military family members.
Juergens and Phillips said they were happy to receive the scholarship and pleased to be recognized.
“It is a huge blessing that will help me pay for school,” said Juergens, who is the daughter of Col. Richard Juergens of the Brigade Modernization Command.
In the fall, Juergens plans to attend West Chester College in Pennsylvania and become a teacher.
“It is an honor [to be recognized],” said Phillips. “I want to thank them for the opportunity to better my education.”
Phillips is the son of Spc. Danilo Phillips of 3rd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th ADA Bde. Phillips will attend the University of Texas at Austin this fall and study mechanical engineering.
Jackson is the stepdaughter of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dennis Glafgow, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division. Jackson will be a sophomore at Southeast University in Texas and is perusing a degree in biology and philosophy.
According to its website, BBC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that honors active, disabled and fallen military personnel through building memorials, helping secure specially adapted homes and providing financial support to military children. To learn more about the BBC Foundation, visit www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org.
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