Posted on June 15, 2021

Hunt Heroes Foundation Announces $40,000 In Scholarship Grants Awarded to Military Dependents

Hunt Heroes Foundation Announces $40,000 In Scholarship Grants  Awarded to Military Dependents

June 11, 2021 -- Hunt Heroes Foundation (HHF), the non-profit organization founded by Hunt Military Communities (HMC), is pleased to announce the winners of its third annual Hunt Heroes Foundation Scholarship for dependents of active duty military members. This year, HMC committed $40,000 to give to deserving students who are seeking ongoing educational opportunities. Each of the 15 recipients will receive a grant award, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, to help alleviate the burden of continuing education costs. This year’s scholarship applicant pool increased by 25% compared to last year.

"We are proud to recognize the outstanding achievements of this year’s recipients. The past year was filled with uncertainly and challenges and these men and women continued to focus on academic excellence and pursue their education,” said John Ehle, President of HMC and HHF Board Member. “It is a great honor to support our military service members and their families through the Hunt Heroes Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to increase the total amount of the grants to $40,000, up from $30,000 last year.”

The winners of this year’s scholarship include:

Emma Bebarta, Lackland AFB

  • Child of Air Force Service Member
  • Attending Texas Christian University, TX with a major in Combined Sciences and Political Science and a minor in Psychology and Cultural Awareness in Healthcare

Jacob Owens, Hanscom AFB

  • Child of Air Force Service Member
  • Attending Middlesex Community, Bedford, MA with a major in Criminal Justice

Jake Patterson, Fort Bragg Army Base

  • Child of Army Service Member
  • Attending The University of Oklahoma with a major in Biological Sciences/Pre-Med

Jason Dine, Fort Benning Army Base

  • Child of Army Service Member
  • Attending Columbus State University with a major in Cybersecurity

Joseph Robeson, Lackland Air Force base

  • Child of Air Force Service Member
  • Attending Texas Tech with a major in Animal Science/Pre-Vet

Julianna Dine, Fort Benning Army Base

  • Child of Army Service Member
  • Attending Georgia Southern with a major in Radiology

Keri Spitler, Petersen Air Force Base

  • Child of Coast Guard Service Member
  • Attending University of Colorado – Boulder with a major in Biomedical Engineering with a Pre-Med Track

Noah Mack, USCIS Bethesda, Maryland

  • Child of Navy Service Member
  • Attending George Mason University-Honors College with a major in Government & International Politics

Ryan Doucette, Sector Boston

  • Child of Coast Guard Service Member
  • Attending Ohio State University with a major in Public Policy Analysis       

Sandy Durrance, Fort Lee Army Base

  • Spouse of Army Service Member
  • Attending American Public University with a major in Psychology  

Sidney Johnson, Southcom HQ, Doral, FL

  • Child of Army Service Member
  • Attending James Madison University, VA with a major in Nursing

Trevor Quintero, McConnell AFB

  • Child of Air Force Service Member
  • Attending Northwestern University with a major in Anthropology

Victoria Orie, Joint Base Langley-Eustis

  • Child of Air Force Service Member
  • Attending High Point University with a major in Exercise Science

Zawna Schumacher, Fort Campbell Army Base

  • Child of Army Service Member
  • Attending Austin Peay State University with a major in Political Science/Pre-Law

Zoe Lyons, Camp Smith, Hawaii

  • Child of Marine Service Member
  • Attending Coastal Carolina University with a major in Marine Science

Scholarship recipients were selected based on their commitment to community involvement, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, and work experience. Candidates did not have to be a resident of an HMC community to apply for a scholarship.

For more information on the Hunt Heroes Foundation, or to donate, go to huntheroesfoundation.org.

About Hunt Heroes Foundation

Formed in 2018, the Hunt Heroes Foundation proudly serves military families, partners, and communities through opportunities and ideas generated by our people and partnerships. Together, the HHF will discover new ways to ensure we help bring a positive change to the communities in which we live and work.

About Hunt Military Communities

Hunt Military Communities, the largest privatized military housing owner, offers unsurpassed quality and service to more than 165,000 residents in approximately 52,000 homes on Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Army installations across the USA. We do this through our core values: safety, kindness, efficiency, enthusiasm and selflessness, and our 5-Star Service commitment.  With a 50-year legacy and a partnership with the Department of Defense, HMC strives to ensure the integrity of our military communities and the families who live there.  For more information, visit www.huntmilitarycommunities.com.