2017 Winners of the National Scholarship Program



“It is always an honor for AMVETS to help veterans and members of the military continue their families’ legacies by providing additional support through the AMVETS Scholarship Program,” said National Programs Director, Karla Lathroum at today’s announcement. “We always look forward to this time of year when we are able to recognize and award just a few of our many outstanding students in the veteran community.”

Graduating high school seniors selected to receive four-year undergraduate scholarships of $4,000 are:

Erica Ivins of Massachusetts
Evan Chase of Virginia
Lennon Tomlinson of Tennessee
Amy Reiser of Illinois
Julia Sanderson of South Dakota
Lunia Oriol of Alaska
Graduating high school senior Thomas Russ of Virginia was selected as the $1,000.00 scholarship recipient of the JROTC scholarship.
Veterans selected to receive four-year scholarships of $4,000.00 are:
Anna Kendall of Huntingtown, Maryland
Stanley Littrell of Tiger, Georgia
Bryant Rosell of Carlsbad, California

Veterans Matthew Preston II of Indianapolis, Indiana and Dominique Jones of Beaumont, Texas were selected to receive the Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $12,000.00. The Caccomo Memorial Scholarship is in memory and honoring Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo, who immigrated from Rome to the United States in the 1950’s and became a physician, orthopedic surgeon, and Army Reservist. He served his adopted country in the Special Forces and retired as a Colonel. Dr. Caccomo spent the last fifteen year of his life serving at the University of Illinois in Chicago under the Department of Orthopedics and establishing his Family Foundation, which provides these meaningful and impactful scholarships for our veterans.

Veteran Renarda Williams of McKinney, Texas was selected to receive The Henry G. Huestis Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00


The 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.

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