Six Air Force Family Scholarships are presented to students.
The Goldsboro Elks Lodge #139, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the Patriot Foundation of North Carolina joined forces to provide the educational scholarships to support North Carolina families of fallen or disabled airmen.
The Air Force Family Scholarship Program recipients are:
- Juliette Tufano
- MaKenzy Schinsky
- Anna Prezbindowsk
- Kiera Negron
- Brianna Martin
- Jakob Volk
The members of the scholarship committee are:
- Doug McGrath
- Alex Wingate
- Tommy Jarrett
- Tonya Jarrett
- Jay Killian(US Air Force retired)
- Doug McKeel
- Col. Ken Ritt (USAir Force retired)
- Steve Kornegay
- Jack Strickland
- Ed Swindell
- Cheryl McLain
Funding was provided by a Patriot Foundation grant for the merit-based scholarships that will pay tuition and other eligible expenses for students attending college and accredited vocational institutions.
The scholarships totaled $27,500.