Eighteen Recipients Selected to Receive Grant Toward Undergraduate Education Costs

El Paso, TX -- May 16, 2022 -- Hunt Heroes Foundation (HHF), the non-profit organization founded by Hunt Military Communities (HMC), is pleased to announce the winners of its fourth annual Hunt Heroes Foundation Scholarship for dependents of active duty military members. This year, HMC committed $50,000 to give to deserving students who are seeking ongoing educational opportunities. Each of the 18 recipients will receive a grant award, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, to help alleviate the burden of continuing education costs.

“We are excited to recognize the outstanding achievements of these young men and women,” said Brian Stann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Military Communities and Chairman of the Board for Hunt Heroes Foundation. “We are privileged to serve our military families and thrilled to increase our contribution to their educational dreams in 2022. We wish those awarded grants the very best as they begin their next chapter!”

The winners of this year’s scholarships include:

Taylor Garcia, Silverdale, WA

  • Central Kitsap High School
  • Attending University of Connecticut, Business Management

Maryann Castro, Silverdale, WA

  • Nile C. Kinnick High School
  • Attending University of San Diego, Mechanical Engineering

Mitchel Matella, Rockville, MD

  • Oceanside High School
  • Attending Villanova University, Mechanical Engineering

Kate Stouffer, Dover, DE

  • Home Schooled
  • Attending Penn State University Park, Meteorology & Atmospheric Science

Jordan Palmer, Columbia, SC

  • Charles J. Colgan High School
  • Attending Howard University

Maxim Ionov, Kailua, HI

  • La Jardin Academy
  • Attending University of Washington, Biological Engineering

Alisha Saenz, Moody, AL

  • Leeds High School
  • Attending Arizona State University, Family and Human Development

Julianna Dine, APO-AE

  • Chattahoochee County High School
  • Attending Georgia Southern University, Health Science

Jackson Harris, Corner, AL

  • Corner High School
  • Attending Auburn University, Business with a minor in Finance

Megan Rodriguez, St. Augustine, FL

  • St. Augustine, High School
  • Attending the University of Central Florida, Music Education with a concentration in Elementary Music

Garrett Campbell, Washington

  • James Madison High School
  • Attending Virginia Tech, Business Information & Technology

Hannah Suh, Hampton, VA

  • Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Attending University of California, Los Angeles, Neuroscience

Avery Blackwell, Millington, TN

  • Laurel Springs School
  • Attending University of North Florida, General Chemistry

Brianna Cooley, Montgomery, AL

  • Parkway High School
  • Attending the University of Alabama Birmingham, Healthcare Management with a minor in Data Analytics

Victoria Orie, Virginia Beach, VA

  • Cape Henry Collegiate School VA
  • Attending High Point University, NC, Exercise Science

Jason Dine, Fort Benning, GA

  • Chattahoochee County High School
  • Attending Columbus State University, Cyber Security

Tiana Jordan Fontejon, Niceville, FL

  • Niceville High School
  • Attending Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Material Sciences

Madison Matella, Rockville, MD

  • Oceanside High School
  • Attending Villanova University, Fitzpatrick School of Nursing

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.

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