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JROTC scholarships announced

Tyler Moree and Ian Martin of Buckingham County were recently selected as three year Advanced Designee National ROTC Scholarship recipients.

Moree, who has been with the JROTC program for two years, was selected to receive his scholarship at his choice of three universities: Virginia Tech, Texas A&M University, and the University of Kansas. Tyler chose Virginia Tech and will be attending there in the fall of 2020.

Ian Martin, who has been with the JROTC program for four years, was selected to receive his scholarship at his choice of two universities: University of North Dakota and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Ian chose Embry Riddle and will also be attending there in the fall of 2020.

The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition no matter if they are considered in state ($11,420 for Tyler) or out of state ($34,392 for Ian) residents, a yearly stipend of more than $1,000 for books and materials, and $420 a month for living expenses.

Both Tyler and Ian competed against more than 25,000 other high school seniors for the National Scholarship. This scholarship process is very competitive and lengthy. Only 4,000 high school students were awarded either a four year, three year, or two year scholarship.