Giving Back Through Education
Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund honors military service and sacrifice by providing scholarships to veterans and military family members, especially to children of our nation’s fallen or disabled.
Time and again, our soldiers and their families are asked to give of themselves for the rest of us. While they ask little in return, we owe them so much. Through education, we give back to those who gave. We give back to “Our Own.” It’s the least we can do.
Our brilliant scholarship recipients exemplify resilience. When faced with adversity, they not only persevere, they thrive.
Reflecting on all the experiences and opportunities available to her, Danielle fondly remembers her father, U.S. Army Sgt. Horace Devins, who passed in 2014. “I am grateful for his service and sacrifice. Everything he did for the family set me up for success and allowed me to thrive. With the values he instilled and the support of this scholarship, I am able to focus on my education, goals, and dreams.”
Marc graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports and Recreation Management. He is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Sports Management at the same university.
Both of Marc’s parents served in the Army. His father served for several years while his mother, Army Master Sergeant, made it a career and served more than twenty years, deploying multiple times to Iraq. She became disabled as a result of her service. “To receive a [Johnny Mac] Scholarship is a blessing. I am grateful to the thousands of Americans who donate to this fund for their generosity as well as those who fought, served, and died for America,” says Marc.
Brenda says, “Receiving the JMSF scholarship honors the hard work and sacrifice made by my parents. My father served our country and retired from the U.S. Army with the intent of sharing any benefits he earned with my brother and me. My mother, while raising two kids and growing in her own career, was the sole parent throughout multiple deployments. This scholarship will allow me to pursue my goals and make my parents even prouder.”
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