Salutes & Awards

July 3, 2014

Student receives Commissary scholarship

Traci and Col. Paul Calvert, commander of Operations Group here, hold a scholarship award for daughter Ivy, who is a college student, during a ceremony at the Fort Irwin Commissary, June 5. The commissary is represented by director Cynthia Hernandez (keft) and Derrell Givens, grocery manager (right). The Defense Commissary Agency awards scholarships annually to military family members. Ivy is currently working a summer job at her college, where she is majoring in vocal performance.

The Fort Irwin Commissary awarded a military family member a scholarship at a ceremony here, June 5.

Ivy Calvert, a college student, earned the $2,000 award after applying to a yearly scholarship program administered by the Defense Commissary Agency. Scholarships are typically awarded at each Commissary.

Ivy, who will be a junior next year, is the daughter of Traci Calvert and Col. Paul Calvert, commander of Operations Group, here. The Calverts have been a military family for 26 years. Mom said Ivy is majoring in vocal performance with a focus in opera. Because Ivy is working this summer on campus, her parents accepted the award on her behalf. Her daily schedule is busy, but she never slows down, Mrs. Calvert said.

“She’s worked hard for this,” Mrs. Calvert said.

Dad is also immensely proud of Ivy and described her attitude as one of always striving to do the best in everything. She has established goals and objectives and it is wonderful to see her pursue them, Col. Calvert said.

“I think that is a credit and affirmation of the way Ivy approaches life,” Col. Calvert said. “This is just one example of her reaching out and trying to enable the things that she wants to go after.”

Cynthia Hernandez, director of the Commissary here, said that it was a competitive undertaking for the applicants. Hernandez said Ivy was selected “as a result of meritorious achievement in an academic study, citizenship, school, and community activities and leadership.” The scholarship was made possible by DeCA, Fisher House Foundation and Reynolds Consumer Products.

“The Fort Irwin community would like to congratulate you on an outstanding job as parents and an outstanding job for Ivy,” Hernandez said.

The Calverts expressed their appreciation of the commissary’s mission and its scholarship program.

“It’s heartwarming to see what they want to do – they provide already for every military installation – but then to go the extra mile and extend a generous gift to family members is extremely meaningful to me,” Mrs. Calvert said.

A great resource for scholarship information is www.militaryonesource.com, said Mrs. Calvert. She recommends looking at the site for links to several opportunities for military dependents and spouses.




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