In a ceremony at the Fort Irwin commissary on June 23, Jennifer Grey, daughter of retired Army staff sergeant David Grey, was presented a certificate recognizing her as winner of a $2,000 Defense Commissary Agency scholarship. Jennifer was one of seven Fort Irwin military family members who entered this year’s world-wide competition, which last year awarded 700 scholarships last year from among 4,000 entries.
Jennifer was selected because of her “meritorious achievements in academic studies, citizenship, school and community activities and leadership,” as well as her essay on childhood obesity and its effect on military recruitment. The scholarship, administered through the Fisher House Foundation, was sponsored by Post Holdings, Inc., which manufactures a variety of cereal foods.
Jennifer will use the scholarship to defray her expenses at Victor Valley Community College, where she is now a student. She is the daughter of David and Marybel Gray. Jennifer’s father is a retired staff sergeant who served at the NTC emergency operations center in the early 1900’s. Her mother is a certified nursing assistant at the Barstow Veterans Home.