Military and Veteran Services, ForcesUnited present $1,800 scholarship to Augusta University student

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Sedric Craig, director of benefits and education services at ForcedUnited, left, and Lakishia Dinkins, Fort Gordon site coordinator for Augusta University Military and Veteran Services, right, present a scholarship to occupational therapy student Mia Marrow at the Army Continuing Education Center at Fort Gordon.

Augusta University Military and Veteran Services recently partnered with ForcesUnited, a CSRA-based organization that serves the local military community, to award a one-time scholarship to an Augusta University student who is the spouse or dependent of a service member.

The scholarship recipient for fall 2021 is Mia Marrow, an occupational therapy graduate student in the College of Allied Health Sciences. Marrow is a veteran, wife, Augusta native and mother of two. She is an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and enjoys coaching youth sports.

Marrow’s path to a career in occupational therapy was not always clear, but she’s currently thriving in the program with a 3.69 GPA.

“I was in a motorcycle accident and messed my hand up pretty bad,” said Marrow. “So I honestly didn’t think I would be able to become an occupational therapist. But God had other plans.”

According to Marrow, the Augusta University and ForcesUnited Scholarship will help her entire family pursue their higher education goals.

“My husband and I have been saving to pay for our sons’ college educations so they can enter adulthood free of student debt. This scholarship will help pay for my education, so I don’t have to use their savings.”

The Augusta University and ForcesUnited Scholarship provides financial aid for eligible military spouses or dependents who are pursuing degrees with Augusta University. Selection for this scholarship is based on academic achievement, community leadership, extracurricular involvement, work experience, financial need and family circumstances.

The funds from the scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies directly related to enrollment with Augusta University. Applicants must be enrolled part-time or full-time in an eligible undergraduate or graduate program.

According to Dr. Stefane Raulerson, director of Military and Veteran Services, Augusta University is proud to offer the scholarship and appreciates ForcesUnited for sponsoring it.

“It is an honor to serve and support those who have given so much to us through their service to our country and community,” said Raulerson.

Contact Military and Veteran Services Fort Gordon for information about the scholarship.

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