FLSC Awarded $15k in scholarships

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The Fort Leavenworth Spouses’ Club awarded scholarships to students who are accepted to an institution of higher education and are enrolled as a full-time student for the academic year of 2017-2018. This year the FLSC gave out a total of 21 scholarships totaling $15,000 to:

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Patrick Bircher, Jonathan Bradley, Adrienne Curl, Holden Giefer, Caitlin Hebert, Abigail Ko, Thomas Lauber, Megan Unrath, Brittany Valieant, Claire Whorton, Caroline Wooten

CONTINUED EDUCATION: Lauren Adams, Margaret Franklin, Ashton Harlan, Joshua Harlan, Savannah Langley, Emma Stebbins, Kasey Ward

SPOUSE EDUCATION: Alisa Murphy, Katie Robertson, Jessica Wilkins

The Award Ceremony was held at 1 Scott Avenue, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. #1 Scott Avenue is significant as the home of the commanders of the various divisions of the army, depending on the current operational functions of the post. It was built in the early 1860’s as the residence of the commander of the expanding ordinance arsenal. The construction of the residence corresponds with the reinforcement of the garrison following the August 1861 battle at Wilson Creek, Missouri. In addition, the ordinance depot had been moved to Fort Leavenworth in 1858 and by 1860, Fort Leavenworth was designated an arsenal. Later, in 1874, Building #1 became the residence of the Commander of the Department of the Missouri, following the designation of Fort Leavenworth as the headquarters of that department. Then, after the fort became the home of the Command and General Staff College, Building #1 became the residence of its commanders.

The Fort Leavenworth Spouses’ Club(FLSC) was founded in 1920 by Mrs. Elizabeth Schenck Smith to discuss the 19th Amendment. Today we are a private, non-profit, social organization and charitable club. The members of the Fort Leavenworth Spouses’ Club are dedicated to improving the quality of life for our members, Fort Leavenworth, the surrounding communities, and the greater military. The club also provides educational, creative, and cultural opportunities at our many functions throughout the year. The FLSC uses its fundraising events to help others through community assistance grants and scholarships for college.

For more information about our scholarship process please contact the Fort Leavenworth Spouses’ Club Scholarship Chair, at: scholarships@fortleavenworthspousesclub.org.

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