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Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Miller, Fort Sill Garrison CSM, Ashley Mohler, Nolan Cannon, Holden Rowe and Col. Paul Hossenlopp, Fort Sill Garrison commander, cut a cake June 15 at the Fort Sill Commissary. The three students were awarded $1,500 each through the Scholarships for Military Children Program, which was set up by Fisher House Foundation who received donations from Defense Commissary Agency business partners.

Seven Fort Sill family members received college scholarships to assist with expenses associated with their higher education.

Rebecca Cabrey, Nolan Cannon, Kayla Foley, Ashley Mohler, Jessica Potter, Holden Rowe and Mariah Thomas were awarded $1,500 toward college costs through the Scholarships for Military Children Program.

Solange Gates, commissary deputy director, Col. Paul Hossenlopp and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Miller, Fort Sill Garrison commander and CSM respectively, presented the awards to each student in attendance at the commissary June 15.

Cannon said he plans to attend Oklahoma Baptist University in the fall. He will major in cross-cultural education, preparing him to teach English as a second language. Cannon said he would like to study abroad in Istanbul, where he would teach English to children.

"This scholarship will help me get through college and send me off to my next step," said Cannon.

Mohler is a junior at Oklahoma Christian College and plans to illustrate children's books after receiving her bachelor's degree in graphic design..

"This scholarship will help because Oklahoma Christian College is private, so things are more expensive," she said.

Rowe is majoring in biology at Cameron University and plans to attend medical school. He said the scholarship will take care of an immediate need with his next class schedule.

"Books are a big thing, they cost about $1,000 every semester," he said.

The Scholarships for Military Children is administered by the Fisher House Foundation which provides homes for wounded Soldiers and their families who are in need of specialized care from Department of Veterans Affairs and military hospitals. To increase support of military families, the Fisher House Foundation set up the Scholarships for Military Children and turns all donations received from commissary business partners into scholarships.

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