100th Infantry Divison scholarship
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Funding the education of two non-commissioned officers on post was made easier Aug. 26 as they received the 100th Infantry Division Scholarships.

The scholarships are given to NCOs of Fort Jackson and Fort Bragg to help with college fees and books.

Sgt. Jake Tyler, with Fort Jackson's Dental Command, and Staff Sgt. Dion Parker, a drill sergeant with Foxtrot Company, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, were handed their annual scholarships by their commanders at the ceremony.

"This brings me an amount of happiness because I can now go to school" and not worry about paying for books," an elated Tyler said after the ceremony.

For Parker his tenacity about applying for the scholarship paid off.

"Feels good, this was my second attempt trying," he said. "This first one was close but all the hard work and dedication pays off as I was able to get it this year." Tyler is currently attended Midlands Technical College while Parker attend Coastline Community College.

The "Century" Division was re-activated at Fort Jackson Nov. 15, 1942 and fought in World War II in Central Europe.