SMA Alumni Foundation
Leadership Scholarship

Truth • Duty • Honor

The Staunton Military Academy Alumni Foundation (SMAAF) Leadership Scholarship is a perpetual $2,500 scholarship awarded annually to the Mary Baldwin University – Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) cadet completing her junior year and entering her senior year who exhibits strong leadership qualities, high academic standards, is committed to completion of one of the military service Reserve Office Training Candidate (ROTC) programs, plans to commission is the U.S. Armed Forces upon graduation and who will best represent the SMA legacy and traditions. Beginning in 2008, this scholarship was modified to award two $1,000 scholarships each year. One is awarded to a rising senior and the other to a rising junior that meet the same criteria as above. The scholarship is endowed by SMA Alumni Foundation. Recipients of this scholarship are determined by VWIL in consultation with the SMA Alumni Foundation.
SMA ALUMNI FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENTS
Iuliana Petre
1999
Army ROTC
Monica Choi
2000
Army ROTC
Amanda Bennett
2001
Air Force ROTC
Nicole Littlejohn
2002
Air Force ROTC
Mei-Ling To Fye
2003
Army ROTC
Patricia Nadeau
2004
Air Force ROTC
Julia Cochran
2005
Navy ROTC
Whitney Jorgensen
2006
Army ROTC
Christian Romeo
2007
Jasmine Bailey
2008
Summer Mason
2008
Carolyn Majchszak
2009
Army ROTC
Sarah McFarland
2009
Ana Espinoza
2010
Jenna Ritchie
2010
Army ROTC
Jillian Stubbs
2011
Christina Leyton
2011
Amanda Harrison
2012
Teri Crouch
2012
Pauline Langston
2013
Alixandria Reinhard
2013
Carolyn Gale
2014
Tatiana Western
2014
Kathryn Narvaez
2015
Melissa Lovretich
2015
Gladys Ugarte
2016
Carla Cisneros
2016
Melissa Lovretich
2016
Jazmin Rice
2016
Maddison Bowen
2016
Brianna Washington
2017
Maddison Bowen
2017
Ericka Ankiewicz
2017
Mallory Townsend
2017
Alexis Ivy
2018
Rebecca Balzan
2018
Erika Ankiewicz
2018
Brittney Fenner
2018
Rebecca Balzan
2019
Army ROTC
Isabelle Ross
2019
Haley Schwarz
2019
Skylar Yushchak
2019
Kaitlyn Brockman
2020
Kristy Kelley
2020
Maggie Olshove
2020

 

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The following additional scholarships have been established by an individual alumnus and/or groups of alumni to honor and help preserve the SMA name and legacy. These scholarships are either fully or sufficiently funded.
No additional contributions are being solicited.

Truth • Duty • Honor

Henry Scholarship Honoring SMA

The Henry Scholarship Honoring Staunton Military Academy is a perpetual $2,500 scholarship awarded annually to the Mary Baldwin College – Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) cadet completing her junior year and entering her senior year who exhibits strong leadership qualities, high academic standards, is committed to completion of one of the ROTC programs, plans to commission is the U.S. Armed Forces upon graduation and who will best represent the SMA legacy and traditions. The scholarship is endowed by Hunter W. Henry, Jr., SMA ‘46. Recipients of this scholarship are determined by VWIL in consultation with the SMA Alumni Association officer designated as the administrator of the scholarship on behalf of Hunter W. Henry, Jr. See LINK for additional information.

Kristy M. Wheeler, VWIL ’01 Captain, USAF Reserves
BRONZE STAR

Captain Wheeler received the Bronze Star for her service in Iraq. For six months in 2006, Kristy Wheeler led agents in a combat zone at Baghdad International Airport, running complex informant operations. Her efforts allowed coalition members and combat equipment to move safely through mortar and rocket attacks. Wheeler was the cadet commander of the VWIL corps of cadets while in college at MBC and the first VWIL recipeint of the Henry Scholarship Honoring SMA.

HENRY SCHOLARSHIP HONORING SMA
~ RECIPIENTS ~
Kristy M. Wheeler
2001
Air Force ROTC
Rachel L. O’Connell 2002
Army ROTC
Stacey Berg
2003
Air Force ROTC
Sonia Loureiro
2004
Air Force ROTC
Megan Zeigert
2005
Air Force ROTC
Jennifer Wilde
2006
Air Force ROTC
Christina Moore
2007
Danielle Gardiner
2008
Sarah Duffy
2009
Manuela Besler
2010
Army ROTC
Brittany Bullard
2011
Air Force ROTC
Tesla Goodrich
2012
Anabel Montano
2013
Carolyn Denny
2014
Kaylyn Lonergan
2015
Mikayla Waters-Crittenton
2016
Brenda Ajavon
2017
Caroline Fresch
2018
Kaylin Coe
2019
Chanda Uy
2020

Henry SMA Legacy Scholarship

The Henry SMA Legacy Scholarship is a perpetual $2,500 scholarship awarded annually to the Mary Baldwin College – Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) cadet completing her sophomore year and entering her junior year who exhibits strong leadership qualities, high academic standards, is committed to completion of one of the ROTC programs, plans to commission in the U.S. Armed Forces upon graduation and who will effectively represent the SMA legacy and traditions. The scholarship is endowed by Hunter W. Henry, Jr., SMA ‘46. Recipients of this scholarship are determined by VWIL in consultation with the SMA Alumni Association officer designated as the administrator of the scholarship on behalf of Hunter W. Henry, Jr.
See LINK for additional information.

HENRY SMA LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP
~ RECIPIENTS ~
Silvia C. Hooser
2002 Daughter of John Hooser, SMA ’73
Patricia Nadeau
2003
Air Force ROTC
Ashley Jackson
2004
Air Force ROTC
Valerie Martinez
2005
USMC ROTC
Laken B. Hopkins
2006
Air Force ROTC
Janaire Jackson
2007
Jessica Tait
2008
Air Force ROTC
Jael Cooper
2009
Kandi Vaughn
2010
Army ROTC
Amanda Harrison
2011
Army ROTC
Raven Jackson
2012
Air Force ROTC
Meagan Barron
2013
Kaylyn Lonergan
2014
Brenda Echak
2014
Carolyn Gale
2015
Ashley Petersen
2015
Hailey Caton
2016
Monique McGough
2016
Stephanie Barbaro
2017
Jazmin Rice
2017
Anais Gutierrez
2018
Jaquelin Rosas
2018
Army ROTC
Thalia Villa
2019
Army ROTC
Chloe Lamb
2019
Haley Schwarz
2020

Colonel Robert Wease Memorial Scholarship

The Colonel Robert Wease Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship awarded to a rising VWIL Senior with a Leadership Studies minor who demonstrates interest in how government functions, inquisitiveness, and respect for peers. The recipient is chosen by the VWIL administration and presented at the April SMA-VWIL Review during the association’s reunion.

COLONEL ROBERT WEASE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
~ RECIPIENTS ~
Brittney Fenner
2020

Alvin Arnall Scholarship

The Alvan Arnall Scholarship is sponsored by Mr. Alvin Arnall, a 1956 graduate of Staunton Military Academy, and established to honor that class. The $2,500 scholarship recipient is chosen by the VWIL administration and presented at the April SMA-VWIL Review during the association’s reunion.

ALVIN ARNALL SCHOLARSHIP
~ RECIPIENTS ~
Laura Dean
2006
Theresia Carrigan
2007

Don Reid Windley, SMA ’70, Truth-Duty-Honor Scholarship

The Don Reid Windley Truth-Duty-Honor Scholarship is sponsored by Mrs. Don Windley, widow of Don Windley, a 1970 graduate of Staunton Military Academy, and established to honor her husband and the SMA principles of Truth-Duty-Honor. The $1,000 scholarship recipient is chosen by the VWIL administration and presented at the April SMA-VWIL Review during the association’s reunion.

DON REID WINDLEY, SMA ’70,
TRUTH-DUTY-HONOR SCHOLARSHIP
~ RECIPIENTS ~
Kathryn Stephens
2009
Carolyn Majchszak
2010
Army ROTC
Katherine Hawald
2011
Luz Bruno
2012
Army ROTC
Emily Sikorski
2013
Amanda Fadden
2014
Dominique Nunn
2015
Jocabed Koomson
2016
Jessica Cisneros
2017
Kaitlin Yaconis
2018
Anais Gutierrez
2019
Destiny Velazquez
2020
Army ROTC

Longyear Scholarship

The Longyear Scholarship is sponsored by Mr. Barry Longyear, a 1960 graduate of Staunton Military Academy, and established to award a VWIL Cadet that has made the most improvement in her leadership development within the VWIL Corps of Cadets. The $2,500 scholarship recipient is chosen by the VWIL administration and presented at the April SMA-VWIL Review during the association’s reunion.

Requirements: Awarded to a Cadet that has made the most improvement in her leadership development within the Corps of Cadets.

BARRY LONGYEAR SCHOLARSHIP
~ RECIPIENTS ~
Dana Clingenpeel
2010
Kacie Dodd
2011
Dalila Smith
2012
Alessandra Gonzalez-Rivera
2013
Alana Rister
2014
Danielle Hunt
2015
Shantelle Jennings
2016
Kaitlin Yaconis
2017
Tevanah Charlemagne
2018
Rhealiza Ambanta
2019
Mariam Kalokah
2020

Craig Hanson Memorial Scholarship

The Craig Hanson Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Hanson family. Awarded to a rising junior demonstrating high academics and respect of peers. The $2,500 scholarship recipient is chosen by the VWIL administration and presented at the SMA-VWIL Review during the annual SMA reunion.

CRAIG HANSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
~ RECIPIENTS ~
Tisha Wilkerson
2013
Katherine Narvaez
2014
Mikayla Waters-Crittenton
2015
Brenda Ajavon
2016
Caroline Fresch
2017
Kaylin Coe
2018
Destiny Velazquez
2019
Katie Keegan
2020

Page M. & William G. Kable, II
Good Character Scholarship

The Page M. and William G., Kable II Good Character Scholarship is sponsored by Mrs. Carter Condon, a lifelong friend of the Kable family. This scholarship has been established to honor Page and Billy Kable and the virtues they embodied. Awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Requirements: Awarded to a rising sophomore that has demonstrated the leadership traits of Loyalty, Kindness, Diligence, and Conscientiousness.

PAGE M. & WILLIAM G. KABLE, II
GOOD CHARACTER SCHOLARSHIP
~ RECIPIENTS ~
Monique McGough
2015
Lindsay Sopko
2016
Anais Gutierrez
2017
Ashlyn Harper
2018
Maggie Olshove
2019
2020

Staunton Military Academy – John Deal
Education Scholarship

The Staunton Military Academy – John Deal Education Scholarship at the Florida State University College of Education is a perpetual endowment that represents for all SMA alumni and posterity the educational legacy of SMA and the spirit of John Deal to keep it alive. See LINK for additional information.

SMA – JOHN DEAL
EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
~ RECIPIENTS ~
Crystal G. Mayhew
Niece of Gary Gross, SMA ’63
2001
Brandi Bowden
2002