4 win scholarships based on parents’ military service

By: Staff report

Four Richmond County students have received college scholarships from the N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs as a result of their parents’ military service.

• Kayley Mabe was awarded $2,800 per year for four years of study, including free tuition and exemptions from some school fees. She qualified for the award because she had one parent rated as 100 percent disabled as the result of military service.

• Curtis R. Freeman and Erin L. Harrelson each was awarded $7,000 per year for four years of studies, including free tuition, room and meal allowances, and some fee exemptions. The students qualified for the awards because each had a parent rated as more than 20 percent and less than 100 percent disabled and who received a Purple Heart for wartime wounds.

• Alexandra Webb was awarded $7,000 per year for four years of study, including room and board allowances, and exemption from certain fees. She qualified for the award because a veteran parent at one time received 100 percent disability payments, or was deceased, or served in a combat zone and received a campaign badge or medal.

Each student’s qualifying parent was a legal resident of North Carolina at the time of military service.

Staff report