News | June 15, 2022

DLA Foundation scholarships awarded

By Beth Reece

The Defense Logistics Agency Foundation has awarded 31 scholarships to students with close family connections to current or past civilian or military employees. The scholarships are awarded annually based on merit and financial need.  

“The Foundation is able to provide these scholarships because of the generous donations from numerous individuals and businesses,” said Kevin Sampels, DLA Foundation board member. “Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients, and a heartfelt thanks to those family members and friends who support them in so many ways.”

Thirty of the scholarships are for $1,500. A $2,000 scholarship is also given in honor of Frank Lotts, a former DLA senior executive service member who inspired many and died in November 2007. That scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering or math. The 2022 recipient is Sarea White, family member of a DLA Disposition Services employee in Anniston, Alabama.

Recipients of the $1,500 scholarships and organization of their DLA family members are:

•    Olivia Archibald, DLA Land and Maritime
•    Nyah Banks, DLA Distribution
•    Samantha Baron, DLA Troop Support
•    Elijah Beard, DLA Distribution
•    Aunisty Belcher, DLA Aviation
•    Zachary Brooks, DLA Disposition Services
•    MarShae Cooksey-Webster, DLA Aviation
•    Laylah Cooper, DLA Energy
•    Hannah Crook, DLA Distribution
•    Taylor Davis, DLA Aviation
•    Kenneth Dearman, DLA Headquarters
•    Grant Deaton, DLA Headquarters
•    Isabella Hauser, DLA Headquarters
•    Alexi Marin, DLA Troop Support
•    Christopher Markus, DLA Land and Maritime
•    Sofia Martinez, DLA Distribution
•    Sydney Middleton, DLA Troop Support
•    Sabastian Moreno, DLA Distribution
•    Gabriella Oteri, DLA Troop Support
•    Sydney Richardson, DLA Aviation
•    Benjamin Ruvalcaba, DLA Distribution
•    Julie Seay, DLA Energy
•    Payton Simmons, DLA Headquarters
•    Madison Suffal, DLA Headquarters
•    Derrick Sutton, DLA Land and Maritime
•    Ivelle Tailey, DLA Troop Support
•    Meghan Thompson, DLA Aviation
•    Emily Waldron, DLA Troop Support
•    Emily Walker, DLA Distribution
•    Wells Walker III, DLA Distribution

Children, stepchildren, grandchildren, and nieces or nephews of current or former employees are eligible for the scholarships. The foundation raises funds for them by hosting events throughout the year, through personal contributions and Combined Federal Campaign donations.

The DLA Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization not affiliated with the Defense Department.