Augusta University Military and veteran services recently partnered with United Forcesa CSRA-based organization that serves the local military community, to award a one-time scholarship to an Augusta University student who is the spouse or dependent of a service member.
The fall 2021 scholarship recipient is Mia Marrow, a occupational therapy graduate student in College of Allied Health Sciences. Marrow is a veteran, wife, Augusta native and mother of two. She is an active member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church and enjoys coaching youth sports.
Marrow’s path to a career in occupational therapy hasn’t always been clear, but she’s currently thriving in the program with a 3.69 GPA.
“I had a motorbike accident and really messed up my hand,” Marrow said. “So honestly, I didn’t think I could be an occupational therapist. But God had other plans.
According to Marrow, Augusta University and the ForcesUnited scholarship will help her entire family pursue their college goals.
“My husband and I saved to pay for our sons’ college education so that they could enter adulthood without having to pay student debt. This scholarship will help me pay for my education, so I won’t have to use their savings.
The University of Augusta and ForcesUnited Scholarship provides financial assistance to spouses or dependents of eligible service members who are pursuing an education at the University of Augusta. Selection for this scholarship is based on academic achievement, community leadership, extracurricular involvement, work experience, financial need, and family situation.
Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies directly related to enrollment at Augusta University. Applicants must be enrolled on a part-time or full-time basis in an eligible undergraduate or graduate program.
According to dr. Stefane RaulersonDirector of Military and Veterans Services, Augusta University is proud to offer the scholarship and appreciates ForcesUnited for sponsoring it.
“It is an honor to serve and support those who have given us so much through their service to our country and our community,” Raulerson said.
Contact Fort Gordon Military and Veteran Services for more information on the scholarship.