ANDREWS AFB, Md. --
The Andrews Officers' Spouse's Club awarded scholarships to 10 dependents of servicemembers during a ceremony May 8 at the Thrift Shop, bldg. 1676, which the club owns and operates.
The scholarships totaled $16,500, said Monica Zazworsky, wife of Col.
John D. Zazworsky, 89th Operations Group commander and AOSC scholarship chairperson.
Col. Jennifer L. Hesterman, 316th Wing vice commander, congratulated the scholarship recipients and encouraged them to never give up on their education goals.
"If you want to quit because it feels overwhelming or too difficult, just remember you've been given an opportunity not everyone shares," said Colonel Hesterman. She also emphasized that education should be a lifetime journey.
The AOSC offers scholarships annually in the high school senior, continuing student and dependent spouse categories, said Mrs. Zazworsky.
The high school category included Emily Busch, Katherine Rember and Julie Frost.
Emily Busch, 17, is the daughter of Lt. Col. John M. Busch, Air Force Security Forces Doctorate Branch chief. Ms. Busch is a senior at Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg, Md., and plans to study music education at the University of Maryland-College Park. Her school activities include the band, chorus, National Honor Society and High School Scholars. She also has been a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society for four years and a member of the student council for two years. Ms. Busch received a $2,000 scholarship Katherine Rember, 18, is the daughter of Col. (ret.) William B. Rember. She is a senior at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Va. Ms. Rember is planning to study communications, public policy or international relations. Ms. Rember received a $1,500 scholarship.
Julie Frost, 18, the daughter of Col. (ret.) Robert S. Frost, is a senior at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Va. Ms. Frost plans to study musical theater in college. Ms. Frost received a $1,500 scholarship.
Recipients in the continuing education category include John Busch, Ann Donnelly, Sara Neville, Katrina Tsinnie, Shannon Flynn and Kristen King.
John Busch, 19, son of Colonel Busch, is a junior at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., and is studying political science and Arabic. He received a $2,000 scholarship.
Ann Donnelly, 20, is the daughter of Col. (ret.) Mark Donnelly. Ms.
Donnelly is a sophomore at Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., and is studying interior design. Ms. Donnelly received a $1,500 scholarship.
Sara Neville, 19, is the daughter of Master Sgt. Michael G. Neville, Presidential Airlift Squadron flight attendant. Ms. Neville is a sophomore at Towson University in Towson, Md., and studying early childhood special education. Ms. Neville received a $1,500 scholarship.
Kristen King, 19, also a daughter of Sergeant Neville, is a freshman at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md., and is studying marine and environmental science. Ms. King received a $1,500 scholarship.
Katrina Tsinnie, 18, is the daughter of Chuck Tsinnie, 316th Services Squadron Marketing Office illustrator. Ms. Tsinnie is studying nursing at the University of Maryland-College Park, Md. Ms. Tsinnie received a $1,500 scholarship.
Shannon Flynn, 19, daughter of Senior Master Sgt. (ret.) David Flynn, is a sophomore at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va., and is studying animal and veterinary science. Ms. Flynn received a $1,500 scholarship.
William Torian, 316 WG installation anti-terrorist advisor, is the winner in the dependent spouse category and received $2,000. His wife is Senior Master Sgt. Christina L. Torian, Presidential Airlift Group financial management superintendent.