Brian Terry Foundation Scholar:Nathalie West

Police officer in Plano, Texas
I will always be so thankful that I was a recipient of the Brian Terry Scholarship Award. Not only did this scholarship provide an easier means for me to attain my degree, it opened up my awareness to the dangers that are inside and outside the United States. Reading about Brian Terry’s legacy inspired me even more to live a life of service. I realized about halfway through college that it was my calling to protect and serve my own community that I grew up in. It was time to give back to a place I’ve called home for over 24 years. I am proud to be a police officer and grateful to have a supportive community. Thank you so much to the Brian Terry Foundation for providing an easier route for me to get my degree!

Brian Terry Foundation Scholar:Lena Illig

Department of Defense

Lena Illig graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Lena graduated with Leadership Honors after having served as a Senator of Student Government, Campus Organizer for Generation Action, Ambassador of the National Guard Youth Foundation, Cadet of Army ROTC, and Awardee of the Martin Luther King Award. The Brian Terry Foundation was monumental in helping Lena pay for her tuition. Upon graduating, Lena was hired with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, where she attended and graduated the police academy, and was employed as a Deputy Sheriff. After a couple years – Lena left to work in Public Health as a Disease Intervention Specialist – and currently works for the Department of Defense. She is working on becoming a Federal Investigator through the Federal Government. Lena and her husband, who is an Osprey Pilot for the USMC – will be moving to San Diego, CA shortly – and the law enforcement opportunities for her will be endless.Lena is going to be pursuing her Masters Degree in Public Administration this upcoming fall.

Brian Terry Foundation Scholar:Megan Holtz

Lawyer, Montana

She spent 4 very successful years at Michigan State pursuing her bachelors degree in Political Science and Pre law and worked part time through out. She participated in multiple internships at the state Capitol, Washington d.c., Montana and Memphis TN. She was also a paid mentor to other interns in d.c. Upon graduating from Michigan State she was awarded a FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP to obtain her Law Degree from the University of Toledo. During her time in law school she also worked as a Judges clerk at the Monroe county court and also as an assistant for the Wayne county Prosecutor. She graduated May 5 2019 and spent the past year working with Defense Law at the Coleman Young Building. She has recently moved to Montana to practice law there.

Brian Terry Foundation Scholar:Chelsea Gilbert

Police Officer, Detroit

I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in May of 2019.When I began college, I did not qualify for a lot of scholarships. I began to research more, and I found the Brian Terry Foundation scholarship. Once I read the objectives of the foundation itself, I knew I would be honored to be even be an applicant of this scholarship program

I was honored to be one of the recipients for 2018-2019. With this scholarship, I was able to continue going to school and receiving my Bachelors degree. As of November 2019, I graduated the police academy and became a Detroit Police Officer. I keep this foundation close to my heart, keep the fallen in my mind & heart whenever I step into roll call. The Brian Terry Foundation is rewarded to those who hold the qualities of integrity, justice and put their best foot forward to serve just like the honorable Brian Terry. This foundation is more than just the scholarship reward, it also aids you to remember those who fought before you.

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THE GROWING NETWORK OF BRIAN TERRY SCHOLARS

Kristen G. Corbett

Wayne State University

Anthony Progar IV

Spring Arbor University

Grace Waggoner

Eastern Michigan University

Megan Curtis

University of Texas at San Antonio

Sydney Jones

University of Arizona

Cody Grasmick

Simpson College

Connor Donahue

Youngstown State University

Andrew Di Costanzo

University of New Haven

Madeline Loso

Bowling Green State University

Sandruny Fortune

University of Central Florida

Stephen Comer

Averett University

Luke Mendoza Lanvanway

Waynesburg University

Alexander Akers

Liberty University

Kyle Depray

Schoolcraft College

Sandruny Fortune

University of Central Florida

Luke Mendoza Lanvanway

Waynesburg University

Kyle Depray

Schoolcraft College

Alexander Akers

Liberty University

Stephen Comer

Averett University

Rebecca Buell

University of Texas at Tyler

Kaylin Aubrey Coe

Mary Baldwin University

Ashton Lewis

Texas A&M University – Texarkana

Grant Stauffer

Liberty University

Bradley Martin Lavin

Schoolcraft College

Chelsea Gilbert

Eastern Michigan University

Rivers E. Chadwick

The Citadel

Marijah Palumbo

Coker College

Arley Ramos

Benedictine University

Gergorio Fernandez Jr.

Southwest Texas College

Kayle Sizemore

Eastern Kentucky University

Sarah Wheeler

Clemson University

Jared Chimento

College of New Jersey

Christian Rondeau

Corban University

Madison Aponte

Castleton University

Aysiah Garza

Sam Houston State University

Natalie West

Colorado Mesa University

Dominic Coffey

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Kyle Bodenhorn

John Hopkins University

Jesanna Williams

University of Tampa

Nathan Lawrence Rise

University of Alaska Anchorage

Madison Claire Leader

University of Indianapolis

Jared Michael Taje

Fitchburg State University

Kristen Corbette

Western Michigan University

Mariam Khorenyan

American University, Washington DC

Seth Bowen

Old Dominion University

Allyson McKenna Harris

Colorado State University

Elizabeth Volles

Utica College

Marena Catherine Draskovich

Washburn University

Ian Daniel White

University of Wyoming

Lena Illig

University of Alaska, Anchorage

Kayleigh Marie Carlstedt

Pima Community College

Laureana Sonrisa Jones

University of Arizona

Sean Jonathon David Essex

University of San Diego

Sonya Rene Feliciano

Ferris State University

Nile G. Henry

Colgate College

Jacob Paci

Thiel College

Natalia Price

California State University, San Marcos

Guadalupe Gallegos

Colorado Mesa University

Cameron Philip Purcell

Western New England University

Lena Lliig

University of Alaska

Jaime Diaz

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Amanda Flock

University of Arizona

Kayleigh Marie Carlstedt

Pima Community College

Natalie West

Colorado Mesa University

Leslie Lopez

University of Arizona

Meagan Moralez

Eastern Washington University

Laureana Jones

University of Arizona

Christopher Tamez

Richland College

Timothy Duran

University of Texas at San Antonio

Cameron Philip Purcell

Western New England University

Zoe Helena Anaya

Northern Arizona University

Matthew Dolengowski

Michigan State University

Madeline Hoskins

San Diego State University

Lena Illig

University of Alaska

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