Two residents of Fort Hood Family Housing win scholarships
|Haley Williams, recipient of the $1,000
WinningEdge Scholarship, will enter
her final year at the University of Texas
in Austin this fall.
| Natalya Tolbert, recipient of the
$1,000 WinningEdge Scholarship, will
attend Texas State where she plans to
attend pre-veterinarian school.
Two Fort Hood Family Housing residents have been selected as recipients of the 2015 WinningEdge Scholarship sponsored by WinnCompanies. Natalya Tolbert and Haley Williams were among 43 national winners of the $1,000 scholarship awarded annually by WinnCompanies, the national property management firm that serves Fort Hood Family Housing. Created in 2012, the WinningEdge Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to residents who are high school and GED graduates and who are pursuing studies at a post-secondary educational institution. Recipients are chosen based on academic performance, character and proficiency in their chosen field of study. Natalya Tolbert, a graduate of Shoemaker High School, will apply her scholarship toward her education at Texas State University. She plans to attend pre-veterinarian school, with hope of becoming a veterinarian one day. Haley Williams, student at the University of Texas in Austin, will apply her scholarship towards her fourth and final year, as she continues her studies pursuing three majors in the Liberal Arts Honors Program: psychology, history and humanities. After graduation, Haley plans to get her master’s in counseling to work with children who have suffered from various types of trauma. “I am so excited to be a recipient of this scholarship,” Williams said. “Being able to focus on my studies, and not having to worry about how I will afford the studies, takes a huge load off my shoulders.” A total of $43,000 was awarded to WinnCompanies residents nationwide through the WinningEdge Scholarship Program this year. Of the 43 recipients, 21 are residents of military communities managed by WinnCompanies. Residents are encouraged to prepare for the 2016-2017 school year, with applications available February 2016 at www.forthoodfh.com.