Winners of the COF Dependent Scholarships will use the money to alleviate costs of attending college. Programs like the COF Dependent Scholarship are important as tuition costs continue to rise. Please consider donating to the program by contacting staff at the Commissioned Officers Foundation or by visiting the Giving page. You can securely donate online today.
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Six students won funding through the 2013 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation’s Dependent Scholarship program. Eligible applicants were spouses, children and grandchildren of active duty or retired members of the COF affiliate, the Commissioned Officers Association.
Twelve students, mostly sons and daughters of PHS officers, applied for funding. The Selection Committee, composed of active duty and retired officers, scored each application. The reviewers chose the student with the highest score as this year’s winner of the Ronald Lessing Memorial Scholarship, which comes with a cash prize of $1,000. The award is named in honor of Ronald Lessing, the brother of CAPT Melvin Lessing, USPHS (Ret.).Read more...