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Scholarship Spotlight: Annie, Samuel and Jacob Jones

Posted by: Shannon Zangas - 07/16/14

Jones, Annie, Jacob, Samuel_001Father of three, Richard Jones was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. He served his country for 25 years active duty and was deployed multiple times overseas to Bagram, Kabul and Baghdad. He is a bronze star recipient and was medically retired after suffering traumatic brain injuries resulting from a series of missile attacks. To honor Lt. Col. Jones’s sacrifices for the country, Freedom Alliance awarded a scholarship to his three children, Annie, Samuel, and Jacob, who all attend Texas Tech University.

Annie is a four-year scholarship recipient and will be graduating with a major in interior design and a minor in architecture. She holds leadership positions in her campus activities as the Vice President of her sorority, Sigma Phi Lambda, and as a camp counselor and mentor for incoming first year students. She is also a part of the American Society of Interior Design to supplement her major, and thanked Freedom Alliance for providing “generosity and care” during her undergraduate years.

Samuel, a rising sophomore, impacted by the military building projects and humanitarian efforts he heard his dad talk about during his deployments, felt he could make a difference in the world by honing his skills in the area of construction. His goal as a construction engineering major is to use his skills to help the poor. He stated that “my dad’s service gave him one of his worse trials he has ever faced, but it also gave him the opportunity to make it through the worst in his life and show me that I should never give up and always persevere”; persevere is exactly what Samuel has done. His experience in varsity football, track, basketball, powerlifting and tennis has given him leadership experience and this summer he is doing an internship at a construction company.

Jacob, the newest scholarship recipient of the three, a first year student, is pursuing a major in business. After being accepted into advanced anatomy and physiology classes he earned a certificate from nursing assistants schooling and wants to put his skills to work helping others. Like his brother and sister, Jacob is also involved in numerous activities. Jacob was on his high school student council and also on the varsity tennis, powerlifting, and baseball teams and was the captain of his school’s intramural Frisbee team.

Through our Scholarship Fund, Freedom Alliance has supported hundreds of students like the Jones siblings. To learn more or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.fascholarship.com or email info@fascholarship.com.