To Our 2019 Scholarship Award Recipients

Brian Ahern

Brian served in Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines and deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in 2006. “The 1/25 Marine Association scholarship helped me when I started my first semester at UMass Boston last fall. It helped me get books and other materials I needed for my classes. I very much appreciate that I was awarded the scholarship last year.”

Micaela Fields

Micaela’s father, Brad Fields served in 1st Battalion 25th Marines. She earned a bachelor's degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from Keene State College in December 2019. Post-graduation, she plans to work for a year or two for a non-profit organization which supports survivors of trauma, ideally with survivors of mass atrocity or genocide.

James Kneeland

James Served with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marines and deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. He is a graduate of the MBA program at F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, focusing in Entrepreneurship. “I intend to graduate in May of 2020 and use the skills learned in my professional career as a small business owner. Ultimately, I have entertained the idea of a PhD or PsyD, but I feel that may be a future endeavor, after I have completed some of my career goals.“

Jacob Koppen

Jacob’s father, Thomas, served in 1st Battalion 25th Marines from 1991-1998. Upon graduation from Florida Gulf Coast University Jacob will be accepting a commission in one of the branches of the United States Military.

Makenzie Sabourin

Makenzie is the daughter of Master Sgt Mark Sabourin and she is currently enrolled at Merrimack College.