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Two students receive new Veterans Scholarship

September 3, 2013

Two students have been selected for a new UW-Stout Veterans Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.

Cory Lockington, of La Crosse, is majoring in management. Lockington was stationed at Ft. Riley, Kan., from 1996-1999 as a specialist in the Army with the 116th mechanized infantry. His job was in motor transportation.

Cory Lockington, left, and Patrick PollackPatrick Pollack, of Colby, is majoring in construction. Pollack, a field wireman with the U.S. Marine Corps, was stationed at Camp Pendleton and served in Operation Desert Storm; a rescue mission at Mt. Pinatubo, Philippines; in Somalia and in Korea. Pollack will graduate in December.

The scholarship, funded through the Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance Pilot Program, awards $500 for one year to students who are military veterans and excel academically. It is disbursed in equal portions of $250 in the fall and spring semesters, unless the recipient is a fall-only senior.

To be eligible for the award, students must:

•   Have served in active duty in the U.S. military for 90 days or more
•   Be a junior or senior (60 or more credits)
•   Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
•   Have financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office and through an application for Federal Student Aid

In 2012 the university was recognized as a Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year.

For more information, go to the Veteran Services Web page, email or call 715-232-1659.

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