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6 Maryland Wing cadets earn Civil Air Patrol scholarships

June 11, 2019 – MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Six Civil Air Patrol cadets from Maryland Wing have been awarded academic and flight scholarships as announced by the organization.

Maryland awardees include:

  • Cadet Capt. Ronak Chawla – Frederick Composite Squadron – $1,000 CAP Flight Scholarship
  • Cadet Capt. Meagan Collins – Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron – $2,000 CAP Academic Scholarship
  • Cadet Capt. Jeremiah Cox – Carroll Composite Squadron – $5,000 Lt Col William Hanna Memorial Flight Scholarship AND U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School Recommendation  
  • Cadet Lt. Col. Matthew Fangio – Arundel Composite Squadron – $2,000 CAP Academic Scholarship
  • Cadet Maj. Laura Midkiff – Carroll Composite Squadron – $2,000 CAP Academic Scholarship
  • Cadet Capt. Rachel Rosenzweig – Bethesda-Chevy Chase Composite Squadron – $1,185 Col Mary Feik Flight Scholarship

Civil Air Patrol provides financial assistance to select, deserving cadets.  Scholarships are merit or needs-based awards. The scholarship portfolio is announced each fall.  Combined with Civil Air Patrol’s financial assistance programs, cadets are eligible for over $1.35 million in financial assistance. The CAP scholarship program is partially funded by member support.  If individuals would like to make a donation to the scholarship program, go to this link. Those wishing to create an honorary or memorial scholarship, contact CAP Development at giving@gocivilairpatrol.org.

Nearly 1,500 members serve in Civil Air Patrol’s Maryland Wing. Last year, wing members flew 13 actual search and rescue missions. Overall, the Maryland Wing flew 32 missions for the State of Maryland, flying 2,245 hours in all mission categories, and was credited with four finds. Volunteers contributed services estimated at $4.6 million. For information, contact the Maryland Wing at mdwg.cap.gov or follow the wing on Facebook.

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 82 lives annually. CAP’s 61,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com or www.CAP.news for information.

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