Hunt Heroes Foundation announces $50,000 in scholarships awarded to military dependents

“We are thrilled to recognize the outstanding achievements of these young men and women,” said Brian Stan, President and CEO of Hunt Military Communities and Chairman of the Board of the Hunt Heroes Foundation. “We are privileged to serve our military families and excited to increase our contribution to their educational dreams in 2022. We wish those who received grants the best as they embark on their next chapter!”

This year’s scholarship winners include:

Taylor Garcia, Silverdale, WA

  • Central Kitsap High School
  • Participate University of ConnecticutBusiness Management

Maryann Castro, Silverdale, WA

  • Nile C. Kinnick High School
  • Participate University of San DiegoMechanical Engineering

Michael Mattella, Rockville, MD

  • Oceanside High School
  • Participate Villanova UniversityMechanical Engineering

Kate Stouffer, Dover, DE

  • home schooling
  • Participate Penn State University Parkmeteorology and atmospheric sciences

Jordan Palm Tree, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Charles J. Colgan High School
  • Participate Howard University

Maxim Ionov, Kailua, Hawaii

  • The Garden Academy
  • Participate University of WashingtonBiological engineering

Alisha Saenz, Moody, AL

  • Leeds High School
  • Participate Arizona State Universityfamily and human development

Julianna dinnerAPO-AE

  • Chattahoochee County High School
  • Participate University of Southern GeorgiaHealth Sciences

Jackson Harris, Corner, AL

  • Local high school
  • Participate Auburn UniversityCompany with a minor in Finance

Megan Rodriguez, St. Augustine, Florida

  • St. AugustineHigh school
  • To attend the University of Central FloridaMusic Education with a Concentration in Elementary Music

Garret Campbell, Washington

  • James Madison High School
  • Participate Virginia TechBusiness Information Technology

Hannah Suh, Hampton, Virginia

  • Rocky Bayou Christian School
  • Participate University of California, Los AngelesNeuroscience

Avery Blackwell, Millington, TN

  • Laurel Springs School
  • Participate University of North FloridaGeneral Chemistry

Brianna Cooley, Montgomery, AL

  • boardwalk secondary school
  • To attend the University of Alabama at BirminghamHealthcare Management with a Minor in Data Analytics

Victoria Orie, Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • Cape Henry Collegiate School VA
  • Participate High Point UniversityNC, Exercise Science

Jason Dine, Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Chattahoochee County High School
  • Participate Columbus State Universitycyber security

Tiana Jordan Fontejon, Niceville, Florida

  • Niceville High School
  • Participate Georgia Institute of TechnologyMechanical Engineering with a Minor in Materials Science

Scholars were selected based on their commitment to the community, demonstrated leadership, involvement in school and community activities, and work experience. Applicants did not need to be residents of an HMC community to apply for a scholarship.

For more information about the Hunt Heroes Foundation or to donate, go to

About the Hunt Heroes Foundation
Established in 2018, The Hunt Heroes Foundation is proud to serve military families, partners and communities through opportunities and ideas generated by our employees and partnerships. Together, the HHF will discover new ways to ensure that we help bring positive change to the communities in which we live and work.

About Hunt Military Communities
Hunt Military Communities, the world’s largest private military housing owner, provides unparalleled quality and service to more than 165,000 residents in approximately 52,000 homes on Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps facilities. Marines and Army across the UNITED STATES. We do this through our pillars: Excellence, Accountability, Customer Engagement, Integrity, Continuous Improvement and our 5-Star service commitment. With a 50-year legacy and a partnership with the Department of Defense, HMC strives to ensure the integrity of our military communities and the families who live there. For more information, visit

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