Airmen continue education with Fall Scholarship

The TSCG scholarship committee awarded Alvaranga the $250 scholarship for his essay about joining the military and working toward current goals.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Alvaranga, U.S. Air Forces Central Command information system security manager, receives the Team Shaw Chief’s Group (TSCG) Fall Scholarship at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Nov. 8, 2017. The TSCG scholarship committee awarded Alvaranga the $250 scholarship for his essay about joining the military and working toward current goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Maldonado)

Anselmi received the $250 scholarship for her essay about her Air Force story and current goals.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Carola Anselmi, 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineer, receives the Team Shaw Chief’s Group (TSCG) Fall Scholarship at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Nov. 8, 2017. Anselmi received the $250 scholarship for her essay about her Air Force story and current goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Maldonado)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Two Airmen were awarded the Team Shaw Chief’s Group Fall Scholarship at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Nov. 8.

The winners of the scholarship are Senior Airman Michael Alvaranga, U.S. Air Forces Central Command information system security manager, and Senior Airman Carola Anselmi, 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineer.

The TSCG Scholarship Committee gave Airmen an opportunity to win a $250 scholarship by writing and submitting an essay telling their story. The Airmen incorporated their personal or squadron mission, family and fun they have had before and after joining the Air Force into their essay.

Chief Master Sgt. Cheryl Moye, TSCG Scholarship Committee chairman, said she really likes the prompt because it allows Airmen to open up and tell their own story about their life before joining the Air Force, where they are now and their current goals.

Anselmi and Alvaranga said they are going to use their scholarship money to further their education and work toward their aspirations. Anselmi’s goal is to become a pilot, and Alvaranga’s goal is to become a cyber security consultant for a financial institution.

“This scholarship is going to help offset the cost associated with obtaining an education and afford me the opportunity to obtain my Bachelor’s degree in cyber security without financial stress,” said Alvaranga. “It also gave me a chance to express myself as an Airman and share my story.”

The TSCG Scholarship Committee presents the scholarships bi-annually in April and October. All Airmen between the ranks of airman and staff sergeant are eligible to apply. Applicant submissions are reviewed and scored by the TSCG Scholarship Committee board based on a standard for creativity and diversity in their essay and completed applications.

With the ongoing support from the TSCG, Airmen assigned to Shaw have the capability and opportunity to further their education and accomplish their career goals.