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The Navy League of San Diego,

Now that i have had a week to take in what occurred last weekend. I wanted to
write to you and share what a glorious weekend it was, last Friday, we started
out with Ashley’s undergraduate department graduation. The campus was bustling
with proud graduates and families and we were one of them.

We were concerned with some of the protesting that had occurred the prior few
weeks but to USC’s credit they did an amazing job and had zero issues.

To see her graduate and with honors I couldn’t help but tear up with pride at what
she has accomplished. To then follow that up the next day to see her get hooded with
a Masters degree was the icing on the cake. It was a weekend of celebration and
Ashley’s mom and I couldn’t be more proud.

We will be eternally grateful to you and The Navy League of San Diego. To believe in
this brilliant young woman really means a lot to me and my family. You have helped
make her dreams come true and put her on a tract to make a real difference in the
world. Without your support USC would have been out of reach for us financially.
You have helped put Ashley on a path where the sky’s the limit.

You help change lives for the better and that is something to be very proud of.

Respectfully,

Richard Boomer

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My name is John Rader. Thank you for awarding me with the Alexander
Kreiglowa Scholarship Award. I am extremely grateful to the Navy League
San Diego for selecting me to receive this amazing gift, and I am humbled
by the trust and confidence you have placed in me.

I am going to be a freshman in the
fall studying computer science with an emphasis on data science. Your
investment in my education will have a profound impact on my future,
helping me earn my degree without worrying about having to find
part-time jobs. It will allow me more time to participate in
extracurricular activities that will enhance my learning experience.

After graduating, I plan on working in the cybersecurity field in order
to better protect people’s private information. The award will assist me
in achieving these goals, allowing me to give back to the community that
has served me well. I am immensely grateful for the scholarship, and I
promise to make the most of it.

Hi, my name is Tom Taylor and I am a fortunate recipient of the 2023
Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship Award. I graduated from Point Loma High
School in San Diego, California but spent my freshman and sophomore
years at Stuttgart High School in Germany.

This year I will be a first-year student at the University of California Santa Barbara, where
I will major in economics. I am extremely thankful to the San Diego
Council of the Navy League as this scholarship has made going to college
much less of a financial burden on my family and I.

Because my tuition is nearly completely paid for, I won’t have to take out any student
loans and will hopefully be able to leave college debt free. I highly
recommend all California resident students that are dependents of active
duty, retired, or deceased Naval Service to apply for this scholarship.
Again, I am deeply thankful to the San Diego Council of the Navy League
for giving me and kids like myself access to such a wonderful
opportunity.

Tom Taylor
Hannah Sanchez

I am Hannah Sanchez, the fortunate recipient of the Alexander
Kreiglowa Scholarship in 2023. As a military dependent, I faced
challenges due to frequent separations from my father.

However, with unwavering support from my parents and the inspiration of my
father, I learned resilience and determination. Now, with the Alexander
Kreiglowa Scholarship, I can pursue my dream of becoming a
Physicians Assistant while easing the financial burden on my
parents. Growing up as a military dependent presented obstacles,
but it taught me valuable life skills and adaptability.

My parents’ unwavering support and my father’s inspiration fueled my ambition
to achieve greatness. With that, I was granted the opportunity to play
division three volleyball at Arcadia University where I will be
studying Biology on the Pre-Physicians Assistant route became my
path to success.

The Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship alleviated the
financial burden and validated my potential for future success.
With this scholarship, I am determined to become a Physician’s
Assistant, giving back to my parents and making a difference in the
field of medicine. Thanks to the Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship, I am
empowered to pursue my dreams with gratitude and determination.
This scholarship marks the beginning of an exciting journey towards my
goal of becoming a Physician’s Assistant and making a positive
impact on the world.

I would like to give one big thank you to the
San Diego Council of the Navy League and all of the sponsors who
made this possible for this fantastic opportunity.

My name is Jack Peterson and this fall I will be attending Montana State
University. I’m extremely grateful to be awarded a scholarship through
the San Diego Navy League as this will allow me to focus on my goals
full time. Without the scholarship, and the gracious donations given to
the Navy League, I would have to have a part time job to earn money for
college as well as focusing on my studies, therefore prolonging my
enrollment in the university and hindering future career goals. Instead,
now I am able to commit all of my time to achieving my higher education
goals and look forward to my future.

While at Montana State I plan on becoming involved in school athletics.
After captaining the water polo team at Patrick Henry High School and
swimming as a senior member of the Swim & Dive team at PHHS, a couple of
newfound friends and I have already put forth a goal of establishing a
Water Polo Club on campus.

I plan on studying Wildlife Ecology and working in Environmental
Conservation once I graduate. I’d like to pursue studies in this field
because of my upbringing in Germany, where my father was stationed for
some time. However, I’m not placing all my eggs in one basket and remain
open to researching new fields that I learn about! In the meantime I
will utilize my time not spent in the classroom exploring Montana’s
rivers and trying to catch the biggest Rainbow Trout I can. Thank you
Navy League San Diego!

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My name is Reinna Gabriel and I am a second year student athlete
studying Human Development and Business at Cornell University. I am
extremely lucky and honored to have the opportunity to apply to the
Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship and represent my dad who a disabled
service member. Receiving this scholarship has helped me tremendously in
achieving my academic and athletic goals. It has given me more time
to focus on my rigorous academic schedule and competitive sport rather
than worrying about tuition. Since Ivy League schools do not offer
academic or athletic scholarships, I am not as fortunate as other
athletes playing D1 sports. I will be paying full tuition. Being a
student athlete at a prestigious Division 1 school is like having a full
time job, between training, conditioning, watching film,
traveling to games, doing homework, attending tutoring, and studying. I
have to manage my time perfectly in order to keep up with all of my
responsibilities and having a job would almost be out of the question.
With an interest in attending medical school, this scholarship will
help me lower my student loans as an undergraduate, and help me further
my career. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to receive
this scholarship. The donors work so hard to make this possible for me,
so I will work hard for them. Their generous donation is one of
the major reasons that I am close to achieving my academic goals. Thank
you for helping me pave a path to my future.

My name is Gabrielle Montroy and I am a proud recipient
of the 2021 Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship Award. I am currently a
second year Psychology student at the University of California, Merced.

I am blessed to be able to receive this scholarship as a triplet. Having
three students in college at the same time can cause some financial
distress. With this scholarship, I am able to focus on my school without
worrying about any expenses. Thus, I am set to graduate one year early
as I have taken on a full course load. Additionally, I have joined a
sorority and sit on the Executive board where I am gaining leadership
experience. Finally, I am a part of the Psychology club at my school and
plan to apply to be a member of the Psi Chi honor society.

I could not have accomplished all of this without the assistance of my
parents and the San Diego Council of the Navy League! I will always be
thankful for my father’s 20 years in the Marine Corps that have led me
to qualify for this scholarship. Thank you San Diego Council of the Navy
League for allowing me to pursue my higher education!

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Scholarship Recepient

“My name is Sarah Mauricio and I am a proud recipient of the 2019
Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship. I am currently a
senior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) majoring in
Computer Science. I am so thankful for the opportunity to receive this
scholarship. It has allowed me to focus more on my studies and less on
earning money to pay for my education. I have not had to worry about
getting a job on campus, allowing me to spend more time on my
schoolwork, and I am really appreciative of this. Because of this, I
have been able to intern at Meta for the past two summers as a Software
Engineer and am excited to share that I will be working full-time at
Disney starting in August. My dad was in the US Navy for 26 years. I am
forever grateful for the sacrifices he has made and am thankful for
everything the Navy League does. Thank you so much for this opportunity,
San Diego Council of the Navy League!”

Best,
Sarah

I am extremely grateful to be a recipient of the San Diego Council of
the Navy League’s Alexander Kreiglowa scholarship. This award has made a
tremendous impact on my academic and professional endeavors.

Not only has the scholarship provided me financial assistance, which
allowed me to focus on my studies without additional stress from
financial burdens, but it also gave me more time to concentrate on
achieving my chemical engineering B.S. at UC Berkeley.

The support and encouragement from the Navy League has been invaluable,
and I am thankful for the opportunity to be supported by such a
prestigious organization.

Due to this support, I was able to spend my time joining the Red Cross
organization at UCB and also devote myself further beyond my studies by
attending events under the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
(AICHE), gaining greater insight into varied fields and learning from
professionals.

Thank you to the San Diego Council of the Navy League and all of the
sponsors who make this scholarship possible. It has truly made a
difference in my life, and I am grateful.

Josh Ramon Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship Recepient

My name is Josh Ramon, and I’m a 2022 graduate of O’Farrell High School
in San Diego. I am one of four recipients out of 39 competitive
applicants to receive the 2022/2023 Alexander
Kreiglowa Scholarship. I’m humble for this opportunity and grateful to
have received this scholarship grant. I’m not only appreciative of the
Navy League’s love of
giving, but their commitment to support the Sailors and their families
within their struggles and endeavors.

As a son of a U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Marlon Ramon, I was
introduced and eligible to participate in this scholarship program.
Despite my limited time with my Dad because of his work, I’m thankful
for his sacrifices as well as the many other active duty service members
who serve this country.

Through the opportunities this scholarship has provided, I am currently
attending the University of California San Diego as a freshman. I hope
to get a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, so I can devote my
efforts into aeronautics. Thank you again Navy League San Diego for
alleviating the financial stresses college has placed on both myself and
my parents. I dream to one day to give back to students like myself as
Alexander Kreiglowa recipient and to the Navy League for what it has
done for me.

I am Symone Atienza and am the grateful recipient of the San Diego Council of the Navy League’s 2022 Alexander Kreiglowa Navy and Marine Corps Dependents Education Scholarship. I graduated from SHAPE American High School in Belgium. As a member of an international community, I was taught to appreciate service, family, and nation while learning about other cultures and how to better understand them. The Navy League’s generosity affords me the opportunity to focus on my studies at Villanova University as a member of the class of 2026 while I study alongside my fellow Wildcats from all 50 states as well as 55 other countries where I am majoring in mathematics. My parents and family along with my experiences and studies thus far have prepared me well for the challenges that lie ahead. I am very much looking forward to the opportunities that await me and especially for the opportunity to give back to the community. Thank you, San Diego Council of the Navy League!
My name is Joyce Navarro and I am a senior at the University of California, Riverside. I am so thankful to the San Diego Council of the Navy League for providing me with the Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship award. This has helped alleviate a big stress throughout the course of my undergraduate education and I cannot fully express my gratitude. I am able to worry less about money and focus on navigating college as a premed, and obtaining my Biology B.S and Psychology minor. At UCR, I am enrolled in the Honors program and am part of their leadership as an Honors Ambassador. I am also a Supplemental Instruction Leader and UCR Collective Mentor, roles where I guide other students in their journey to success. My dad served in the U.S. Navy and as a military brat who has lived all over the U.S., I have developed an appreciation for family, service, culture, and patriotism. Thanks to the Navy League and their generous gift, I am able to live out these values and pursue the numerous opportunities life has in store for me!
My name is Madison Matella, and I am beyond grateful to the San Diego Council of the Navy League for awarding me the 2021 Alexander Kreiglowa Navy and Marine Corps Dependents Education Scholarship. I am the daughter of Commander Thomas Matella and Mrs. Kristen Matella, and my experience as a military child has shaped me in countless ways.
I graduated from Oceanside High School alongside my brother Mitchell with an appreciation for service, family, and patriotism, as well as an appreciation for other cultures which was influenced by my frequent military moves. Following the footsteps of my father, who has demonstrated true commitment in nursing throughout his 21 years in the Navy, I chose to pursue my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Villanova University, where I am currently a sophomore. In college, I am a Section Leader for the Villanova Band, volunteer with the elderly, serve at the Catholic masses, and am a Resident Assistant in the halls.
These experiences help nourish my love for fostering community, and I know that they will prepare me as I hope to pursue my Master of Science in Nursing degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. I look forward to the many opportunities that await me throughout the rest of my studies at Villanova to continue give back and express my heartfelt gratitude to the San Diego Council of the Navy League for their generosity!
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Jack Peterson Scholarship Testimonial
My name is Jack Peterson and this fall I will be attending Montana State University. I’m extremely grateful to be awarded a scholarship through the San Diego Navy League as this will allow me to focus on my goals full time.
Without the scholarship, and the gracious donations given to the Navy League, I would have to have a part time job to earn money for college as well as focusing on my studies, therefore prolonging my enrollment in the university and hindering future career goals.
Instead, now I am able to commit all of my time to achieving my higher education goals and look forward to my future.
While at Montana State I plan on becoming involved in school athletics. After captaining the water polo team at Patrick Henry High School and swimming as a senior member of the Swim & Dive team at PHHS, a couple of newfound friends and I have already put forth a goal of establishing a Water Polo Club on campus.
I plan on studying Wildlife Ecology and working in Environmental Conservation once I graduate.
I’d like to pursue studies in this field because of my upbringing in Germany, where my father was stationed for some time. However, I’m not placing all my eggs in one basket and remain open to researching new fields that I learn about!
In the meantime I will utilize my time not spent in the classroom exploring Montana’s rivers and trying to catch the biggest Rainbow Trout I can. Thank you!
My name is Sofía Bernal, I am a proud recipient of the Alexander Kreiglowa Navy and
Marine Corps Dependents Education Scholarship administered by the San
Diego Council of the Navy League.   I am the daughter of Command Master
Chief Samuel Bernal Jr., and Rosemary Garcia-Bernal.   I graduated from
The School of College Connections at Kearny High School in San Diego,
California with Honors in 2021.  I attend Texas Tech University
in Lubbock, Texas, where I am majoring in Early Childhood Education.
I plan to attend graduate school to earn my master’s degree in
Special Education in hopes of becoming a special education teacher.
I am thankful for this Scholarship Award, Thank you San Diego Council.
– Sofia Bernal, Class of 2025, Texas Tech University School of Human Sciences
Sofía Bernal Scholarship Testimonial

“ My name is Ashley Boomer, and I am a junior at the University of
Southern California and a recipient of the 2020 Alexander Kreiglowa
Scholarship. I graduated from Notre Dame High School in San Jose,
California with a 4.63 GPA in May of 2020. I then began to attend USC in
August 2020 as an honors student and presidential merit scholar, where I
have maintained a 4.0 GPA. I am simultaneously pursuing a bachelor’s
degree in Psychology as well as a master’s degree in Management of Drug
Development. This is a fantastic opportunity unique to USC that I would
not have been able to work towards without Alexander Kreiglowa and the
Navy League of San Diego. My dad, a retired marine, and I are forever
grateful to the Navy League and the gift of opportunity that they have
so generously provided me. Because of them, my future is full of endless
opportunities that I cannot wait to explore after my graduation in May
of 2024.”

“Thank you to the Navy League of San Diego for providing me with such a
generous scholarship award. This gift alleviates such a large burden and
I’m beyond thankful. My dad is an active member of the Marine Corps and
we love all of the amazing things this organization stands for. So just
a huge thank you so all of the incredible people who made this happen
I’m so excited for the many opportunities it allows me”
“My name is Kadrianna Hall and I’m beyond grateful for this
scholarship. I am starting at Loyola University Chicago in the fall and
plan on majoring in psychology while pre-med. I have already been
accepted into their international living learning community where I’ll
be able to diversify my knowledge about the world and its many cultures.
I hope to someday practice internationally so I know this is a great
start. After university and medical school I plan to specialize in
pediatric oncology and work in a children’s hospital once I settle in
the states”

My name is Logan Schmidt. I am a sophomore at Montana State University and a recipient of the 2020 Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship. In the spring of 2020, I graduated as Valedictorian of Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, California with a GPA of 4.733. After graduation I moved to Bozeman, Montana and now attend Montana State University while pursuing bachelor’s degrees in chemical and biological engineering.

Going into college, my plan was to pursue chemical engineering. With the help of Alexander Kreiglowa and the Navy League of San Diego I have been able to devote more time to education, which has allowed me to pursue both chemical and biological engineering majors as well as biomedical engineering and chemistry minors. All while maintaining a high-grade point average of 3.82.

My dream is to one day attend medical school and become a surgeon. Having a high GPA as well as pursuing multiple majors and minors make me far more competitive and boost my chances of getting into medical school.

It is the donors which make this possible. I cannot thank Mr. Kreiglowa, the Navy League of San Diego, and the generous donors for allowing me the opportunity to gain the most of my time at college. Without donations to the scholarships of the Navy League I would fall short of what I hope to accomplish. Through Navy Leagues scholarships, it is possible to turn a kid’s far off fantasy of getting an education and pursuing his dreams, into a reality. Just as the Alexander Kreiglowa scholarship has done for me.

“My name is Cassidy Davila and I was one of the Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship recipients from the high school class of 2017. On Saturday, May 8th, I graduated Magna Cum Laude and with the honor of being a President’s Award finalist from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics Education. Following graduation, I will be moving to Oklahoma City to teach Algebra 1 and be an assistant coach for softball.

In reflection of my past four years at college, I just wanted to take the time to thank Mr. Alexander Kreiglowa and the San Diego Council of the Navy League from the bottom of my heart. My family has always struggled financially, but the Alexander Kreiglowa Scholarship allowed me to pursue my dreams of playing collegiate softball and to become a teacher. This scholarship relieved so much stress from off my family and my shoulders.  I cannot thank you enough!

I remember very clearly when I first received a call informing me that I was a recipient; I cried so many tears of joy that night. Attached is a photo of me in my cap and grown. I thank you again for all that you do and the impact you make on families like mine.”

Sincerely,

Cassidy Davila

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