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

“ 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.

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“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.”


Cassidy Davila

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