The Spring 2021 Scholarship has come to a close and a winner has been announced.
Congratulations to Elijah Warren, the first ever recipient of the Red, White, & Blue Military & Law Enforcement.
The Val DiGiorgio Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce the winner of the first annual Red, White & Blue Scholarship: Elijah Warren!
Elijah Warren has just completed his first year at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where he maintains a 3.0 GPA. He is a graduate of Manheim Township High School in Lancaster, PA. Val DiGiorgio and his team selected Elijah as the first-ever recipient of the Red, White & Blue Military and Law Enforcement Scholarship in recognition of his commitment to his country and his unwavering patriotism.
In his winning essay, Elijah Warren detailed his experience growing up in a military family. When devastation struck on home soil in 2001, Elijah’s father sprang into action to protect his nation and his family by enlisting in the United States Armed Forces. This courageous and selfless decision pulled Elijah’s father from his young family. In his essay, Elijah reflected on how growing up in a military family taught him about individualism and American values. Being introduced to military family life at a young age, Elijah learned early on that freedom is not free; rather, it is thanks to the brave acts of the men and women who serve our country both at home and abroad.
Val DiGiorgio and his team thank Elijah Warren and his father for their service and courage. The Warren family is a testament to the strength maintained by military families across the country and stationed overseas. The DiGiorgio family and Red, White & Blue Scholarship Foundation team look forward to the bright future ahead for Elijah Warren as he continues his studies at Shippensburg University.
The DiGiorgio “Red, White & Blue Military and Law Enforcement Scholarship” is exclusively available to students with a parent/guardian in the United States military or law enforcement.
Philanthropists at heart and firm believers in the empowerment of education, along with being the son of a United States Army Veteran, Val DiGiorgio, and his wife, Carolina, are currently offering an academic scholarship to the children of US military and law enforcement members. This scholarship is available to all students living and studying in the United States.
Val DiGiorgio and Carolina are grateful to the heroic men and women who courageously keep our Nation safe as members of the Armed Forces and local law enforcement. They hope that this scholarship can be embraced as a way to show appreciation to the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving.
Criteria & Qualifying Requirements
In order to apply for the “DiGiorgio Red, White & Blue Military and Law Enforcement Scholarship,” students must:
- Have a parent or guardian who is a member of the military or law enforcement (active, non-active, retired/veteran status, deceased)
- Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better
- Currently live and study in any State in the U.S.A., Washington D. C. or Puerto Rico
- Intend on pursuing their training/education by enrolling/attending a community college, university/college, trade school, law enforcement academy or enlisting in the US military/armed forces.
While service binds them, Val DiGiorgio understands that not every military and law enforcement household is the same. Enthusiastically embracing those who protect us, both at home and abroad, DiGiorgio’s scholarship is also open to students whose parents/guardians are retired military or law enforcement.
In honor of our fallen heroes, the children of those who have lost their lives in service are encouraged to apply.