Navy League Foundation

The Navy League’s Premier Program to Support the Children of the Men and Women of the Sea Services through Scholarships

About the Foundation
The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall.  Navy League Foundation Scholarships are available only to children and grandchildren of former members of the Sea Services and those currently serving. 

Presently the Foundation has twenty five endowed scholarships.   Scholarships are award for four years and provide an award of $2, 500.00 per year.

Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients:

RADM William A. Sullivan, USN (Ret) Scholarship: Aaron Parisi of San Diego, Calif.

Aaron will be attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He plans to study electrical engineering, and would like to minor in physics and computer science. Aaron hopes to make his lifelong dream of designing and building robots a reality. Aaron’s mother, Georginne Parisi, served in the U. S. Navy as an intelligence officer for 20 years.


Rockwell Collins Scholarship: Savannah “Sage” Dunne of Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Sage will be attending Auburn University where she will study Industrial Engineering, to pursue her passion of mathematics and strong desire to improve her surroundings and the lives of others. She would like to establish a firm base as an engineer and then take her skills internationally to work in third world countries and help the less fortunate. Sage is the daughter of two former naval officers, LT Mary Dunne, USN, and CAPT Michael R. Dunne, USN (ret.), who served on the USS Enterprise.


CAPT Ernest G. “Scotty” Campbell, USN (Ret) and Renee Campbell Scholarship: Ian Ryman of Brandon, Fla.

Ian plans to attend Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, in Daytona Beach, FL. His knack for calculus and physics, combined with his love of flying inspired him to pursue an aerospace engineering major. Ian would like to become an aerospace engineer for either a major airline company or for a military contractor. Ian is the son of Jeffrey William Ryman, who was an Operations Specialist in the U.S. Navy.


Subic Bay-Cubi Point Scholarship: Tyler Grant of Simpsonville, S.C.

Tyler will be attending the University of Miami in the fall where he plans to major in neuroscience. After college, Tyler anticipates attending medical school to become a Navy physician. Tyler is the son of CDR Douglas Grant, USNR (Ret.), and Cynthia Grant, and his brother, Andrew, is a midshipman 4/C at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis Md.



Continuing scholarship recipients:

Jack and Eileen Anderson Scholarship: Alexander Dickinson of Dupo, Ill.
Planning Systems Incorporated and Engineering Scholarship: Megan Wood of Austin, Texas
Subic Bay-Cubi Point Scholarship: Kyle Abernathy of Norfolk, Neb.
RADM William A. Sullivan, USN (Ret) Scholarship: Rhoda Sabtachi of San Diego, Calif.
USS Mahan Scholarship: Samantha Gray of Green Cove Springs, Fla.
CAPT Winifred Quick Collins, USN (Ret) Scholarship: Patrick Devine of Eagle River, Ark.
Gladys Ann Smith Greater Los Angeles Women’s Council Scholarship: Sara Minor of Abingdon, Va.
RADM William A. Sullivan, USN (Ret) Scholarship: Timothy Kinsey of San Diego, Calif.
Jack and Eileen Anderson Scholarship: Bethany Michalski of Odenton, Md.
John G. Brokaw Scholarship: Katherine Christovich of Woodbridge, Va.
Wesley C. Cameron Scholarship: Michael Merwin of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
Ann E. Clark Foundation Scholarship: Devin Platte of Eaton Rapids, Mich.
Albert Levinson Scholarship: Emily Parks of Silverdale, Wash.
United Armed Forces Association Scholarship: Danielle Kerr of Suffolk, Va.
Jewell H. Bonner Scholarship: Donald W. Conner, III of Hubert, Okla.
RADM William A. Sullivan Scholarship: Rhona Sabatchi of San Diego, Calif.
Harold Wirth Scholarship: Candyce Pettinari of Clark, N.J.
John J. Schiff, Sr. Scholarship: Tyler Downs of Bend, Ore.

The Navy League Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors who will attend college in the fall. Navy League Foundation Scholarships are available only to children and grandchildren of former members of the Sea Services and those currently serving. Presently the Foundation has twenty five endowed scholarships. Scholarships are awarded for four years and provide an award of $2,500.00 per year.

For more information, please contact Stacy McFarland, Staff Vice President, Development and Programs, at 800-356-5760 or 703-528-1775, or via email at

Check back here on November 1, 2014 to apply for 2015-2016 academic year scholarships.

If you have questions, please email

Support the Foundation
The Navy League Foundation exists through the generous donations of people like you helping to defray the cost of college educations for the children of Sea Service families.  The Navy League Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non- profit organization, for which your donations and support are tax deductible.

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