About Past Scholars
2018-2019 Schneider Scholar
William Huffman

James Grace

James Lee Grace Junior is a veteran of the United States Navy Seabees with 6 years on active duty and 2 years in the reserves. He served 2 tours of Afghanistan and 2 tours of Europe. He is a senior studying Civil (Structural) Engineering and is a first generation college student. He is a proud Eagle Scout and still serves as a Scoutmaster! He is a member of the Terp Fishing Team and President of the Society of American Military Engineers.


Julessa Jolley

Julessa Jolley is majoring in Architecture with a minor in Construction Project Management with a planned 2020 graduation. She hopes to continue her dedication to public service in the Department of Defense as a civilian employee. Julessa is an 8 year veteran of the US Army where she served as a military policeman and achieved the rank of staff sergeant. She served one deployment to Afghanistan.


2017-2018 Schneider Scholar
Saira Hotz

2013-2018 Schneider Scholar
Aaron Bricco '17

Aaron Brisco

A native of Wisconsin, Aaron is currently a junior majoring in Environmental Technology. While serving 7 years in the Army, Aaron deployed twice to Iraq. Aaron is a past TerpVets president and is currently working on the Launch campaign raising funds for the new Veterans Crisis Fund. Aaron’s father is a Vietnam veteran and his grandfather a WWII veteran with 5 bronze stars. Serving our nation runs in the family for Aaron!

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