Sorrento graduate earns U.S. Army Women's Foundation scholarship

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Rebekah L. Whitney of Sorrento has been awarded a U.S. Army Women's Foundation scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. The U.S. Army Women's Foundation is headquartered in Fort Lee, Virginia. The mission of the Foundation is to recognize and honor the service of women in the Army and to support the Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee. The Foundation Legacy Scholarship program recognizes the importance of education and helping recipients to achieve their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship program offers financial support to Army women and their lineal descendants in four areas: Technical Certificate programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only to coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.

Rebekah is a 2013 Distinguished Honor Graduate of St Amant High. During her four years at St. Amant she participated in the Early Start Program and Honors Program, Students Teaching and Reaching Program (STAR), Beta Club, St Amant High Marching Band and Symphonic Bands, Lady Gators Soccer Team, Track and Field Team, and the Cross Country Team. Rebekah has also been a member of the Women Veterans of Louisiana (Daughters of) for the past three years performing community service for local veterans. Rebekah is the daughter of U.S. Army Retired Master Sergeant Tanya Barnett Whitney and Robert Whitney, Jr. of Sorrento.