CAPT Laurance Safford Scholarship Recipients

2023 Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of the U.S. NCVA CAPT Laurance Safford Scholarship Awards for 2023:

RecipientAboutScholarship Amount
Dane Faber
Dane Faber
Dane, sponsored by CTR2 Ken Schmid, in honor of the late CTR1(EXW) Michael Strange, KIA 6 August 2022 in Afghanistan while assigned to Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Dane is studying Computer Science and Cyber Security at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. $3,000.00
Mia Kasperowicz
Mia Kasperowicz
Mia, sponsored by CTRCM Douglas Stenzel USN (RET), in honor of the late Rear Admiral William "Bill" Masters Jr., former Commander Naval Security Group Reserve Command. Mia is studying Finance at Clemson University. $2,500.00
Ethan King
Ethan King
Ethan, sponsored by CTT2 Jay King, in honor of the late CTRCM Clarence "Bud" Shick, the 1st Commander Naval Security Group Force Master Chief. Ethan is studying Physical Sciences at the University of Southern Indiana. $2,000.00

2022 Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of the U.S. NCVA Scholarship Awards for 2022:

RecipientAboutScholarship Amount
Mia Kasperowiz
Mia, sponsored  by CTRCM Doug Stenzel, USN (RET), was in the top 5% of her graduating class with a GPA of 4.67 while working after school and being one of the top high school track athletes in New England. Mia will be attending Clemson University. $3,000.00
Jolie Miller
2022 j miller
Jolie, sponsored by CTRCS Justin Miller, USN (RET), graduated from High School in the top 6% of her class with a 4.5 GPA and maintained a 4.0 GPA in her freshman year at the University of Florida. $2,500.00
Alexis Koval
2022 a koval
Alexis, sponsored by former CT3 John Koval (also former Member Secretary for NCVA), maintained a 3.3 GPA in high school while being the top YMCA lifeguard in Norman, Oklahoma to help support her family and has taken extra courses to prepare for college. Alexis will be attending the University of Oklahoma. $2,000.00

2021 Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of the U.S. NCVA Scholarship Awards for 2021:

RecipientAboutScholarship Amount
Jolie Miller
2021 j miller
Ms. Miller currently attends the University of Florida, studying to obtain a BFA degree—works in Robotics and STEM education programs. $3,000.00
William Landauer
2021 w landauer
Mr. Landauer will attend Germanna Community College as a precursor to matriculating in a four-year program in mathematics and computer science. $2,500.00
Reese Wargo
2021 r wargo
Ms. Wargo will attend the University of Tennessee, studying to become a Child and Family Life Specialist. $2,000.00

2020 Scholarships

The U.S. NCVA Scholarship program was suspended in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

2019 Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of the U.S. NCVA Scholarship Awards for 2019:

RecipientScholarship Amount
Coryle Roberts $3,000.00
Shelby Moore $2,500.00
Mikayla Moore $2,000.00

2018 Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of the U.S. NCVA Scholarship Awards for 2018:

RecipientScholarship Amount
Shelby Moore $3,000.00
Coryle Roberts $2,500.00
Sophia Switzer $2,000.00

2017 Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of the U.S. NCVA Scholarship Awards for 2017:

RecipientScholarship Amount
Sylvie L. Sorese $2,500.00
Joseph Sullivan $2,000.00
Garrett Horning $1,500.00

2016 Scholarships

Congratulations to the recipients of the U.S. NCVA Scholarship Awards for 2016:

RecipientScholarship Amount
Ryan Maki $2,500.00
Kendra Mai $2,000.00
Jesse Reyes $1,500.00