September 12, 2012

Five Scholarships presented in Poland

It is hard to believe that 9 years has passed since we awarded our first scholarship in Poland.  Brian's Foundation has presented 53 scholarships so far through the Nidzica Foundation.  Thanks to this years' sponsors, the Robert Nueske Family, Dr. and Sue Smullen and the Weyers Family Foundation 5 students received scholarships the first part of September.

They were awarded to (left to right):  

Mateusz SmoliƄski-Management and Engineering  Production, The Main School of  Rural Farm  in Warsaw

Daniel Traczewski-Economics /Finance and Accounting/Computer Science and Econometrics, University of Warsaw

Karolina Pawlowska, National Security, Naval Academy in Gdynia

Magdalena Dobrowolska- Internal Security, University of Warsaw

Renata Bruzdziak-Finance and Accounting, The Main Trade School in Warsaw

September 7, 2012

2008 Scholarship recipient donates back to Brian's Foundation

When Ben Fischl received the Brian LaViolette Scholarship in 2008 he stated, "As if I wasn't excited enough to go into the Academy, now I have a great legacy to carry with me," referring to Brian LaViolette and the mission of his foundation.

As with all of our scholarship recipients, he is special to us. Over the last 4 years, we have seen him grow even more passionate and more determined to make a difference.

Ben with Doug and Renee LaViolette in 2008

When we met Ben at the age of 18, we knew he had great compassion for others and life in general. We see it shine through him even more as he begins his last year at the Air Force Academy. 

Last year, we received an email from Ben stating that his loans have been paid off and he knew that this scholarship was meant for school expenses. After figuring out what other school costs he'd have this next year, he knew he'd have some of the funds left over. He donated $1,000 back to Brian's Foundation. Compassion.

Ben joined us at 'What's Right with America' on 11.11.11 and inspired the audience.

"I think it is so important to do for others exactly what has been done for you. I want future generations to be blessed by Brian's scholarship in the same way that I was," Ben stated on why he decided to give back to the Foundation.

After his sophomore year, Ben....Continue reading here!