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Ryan Kelsey

Published: Monday, July 8, 2013 3:09 p.m. CDT

PERU — Ryan Kelsey, a 2013 graduate of St. Bede Acdemy, has been awarded an Army ROTC Federal Scholarship to North Central College.

Each year, a scholarship board convened by the U.S. Army Cadet Command selects a small number of the best scholars, athletes and leaders from high school senior classes from across the Nation to receive an Army ROTC Federal Scholarship at their school of choice.

The applicants are numerous, the selection criteria rigorous and the competition is daunting. Winners possess the qualities and attributes that demonstrate exceptional potential as a future leader. If they complete the ROTC program and earn a college degree, they will commission as an officer, prepared to lead America’s sons and daughters in what is arguably the most professional and powerful military force the world has ever known.

The scholarship covers all tuition, mandatory fees and book costs and for Ryan it is worth a total value of about $120,000.

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