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Local earns two-year ROTC scholarship

Pictured with Andrew Schupp are Brigadier General Clement S. Coward Jr, the Deputy Director for Force Protection, J8, at left, and Professor of Military Science LTC Lucas Yoho, at right. (Submitted Photo)

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Eight Mount St. Mary’s University students in the Green Terror Battalion, including Andrew Schupp of Roswell, New Mexico, swore their oath of enlistment and committed to pursuit of a commission in the U.S. Army in a recent ceremony in which they were awarded scholarships valued in total at nearly $1.1 million. Schupp, a junior at Mount St. Mary’s, earned a two-year Army ROTC Scholarship valued at $93,504.

The scholarships, which are awarded based on scholastic, athletic and leadership attributes, cover full tuition and fees, plus funds for books and a monthly living stipend. The students will be commissioned as second lieutenants and will serve as active duty in the Army Reserve or National Guard upon graduation from the Mount.

The Green Terror Battalion, which includes cadets from the Mount, McDaniel College and Hood College, is one of the oldest ROTC programs in the country. A participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program, the Mount is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top college for veterans in the North.

For more information about ROTC at the Mount, visit msmary.edu/academics/military-science/index.html.

About Mount St. Mary’s University

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Mount St. Mary’s University is a private, liberal arts, Catholic university in the Catoctin Mountains near historic Emmitsburg, Maryland, with a satellite campus in Frederick, Maryland’s second largest city. The university offers more than 70 majors, minors, concentrations and special programs for traditional undergraduate students, and more than 20 adult undergraduate and graduate level programs.

The Mount includes Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, the second oldest in the United States, and the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, an idyllic shrine for spiritual reflection located on the hill above the university.

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