Jessica Wilkins is a proud Marine Corps spouse and mother of two who is determined to complete her undergraduate studies. Through five military relocations, Jessica has taken college courses at three different institutions. “I have been attending universities part-time for the last eight years and I want to earn my bachelor’s degree by the end of 2017.”
With the assistance of a $3,000 John (NMN) Coffey/ThanksUSA scholarship, Jessica is pursuing a Letters, Arts, and Sciences major at Penn State University World Campus.
Completing her degree through Penn State's online program allows Jessica to remain involved with her local community at Camp Lejeune. She has volunteered with her children's schools, local church, and the Officer Spouses Club. She serves on the OSC Charitable Distributions board and enjoys involvement with various committees.
“I would like to thank everyone who helps make the ThanksUSA scholarship possible. The John (NMN) Coffey/ThanksUSA scholarship has allowed me to continue college while having a family of four. As a Marine wife and a mother of two, I am determined to finish my degree without student loans. I work hard to pay for each semester as I go and only take as many classes as I can afford. This scholarship has helped allow me to continue to do this and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”