After graduating Valedictorian from high school in 2014, Alexander Slabaugh served a two-year mission in Thailand and Myanmar for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. An Air Force dependent, Alexander now intends to live a life of service as a doctor in the United States Air Force.
With the assistance of a $3,000 John (NMN) Coffey/ThanksUSA scholarship, Alexander majors in Biology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
“After graduating from college, I will continue on to medical school and join the Air Force as an officer. My career goal is to serve in the US Air Force as a physician taking care of soldiers all over the world. It will be an honor to give back to the community that has given so much to me. I have enjoyed learning several languages and would love to serve at bases outside of the United States.”
Alexander has joined the UNC Religious Student Association and is in the process of organizing no-cost English classes for Myanmar refugees. He enjoys playing intramural sports and plans to work throughout the summer to save for college.
“I would like to thank you for awarding me the John (NMN) Coffey/ThanksUSA scholarship. It is a tremendous help as I pursue a degree here at UNC. I am very grateful to you for this award and feel blessed to have received it. Again, thank you!”
ThanksUSA will continue to accept scholarship applications from students like Alexander through May 15th for the 2017-2018 academic year. ThanksUSA receives thousands of scholarship applications each year from deserving military spouses and dependent children...your financial contribution is so important that the Kovner Foundation is matching funds through June 30th! Click the link below, select The Kovner Foundation Challenge Grant in the drop-down menu and every dollar you donate will be matched.