Scholarship Past Recipients
Please see below to review our past scholarship recipients.
Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. (WBTB) is pleased to announce the 1st and 2nd place winners of the 2012 Law Enforcement Children's Scholarship. Congratulations, ladies & best wishes for a bright future!
Chandler Shea Jennings – First Place
Miss Chandler Shea Jennings from Seaside, California
Chandler will be graduating from Monterey High School and attending University of California, Santa Barbara in the Fall to study Biology with an emphasis in Marine Sciences. She is the daughter of a California Highway Patrol Lieutenant. She has volunteered over 500 hours at the Monterey Bay Aquarium and is a Varsity athlete in cross country, soccer, and track & field, all while maintaining a 4.33 overall GPA.
Allie Beth Carpenter – Second Place
Miss Allie Beth Carpenter from Decaturville, TN
Allie is the daughter of a Special Agent – Criminal Investigator with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and will be attending Freed-Hardeman University in the fall, studying Forensic Accounting. In addition to her volunteer work with many local community service organizations, Allie is a Varsity athlete in golf and softball all while maintaining a 4.15 overall GPA.
Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. (WBTB) is pleased to announce the 2011 Law Enforcement Spouse's Scholarship recipient. Congratulations!
To apply for this scholarship, every applicant must submit an essay that discusses what being a law enforcement spouse has meant to them.
Alexis Davis of Mattawan, Michigan
Alexis is a student at Lewis University and is working toward her Master of Science in Public Safety Administration. Alexis is the wife of Brandon Davis, a Trooper with the Michigan State Police, a proud mother of two, and a current employee of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department. She is active in her community and was also named Dispatcher of the Year for 2008 in Eaton County.
Alexis shared, “…being a law enforcement spouse also means that you are married to the kind of person who would lay their life on the line for another and being part of something bigger than yourself. You are the backbone that supports those who protect and serve. You are the reason they go out and do what they do and you are the reason they fight to come home.” Alexis’ work ethic and ability to balance her family, education, and work all prove just how much of a source of strength she is. She truly understands what being a law enforcement spouse means – “it means having the distinct honor of calling a hero your husband.”
Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. (WBTB) is pleased to announce the 1st and 2nd place winners of the 2012 Law Enforcement Children's Scholarship. Congratulations & best wishes for a bright future!
Daniel Eaglin – First Place
Mr. Daniel Eaglin from La Quinta, California
Daniel will graduate from La Quinta High School and will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the Fall to study Aerospace Engineering. He is the son of a retired Riverside County Sheriff’s Captain and is a current 5 Star Cadet Volunteer at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Daniel has persevered through his diagnosis with Asperger syndrome to achieve an overall GPA of 4.27.
In his scholarship essay, Daniel wrote, "I have learned from my dad that having personal integrity is one of the most important things in life…Through my dad, I discovered that it does not matter what your circumstances are, that as long as you are honest and do your best, you can overcome any obstacle." We can confidently say Daniel has proven his integrity and determination. He is a true inspiration to all of us and is a true testament to the amazing upbringing his parents provided him.
Jessica DeChamplain – 2nd Place
Miss Jessica DeChamplain from Madera, California
Jessica is the daughter of a California Highway Patrol Sergeant and will be attending The Master’s College in the Fall to study Education and Biblical Studies. In addition to her volunteer work with many local community service organizations, Jessica maintains an overall GPA of 4.07.
The appreciation and admiration Jessica has for her father was evident in her scholarship essay. She wrote, "I have to have an immense faith in God that He will protect my dad while he's working…I'm thankful for each day I get with him in my life, for each memory we've made, and for each time he comes home safely. The fact that I can never be sure if he'll make it home motivates me even more to appreciate the little things in life." We are extremely impressed by Jessica's maturity and strength as the child of a law enforcement officer. She is an outstanding young lady and we are excited to see what her future holds. Her hard work in school and her community shows how much her parents have influenced her life.
Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. (WBTB) is pleased to announce the winner of the 2010 Law Enforcement Children's Scholarship. Congratulations & best wishes for a bright future!
Miss Geri Sundstrom from Green Bay, Wisconsin
Geri is the daughter of James Sundstrom, a retired Green Bay Police Officer, and Deanna Sundstrom, who lost her courageous battle with cancer last May. Geri is a 4.0 student at Preble High School and is actively involved in numerous extracurricular activities and community service projects. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Pi Sigma Sigma, and multiple academic teams. In the Fall, she will attend St. Norbert College to major in Art and Anthropology, as well as minor in Fine Arts and Business. After graduation, she hopes to work in the Peace Corps and attend graduate school with an ultimate goal of owning her own art gallery.
Geri’s strength of character and maturity through personal tragedy were defining factors in her selection as our scholarship recipient. As a family friend, Kathy Dunn, wrote of Geri, “The character that radiates from Geri is evidence of her mom’s influence – determination, focus, caring. There are no limits to what this incredible young lady will accomplish with her life.” Based on Geri’s scholastic achievements and abundance of community service work, as well as her devotion to her family, we could not agree more with Ms. Dunn’s words. The Board of Directors, Staff, Members, and Volunteers of Wives Behind the Badge send their sincerest congratulations to Geri on this award!
Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. (WBTB) is pleased to announce the 2010 Law Enforcement Spouse's Scholarship recipient. Congratulations! To apply for this scholarship, every applicant must submit an essay that discusses what being a law enforcement spouse has meant to them. Heather Horne-Ramsey of Casper, Wyoming Heather is a student at the University of Wyoming and Casper College working towards a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and an Associate of Science in Addictionology. Heather is the wife of Del Ramsey, a deputy with the United States Marshal’s Service, and a proud mother. She is actively involved in her community through volunteerism and is a mentor to her fellow students. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and received the Volunteer Award from Casper College for the 2009-2010 school year. Heather’s own words were a major factor in her selection as this year’s scholarship recipient. In her essay she wrote, “Being a spouse, I love my husband for what he does at work, he supports us in ways that go beyond financial, and it has taught me to value human beings even when they don’t know how they are valued themselves.” This shines through in the volunteer work Heather does at the Casper Police Department and the way she mentors to her fellow students. Heather’s character and work ethic, as well as her ability to juggle her personal life, school work, and community service, make her the perfect recipient of the Inaugural Law Enforcement Spouses’ Scholarship. The Board of Directors, Staff, Members, and Volunteers of Wives Behind the Badge send their sincerest congratulations to Heather on this award!