NewDay USA, a nationwide VA mortgage lender, announced that for the sixth consecutive year the company is serving as a five-star sponsor of the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman. The 2016 Military Bowl, which features the No. 23 Temple Owls against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, is being held today at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland.
This year’s Military Bowl halftime celebration features children of fallen veterans, Liam Griffin and Sophia Moore, who will be presented with NewDay USA Foundation academic scholarships to two of the most distinguished private military high schools: St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy of Wisconsin and Culver Academies. Rear Admiral Tom Lynch, (USN Ret.), executive chairman of NewDay USA, and Rob Posner, chief executive officer of NewDay USA will conduct the ceremonies.
The NewDay USA Foundation provides scholarships to children of fallen or severely wounded veterans, and those whose families have endured multiple, extended deployments. Since the inception of these scholarships in 2013, the Foundation has committed approximately $1.2 million in scholarship funds to children attending select military high schools.
According to Dr. Jack H. Albert, president of St John’s Northwestern Military Academy of Wisconsin, “St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy is honored to partner with NewDay USA in its scholarship program recognizing the families of those who have served our country and who have sacrificed so much. For more than 133 years, St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, a premier military high school, has stood at the forefront of sound education and character building leadership. It is in this spirit we are humbled by the scholarship provided to our cadet Liam Griffin, whose family stood the supreme sacrifice for our nation, and who himself is a model of courage and character; a gift well deserved and thankfully received.”
“Culver Academies is very thankful and honored for NewDay USA providing this special scholarship for veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much,” said Jim Power, head of schools at Culver Academies. “The NewDay scholarship has transformed a veteran family’s hardship and sacrifice into a unique leadership and education opportunity for Sophia Moore to attend Culver Academies. Since 1894, Culver has been a top-tier college preparatory school with a focus on educating its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by nurturing the whole individual – mind, spirit, and body. The NewDay USA Foundation scholarship program embodies the ideals of character and leadership represented in our nation’s best, ensuring those values are nurtured in future generations.”
“With these scholarships we wish to honor the service members and their families’ sacrifices by easing the burden of tuition. We also wish to salute Sophia’s and Liam’s strength and character during their lives as military children,” said Rear Admiral Lynch. “The NewDay USA Foundation scholarship program provides an amazing opportunity for children whose parents or guardians have made great sacrifices for our country. These scholarships provide an education that may not have otherwise been available to the students.”
On game day, NewDay USA also serves as the sponsor of the Medal of Honor Reception held prior to kickoff. The NewDay USA Foundation supports Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation programs for character and leadership development and responsible citizenship in middle and high school curriculums throughout the country.