2018 ORANG Chief’s Advisory Council awards two scholarships

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  • By Chief Master Sgt. Christine McKenzie
  • 173rd Fighter Wing

The Oregon Air National Guard Chief’s Advisory Council awarded two $1,000 scholarships to two ORANG dependents.

Sara McCuiston, daughter of retired Lt. Col. Lance McCuiston from the 173rd Mission Support Group, was awarded the Category A scholarship which is for current high school students in their senior year .  McCuiston plans to study architecture at Washington State University.

Brian Prigmore, son of Brig. Gen. (select) Donna Prigmore from Headquarters, Salem, and Lt. Col. John Prigmore from the 142nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, was awarded the Category B scholarship which is for those pursuing their first degree, to include their Community College of the Air Force Associates degree.  Prigmore is currently studying Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations at Brown University.

In 2006, the CAC established the Annual Scholarship Program to help foster a desire to further educate and provide financial support to those selected recipients.  Applicants must be affiliated with the Oregon Air National Guard as either a current member or dependent and have a verifiable Grade Point Average of 2.0 or above.  The scholarship can be used for undergraduate education or technical training school, and the funds are paid directly to the educational institution for tuition and books only.

The ORANG CAC is a team comprised of all Chief Master Sergeants who serve as an advisory body to the ORANG State Command Chief, ORANG Commander, State Senior Enlisted Leader, and The Adjutant General.  This body provides leadership input, helps resolve enlisted issues and concerns, and represents the enlisted views and interests across the state to include promoting continuous education amongst the enlisted ranks. 

The winner’s will be officially recognized at each respective organization.

For more information on when and how to apply, please see either your section, group, or wing Command Chief.