Honoring Their Parent’s Sacrifice and Representing the 500 Students on Scholarship
Each year, one student is chosen from hundreds of scholarship recipients to serve a semester as the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Ambassador. These Scholarship Ambassadors help administer the Scholarship Fund, work with fellow recipients, and share their stories with community groups and supporters across the nation.
Gaining Real World Experience
Students who serve as Scholarship Ambassadors are given the opportunity to speak at events, where they will hone their public speaking skills, meet influential leaders in government, business and industry, and work with the Freedom Alliance team while traveling throughout the United States and abroad.
In addition, Scholarship Ambassadors gain professional workforce training and learn to work as a member of a team by experiencing the day to day business operations in the organization’s Virginia headquarters.
Helping others from a Similar Background
Our Scholarship Ambassadors serve as mentors for many of their fellow scholarship recipients who have also suffered the loss of a parent who died while serving. In addition, through Freedom Alliance-sponsored events and activities, Scholarship Ambassadors get the opportunity to personally meet and share their own stories with other scholarship recipients, building meaningful bonds with others who have faced similar struggles.
Through their ability to connect with others, Scholarship Ambassadors can build lasting, impactful bonds with other scholarship recipients to help foster a sense of community with other students who have lost a parent serving in the line of duty. These students’ statements demonstrate the impact that Freedom Alliance’s Scholarship Ambassadors have had on their lives:
Many of us have grown up without ever meeting kids who can relate to experiencing such a monumental loss. Being able to finally do that offers many of us closure, and we form powerful bonds that are entirely unique. I have never felt more welcomed and at home than I am with my friends made through Freedom Alliance.
–Charles Scott Zangas, Scholarship Recipient
It was an honor to meet others like myself, and get to know the people behind the magic, who have the most genuine, beautiful souls I have ever met. I am proud to be a part of the Freedom Alliance family forever, and look forward to future retreats!
–Asia Solomon, Scholarship Recipient