Annual AFNA Foundation Scholarship Program

AFNA Scholarship Program

Each of the Six AFNA Regions grants a $2,500.00 scholarship to the selectee.

2021 Application period is: January 1, 2021 to April 1, 2021

View the 2020 AFNA Foundation

Scholarship Application

AFNA Foundation Scholarship Application

The 2020 Awards

The 2020 AFNA Foundation Scholarship winners have been chosen.

Once again we had an outstanding pool of candidates from around the country. We had 23 total applicants for the six AFNA regional scholarships ( MA-10; NE-5; W-4,SE-2,NC-1;SC-0). NC region had a repeat winner from 2019. Since the South Central region had no applicants, we transferred that slot over to the Mid Atlantic region where they had 10 applicants, so it was put to good use and awarded to a well deserving student.

Northeast Region Winner
Benjamin HOFFMAN (Sponsor- Father, Andrew Hoffman)

Mid Atlantic Region Winners
1- Caroline CAREY (Sponsor- Grandfather, Jerry Carey)
2- Kenna REICHNER (Sponsor- Father, Larry Reichner)

Southeast Region Winner
Juliana BONAVITA (Sponsor- Grandfather John Costanzo)

North Central Region Winner
Hanna VARENHORST-JOHNSON (Sponsor- Grandfather Harvey Varenhorst)

Western Region Winner
Abby HOYAL (Sponsor-Grandfather Ken Hoyal)

South Central Region Winner
No applicants; slot rolled over to the Mid Atlantic Region

The 2019 Awards

Below are the 2019 AFNA Foundation Scholarship winners. Each of the Six AFNA Regions granted a $2,500.00 scholarship to each selectee.

Western Region
Mary Kohaut (Granddaughter of George Halpin)

North Central Region
Hannah Varenhorst- Johnson (Granddaughter of Harvey Varenhorst)

Northeastern Region
(which had two $1250 winners since the winning applicants were so similar in scholastic and community service achievement)
Madison Pasterchick (Daughter of Mike Pasterchick) and Ryan Boyle (Son of Brian Boyle SAC of New England FD)

Mid Atlantic Region
(which had two $1250 winners since the winning applicants were so similar in scholastic and community service achievement)
Taylor Kibble (Granddaughter of Jimmy Kibble) and Kelli Hodnett (Daughter of Tom Hodnett, ASAC Philadelphia FD)

South Central Region
Hannah Nieves (Granddaughter of Bobby Nieves)

Southeast Region
Brianna Jordan (Granddaughter of John Mudri)

The 2018 Awards

Martin Maguire, AFNA Scholarship Chairman, asked to share the below:

AFNA is proud to announce the awardees of the Second Annual AFNA Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are given to the deserving sons, daughters, and grandchildren of AFNA National members. This year marked the increase of the scholarship amount to $2500. It was no surprise that the amount of applications increased dramatically making the decisions for the AFNA Scholarship Committee very difficult because of the outstanding applicant pool of talent, ability, and high level of  community service.

This year’s awards were given to an outstanding group of young men and women. The awardees have exhibited superior academic achievement, as well as giving of their time to assist others and supporting causes consistent with AFNA values.

The following is an excerpt from what one scholarship winner communicated to the committee which highlights the meaning of the award:

I am so excited and appreciative about being awarded the 2018 AFNA Scholarship.
I can’t tell you how valuable this scholarship is in financially helping me to make my educational dreams come true.  If possible, please forward my sincere appreciation to all of the directors of AFNA and all those who were involved in the selection process.  I promise I will be a good steward of this gift and thank you for your commitment in making our country safer and more drug free.

These are the awardees of the Second Annual AFNA Scholarships! All outstanding young men and women worthy of our applause!

-Marty Maguire
AFNA Scholarship Chair

Awardees

Western Region

Sierra Nagle, daughter of Former Special Agent Scott Nagle- Barkersfield, California

North Central Region

Mark O’Reilly, son of Acting G/S Special Agent Chris O’Reilly- Chicago FD

Northeastern Region

Shirley Kruskall, daughter of Assoc SAC Keith Kruskall – New York FD

Mid Atlantic Region

Jenna Wilkerson, daughter of  Former Special Agent David Wilkerson- Kentucky

South Central Region

Faith Courville, granddaughter of Former Special Agent John Nattinger- Texas

Southeast Region

(which had two $1250 winners since the winning applicants were so similar in scholastic and community service achievement)

Talia Bagley, granddaughter of Former Special Agent Mike Powers- Florida

Madeline Andrews, granddaughter of Former Special Agent Pete McVean- South Carolina

The 2017 Awards

The 2017 awards were given to an outstanding group of young men and women. The awardees have exhibited superior academic achievement, as well as giving their time to assist others and support causes consistent with AFNA values.