2018 Winner: Alex Box
Alex concluded his seven-year Army career in 2018 after a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield. During his career, Alex earned a Ranger Tab, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and the Combat Action Badge.
Alex is attending the Loyola University Chicago School of Law and intends to pursue the Juris Doctor/Masters of Business Administration dual-degree program.
Reaction: I find myself unbelievably appreciative of the opportunity to receive the Boyk Law Veteran Scholarship. Transitioning out of the military can be a daunting task and
attending law school presents a completely different set of stressors and considerations that make the process in its entirety considerably intimidating. While the GI Bill does a great job helping former soldiers pursue their educational goals, there are often financial requirements that exceed the scope of what is covered. Knowing that there are organizations like the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices who recognize these facts, and are more than willing to help, is a comforting notion. My reaction to being chosen for this scholarship is not only one of appreciation, but of a determination to show my gratitude on a daily basis until I graduate.
2019 Winner: Avianna Johnson
Congratulations to our 2019 Boyk Law Veteran’s Scholarship winner, Avianna Johnson! Avianna is the daughter and granddaughter of two Army Veterans. She is inspired and motivated by her hardworking, dedicated mother, who served 11 years as an Officer in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and continued to support Avianna and her two siblings. Avianna is a 2019 graduate of Buckhorn High School in New Market, Alabama. She graduated at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA while serving as the Executive/Student Body Secretary, volunteering for several different organizations, and holding a part-time job. Avianna was determined to graduate with honors to show her mother how grateful she was for all her sacrifices.
She is now a freshman at the University of Memphis studying Human Resource Management. When asked about the passion she has for her degree in HRM Avianna said, “I was raised to treat all people with respect and dignity, and to expect no less than the same in return. As a future human resources manager, my lifetime goal is to become a HR Director. I want to give all employees victimized by EEO and Civil Rights violations a voice…I want to devote my education to help change the world and to build stronger communities and families, by fighting to end discrimination and fighting to end EEO and Civil Rights violations in the workplace.”