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2018 Winner: Alex Box

Alex grew up in Sylvania, OH and graduated from Sylvania Northview High School in 2007. At Northview, Alex was a varsity wrestler and football player. After graduating high school, Alex accepted a four-year Army ROTC scholarship to the University of Dayton, graduating in 2011 and commissioning as an active duty armor officer in the United States Army. Alex began his Army career in 2011 at Ft. Benning, GA where he attended the Armor Basic Officer Leadership Course, US Army Ranger School, the Reconnaissance Surveillance Leaders Course, and US Army Airborne School. In 2012, Alex deployed to Khost Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a Reconnaissance Platoon Leader with the 101st Airborne Division. In 2016, Alex pursued a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbus State University. 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.

 


2015 Winner: Jaron Welty

Congratulations to Jaron Welty, the inaugural winner of 2015’s Boyk Law U.S. Veteran Scholarship.

On December 12, 2015, he was presented with a $2,000 check made out to his college, Bowling Green State University.

The scholarship was open to any U.S. Veteran or child and step-child of a U.S. Veteran and Jaron’s application was selected from a pool of 30 applicants from 18 states across the U.S. for his moving tribute to his step-father, Gary Holland, who served in the Gulf War from 1990 to 1993.

Click to view photos of the Award Ceremony

Click  to read Jaron’s application essay and tribute to his step-dad