Veterans Scholarship Ceremony
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Virtual Veterans Scholarship Recognition Ceremony
Tuesday, November 10 from Noon - 1 pm
The Veterans Scholarship offers Veteran students the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship by reflecting on their unique experiences in both the armed forces and their pursuit of an education.
The Veterans Scholarship and support for Veteran students is made possible through generous sponsors of the Moreno Valley College. The 2020 Veterans Scholarship Recognition Ceremony is a virtual event taking place on Tuesday, November 10 from Noon to 1 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Register online to attend.
This year's keynote speaker is Altie Holcomb, Captain, US Marine Corps, Retired.
If you know a Veteran that is attending Moreno Valley College that exemplifies strength, courage and resilience, nominate them to win one of two $1,000 scholarships. Current Veteran students may also self-nominate. For more information, view the scholarship rules.
- Scholarship Award: Two $1,000 awards
- Nomination deadline: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 5 pm
- Notification: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
About the Keynote Speaker
Altie Holcomb was born in Philadelphia, PA on March 20, 1971. In August of 1989, after graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
Serving for 20 years, Holcomb was deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and participated in several exercises. He served as a logistics officer, embarkation officer and detachment commander while serving in the Iraq War.
Holcomb retired from the Marine Corps in September of 2009. He was hired as a Marine Corps Junior ROTC instructor at Murrieta Valley High School. He also served as the assistant varsity girls basketball coach at the high school. For the last seven years, Holcomb has been a district representative for Richard Roth, a California senator.
A member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1956 in Menifee, Holcomb is also a board member for the Military Officers Association of America (Riverside-March Field Chapter) and a board member of the Menifee Valley Boys & Girls Club.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and a master's degree in Christian Ministry from Wayland Baptist University. Holcomb and his wife, Tracey, have three children and four grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys physical fitness, watching sports and serving others.