Hi I'm Tia Ricchio and I will be attending UW Madison and studying Agronomy and Finance this fall. I am a graduate of William Horlick High School and I was involved in choir, madrigal choir, musical theater, the swim team, National Honor Society, International Thespian Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society. I plan to sing in an acapella choir on campus and keep up with various intramural sports like swimming, ultimate frisbee, and maybe rowing. I'm very excited to explore my interests and grow as a young adult. I'm so thankful that AFSA has chosen me as a scholarship recipient to help me reach my goals. Thanks for your support!
Michael recently graduated from Paul VI High School in Haddonfield, NJ. At Paul VI, he was heavily involved with activities such as Captain of Men’s Varsity Soccer, Peer Leader, Student Ambassador, Member of Play Like A Champion, and Member of National Honors Society. Michael will be studying Accounting at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore, MD. Michael has also enjoyed his summers where he was a swimmer and worker at the Gibbstown Swim Club. In the future, Michael hopes to become successful in the business industry and pass his CPA exam.
My name is Tay McLoughlin and I will be attending Toccoa Falls College. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education and am so excited for what the future holds! I graduated from Artios Academies of Gwinnett this May. I want to thank everyone at the AFSA scholarship program for choosing me! This is such a blessing and I am incredibly grateful! I want to especially thank my grandpa, Arnie Sitzmann. Pops, thank you for making this possible and putting so much effort into this scholarship to help me out! It is such an honor to receive this scholarship and all the praise goes to God. I am so thrilled and excited to start this college life in the fall! Once again, thank you so much for this scholarship! Truly a huge blessing!
Ashley is a senior at Thomas More University and will graduate in May with a degree in biology. She maintains a part time job while also being a member of the Women’s Volleyball team. Ashley’s plan for the future is to become a large animal veterinarian. She shows her commitment to animals by shadowing local veterinarians and by volunteering at her local animal shelter. Ashley is grateful to have received the AFSA-IRS Memorial Scholarship as it helps get one step closer towards her goals.
Bio- My name is Svannah Marshall. I’m from Mesa, Arizona, and I’m attending the University of Southern California with a major in political science. Throughout high school, I took on multiple leadership roles including becoming my school’s debate captain and yearbook editor-in-chief. I volunteered at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center every summer of high school, and I was the volunteer staffs’s shift leader for a year. In the summer of 2019, I was chosen by the Gilbert Sister Cities program to be a youth ambassador which allowed me to travel to China and host a Chinese ambassador at my home. Along with those activities, I was also in my schools orchestra and on the track and field team. In my future endeavors, I will pursue a career in law.
Jodi Cheung is a rising senior at James Madison University (JMU). Jodi is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) with a minor in Criminal Justice. In the future, Jodi hopes to improve the criminal justice system using the holistic problem-solving skills she learned from attending JMU. Jodi is thankful and honored to have been selected as a recipient of the James F. Howe Sr. Scholarship.
Erick T. Harris is a sophomore Accounting student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T). Based upon his academic achievements, he was recently invited for induction into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Erick is involved in several extracurricular and community service activities. He is sincerely honored to be selected as a recipient of the prestigious James F. Howe, Sr. Memorial Scholarship.
Gavin Rogers is a second-year student at The Ohio State University studying Finance and Economics. On-campus he is involved in the Business Scholars Program, Undergraduate Consulting Club, Buckeye Capital Investors Club, Fisher CARES Community Service Organization as well as Cru the Ohio State Christian Organization. Gavin is currently working at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Financial Services as a student analyst. He is grateful to have been selected for this award by the members of the AFSA-IRS.
AFSA-IRS currently administers two scholarship programs, the AFSA-IRS Memorial Scholarship and the James F. Howe, Sr. Scholarship. Anyone may make donations to the AFSA-IRS for the Scholarship Fund.
AFSA promotes fraternal relationships via local chapter meetings throughout the US and at our annual conventions. We sponsor the biennial Special Agent of the Year Award to recognize an active duty special agent for outstanding performance.