The Veterans of Foreign Wars Key West Post 3911 Junior Vice Commander Mark Tobin (left) and Commander Rod Delostrinos (center) present $1,000 to Florida Keys Community College President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra (right) to establish a scholarship to support veterans and their dependents at FKCC.
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July 1, 2015—The Southernmost Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) donated $1,000 to the Florida Keys Community College Foundation to establish the “VFW Post 3911 Ed Moran Memorial Scholarship.” The group’s Commander Rod Delostrinos and Junior Vice Commander Mark Tobin visited the Key West Campus last week to present the donation to FKCC President Dr. Jonathan Gueverra.

The VFW created this scholarship to honor their late Post Commander and to provide financial assistance to veterans, service members, and their dependents so that they may complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.

Moran, who passed in 2012, was a Marine Corp veteran and served two tours in Vietnam.  After a career as a helicopter mechanic and chief engineer in oil fields in Texas and Louisiana, Moran moved to Key West to enjoy fishing and writing.  Through the VFW, he and his wife Lucy devoted countless hours to helping veterans and their families in this community.

The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving FKCC student in two $500 installments over the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters.  Students can view full information about and apply for this and other scholarships online at https://fkcc.academicworks.com/.

For more information about supporting FKCC scholarships and programs, contact Dr. Frank Wood, FKCC Vice-President of Advancement and FKCC Foundation Executive Director at 305-809-3287 or frank.wood@fkcc.edu.

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