BBC Foundation awards academic scholarships to West Point residents

Submitted by West Point Garrison Public Affairs

Balfour Beatty Communities congratulates five of the nine West Point family housing residents for receiving the BBC Foundation academic scholarship awards for the 2015-16 school year.   Courtesy Photo

Balfour Beatty Communities congratulates West Point family housing residents Shona Neary (fine arts, Fashion Institute of Technology), Nicole Drago (undecided, Lehigh University), Madison Wooduff (business and enterprise management, Wake Forest University), Benjamin Miller (business, Liberty University), Dakota Sabotka (biomedical engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology), John Drago (accounting or economics, Lehigh University), Elizabeth Sobiesk (English/creative writing and political science, Bryn Mawr College), Isabelle Thompson (physical therapy, Oregon State University) and Julia Drago (biomedical engineering, North Carolina State University) on their academic scholarship awards for the 2015-16 school year through the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation.

Balfour Beatty Communities provides residential property management and development services for more than 55 military installations across the United States, including West Point.

“On behalf of the Foundation, I would like to congratulate this year’s hardworking and dedicated scholarship winners,” Chris Williams, President of Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, said. “We are proud to support all recipients and hope that with this assistance they are one step closer to fulfilling their educational pursuits and continuing to develop as leaders who will have a positive effect on their communities.”

Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation (BBCF) has awarded 52 academic scholarships for the upcoming 2015-16 year.

The scholarships have been awarded to the children of active-duty military members living at a Balfour Beatty managed military installation as well as residents of Balfour Beatty-owned student communities.

All recipients must be a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student who is planning to attend or is already attending an accredited college, university or technical institution on a full-time basis.

Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is a non-profit organization which principally focuses on the post-secondary educational goals of residents who live in communities affiliated with Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC.

Since the scholarship program’s inception in 2009, Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation has awarded more than 200 academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $2,500, with larger amounts granted for exceptional submissions.

The Foundation is also committed to honoring military personnel—active, wounded and fallen—by supporting organizations that assist military service members and/or their families. For more information, visit