D-M Resident Awarded $1K Scholarship

Release Number: 010715

A Davis-Monthan resident Jamie Torres has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 WinningEdge Scholarship sponsored by WinnCompanies.

Torres was among 43 national winners of the $1,000 scholarship awarded annually by WinnCompanies, the national property management firm that serves the installation.

Created in 2012, the WinningEdge Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to residents who are high school and GED graduates and who are pursuing studies at a post-secondary educational institution. Recipients are chosen based on academic performance, character, and proficiency in their chosen field of study

Jamie Torres, 23, a graduate of Hamshire-Fannett High School in Hamshire, Texas, will apply her scholarship toward her education at Southwest University of Visual Arts where she is studying Interior Design.

"I want to work as an interior designer in commercial spaces after I graduate, and eventually would like to work on my own and support military families. I love being involved in the military community, and would enjoy helping military families create their dream homes," said Torres.

A total of $43,000 was awarded to WinnCompanies residents nationwide through the WinningEdge Scholarship Program this year. Of the 43 recipients, 21 are residents of military communities managed by WinnCompanies.