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Full-Tuition Scholarship Awarded to Military Spouse of the Year

By Amanda Morad | May 13, 2014

Regent's director of Military & Veterans Affairs, David Boisselle, and the 2014 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year, Jayme Borah.

As a key member of the Hampton Roads, Va., community, Regent University's support of local military families is a top priority. On Thursday, May 8, Military & Veterans Affairs director David Boisselle presented the winner of the 2014 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year Award with a Presidential Scholarship.

The Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year Award is given annually to a Hampton Roads military spouse from any branch who demonstrates exceptional community service and support for fellow military families. This year's winner is Jayme Borah, spouse of E5 Nicholas Borah, Naval Station Norfolk. Jayme has been a military spouse for 11 years and is a mother to three children.

Candidates are nominated by other military spouses, service members, support groups and friends and family. This year marked the 10th annual award given by The Flagship military newspaper and Regent's sixth year presenting the Presidential Scholarship to the winner. This scholarship entitles the winner to a full-tuition scholarship to any program in Regent's eight schools.

"The intent of the presidential scholarship is to equip the Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year to lead at a higher level," said Boisselle. "These spouses are the 'best and brightest' among an already distinguished military population that Regent is privileged and honored to recognize and reward for their selfless service."

Borah and the rest of the 100 nominees this year not only maintain the home front while their spouses are on duty but reach out to support other military families through Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) and by serving as Ombudsmen, liaisons between a deployed unit and their families.

"I decided to be the FRG President, not only to help and provide for the spouses and families of our command, but also to help keep the morale up through rough times," Jayme explained in The Flagship's special edition highlighting the finalists. "Having the chance to reach out and help other families with activities to keep them connected with the command during a deployment is a great feeling."

Military students, including veterans, active duty, spouses and dependents account for more than 20 percent of Regent's student population.

Learn more about Regent University's military-friendly educational community.

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