506th Airborne Infantry

Regiment Association

2010 Scholarship recipients

Chelsea Gibson

The 506th Association Scholarship Committee selected Chelsea Gibson of Lexington Park, MD as the winner of one of our two 2010 $500 Scholarships. Chelsea is a lifelong resident of Lexington Park and graduated from Great Mills High School, Great Mills, MD in 2009 with a 3.6 Grade Point Average. While in high school, Chelsea was a member of the National Honor Society, and the National Technical Honor Society. Chelsea also enjoyed playing softball and cheering for her high school. She has just finished her first year at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, MD. After graduating from college, future plans are to attend graduate school to become a nurse practitioner. Chesea's grandfather is SFC(R) Clancy Lyall (E Co, 2nd BN, 1944-1945; E Co, 1st ABG, 1956-1958).

The following letter is from Chelsea:

June 10, 2010

Dear 506th Scholarship Committee,

Thank you so very much for selecting me to be a recipient of the 2010 Association Scholarship. I am so honored and thankful for your generosity. This scholarship will help me greatly achieve my goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. My father recently passed away at the end of May and this scholarship has helped ease the struggle of paying for college off of my mother. My grandfather served with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in 1944 and I am very thankful for him to still be alive today. Thank you again for awarding me with this most needed scholarship and I greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for this honor,

Chelsea Gibson

Annette M. Tompkins

The 506th Association Scholarship Committee selected Annette M. Tompkins, of Clarksville, TN as the winner of one of our two 2010 $500 Scholarships. Annette lived in Ohio where she attended Kent State University and received a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice. As a member of Delta Gamma she was introduced to her husband, Todd who was enrolled in the Army ROTC program. Todd and Annette were married in June of 2004 and they have enjoyed their military travels to Hawaii, Georgia, and Kentucky. At each duty station Annette has continued volunteering with the Family Readiness Group. Currently Annette is pursuing her graduate degree at Austin Peay State University where she plans on attaining her School Counseling degree. Annette's future plans are to work as a guidance counselor to assist military children and parents. Annette is the spouse of CPT Todd M. Tompkins who currently serves with HHC, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry.

The following letter is from Annette:
June 12, 2010
Dear 506th Scholarship Committee,
I am thankful to be chosen for this scholarship. As a military spouse I am proud of the dedication that my husband has to our country. His hard working spirit has given me motivation to pursue my personal goals. This contribution to my education will bring me one step closer. Thank you for assisting me with my education. I am honored to be in the Currahee family!
Thank You for your support.
Annette M. Tompkins

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