Navy Spouse Lands Scholarship Under New Program

August 27, 2010

Navy_SpouseCheryl Baker, left, a student at the Saint Leo University Continuing Education Center at Virginia’s Langley Air Force Base, is a winner of a recently established $1,000 scholarship for the spouse of a military service member. She tracked down the Academic Explorer (AeX) Institute Scholarship program while searching for scholarships for herself and her older daughter, 18, also a college student. Cheryl fit the scholarship category for Aex, as her husband, Warren E. Baker Jr., has served for 22 years in the U.S. Navy. Warren plans to serve for eight more years, and it appears the family will be in the Langley area for some time. That combination of circumstances prompted Cheryl, who already has an associate degree, to study further for a bachelor’s degree. “It’s time for me to do what I need to do for myself,” she said. She expects to receive her Bachelor of Science in health care management in 2012. With her in the photo is Paul Sevigny, assistant director of the Langley center.