Surface Navy Association Selects RADM James G. Prout Scholar

Story Number: NNS080905-10Release Date: 9/5/2008 6:23:00 AM
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By Walter T. Ham IV, Naval Base San Diego Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Surface Navy Association's San Diego Chapter, in partnership with the Anchor Scholarship Foundation, recently recognized the son of a retired surface warfare officer as the 2008 Rear Adm. James G. Prout Scholar.

The scholarship will provide Andrew Whittington, the son of retired Navy Cmdr. James Whittington, $3,500 for his first year at the University of California at Fullerton. Additionally, the SNA San Diego Chapter also donated $2,500 to the Anchor Scholarship Foundation general funds, which awards grants to children and spouses of surface warriors.

The scholarship money is raised through SNA's annual golf tournament in memory of Rear Adm. James G. Prout III. This year's event, the 18th annual, was held Aug. 22 at the Admiral Baker Golf Course in the Mission Gorge area of San Diego with more than 144 participants and more than 15 sponsors. At the tournament's award ceremony, Whittington received his check from Kathy Prout, wife of the late Rear Adm. Prout; Marilyn Warner, Anchors Scholarship Foundation treasurer and secretary; and Rear Adm. (Sel.) Dixon Smith, SNA's San Diego Chapter president.

The SURFLANT Scholarship Foundation was chartered in 1980 by the Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Officer's Wives Club. The foundation has grown from four $500 scholarships awarded in 1981 to 40 scholarships for each of the past two years. These scholarships recognize deserving children and spouses with high academic and character standards.

On July 1, 2004, the SURFLANT Scholarship Foundation was re-chartered to encompass the entire U.S. Naval Surface Force and provide scholarship opportunities for all naval surface force family members. The foundation is now called the Anchor Scholarship Foundation.

Formed in 1985, the SNA promotes coordination and communication among military, business and academic leaders who share an interest in naval surface warfare and supports the activities of surface naval forces.

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