2023 Dependent Scholarship Winner Abby Then

Abby Then!

Biography: “My name is Abby Then, and I am a proud Army brat! I was born in Tennessee, and have lived in 8 states and two countries. My parents are from North Carolina and most of my extended family resides there, so that is where we chose to settle down after my dad’s 26 year career in the Army. Recently, I graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Art in International Affairs, and I am currently pursuing a Master of International Policy at the same institution – Go Dawgs! I love animals, spending time with my family and friends, running, cooking and reading.”

Abby’s reaction: Words cannot express my profound gratitude and excitement for being chosen as this
year’s recipient of the Fight4Vets Dependent Scholarship. Organizations and opportunities like
this one are instrumental in alleviating the financial burden of higher education, and I am acutely
aware of how fortunate I am to be selected. I want to thank Fight4Vets for providing me with this
invaluable financial security. Growing up as a military brat comes with trials and tribulations, but
this scholarship is a poignant reminder of the resilience and perseverance that I, along with all
military children, develop through our unique journeys. With the support of this scholarship, I
am eager to continue my educational pursuits and eagerly anticipate the chance to contribute
back to a country that has bestowed upon me countless opportunities.”



Joy Lett!

Biography: “Hello! I was born in Georgia, but I was raised in two countries and PCSed across six states, so I can officially be considered an army brat! But since most of my relatives reside in California, I see it as my “home state.” At the age of seventeen, I earned my associate’s degree while enrolled in a dual credit program. I am now pursuing a management major with a business administration specialization at Western Kentucky University to complete my undergraduate degree. From there I plan to pursue my MBA at the same institution.”

Joy’s Reaction: “I was en route to my classes when I learned that I had been selected as the “Fight4Vet’s Dependent Scholarship” winner. A sensation of gratitude and serenity instantly overcame me. I am incredibly grateful to the Fight4Vets team for contributing to the financial security of veterans, dependents, and the whole military community. Being an army brat has required a lot of perseverance, and receiving this scholarship has solidified the maxim to always give your all, no matter what. With the aid of this scholarship, I’m excited to complete my education and serve as an inspiration for present and future military youth.”

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