May 06, 2021
School of the Ozarks senior one of 65 chosen from across the nation to receive the Falcon Foundation Scholarship
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. —School of the Ozarks senior Emilee Rowe was one of 65 chosen from across the nation to receive the Falcon Foundation scholarship. The Falcon Foundation is a non-profit foundation with the purpose to provide scholarships to colleges or preparatory schools for motivated young people seeking admission to the United States Airforce Academy (USAFA) and a career in the Air Force.
According to the Airforce Academy, in addition to the Academy Prep School located at the U.S. Air Force Academy, they also offer Falcon Foundation scholarships to prep schools around the country. Recipients are given the choice of which school to attend for one year to increase their likelihood of becoming a cadet.
Rowe has chosen to attend the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico, as they have had a 100 percent acceptance rate into the Air Force Academy. She is expected to receive an appointment to the USAFA class of 2026. Rowe grew up in a home where both her mother and father served in the U.S. Air Force.
Rowe is the second S of O student to receive such a scholarship. Jack Carswell (class of 2019) was the first. He attended Marion Military Institute in Alabama and is now a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
“Love for my country is something that was passed down to me,” Rowe said. “I have been taught to value and protect this great country I live in.”
In addition to the patriotic values Rowe’s parents instilled in her at home, School of the Ozarks also prepared her for this opportunity.
“I believe my dedication to what was asked of me at School of the Ozarks contributed to my success in receiving the Falcon Foundation Scholarship,” Rowe said.
According to Brad Dolloff, School of the Ozarks dean, S of O students have an advantage when applying to these scholarships.
“Our curriculum is very rigorous, so students have a depth of knowledge and the ability to think critically in a way that is unrivaled by their peers,” Dolloff said. “The classical Christian pedagogy is designed to train students to understand what they believe and why and to train them to express those views winsomely through both the spoken and written word. Such training, along with their own hard work, causes them to stand out among others applying for scholarship opportunities.”
Rowe plans to pursue a career as an Air Force Flight Surgeon.
“My goal is to help others and serve my country well so I can fulfill my passion of being a great citizen who advances her community and country,” Rowe said.