Red River Announces 2021 Jeff Sessions Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Red River Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)3 supporting veterans and students, today announced the recipients of its Jeff Sessions Memorial Scholarship. RRCF awarded a total in $50,000, with 10 individuals from across the United States receiving scholarships of $5,000 each. This is the second year of the scholarship.

The Jeff Sessions Memorial Scholarship supports veterans and military members as they transition to a career in technology. It was created to honor Red River’s late CEO and his unwavering commitment to supporting active-duty military and veterans with funding to pursue technology careers. Sessions believed technology could be transformational – both in its use and as a career.

“Supporting active-duty military and veterans is at the very heart of the Red River Charitable Foundation and a very personal mission for us,” said Dan McGee, Red River COO. “Jeff was a force, transforming and improving the lives of those around him, and we hope that this scholarship continues that legacy for decades to come.”

This year’s scholarship winners received a $5,000 scholarship to support their educational goals in the technology field:

Anthony Akintunde – Navy, Virginia
Jacqueline Barber – Army, Red River employee, Maryland
Kevin Beaulieu – Marine, New York
Matthew Hirte – Navy, Florida
James Johnson – Navy, Florida
Gage Mingo – Navy, Kansas
Mikki Owens – Navy, Louisiana
Jason Rivera – Marines, Florida
Edward Rivota – Army, Texas
James Stuart – Marines, Texas

The Jeff Sessions Memorial Scholarship is a national program open to active duty and retired military transitioning to a career in IT. Supporting a wide variety of educational opportunities, the Sessions Memorial Scholarship can be tailored to the unique needs of the applicant. This includes certification coursers, seminars, books or supplies. As many post-military careers follow non-traditional paths, this scholarship is flexible to support that transition.

This is the second year the Jeff Sessions Memorial scholarship. RRCF awarded 11 recipients $5,000 each to support their educational goals in the technology field in 2020. The Red River Charitable Foundation also has an annual scholarship for high school students in New England pursuing careers in STEM fields. Now in its 14th year, the RRCF Scholarship program has awarded nearly 70 scholarships.

To learn more about the Jeff Sessions Memorial Scholarship, visit https://redriver.com/philanthropy/jeff-sessions-memorial-scholarship.

About Red River

Red River brings together the ideal combination of talent, partners and products to disrupt the status quo in technology and drive success for business and government in ways previously unattainable. Red River serves organizations well beyond traditional technology integration, bringing 25 years of experience and mission-critical expertise in security, networking, data, collaboration, mobility and cloud solutions.

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For more information on the Red River Charitable Foundation, please visit https://redriver.com/philanthropy.