The Kennington Foundation - Educational Scholarships for Combat Veterans of the Pacific Northwest - THE KENNINGTON FOUNDATION About Our People Scholarships Donate Contact WELCOME TO THE KENNINGTON FOUNDATION Educational Scholarships for Combat Veterans of the Pacific Northwest DONATE VIA PAYPAL The Kennington Foundation has been approved by the the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donation are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Our Federal Identification Number is #46-3258651. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS Our People Andrew Edson, MBA President & Founder Sakre Edson, PHD Secretary & Founder Tim Berry, LLM Legal Counsel Rhonda Osterman, CPA Accountant SFC Odin Toomey Military Consultant CW3 Dan Lobue Military Consultant Brian Hollett Technology Consultant Miah Long Social Media Consultant Scholarships Roy Edward Kennington Scholarship Vocational or Trade School $5000 In 1920, Roy was born in Brooklyn, NY to first and second generation immigrants. Their family moved west in search of work and better health for their two sons when Roy was four years old. They took four years as they worked their way across the country, settling finally in Glendale, California. After finishing a technological high school in Los Angeles, he began a 42 year career at Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank. When WWII broke out and his brother was drafted, he decided he needed to service his country. He was an aviation machinist mate second class when he was discharged from the navy, returning to his job at Lockheed. As an executive flight mechanic, he flew with many dignitaries around the state, as well as participating in SR 71 Blackbird Project. He retired with Grace to Oregon where he lived to be 92 years old. Grace Harriet Kennington Scholarship Healthcare $5000 Born in 1923 in Butte, MT, her mother was a nurse and her maternal grandfather was a doctor. Grace left Montana by herself shortly after graduating from high school to seek a better life. In Southern California, she worked as a cashier, married, had one daughter (Sakre), but then subsequently divorced. She later married Roy Kennington in 1950; they were together for 42 years. They retired to Oregon to be near their four grandchildren, where at the age of 68 she contracted Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She passed away two years later at the age of 70. Sakre Kennington Edson Scholarship Education or Social Servies $5000 Sakre attended the University of California in Berkeley, where she graduated in 1968 with a BA in English. After working at the Child Development and Mental Retardation Center at the University of Washington and the Children’s Mental Health Center in Austin, Texas, she completed a Master’s of Special Education (Emotional Disturbance) at the University of Texas in Austin. Her first subsequent position was as a Psycho-educational associate at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic before she returned to the Pacific Northwest. She then completed her doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Oregon. In Eugene, she became active in the local Quaker Meeting, married and had 4 children. During the late 1980s, she was the Executive Director of an interfaith non-profit volunteer organization for seven years. After a number of years as a researcher, she retired to the Oregon coast. Out of their mutual respect for returning combat veterans and as a memorial for Roy and Grace Kennington, Sakre and her son Andrew founded the Kennington Foundation in 2013. Andrew Kennington Edson Scholarship Business or Public Administration $5000 Andrew was first employed at Albertsons full time while completing a degree in History at the University of Oregon. Upon graduation, he took a sales management position in the Pacific Northwest with Franz Bakery. He returned to graduate school to enhance his career possibilities, completing a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Drew has always had the deepest respect and admiration for servicemen and women, feeling passionately about helping our returning combat veterans. So while continuing his graduate education, he and his mother created the Kennington Foundation. Recently, Drew completed a second Master's degree in Public Administration. 2017 Scholarship Recipient Congratulations to Timothy Franz who has been awarded the Sakre Kennington Edson Scholarship for 2017 from The Kennington Foundation. Timothy Franz served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman (Fleet Marine Force). He deployed to the Middle East (Ramadi, Iraq, 2004), Asia (Okinawa and the Philippines), and Europe. He provided medical support for Marine infantry, including a scout-sniper platoon, and finally worked at a Naval hospital. During his service he earned a Purple Heart for head and brain trauma from a vehicle-borne explosive device. He also earned other distinctions such as the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals, and expert qualifications with the rifle and pistol. He is now completing his PHD in Philosophy. 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