It really is the most wonderful time of the year for us at Operation Thank an Officer. But perhaps not for the reason you think. Although we love the holidays, we love our scholarships even more.
Four years ago, when we decided to add a scholarship program, I never could have dreamed at where it would go. The first year, there were around 30 applications. Last year, we had nearly 100 applications from 32 different states. Reading the achievements, volunteerism and essays of these applicants leaves me optimistic about the future leaders that are among these scholarship applicants.