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Fouts receives Col. Thomas V. Considine Scholarship

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Bill Wiseman
  • 185th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Ryan Fouts, the son of Lt. Col. Kevin and Lisa Fouts of the 185th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), was the recipient of this year's Colonel V. Thomas Considine academic scholarship. The $500 scholarship is named after Colonel Thomas Considine, former Wing Commander of the 185th Air Refueling Wing (ARW).

Fouts, a student from Woodbury Central High School in Moville, Iowa, was active in track, cross country, speech/drama, National Honor Society, dance, various honor choirs and honor bands, and the Drake Honor Concert Band.  Fouts is also an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  He will be attending South Dakota State University in the fall where he plans to study mechanical engineering.

The Considine scholarship was established in 2001 by family and friends in memory of Col. Considine, the former commander of the 185th Fighter Wing. The scholarship assists graduating high school seniors pursuing post-secondary degrees.

To be considered for the scholarship, students must be enlisted in the 185th ARW or be a child or legal dependent of a currently active or retired member of the 185th ARW. Candidates for the scholarship must submit a packet including two letters of recommendation, high school transcripts and an essay highlighting what it means to be associated with the Air National Guard and the 185th ARW.

The committee in charge of selecting the recipient of the scholarship includes one member of the Considine family, a representative from the 185th ARW, an education specialist, a civic leader, and a member of the Siouxland Community Foundation.

To learn more about the Colonel V. Thomas Considine Scholarship, contact the Siouxland Community Foundation at (712) 293-3303 or visit their website at