MKFY Awards a JROTC Scholarship
MKYF established the “General Dennis L. Via Junior ROTC scholarship” in honor of General Dennis L. Via, a United States Army 4-star General and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. General Via is the 7th African American in the US Army to be promoted to 4-star General and the 1st and only commissioned Signal Corp Officer in the US Army 247-year history to achieve the rank of 4-star General. He is the 1st and only African American 4-star General from the State of Virginia and Virginia State University. Additionally, he is the only African American to become the Commander of the United States Army Materiel Command, a command with over 120,000 military and civilian employees in 38 countries and 41 states with an annual budget of $50 Billion. The Junior ROTC scholarship named in General Via’s honor for “ACHIEVEMENT” and to encourage Junior ROTC students to strive for excellent and achieve their ultimate goal of obtaining a commission in the United States Military. Junior ROTC Cadet White has excelled in every aspect of his JROTC education according to his professors of military science. Cadet White is junior in high school with plans to pursue a career in the military upon high school and college graduation.