On August 5, 2010 Senator Inouye was presented with the U.S. Public Health Service Flag by representatives of the Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service and the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health. In recognition of this, Senator Inouye commemorated the remarks in the attached Congressional Record.
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Six students won funding through the 2013 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation’s Dependent Scholarship program. Eligible applicants were spouses, children and grandchildren of active duty or retired members of the COF affiliate, the Commissioned Officers Association.
Twelve students, mostly sons and daughters of PHS officers, applied for funding. The Selection Committee, composed of active duty and retired officers, scored each application. The reviewers chose the student with the highest score as this year’s winner of the Ronald Lessing Memorial Scholarship, which comes with a cash prize of $1,000. The award is named in honor of Ronald Lessing, the brother of CAPT Melvin Lessing, USPHS (Ret.).Read more...