The First Lieutenant Robert Kelly Memorial Scholarship
College: Gettysburg College
Major: History & Civil War Era Studies
Graduating Class: 2015
Hometown: Wildwood, Missouri
Marine Parent: Veteran Marine Sergeant Mark Trout
Years of Service: 3
Kristen is a rising sophomore at Gettysburg College where she is majoring in history and Civil War era studies. This summer, she is completing an internship with the Civil War Institute as a Brian C. Pohanka Fellow at Harpers Ferry National Park.
Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree, she plans to work at the Missouri Civil War Museum and eventually earn a Master’s degree in museum studies and history.
“Growing up in a very patriotic home deepened my appreciation towards our troops. Even more so, being able to connect with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and your family has been one of the most meaningful experiences in my life. I have a completely new outlook on my life as an American.”
Top Photo: Kristen Trout attends a Scholarship Foundation event in Washington, D.C.
Bottom Photo: Kristen Trout (left) and Mrs. Kelly (right) attend a Scholarship Foundation event in Washington, D.C.