Ronnie “R.J.” Cox, son of Ronnie and Fran Cox of Demopolis, has been awarded a top scholarship from Marion Military Institute, the nation’s oldest military junior college.
Cox, a senior at Demopolis High School, was awarded the Academic Dean Scholarship in October. The scholarship will cover fifty percent of his tuition at Marion Military Institute.
This scholarship was offered based on his academic achievements in high school.
“We look at ACT scores, cumulative GPA and other qualitative factors when reviewing a candidate for this particular scholarship,” said Brittany Crawford, Director of Admissions and member of the Scholarship Committee at Marion Military Institute.
Cox demonstrated a strong candidate profile in his various honors and positions throughout high school. Cox is a member of several school clubs including Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Science Honors Society and FBLA. Additionally, Cox is a member of the Baseball and Football Team.
“We look forward to having R.J. join our Corps of Cadets this fall,” said Crawford.
Cox joins the Corps of Cadets as a member of the Leadership Education Program, in which he will earn a degree while developing critical leadership skills in a military environment..
Since 1842, Marion Military Institute has achieved a national reputation for preparing young men and women for successful civilian and military careers. Students from all over the nation attend Marion Military Institute to establish a strong foundation for future study, and to take advantage of its leadership development & military training programs.