Burbank JROTC cadet wins $180,000 college scholarship

e-Connections Post Luther Burbank
Cadet Fallis

Luther Burbank High School Navy JROTC Cadet Commander Gabriel Fallis has been awarded a $180,000 scholarship from the Marine Corps.

Fallis, a senior, plans to attend San Diego State in the fall and will use the Marine Corps Officer ROTC College Scholarship to pay tuition and other expenses.

Fallis transferred to Burbank from a school in Elk Grove Unified specifically to participate in the Navy JROTC program. He has held several important positions in the command including: Junior Varsity Color Guard Commander; Varsity Color Guard Commander; Senior Enlisted Adviser; and Commanding Officer.

His scholarship will cover all tuition, books, fees and will pay him a monthly stipend throughout four years at a university. He will also have the opportunity of fully paid summer employment for four to eight weeks each year in various internship positions within aviation squadrons, sea-going units and many other command opportunities.

Upon graduation from college, Fallis will be commissioned as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Congratulations!