2019 Scholarship Winners Announced

Scholarship Application Period Now Open
March 3, 2019
Prospect Charitable Foundation Provides Gift of Freedom
November 24, 2019

Prospect Airport Services, Inc. and the Prospect Charitable Foundation are pleased to announce the awarding of the 2019 Robert & Mary Strobel Scholarship to thirty very deserving recipients. 

This year there were 81 applicants and 48 finalists for the scholarship awards.  Applicants were from all over the country, at Prospect locations at airport stations from coast to coast.

In 2019, there were more applicants than ever before in the history of the Robert & Mary Strobel Scholarship.  The increase in interest is due to a concerted effort by Prospect Airport Services to heavily publicize the scholarship program. 

A new effort to encourage continuing education is the establishment of the Prospect Charitable Foundation in 2019.  In past years, all qualified applicants received scholarships.  Now with additional support and fundraising through the Prospect Charitable Foundation, it is anticipated more scholarships will be available in future years.

Each year in recognition of integrity, commitment and enterprise, the foundation awards scholarship funds. To date, more than 250 individuals have been awarded a total of more than $450,000.   The scholarship was created by the founders of Prospect Airport Services, Robert and Mary Strobel and each year the scholarships are awarded in their honor.

Prospect President Vicki Strobel thanks all of the applicants and offers congratulations to the winners.  “My Dad would be so proud, and my Mom certainly is!”, said Strobel.

The 2019 recipients, listed with their location.  Photos accompanying this announcement are of scholarship winners receiving the news of the award.


Michael Aramede, Tampa

William Baker, Detroit

Mulatu Belachew, Baltimore

Choodamani Bhatterai, Baltimore

Destiny Bryant, Chicago

Dalia Cruz, Chicago

Ahmadou Dialio, Detroit

Gbehounou Dossou, Chicago

Wako Kenea, Tampa

Biya Kenea, Tampa

Avoura Koffi, Newark

Princess Mangaccat, San Francisco

Solange Mbah, Newark

Casey Miller, Phoenix

Chelasa Negasa, Denver

Isaac Nelson, Newark

Alonzo Oliden, Orlando

Adil Omar, Orlando

Samiratou, Pare, Newark

Joanna Ramirez-Ortiz, Salt Lake City

Sadiya Said, Denver

Njonkou Sany, Chicago

Sumandip Singh, Baltimore

Veronica Smreczak, Chicago

Kayla Stripling, Atlanta

Robert Strobel, Chicago

Inga Suceska, Chicago

Mae Tan, Chicago

Sulamithe Tankeu, Newark

Gavin Vandin, Phoenix