In just his first year at the University of Saint Mary, education major Landon Adamo has already mapped out a 10-year plan: Earn a four-year degree from USM and then serve six years as an officer in the Kansas Army National Guard.
As a Reserve Officer Training Corps Minuteman Scholarship recipient, Adamo will benefit from full tuition coverage, textbook assistance, and a living stipend.
“I am very excited and grateful for the ROTC program and the Kansas National Guard,” he said. “I appreciate all the help.”
Adamo joined the University of Kansas Army ROTC in fall 2020 as a freshman and is a member of the USM swimming team. The University of Kansas Army ROTC – Jayhawk Battalion is made up of cadets from seven local colleges and universities. Adamo was presented with a scholarship check before the Spire Relays on Oct. 24 at Lansing Natatorium, the home facility of USM swimming.
“Cadet Adamo is a fantastic addition to the program and an absolutely deserving recipient of this scholarship,” said U.S. Army Capt. Jon Heller, Adamo’s primary ROTC instructor. “This check represents what the Army is willing to invest in him to help mold him into a leader of character.”