Ashlee Michelle Foster, Honey Grove, Texas, is one of 48 students across the country to receive the Make An Impact Scholarship from Modern Woodmen of America. The award recognizes young Modern Woodmen members who have made a local impact through volunteerism and demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

“We’re proud to support these exceptional students as they continue their educational journey,” said Jill Lain Weaver, Fraternal Director at Modern Woodmen. “Thanks to their strong volunteer spirit, they’ve made a positive impact in their communities at a young age.”

The scholarship, which will award $1000 for Foster’s college expenses, is targeted to students who support Modern Woodmen’s mission to improve the quality of life in communities nationwide. Winners are selected based in part on their commitment to community service, as well as academic performance, leadership experience, and educational goals.

Make An Impact Scholarships are one of the several fraternal benefits available for members of Modern Woodmen, a fraternal financial services organization. For more information about Modern Woodmen membership, contact your local representative Diane Stegall at

For a full list of Make An Impact Scholarship winners from the Class of 2017, visit

Since 1883, Modern Woodmen of America has touched lives and secured futures. The fraternal financial services organization serves members for life, offering financial products and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States. Each year Modern Woodmen awards approximately half a million dollars to high school seniors in the form of scholarships.