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McCarty wins DeJoy-Wos Family Foundation Scholarship

Maxwell McCarty, a Mills River native studying at UNC at Chapel Hill, has been chosen for the prestigious DeJoy-Wos Family Foundation Scholarship.

Through the scholarship, funded by Louis DeJoy and Dr. Aldona Wos, McCarty received tuition and housing to attend educational and professional programs hosted by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). He also spent the summer in Washington, D.C., taking college courses through George Mason University, attending a variety of educational and interactive lectures by national leaders and completing a professional internship with the Potomac Institute.

Louis DeJoy, a North Carolina business leader and current U.S. Postmaster General, his wife and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia Dr. Aldona Wos, and The Fund for American Studies recently announced the 2023 recipients of the DeJoy-Wos Family Foundation Scholarship.

“TFAS is grateful for the continued generosity of Louis DeJoy, Dr. Aldona Wos, and the DeJoy-Wos Family Foundation,” said Roger Ream, TFAS president. “Their support is a testament to how vital these programs are. We greatly appreciate their incredible commitment to TFAS’s educational mission.”

DeJoy currently serves as the 75th U.S. Postmaster General, a role he was appointed to in May 2020 by the Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service. Formerly, he was the chairman and chief executive officer of New Breed Logistics. Dr. Wos served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia from 2004 to 2006 and as head of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services from 2013 to 2015. Wos also served as vice chair of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, one of the nation’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. She is currently the president of the Institute of World Politics.