Six metro-east students received a total of $10,000 toward their college expenses.
Two students from Belleville each won $2,000 from the Fisher House Foundation: Sydney Hornitschek and Ryan Halton.
About 5,000 students applied for the awards through the Scholarships for Military Children Program at commissary locations worldwide, according to a news release. Sydney and Ryan applied at Scott Air Force Base.
Four more local students won $1,500 each from the Great Southwestern Illinois Association of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Mechanical Contractors, including:
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▪ Chandler Douglas, of O’Fallon
▪ Josie Hogue, of Maryville
▪ Alexis Lugge, of Freeburg
▪ Michael Schrand, of Fayetteville