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Campbell Crossing Resident Nia Gibbs-Francis Named 2015 WinningEdge Scholar

Campbell CrossingFort Campbell, KY – Campbell Crossing resident, Nia Gibbs-Francis, has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 WinningEdge Scholarship, sponsored by WinnCompanies.

Nia was among 43 national winners of the $1,000 scholarship awarded annually by WinnCompanies, the national property management firm that serves Campbell Crossing.

Nia Gibbs-Francis wins $1,000 WinningEdge Scholarship.
Nia Gibbs-Francis wins $1,000 WinningEdge Scholarship.

Created in 2012, the WinningEdge Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to residents who are high school and GED graduates and who are pursuing studies at a post-secondary educational institution. Recipients are chosen based on academic performance, character, and proficiency in their chosen field of study.

Nia, 17, a graduate from Fort Campbell High School, will apply her scholarship towards her education at Austin Peay State University, where she plans to study Social Work.

When asking Nia what receiving this scholarship meant to her, she said “This scholarship means a lot to me, it means a chance to fulfill my dreams. It means that I have the opportunity to go out in the world, and make a difference in numerous amounts of people’s lives. It also means that there are people supporting me in this new journey I am going to embark on and for all of this I am truly grateful.”

A total of $43,000 was awarded to WinnCompanies residents nationwide through the WinningEdge Scholarship Program this year. Of the 43 recipients, 21 are residents of military communities managed by WinnCompanies.

Residents are encouraged to prepare for the 2016-2017 school year, with applications available February 2016 at www.campbellcrossingllc.com

About Campbell Crossing

Campbell Crossing LLC, the partnership between developer Lend Lease and the Department of the Army, is the premier housing community for the Soldiers and families of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and home to the first zero-energy homes project ever constructed on a military installation.

Lend Lease took over operations of Fort Campbell’s on-post housing in 2003 as part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), a program aimed at improving the quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

Since then, the Community has received numerous recognitions, including the Army’s 2012 RCI Project of the Year, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Green Building Award and the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships Innovation Award.

Lend Lease will own, manage, renovate, develop, and sustain the more than 4,500 homes of Campbell Crossing until 2053. www.campbellcrossingllc.com

About WinnCompanies

WinnCompanies is a visionary national real estate company dedicated to the highest standards of excellence. Through its companies, WinnDevelopment, WinnResidential and WinnMilitary, Winn develops, acquires and manages multifamily, affordable, senior, mixed-income, market rate, as well as commercial properties throughout the United States.

Founded in 1971, WinnDevelopment has since acquired and developed real estate holdings valued in excess of $2.5 billion. WinnResidential is the 5th largest residential property manager in the country.

The company’s portfolio includes more than 96,955 residences across 23 states, and it has converted more than 5 million square feet of property into prime commercial space. WinnCompanies’ work is defined by a commitment to innovative financing and the highest standards of professionalism. www.winncompanies.com


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