A Pasadena Midshipman earns scholarship

(WNAV) –

A Pasadena native receives a Stamps Scholarship at the US Naval Academy. Mid’n 3rd Class Abigail Ward is one of five mids to be awarded the merit-based scholarship.

Ward is a computer science major and a Chinese minor at the Naval Academy. Originally born in China, Ward is interested in building a greater political and cultural understanding of Southeast Asia, particularly as it relates to cyber security and natural language processing. She intends to use the Stamps Scholarship to build her cross-cultural competency and be an asset to the U.S. government as it focuses on the Indo-Pacific region and its challenges.

Ward has held several leadership positions at the academy and she is also a member of the Navy Women’s Rugby team.

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