In December 2008 while a senior in high school, Josh Ose made the decision to join the Marine Corps. At that time he thought of his future and set goals for himself to accomplish. On August 10, 2009, he left for boot camp and began the completion of the first of four goals he had set for himself. The second goal was accomplished when he completed 3 months of intense training during Marine boot camp at Parris Island, SC. On September 3, 2010, Josh deployed to Afghanistan serving alongside seventeen fellow Marines and engaged in battle. This marked the completion of his third goal he set for himself. On September 20, 2010, Josh was killed in action while defending our country. When he returned home on September 27, he became a Hero to us all. His life and goals were then complete. This scholarship, held by the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, is awarded to a Hernando High School senior who has maintained a C average or above and plans to attend any university, college, or accredited trade school. Our goal is to grow and continue this scholarship.