Poling Gives $25,000 To Texas A&M For Corps Scholarship
Matthew C. Poling ‘90 has given a $25,000 gift to the Texas A&M Foundation. His gift will establish the Carlton Frank Poling, Lance Corporal USMC Memorial Sul Ross Scholarship for students in the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets.
Sul Ross scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding scholarship and extracurricular records. They encourage high school graduates to join the Corps of Cadets and benefit from its leadership training.
Poling, of College Station, graduated from the Texas A&M in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical science. During his time in the Corps of Cadets, Poling served as the 1989-90 corps commander. He went on to earn his MD where he served as president of his medical school class from 1991-92, and chief resident from 1997-98. Poling was on to active duty in the United States Air Force from 1998-2002, earning the rank of major. While in the Air Force, he received the Meritorious Service Award, Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
When asked why he chose to give back to the Corps of Cadets, Poling recalled a time when, as a freshman at Texas A&M in 1986, he promised his scholarship donor that he would continue the legacy of “Aggies helping Aggies.”