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January 23, 2017 – FULTON, MD – NewDay USA, a nationwide VA mortgage lender, is proud to welcome Valley Forge Military Academy’s freshman Cadet Christian Rachiele to the list of students who are NewDay USA scholars.

Thirteen-year-old Cadet Rachiele was awarded a four-year academic scholarship, presented through the NewDay USA Foundation’s scholarship program, during a ceremony at Valley Forge Military Academy and College (VFMAC) on January 21, 2017.

“We congratulate Christian and salute his determination, intellectual curiosity, passion and desire to attend the prestigious Valley Forge Military Academy,” said Rear Admiral Tom Lynch, (USN Ret.), executive chairman of NewDay USA. “The NewDay USA Foundation scholarship program provides an amazing opportunity for children whose parents or guardians have made great sacrifices for our country. By helping to ease the burden of tuition, we honor the service and the memory of Christian’s father Major Timothy Rachiele.”

  • During the presentation ceremony at VFMAC’s Alumni Museum in Mellon Hall, Cadet Rachiele, received congratulations from the school’s other current NewDay USA scholars, Cadet Tyler McCrae, Cadet Quinten Bushyager and Cadet Braeden Bushyager.
  • Rear Admiral Lynch presented the scholarship on behalf of NewDay USA Foundation, joined by NewDay USA Board of Advisors members Jerry Johnson, Regina Lowrie and Walt Rolph. Gary Morrison, vice president of scholarship development at NewDayUSA, was also on hand.
  • Representing the leadership team at VFMAC were Colonel John C. Church, Jr., USMCR, president; Colonel James Doyle, USMC (Ret), commandant of cadets; Sandra R. Young, head of school; Captain Gerald Hale, USCG (Ret.), chaplain; and Michelle Gatta, associate director of admission.

VFMAC President Colonel John C. Church, Jr. remarked, “Valley Forge is thrilled that Cadet Christian Rachiele will join Cadets Braeden Bushyager, Quinten Bushyager and Tyler McCrae as part of the NewDay USA scholars here at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Like NewDay we at Valley Forge value leadership and we agree that leadership truly sets us apart at the Forge in service to nation.  Scholars are chosen based on performance and the military service of a parent. We are so pleased that NewDay can help provide this scholarship which is an important foundation for our cadets.”

The NewDay USA Foundation provides scholarships to children of fallen or severely wounded veterans, and those whose families have endured multiple, extended deployments. Since the inception of these scholarships in 2013, the Foundation has committed approximately $1.2 million in scholarship funds to children attending select military high schools.

Event photographs available upon request


About NewDay USA
NewDay USA is a nationwide VA mortgage lender focused on helping active military personnel, veterans and their families achieve their financial and housing goals. NewDay USA is also a Ginnie Mae (GNMA) approved issuer / servicer. The company employs best practices in mortgage lending and career growth for mortgage professionals. Consistent with its mission, NewDay is a philanthropic partner of numerous organizations focused on assisting military veterans and their families in need. The NewDay USA Foundation provides four-year scholarships to the children of fallen and severely disabled military veterans to attend JROTC military high schools across the nation. The company is also a major philanthropic partner of The Medal of Honor Foundation, the USO, Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, and is a major sponsor of the Military Bowl. Community service and giving back in the form of volunteerism also plays a significant role among the NewDay USA workforce.

NewDay USA is a registered trade name of New Day Financial, LLC, which is a key holding of Chrysalis Holdings, LLC, a premier private investment company focused on the financial services industry. For more information about NewDay USA, visit


About the NewDay USA Foundation
Helping America’s veterans is at the core of what the Foundation does, and “Giving Back” is a NewDay USA core value.  The Foundation’s giving focuses on supporting the veteran and active duty communities.  These include the USO, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, the Baltimore Station, and others. Through the Foundation, NewDay’s employees have volunteered thousands of hours of their own time to support Boulder Crest Retreat, Wreaths Across America, The Baltimore Station, the Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, the veterans’ memorials on the National Mall, and other activities.