The MacArthur Fellowship
MacArthur Fellowship stipend of $625,000 is
to be paid out quarterly over five years. The money gives
recipients the freedom to follow their creative vision.
I have firm plans yet regarding the
stipend, sure I will use it to keep working on solutions to our immigration she said.
The MacArthur Fellows Program is intended to
encourage outstandingly talented people to pursue their own creative, intellectual and professional inclinations.
The group of 24 that Stock is part of
also includes writers, artists, historians,
a statistician, a preservationist, choreographers and even a jazz pianist.
was very surprised and
to receive the grant, she said. know
what a great honor it is to be recognized by the MacArthur Foundation. It validates the
work been doing, and going to allow me to reach
more audiences and tell more people about the problems
our nation is facing in regard to immigration and
Air Patrol is
probably the main
reason that I
ended up being a
Stock, a CAP cadet in the
Massachusetts Wing, earned
the Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award
in June 1979.
U.S. Military Academy at West Point and as an adjunct
instructor at the University of Alaska. She is a lawyer with
Cascadia Cross-Border Law in Anchorage and is the author
of Law the published in 2012.
Spaatz Award Recipient
Stock was a cadet in the Massachusetts Wing during
her CAP days. She was also the cadet commander for
Cadet Officers School in Alabama, and she participated in the International Air Cadet Exchange, the
U.S. Air Force Academy Survival Course and many
other cadet activities.
Before leaving CAP, she became Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
Award recipient No. 513 in June 1979, making her one
of the true cadet elite. Less than one-half
of percent of all cadets qualify for the Spaatz.
Air Patrol is probably the main reason that I
ended up being a successful Stock said.
structure and discipline of the program got me through
a difficult teenage
Stock received law and Master of Public
Administration degrees from Harvard University and a
Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army
War College. She has also served as a professor at the
44 Civil Air Patrol Volunteer
As for on her work horizon, Stock said she
wants to continue working on solving the immigration
problems of military families.
recently, for example, I got a call from an Army
sergeant who is stationed in Germany. He has been living
there happily with his wife, who is a Mexican national
but not allowed into the United States because of something called a permanent
The woman came to the U.S. unlawfully many years
ago, then left, and has since unsuccessfully tried to come
back again, Stock said.
Army just ordered him back to the U.S., but his
wife is not allowed, so now he has to leave the Army and
go live with her in Mexico. I want to work on solutions
for problems like this so the Army does not lose another
Link to Margaret Stock video on MacArthur Foundation