Posted on January 20th, 2012
$500,000 grant funds scholarships for Kentucky and Tennessee students
TULSA, Okla. – Folds of Honor Foundation has received a $500,000 grant from an anonymous donor to go towards post-secondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. Scholarships funded by this grant will specifically go to individuals either from or attending school in Kentucky or Tennessee.
“This is a wonderful gift that will allow us to offer up to 100 immediate or future scholarships to the families of our heroes,” said Dan Rooney, founder of Folds of Honor. “There are more than 240,000 dependents of fallen and wounded military service men and women from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts alone, and 87 percent do not qualify for federal educational assistance. When it comes to education, our commitment is that we will leave no man, woman or child behind.”
Applications are currently available online for all 2011 Folds of Honor Foundation scholarships. Through scholarships, Folds of Honor is able to present an ongoing tribute to our brave service members by ensuring that the families of fallen and wounded warriors have hope for the right educational start to life and best future possible. For more information on eligibility and to download applications, visit www.foldsofhonor.org/scholarships.
“We encourage everyone who qualifies to apply,” said Major Dan Rooney, Folds of Honor founder. “We’ve seen a huge outpouring of the American spirit over the past year. Because of this generosity, we’re able to make an impact in the lives of so many deserving families.”
Scholarships can be used to subsidize the costs of tuition, textbooks, fees, room and board, special tools and equipment necessary for coursework, school-approved tutoring, and any other expense that the school in which the student is enrolled may deem appropriate and unmet.
Since its inception, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 1,600 scholarships. The total number of post-secondary educational scholarship recipients will surpass the 2,200 mark in this year. More information can be found at www.foldsofhonor.org.