Military Heroes Gain Scholarship Support For Their Children

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American military personnel who have lost life or limb often leave behind spouses and children who must cope with the grief of their loss or the profound changes families must make when a wounded vet returns home. Children who want to attend college may find it more difficult to do so especially if family finances and circumstances makes it difficult to fund their education.

Scholarship Fund

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Thankfully, the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund (FASF) is in place to help the children of America’s military heroes attend college. Freedom Alliance founders LtCol Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) and the late LtGen Edward Bronars, USMC had a vision to start this fund in 1990.

Since then, more than $3 million in college scholarships have been awarded to these children with new opportunities announced just this past week.

“Families of killed or permanently disabled service members face hardships that most Americans can not imagine,” Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon said. “To honor the men and women of our Armed Forces by providing scholarships to their children is a privilege. Paying for a college education is one hardship that these students should not have to endure.”

Student Eligibility

To determine eligibility, you must be the dependent son or daughter of a U.S. soldier, sailor, airman, Marine or Guardsman who has been killed or permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) in an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). You must also be a high school senior or registered as a full time undergraduate student and under the age of 26 to qualify.

To learn more about the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund and/or to apply please visit http://www.fascholarship.com/ or call 800-475-6620. The application deadline is July 31, 2010.

Charity Navigator

Freedom Alliance is a 501(c)(3) organization and is recognized by Charity Navigator as a four star charity, the highest rating given by this nationally recognized industry charity evaluator. The Freedom Alliance welcomes donations from the general public in support of its college scholarship fund.

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