WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund), which provides financial assistance for postsecondary education to the surviving children and spouses of local and state government employees, is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year at www.icmarc.org/scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded to full-time students who attend or plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college, university or vocational school to pursue undergraduate, graduate or vocational study.
Finalists are selected based on financial need, achievements, and qualifications such as academic record, participation and leadership in school and community activities, honors, work experience, goals and personal recommendations. This year's application deadline is March 15, 2016. Applicants will receive notification in advance of the 2016 academic year.
Established to honor the lives of our nation's police officers, firefighters and other local and state government employees who have died in the line of duty, the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $950,000 to approximately 275 individuals since 2001.
About the ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Fund is a Section 501(c)(3) public charity founded by ICMA-RC in 2001. Financial support for the scholarship is provided by individuals, foundations, organizations and ICMA-RC. Further information and the application for future scholarships can be found at www.icmarc.org/scholarship.
Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for over 1.2 million public sector participant accounts and more than 9,000 retirement plans. ICMA-RC's mission is to help build retirement security for public employees by providing investment tools, financial education, and other retirement savings related services. To learn more about ICMA-RC, visit www.icmarc.org.