WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2016 /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 2017-2018 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, 2017. Applicants will receive notification in advance of the 2017 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 raised over $1 million toward scholarships 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 scholarships 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 with $50.1 billion in assets under management and administration (as of September 30, 2016) focused on providing retirement plans and related services for over a million public sector participant accounts. ICMA-RC's mission is to help build retirement security for local and state government employees. The organization's mission is delivered through its RealizeRetirement® approach in which ICMA-RC representatives actively engage participants in their retirement programs, help them build their asset base, and help them realize their retirement goals through a comprehensive retirement planning strategy. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org and follow ICMA-RC on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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