WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship) Fund Board of Directors presented scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year to 36 recipients. ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarships are presented annually to surviving children and spouses of firefighters, police officers, and other public employees who have died in the line of duty.
"It is a pleasure to present 36 students with scholarship awards to help further their educations," said ICMA-RC President and CEO and President of the ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund, Bob Schultze. "The ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship award honors the memory of fallen public sector employees, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and pays tribute to all public employees who lost their lives serving their communities."
Individuals are eligible to apply for the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship if they are the child or spouse of a local or state government employee who has died in the line of duty and planning to study full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Applicants are selected based on factors such as financial need, academic record, demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, honors, and work experience.
ICMA-RC and its Board of Directors established the Fund in 2001. Since its inception, more than 275 students have received scholarship awards. To learn more about the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship and the 2016/2017 recipients, visit www.icmarc.org/scholarship.
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 on making a donation and the application for future scholarships can be found at www.icmarc.org/scholarship.
About ICMA-RC Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for close to a million public sector participant accounts and approximately 9,000 retirement plans. 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 toward a stated objective, and help them realize their retirement goals through a comprehensive retirement planning strategy. All of ICMA-RC's retirement programs, administrative services, and educational tools have been developed specifically for public sector retirement plan administrators and participants. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org.