JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Folded Flag Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2017 -- 2018 term now through May 15. Folded Flag is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization focused on raising and awarding money in the form of educational scholarships and support grants to surviving family members of military and government employees who have lost their lives in combat while serving our country.
The scholarship and grant opportunities offered by The Folded Flag Foundation include:
- Children's education scholarships for private school tuition and educational programs and for children in grades K-12.
- Scholarships for spouses and dependents to attend college or technical/trade school.
- One-time non-educational support grants to support qualifying spouses and families transition to civilian life.
The Folded Flag Foundation was formed as a non-profit organization that relies on public donations to help supplement the current death benefits available to the dependents of United States military personnel and other government employees who have lost their lives in defense of our country. To date, The Folded Flag Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarship aid to deserving families.
The Folded Flag Foundation accepts applications for educational grants and scholarships from March 1 through May 15 of each year, with grants and scholarships awarded in time for the Fall semester enrollment in the same year, and applicants are notified by June 30 as to the status of their application.
"We are honored to be able to award these scholarships to these deserving families and help carry on the legacy of these brave fallen heroes," said John Coogan, Executive Director of The Folded Flag Foundation. "The sacrifices these Gold Star families have made can never be repaid. But through the work of The Folded Flag Foundation, we are privileged to be able to help them pursue their educational goals and fulfill the dreams of their fallen loved ones."
To learn more about The Folded Flag Foundation, including how to apply for scholarship aid, visit www.FoldedFlagFoundation.org/Apply.
About The Folded Flag Foundation
The Folded Flag Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to honoring the legacy of our fallen heroes by helping their families with financial support for education. The Folded Flag Foundation proudly gives 100 percent of ALL donations to families in need. Corporate sponsors Black Knight Financial Services and ServiceLink underwrite all administrative costs. For more information on the Folded Flag Foundation, including how to make a donation to support this cause, please visit www.FoldedFlagFoundation.org.
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