DULLES, Va., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Those who defend our freedom know all too well the costs and sacrifices associated with serving in the United States Armed Forces. Many service members leave behind families who must continue their lives with a heavy heart. Other service members sustain wounds and injuries that prevent them from leading a normal life. To show gratitude on behalf of the American people, Freedom Alliance is proud to offer aid to the children of these heroes in the form of college scholarships.
If you or someone you know is the son or daughter of a service member who has sacrificed life or limb, then the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund is available to help alleviate the costs of college. Over $3 million has been awarded to hundreds of Freedom Alliance Scholarship recipients since 2002.
"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."
An eligible applicant 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). They must also be a high school senior or registered as a full time undergraduate student and under the age of 26.
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.
SOURCE Freedom Alliance