TEMPE, Ariz., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Airways (NYSE: LCC) Education Foundation is currently accepting 2012 grant applicants for its Community Education Grant Program. The Education Foundation, which provides college scholarships to dependents of US Airways employees and education grants to non-profits, will award multiple grants of $10,000 each to non-profit organizations in the airline's hub cities Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix and its focus city in Washington D.C.
Eligibility requirements include educational programs for children ages 18 and younger that focus on learning and academic achievement for economically disadvantaged or developmentally disabled children and programs that increase student interest and academic achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Non-profit organizations interested in applying for a Community Education Grant are invited to visit www.usairways.com/corporategiving under the US Airways Education Foundation section to review the complete guidelines and submit an electronic application. The application deadline is Friday, July 1.
Since the Education Foundation's inception in 1990, nearly $3.8 million in grants and college scholarships have been awarded, including more than 1,400 scholarships to dependents of US Airways employees. The amount of annual funding is subject to change from year to year and is solely dependent on funds raised in the previous year. The Foundation is funded entirely by fundraising events and individual donations and as US Airways underwrites all the Foundation's expenses, 100 percent of all contributions directly support the Foundation's programs. The 2012 US Airways Education Foundation fundraisers include the 3rd Annual Philadelphia Suitcase Soiree on May 17 at Lincoln Financial Field, the 1st Annual Charlotte Suitcase Soiree on Sept. 27 and the 19th Annual Phoenix Golf Tournament on Nov. 2.
About US Airways
US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world's largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 20,500 daily flights to 1,293 airports in 190 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Aviation Week and Overhaul & Maintenance magazine presented US Airways with the 2012 Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Year Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. US Airways was the only airline included as one of the 50 best companies to work for in the U.S. by LATINA Style magazine's 50 Report for 2010 and 2011. The airline also earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality index for six consecutive years. The Corporate Equality index is a leading indicator of companies' attitudes and policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and customers. For more company information visit usairways.com, follow on Twitter @USAirways or at Facebook.com/USAirways. (LCCG)
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