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as of 2015
as of 2015
Marsha Swope, Amy Amundson (Donor Relations Manager, Freedom Alliance), Granville Swope
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund was the vision of Freedom Alliance founders Lt. Col Oliver North, USMC (Ret.) and the late Lt. Gen Edward Bronars, USMC. The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships for their children.
The mission of the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund is two-fold. First, it helps offset the high cost of a college education for the sons and daughters of American heroes. Second, it is a reminder to the recipient that their parents’ sacrifice will never be forgotten by a grateful nation.
The dependent children of U.S. military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in an operational mission or training accident are eligible to apply. Also eligible are students who have a parent classified as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action.
The generosity of patriotic Americans has made it possible for the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund to award more than $7 million in college scholarships to the sons and daughters of American heroes.
--- For the 2014-2015 academic year, we had 304 students on scholarship (that's up from 277 the previous year)
--- We awarded $1.27 million in scholarships this year, making the average scholarship $4,178
--- Since its inception, the Fund has awarded more than $9 million in scholarships
--- To the best of my knowledge, we have never had to turn away anyone that has qualified for the scholarship
--- Scholarships are given on an annual basis and are available for all 4 years of college
--- Our Scholarships are unique in that:
- we include kids whose parent is 100% disabled (VA Rating), because of a combat mission or training accident
- we do not limit eligibility to only certain branches of military service
- we do not limit eligibility to Operations Enduring/Iraqi Freedom - we even have a couple of kids on scholarship that have/had a parent that was deemed 100% disabled from Vietnam
Here's a link to a recent Scholarship Spotlight. This one is on Brandon Pettaway, a Senior at Bryant University - http://www.fascholarship.com/spotlight/scholarship-spotlight-brandon-pettaway/