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Deadline Approaches for FRA Education Foundation Scholarships

 

Applications Must be Postmarked by April 15th Monday, March 29, 2010
Alexandria, VA – The FRA Education Foundation is reminding college-bound students to apply for its 25+ scholarships before the April 15, 2010, deadline. Approximately $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded to eligible students attending college in during the 2010-2011 academic year. Applications are available at www.fra.org/foundation and must be postmarked by the submission deadline. The FRA Education Foundation was established in 2009 to administer the Fleet Reserve Association’s (FRA) scholarship program, which has grown substantially over the past decade. Thanks to the generous contributions from FRA members, corporate sponsors and legacy gifts, the Foundation is continuing the tradition of helping deserving students reach their educational and professional goals. The establishment of the Foundation will also allow individuals to donate to the Foundation through the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) later this year. “Helping these scholars reflects the Foundation’s commitment to higher education for service members, veterans and their family members,” said Joe Barnes, FRA’s National Executive Director and a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Our efforts are also an extension of FRA’s commitment to improving education benefits for members of the military and veterans’ community.” All active, Reserve and retired members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are eligible to apply for scholarships, and members of the FRA, their spouses, children and grandchildren qualify for a broader range of scholarships, several of which are funded through member legacy donations. To learn more about the FRA Education Foundation, please visit www.fra.org/foundation or call 1-800-FRA-1924 (1-800-372-1924). For further information on FRA membership, visit www.fra.org. The FRA Education Foundation The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) marked its 85th anniversary by launching the FRA Education Foundation in November 2009 to administer a scholarship fund that disburses nearly $100,000 annually. The awards are funded through private donations, established trusts and corporate sponsorships, and recipients are selected based on financial need, academic standing, character and leadership qualities. The Foundation partners with military and education professionals to promote life-long learning opportunities that help scholars reach their educational, professional and personal goals. To learn more, call 1-800-FRA-1924 or visit www.fra.org/foundation.

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