SOURCE: Freedom Alliance

Freedom Alliance

March 09, 2011 12:13 ET

Scholarships Available for Children of Military Heroes

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - Freedom Alliance is now accepting college scholarship applications from the children of military heroes for the academic year which begins in September 2011. Freedom Alliance sponsors this program to honor the service of Americans in our Armed Forces who have been killed or permanently disabled by helping their children achieve the dream of a college education.

Students are eligible if they are 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) as a result of an operational mission or training accident, or who is currently classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). Students must be a high school senior or graduate, or registered as a full time undergraduate and under the age of 26.

"We want every eligible student to have the opportunity to apply and get the assistance they deserve," said Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon. "These scholarships help the sons and daughters of American heroes with the cost of a college education, but they also serve as a reminder to the student that their parent's sacrifice will never be forgotten by a grateful nation."

In 2010, Freedom Alliance awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to college students who have had a parent sacrifice life or limb for our country. In total, more than $4 million has been awarded over the years by Freedom Alliance, and the organization is currently providing scholarships to 225 students at schools throughout the United States.

Scholarships may be used at colleges or universities; community colleges; vocational or technical schools.

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, 2011, but applicants are encouraged to apply early.