11 April 2011

The Children Also Serve: Fisher House Heroes' Legacy Scholarships for Military kids


Fisher House Helps Service Members’ Children

By Terri Moon Cronk
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 – Military children of service members who died or who were seriously disabled in the line of duty might be eligible for a college education through the Fisher House Foundation.

Foundation chairman Kenneth Fisher says the Heroes’ Legacy scholarships can be used by students to attend school in the fall. The application process is under way and open to the children of all branches of the military.

“We want to help these very special children go to school,” Fisher said. “It’s just one small way that we say thank you.”

The program is for children whose parent died while on active duty, following Sept. 11, 2001.

And, children whose parent became disabled while serving might be eligible, depending on qualifications for the Heroes’ Legacy scholarship, at http://militaryscholar.org/index.html.

In general, the scholarships will cover tuition, books, lab fees, and room and board to accredited U.S. post-secondary institutions of higher learning, according to the website.

The Heroes’ Legacy scholarship grants are principally underwritten by the author's after-tax proceeds from the book, "Of Thee I Sing. A Letter to My Daughters," written by President Barack Obama. The amount awarded each year will depend on the amount of royalties and other donations.

Fisher Foundation offers two additional scholarships: Scholarships for Military Children and Scholarships for Military Spouses....

Many more details HERE.

Fisher House Scholarships HERE.

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