Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) February 12, 2013
Military Officers Association of America’s (MOAA) Scholarship Fund announced today it received bequests totaling over $5.7 million.
The bequests came from two private sources. One hundred percent of the gifts will be used to help educate children of military families.
“These gifts will enable thousands of military children to receive life-transforming educations from the accredited higher educational institution of their choice,” MOAA President Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, Jr. said. “Through its unique combination of grants and interest-free loans, the MOAA Scholarship Fund has been able to provide over $100 million to more than 12,000 students.”
The MOAA Scholarship Fund is a public, non-profit, 501(c) (3) charitable organization. It provides interest-free loans and grants to students (under age 24) for up to 5 years of undergraduate education at an accredited two or four-year college or university of their choice. Recipients must be children of former, active or retired officers or active or retired enlisted military personnel (Regular, Reserve or Guard).
MOAA established the MOAA Scholarship Fund in 1948 to provide educational assistance for children of military families based on one of the association’s founding principles that education is the cornerstone of a strong democracy. The MOAA Scholarship Fund is supported by donations and bequests from MOAA members, chapters, corporations and individuals.
To learn more about the MOAA Scholarship Fund or to donate, please visit http://www.moaa.org/scholarshipfund.
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Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with more than 380,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org.