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Military Friends Foundation Accepting Applications for 2012 Patriot Scholar

Military Friends Foundation is accepting applications from high school seniors and college freshmen that are Massachusetts residents and have a parent or guardian activated overseas in the Mass National Guard or Reserve since September 11, 2001.

 
PRLog - Jan. 20, 2012 - BOSTON, MA – Military Friends Foundation, a non-profit organization proudly serving Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve and Families of the Fallen for nearly a decade, is now accepting applications from high school seniors and college freshmen that are Massachusetts residents and have a parent, step-parent or guardian activated overseas in the Massachusetts National Guard or Reserve since September 11, 2001.

One student from each of the Commonwealth’s ten Congressional Districts will be selected from the applications based on merit and financial need. Recipients will receive $1,000 to help offset the cost of their education.

Applicants can find complete details on eligibility by downloading a packet at Military Friends Foundation http://www.militaryfriends.org/patriotscholar will accept applications through February 21, 2011.

“I was honored to be recognized and rewarded by the Military Friends Foundation for my hard work during my freshman year juggling my school work and athletics. The scholarship helped pay for my year’s books and any other school supplies needed. It is great to feel the support from the Military Friends Foundation while my dad has been away for the past year on deployment,” said Hillary Savoy from Winchester, MA, a Patriot Scholar recipient in 2011. Ms. Savoy attends Northeastern University.

“Today, there are nearly a million children with a parent serving in our Armed Forces. Here in Massachusetts, more than 10,000 troops have deployed since September 2001. When a service member deploys, their family serves beside them. By offering the Patriot Scholar program to support higher education, our goal to recognize the service and sacrifices made by these special kids,” said Sarah Keller-Likins, Executive Director of the Military Friends Foundation.

Funding for this and other Military Friends Foundation programs come from the generosity of private donors and voluntary contributions from Massachusetts taxpayers on Question 32E on the Mass. State Tax Form (Mass. Military Family Relief Fund check-off box). To learn me more about support local military families on the state tax form, visit http://www.militaryfriends.org/takefive.

For more information about the Patriot Scholar program or other Military Friends Foundation programs, please visit http://www.militaryfriends.org.

ABOUT MILITARY FRIENDS FOUNDATION
The Military Friends Foundation (formerly known as Friends of the National Guard and Reserve Families, Inc.) was established in 2003 to recognize the unique service of Citizen Soldiers and Airmen. Created as an independent non-profit organization, it assists eligible Massachusetts National Guard members, Reservists and Families of the Fallen in times of need. Through generous donations, the Military Friends Foundation has provided more than half a million dollars in grants to Massachusetts military families in more than 300 cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth. The Foundation proudly administers the Massachusetts Military Family Relief Fund created by the state legislature after September 11, 2001. Taxpayers can directly support local service members through a voluntary contribution under Question 32E – the Mass. Military Family Relief Fund, on their Massachusetts State Income Tax Form. For more information, please visit http://www.militaryfriends.org.

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The Military Friends Foundation is a non-profit designated by the Massachusetts Legislature to administer the Military Family Relief Fund to serve Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve, and Families of the Fallen in times of need.

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