05 May 2011
A new scholarship fund has been set up for the children of National Guard members killed in the line of duty.
The National Guard Educational Foundation announced today that the fund will provide up to $6,250 per year to students attending college.
'This program will enable us to give something back to some families who have given so much to us, ' retired Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett Jr., the foundation's president, said in a press release. In the process, I hope it sends a message to some very special young people, ˜You remain part of the Guard family.
The national program is underwritten by DRS Technologies, Inc. of Parsippany, N.J. It is open to children of Guard soldiers killed in operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom or New Dawn.
Deadline for applications for the 2011-2012 school year is June 30. For more information, go to www.drsfoundation.net/guard.