Folds of Honor, a military foundation that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces, announced today the distribution of nearly 9,000 academic scholarships worth approximately $40 million for 2022-23.
Since its inception in 2007, Folds has awarded nearly 44,000 scholarships valued at nearly $200 million. The milestone was reached through a combination of individual donations, corporate partners, numerous golf and other fundraising events and the unwavering support of the 31 local Folds of Honor chapters across the country.
“From where we started, to where we are today is something I never could have imagined,” said Lt Col Dan Rooney, founder and CEO of Folds of Honor. “This foundation started above our garage in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 15 years ago, and has positively impacted the lives of nearly 44,000 military dependents who deserve and need our help. We witness God’s hand on this ministry and are humbled by the support we receive. I’m so grateful to those who contribute and spread the message of our mission.”
For the first time this year, scholarships were provided for a master’s degree, doctorate, or professional program. Funds for a second bachelor’s degree or trade/technical program certification were also available. The traditional educational scholarships that support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school and post-graduate work were also awarded.
Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities. Several of the leading states where students were offered scholarships are Texas (1,175), North Carolina (836), Georgia (711), Florida (645) and Virginia (504).
“While we were able to award more scholarships than ever before, the need is still great,” Rooney said. “Our goal is to be able to provide a scholarship to every qualified applicant each year, and we are committed to doing just that. I’m confident that we will continue to evolve and meet the demands of the individuals that we serve.”
To join the mission or to donate, visit www.foldsofhonor.org For more information about Folds of Honor, please contact Glenn Greenspan at firstname.lastname@example.org