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For Immediate Release July 14, 2005

AFCEA Media Contact
Tobey Jackson
(703) 631-6189

FAIRFAX, VA – The AFCEA Educational Foundation, in partnership with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Medal of Honor Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund will award a $3,000 annual scholarship to one outstanding student enrolled in each of the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) for the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps.

The four scholarship recipients will exemplify the spirit of courage, selflessness, service to country, and pursuit of excellence in their academic and military endeavors and extracurricular activities. The primary criteria for scholarship selection will be a candidate’s demonstrated leadership performance and potential, as well as strong commitment to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Candidates are required to be a U.S. citizen enrolled in ROTC, be of good moral character, exhibit academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and have a demonstrated potential to serve as an officer in the U.S. Armed Forces. Candidates must be majoring in an academic discipline at an accredited degree-granting four-year college or university in the United States. Candidates must be at least second-year students, enrolled full time as either a sophomore or junior at the time of application.

“The AFCEA Educational Foundation is excited about this new scholarship in partnership with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, “ says AFCEA Educational Foundation Director Fred H. Rainbow. “This scholarship advances our goal to promote excellence in education and provides educational opportunities for our young people who will be serving in the Armed Forces.”

“This scholarship furthers the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s values of courage, sacrifice, patriotism, citizenship, integrity, and commitment,” says Lt Gen Nicholas Kehoe, USAF (Ret.), president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. “We believe that America’s destiny lies in its youth and are committed to helping them become worthy citizens of our country.”

The AFCEA Educational Foundation promotes excellence in education with scholarships, awards, grants and prizes that it awards annually to students studying the scientific and technical disciplines that support communications, intelligence and information systems. AFCEA International is a non-profit association providing a forum for the professional communications, electronics, intelligence and information systems community. For more information click here or call (703) 631-6149. Application forms for the scholarship will be available from ROTC unit commanders in spring 2006.

The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, in conjunction with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, which consists exclusively of the recipients of the Medal of Honor, reaches out to the citizens of America, particularly its youth, to promote an awareness of what the Medal of Honor represents and how ordinary Americans through courage, sacrifice, selfless service, and patriotism, can challenge fate and change the course of history. There are no better ambassadors to take this message to the American people than the Medal of Honor recipients themselves who embody these values through their incredible acts of bravery. The work of the Foundation is aimed at promoting awareness of what America’s highest military award for valor in combat, represents. For more information visit



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