NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please replace the release dated Dec. 16, 2014, with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions.
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SEAL FUTURE FUND AWARDS MULTIPLE ACTIVE AND VETERAN NAVY SEALS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
Former SEAL Team Members Take Action to Support Fellow Military Candidates' Transition into Civilian Life
The SEAL Future Fund (SFF), a non-profit organization created by former SEAL team members to support continuing education and career development for active and veteran Navy SEALs, announced today that it has awarded its inaugural scholarships to nine qualified candidates. Applicants could submit for qualification throughout the year with resources and guidance provided by the SEAL Future Fund organization. The scholarship recipients and their respective schools are as follows:
- Kris R., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- Sean F., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- Michael L., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- Robert H., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- John P., Harvard Business School
- Steve S., MIT Sloan School of Management
- Andrew S., Louisiana State University in Shreveport
- Coleman M., Southern Illinois University
- Anthony R., Brandman University
“I will tackle my future career with the equivalent effort I put towards defending our country. But I, like many veterans, experience a massive financial burden when pursuing the requisite education for transitioning successfully from the military to a civilian career,” said Steve S., scholarship winner. “The SFF removes that barrier by reducing the Post 9/11 GI Bill's financial gap. The support extends beyond myself and to the rest of America; every dollar spent on a veteran adds seven dollars to our economy¹. I can't thank you enough for supporting me in crossing the finish line.”
The SEAL Future Fund’s efforts extend beyond scholarships. It also ensures that these highly trained leaders transition their capabilities into civilian career opportunities through networking and job placement, internships, mentorship programs, and other educational assistance efforts. The SEAL Future Fund provides Navy SEALs with countless pathways to success within the communities they fought so hard to protect.
You can learn more about the SEAL Future Fund by visiting: http://sealfuturefund.org.
¹The GI Bill helped reinvent America after a half-decade of war; a 1988 Congressional study found that every dollar spent on educational benefits under the original GI Bill added seven dollars to the national economy in terms of productivity, consumer spending and tax revenue.
ABOUT SEAL FUTURE FUND (SFF)
Established in 2012, the SEAL Future Fund (SFF) is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, created to augment the existing, but limited, continuing education and career development programs for active and veteran Navy SEALs. Founded by a group of former Navy SEALs, the SFF provides financial resources, support and access to professional networks to help these exceptional individuals accelerate into civilian life. In August 2014, the SFF offered its first scholarships, awarding (9) qualified SEAL applicants scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.