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Thirty Students Awarded ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship

-Scholarships pay tribute to fallen public sector employees-

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Directors presented 30 scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year to recipients from 20 different states.

ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarships are presented annually to surviving children and spouses of firefighters, police officers, and other public employees who have died in the line of duty.

"It is a pleasure to present 30 students with scholarship awards to help further their educations," said ICMA-RC President and CEO and President of the ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund, Joan McCallen. "The ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship award honors the memory of fallen public sector employees, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty and pays tribute to all public employees who lost their lives serving their communities."

Individuals are eligible to apply for the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship if they are the child or spouse of a local or state government employee who has died in the line of duty and planning to study full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational-technical school. Applicants are selected based on factors such as financial need, academic record, demonstrated leadership in school and community activities, honors, and work experience.

ICMA-RC and its Board of Directors established the Fund in 2001. Since its inception, more than 275 students have received over $900,000 in scholarship awards. To learn more about the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship and the 2014/2015 recipients, visit www.vantagescholar.org.

About the ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Fund is a Section 501(c)(3) public charity founded by ICMA-RC in 2001. Financial support for the scholarship is provided by individuals, foundations, organizations and ICMA-RC. Further information on making a donation and the application for future scholarships can be found at www.vantagescholar.org.

About ICMA-RC

Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for over 1.2 million public sector participant accounts and more than 9,000 retirement plans. ICMA-RC's mission is to help build retirement security for public employees by providing investment tools, financial education, and other retirement savings related services. To learn more about ICMA-RC, visit www.icmarc.org

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