American Airlines Education Foundation Invests In Employees’ Children By Awarding $750,000 In College Scholarships

Published on : Thursday, June 23, 2016

amrThe American Airlines Education Foundation yesterday awarded more than $750,000 in scholarships to 287 children of employees, an increase of 35 percent compared to 2015.

 

Each recipient will receive a $2,500 scholarship and first generation college students will each receive an additional one-time award of $1,000. Scholarship recipients were honored at a reception at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas.

 

“I am very honored and grateful for the scholarships my three daughters have received from the American Airlines Education Foundation,” said Lisanne Reedy, a LaGuardiabased flight attendant. “I thank the American Airlines Education Foundation for their generous contribution to my daughters’ education, enabling them to pursue their dreams.”

 

“We are thrilled the foundation is in a position to help nearly 300 students with their academic pursuits,” said Ron DeFeo, president of the American Airlines Education Foundation Board and vice president – Global Communications for American. ““This year’s scholarship honorees are an impressive group and includes National Merit Scholars, Eagle Scouts, student athletes, licensed pilots and first generation college students The award ceremony is one of the best nights of the year at American and it’s a joy to see the accomplishments and passions of these students.”

 

The Education Foundation received more than 1,100 applications as a part of the competitive process. Managed by third-party scholarship experts, scholarships are awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and commitment to community service and volunteerism.

 

Four-time award recipient Kara Schell said, “I am so grateful that the Education Foundation has supported my academic goals for the past four years. Their generosity has opened many windows for me that would have never been a possibility without them. I never would have been able to study abroad if it were not for the scholarship I received last year.”

 

 

Source:- American Airlines

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