October 19, 2007 - Pride, bravery and an unrelenting will to succeed are the characteristics the U.S. Military has shown in the war in Iraq. Those are essentially the same qualities, though perhaps on a smaller scale, it takes for students to push their way through to a college education and a successful career. Next week, the Imagine America Foundation will honor leaders who have displayed these traits in both the military and education realms with $5,000 scholarships.
The Imagine America Foundation, the research and scholarship-providing arm of the career college sector, will host the Military Leadership Awards event from noon to 2 p.m. on Oct. 25, in the Gold Room at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The annual event will honor several exceptional career college students who served their country honorably in the military and decided to further their education at an Imagine America participating or Career College Association member institution.
The military leaders being honored are:
"We are proud to honor the recipients of the Military Leadership Award," said Robert L. Martin, Imagine America Foundation president. "These service members have courageously dedicated their lives to our country. Now it is our turn to give back to them."
Members of Congress scheduled to speak include Reps. Buck McKeon (R-CA), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Howard Coble (R-NC), and Bart Gordon (D-TN). Numerous other Members are also expected to attend.
Only active duty, reservist, honorably discharged or retired U.S. military veterans attending an Imagine America participating or Career College Association member institution are eligible to receive the cash grants.
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