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ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarships Awarded to 30 Students


Washington, DC, July 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship) Fund Board of Directors is pleased to present post-secondary educational scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic years to 30 recipients. Scholarships have been presented annually since 2001 to surviving children and spouses of fallen firefighters, police officers, and other state and local public sector employees. Since its inception, the Fund has raised more than $1 million and awarded scholarships to more than 300 students across the nation. 

"It is an honor to support the ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund and to have provided scholarships each year to the surviving relatives of fallen public sector employees," said ICMA-RC President and CEO, Bob Schultze.  "Scholarship Fund recipients deal with tremendous loss yet they distinguish themselves academically and personally to qualify for this scholarship. We wish them continued success in accomplishing their goals."


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.

To learn more about the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund and the 2018/2019 recipients, visit

About the ICMA-RC 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, and organizations. Further information on making a donation and the application for future scholarships can be found at



Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit, independent financial services corporation with approximately $54 billion in assets under management and administration (as of June 30, 2018), focused on providing retirement plans and related services for over a million public sector participant accounts. ICMA-RC's mission is to help public sector employees build retirement security. The organization's mission is delivered through its RealizeRetirement® approach in which ICMA-RC representatives actively engage participants in their retirement programs, help them build their asset base, and help them realize their retirement goals through a comprehensive retirement planning strategy. For more information, visit or follow ICMA-RC on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.


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