WASHINGTON D.C. — Silverton residents Carrie and Karley Simmons have been awarded ICMA-RC Public Employee Memorial Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. Carrie will attend North Idaho College, and Karley will attend the University of North Texas. A total of 30 surviving children and spouses of fallen firefighters, police officers, and other state and local public sector employees across the country have been awarded post-secondary educational scholarships for the coming academic year.
Carrie and Karley Simmons are the wife and daughter of fallen firefighter, Greg Simmons, who died serving the Eastland Fire Department.
ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarships are presented annually. ICMA-RC and its Board of Directors established the fund in 2001 and have raised more than $1 million and awarded scholarships to more than 300 students across the nation.
“It is an honor to present Carrie and Karley with scholarships to help further their education,” said ICMA-RC President and CEO and President of the ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund Bob Schultze. “The ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship award honors the memory of Carrie’s husband and Karley’s father, Greg Simmons, 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.
To learn more about the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship and the 2017/2018 recipients, visit www.icmarc.org/scholarship.
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.icmarc.org/scholarship.
Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a nonprofit, independent financial services corporation with approximately $54 billion in assets under management and administration (as of June 31), focused on providing retirement plans and related services for more than 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 www.icmarc.org or follow ICMA-RC on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.