Surviving Children, Spouses of Public Employees Encouraged to Apply for Higher Education Scholarships

This is one in a series of The Weekly articles drawing on the resources and successes of NLC's Corporate Partners.

ICMA-RC, an NLC Capstone Corporate Partner, is now accepting applications for its ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund (ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund), which provides financial assistance for postsecondary education to the surviving children and spouses of local and state government employees. Find information for the 2013-2014 academic year at or click here to view the full application

Scholarships up to $10,000 are awarded to full-time students who attend or plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college, university or vocational school to pursue undergraduate, graduate or vocational study.

Finalists are selected based on financial need, achievements, and qualifications such as academic record, participation and leadership in school and community activities, honors, work experience, goals and personal recommendations. This year's application deadline is March 15, 2013 and applicants will receive notification in advance of the 2013 academic year.

Established to honor the lives of our nation's police officers, firefighters and other local and state government employees who have died in the line of duty, the ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded a total of $860,000 to more than 200 individuals since 2001.

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 and the application for future scholarships can be found at

Founded in 1972, ICMA-RC is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for close to a million public sector participant accounts and approximately 9,000 retirement plans. Our mission is to help build retirement security for public employees. We deliver on our mission by focusing on service, quality and value. All of our retirement programs, administrative services and educational tools have been developed specifically for public sector retirement plan administrators and participants. For more information, visit

About the NLC Corporate Partners Program
The NLC Corporate Partners Program promotes the exchange of ideas between corporate leaders and the leaders of America's cities in order to strengthen local government, encourage economic competitiveness and promote corporate civic engagement. For more information, visit