Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and GE Open Applications for Annual
College Scholarship Program
Awarded to Students Who Embody the Vision and Values Personified by
President Reagan: Leadership, Drive, Integrity and Citizenship
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/16/13 -- The Ronald Reagan
Presidential Foundation and GE announced today the launch of the 2014
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. The annual program selects
up to 20 recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for an
additional three years -- up to $40,000 total per recipient.
"Now in its fourth year, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
is finding truly remarkable and inspiring young leaders worthy of
scholarship support," said John Heubusch, executive director, The
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. "It is our honor and privilege
to honor President Reagan's legacy in this way."
Qualified applicants will be evaluated on leadership, drive,
integrity, and citizenship:
-- Leadership- Scholars pursue leadership roles that have a positive
impact in communities and showcase the value of lifelong learning.
-- Drive- Firm believers "that our best days are ahead," scholars have
the conviction, ambition, discipline and courage to make their dreams
-- Integrity- Rooted in values and ethics, scholars possess the unique
combination of integrity, dependability and humility that defined
President Reagan's leadership.
-- Citizenship- Scholars are driven by a sense of civic commitment and
actively engage in their communities to affect positive change.
The GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program launched in 2011 to
provide up to 200 four-year college scholarships over the next decade
to deserving students who embody the vision and values personified by
President Reagan. Scholarships will be applied to student tuition,
room, and board while the recipient is pursuing a bachelor's degree
at an accredited U.S. college or university.
GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt said, "We are proud to have Ronald
Reagan as a part of GE's leadership tradition. His optimism is a
great example for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars. Three years into
the program we have awarded scholarships to 57 students who
demonstrate inspiring leadership and strong academic achievement."
With a total $15 million grant, GE was the presenting sponsor of the
Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration in 2011, a celebration for the
President's 100th birthday. As part of this partnership, $5 million
was committed to establish this 10-year national college scholarship
program. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is contributing an
additional $3 million to the program.
From 1954 through 1962, Ronald Reagan worked for GE as host of a
weekly television series, General Electric Theater, and traveled as a
GE spokesman to 139 GE plants meeting more than 250,000 employees. As
part of each episode, Reagan highlighted the work of these employees
by promoting GE products like automatic dishwashers and electric can
openers, products that were transforming American homes with the
era's emerging technologies. Reagan punctuated each spot with GE's
tag line at the time: "Progress is Our Most Important Product."
Today, GE employs more than 130,000 American workers. Consistently
lauded by outside sources such as BusinessWeek and FORTUNE magazines
for principles considered core to President Reagan himself, GE has
been ranked among the world's best companies for leaders, as one of
Fast Company's most innovative, and as one of GI Jobs magazine's top
military friendly employers while consistently scoring well as one of
the best places to launch a career.
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit,
non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion
of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of
individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and
national pride. The Foundation also supports a scholarship program
for graduates of Ventura County, Calif., high schools. More
information about both programs is available at
Qualified candidates may apply online between October 15, 2013 and
January 9, 2014. To be considered for this award, candidates must
complete the secure online application, in its entirety, prior to the
deadline. Semifinalists must be nominated by a community leader, such
as a high school principal, elected official or nonprofit executive.
Recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony in summer 2014.
For more information on application requirements and a link to the
application please visit:
About The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation:
The Ronald Reagan
Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization
dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the legacy of Ronald
Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic
opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Reagan Center for
Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential
Learning Center and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi
Valley, California the Library houses 63 million pages of
Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts
and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It
now also serves as the final resting place of America's 40th
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