SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 2, 2013) - The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and GE announced last week the 20 students who were awarded the GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship program, which just completed its third year, awards students who embody the vision and values personified by President Reagan, including leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Each student will receive $10,000 a year, for up to four years, to 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. Over the ten year program, up to 200 four-year college scholarships totaling over $8 million will be awarded.
"Our scholarship recipients this year are astounding," said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. "I am amazed each year by the character, leadership and tenacity of today's youth. With these extraordinary young leaders in our communities today, America is sure to have a strong tomorrow."
GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt said, "GE's culture is based on the belief in a better way. We are proud to have Ronald Reagan as a part of that tradition. His optimism and leadership serve as great examples for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars. I have no doubt these young leaders will continue President Reagan's legacy."
Nearly 11,300 completed applications were received and reviewed from students across the United States. An extensive selection process evaluated the following attributes of each candidate:
- 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 reality.
- 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 2013 GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship recipients are:
- Stephen Joey Baldwin (North Augusta, SC)
- Desiree Rose Bartels (Tobias, NE)
- Lindsey Jo Beck (Bellevue, OH)
- Eric Beeler (Johns Creek, GA)
- Marie Bell (Hampton, GA)
- Joel Bervell (Snohomish, WA)
- Barrett A. Cole (Dallas, TX)
- Jesse Davison (Vanzant, MO)
- Juan Pablo de los Rios Enriquez (El Paso, TX)
- Halimo Hassen (Marietta, GA)
- Diana Pohaikealoha Waikiki Naihe (Hana, HI)
- Emma Phillips (San Luis Obispo, CA)
- Brittany Frances Pike (Chagrin Falls, OH)
- Alejandro Sanchez (Houston, TX)
- Todd Timothy Savolt (Henderson, CO)
- Amy Shan (Madison, SD)
- Clayton Smith (Sharpsville, IN)
- Samantha Stoner (Mansfield, OH)
- Sidney Michelle Stubbs (Desoto, TX)
- Ashtyn Widney (Watonga, OK)
Learn about all the recipients at: http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx.
Information about the 2014 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be available online in the fall.
With a total $15 million grant, GE was the presenting sponsor of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, a year-long celebration for the President's 100th birthday in 2011. 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 $3 million to the program.
About 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 President. www.reaganfoundation.org
To learn more about our education programs and this scholarship opportunity, visit www.reaganfoundation.org/education