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February 27, 2008 > Operation: MOM launches new scholarship

Operation: MOM launches new scholarship

Submitted By Sandra Martinez

Operation: MOM, a military family support group, is launching their new program; the Operation: MOM Scholarship Fund. Given annually, a minimum of one, and a maximum of three, $1500 scholarships will assist the dependents of U.S. Military needing financial assistance for college or vocational education.

Managing the scholarship program will be the Operation: MOM Scholarship Advisory Board, consisting of three honored educators from the San Francisco Bay Area. Gloria Godchaux, Co-founder of Operation: MOM, Jefferson Award Recipient and educator; Linda Little, retired high school teacher of 34 years and two-time Masonic Teacher of the Year, and Joe Farias, retired National Guard Colonel and former high school principal and Lions Club President.

Scholarship applications are available online, along with Operation: MOM's other programs; Little Touch of Home and the Wounded Hero Fund, the Scholarship Fund will contribute to the overall mission of supporting the families of all branches of the military.

"Operation: MOM is very excited about our new scholarship program. With this, we can continue our support of the families of our Military. We are hopeful that this program will allow them to reach their goals of higher education," said Operation: MOM's President, Margaret Paredes.

Operation: MOM groups are currently located in four San Francisco Bay Area counties and, Fredricksburg, Iowa.

All scholarship applications must be turned in by April 1. For more information about Operation: MOM and the Scholarship Fund, visit www.operationmom.org or call (510) 538-8806.

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