Washington, D.C., June 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) today announced new support for the MOPH Scholarship Program with a celebratory event honoring this year’s scholarship recipients.
For the past decade, the MOPH Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships for undergraduate and trade school education to Purple Heart recipients, their spouses and their direct lineal descendants, including step-children and adopted children. To date, MOPH Scholarships have provided over $2.5 million in critical support toward the educational endeavors of eligible applicants.
Through a special advertising program with CBS Radio Washington, D.C. and CBS EcoMedia, new funding from the Purple Heart Foundation will sustain fifteen to eighteen MOPH scholarships to be distributed over the next five years.
“We strongly believe in supporting the education and continued growth of Purple Heart recipients and their families,” said Hershel Gober, National Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart “Working with CBS Radio D.C. and CBS EcoMedia makes it possible for us to continue honoring their sacrifice by providing scholarships, and ultimately, opportunity to inspirational individuals.”
About Military Order of the Purple Heart
MOPH is a 501(c)(19) that is composed of service members who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds sustained in combat. MOPH supports all veterans and their families through a variety of nationwide programs, including the National Service Program, which is designed to assist veterans in applying for benefits through the Veterans Administration and the MOPH Scholarship Program.
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CONTACT: John E. Bircher III Military Order of the Purple Heart of the USA, Inc. 352-753-5535 [email protected] Michelle Mantey CBS Radio DC (707) 447-4198 [email protected] Andrea Lontoc CBS EcoMedia (646) 581-6802 [email protected]