First Responders Children’s Foundation Announces Children of Heroes Scholarship | Your money
NEW YORK, March 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The First Responders Children’s Foundation announced the Children of Heroes Scholarship, awarded in partnership with Scooter Braun and SB Projects to help support the children of first responders and medical personnel directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The total scholarship award is $600,000.
The scholarship will be awarded to three students each year for the next eight years, covering tuition, fees, room and board (only when listed on a student’s tuition bill) not already covered by financial aid and other scholarships. Students can apply when entering their freshman or sophomore year, juniors or seniors; however, the scholarship will only cover the remaining years of undergraduate studies.
Applicants for the Children of Heroes Scholarship must be children of first responders and medical personnel who demonstrate financial need, academic merit, leadership, volunteerism, and participation in extracurricular activities. Priority will be given to children of first responders who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are majoring in business or entrepreneurship.
“Mr. Braun has been instrumental in supporting First Responders Children’s Foundation and the children and families we serve,” said Jillian Crane, President and CEO of First Responders Children’s Foundation. “Being a child of a first responder today often brings an element of sacrifice. We believe the Children of Heroes Scholarship will open up a brighter future for many deserving children of first responders.”
Braun’s SB Projects donated more than $5 million to the Foundation through streams and sales of the hit duet Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande “Stuck With U” released May 8, 2020. The donation provided 283 college scholarships, 108 funerals for first responders who died in the line of duty and over 1,965 individual hardship grants. This project was made possible thanks to Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Scooter Braun and the team at SB Projects including Def Jam Recordings, Republic Records, Amazon Music, Spotify and Universal Music Group. In addition to supporting the First Responders Children’s Foundation, “Stuck with U” won “Best Music Video From Home” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards and debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100.
Mr. Braun was also recognized as Philanthropist of the Year by the First Responders Children’s Foundation at the 2021 Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast in New York City attended by more than 1,3000 first responder families.
ABOUT THE FIRST RESPONDERS CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION:
For 20 years, the First Responders Children’s Foundation has provided college scholarships to the children of parents of first responders who have been injured or lost in the line of duty. The Foundation also provides grants to families experiencing significant financial hardship and supports activities and educational programs created by first responder organizations to benefit children or the communities in which they live. The First Responders Children’s Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund was established in March 2020 to provide financial hardship grants, PPE and hotel rooms to first responders on the frontlines of the pandemic . The Foundation also pays for the funerals of first responders who have made the ultimate sacrifice. For more information about the First Responders Children’s Foundation, go to www.1stRCF.org.
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ABOUT SB PROJECTS
Founded by Scooter Braun, SB Projects is a division of Ithaca Holdings LLC, which recently merged with HYBE Corporation based in Seoul, Korea. SB Projects is a diversified entertainment and media company with businesses at the intersection of music, film, technology, brands, culture and social good. In addition to managing a roster of some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, J Balvin, Idina Menzel, Demi Lovato, Ashley Graham and Tori Kelly, SB Projects has grown its film and television division to include an a solid slate of projects, including FX’s most-watched comedy series Dave, YouTube’s record-breaking docuseries Justin Bieber: Seasons, CBS’s Scorpion, Ariana Grande’s feature-length documentary Excuse Me, I Love You with Netflix, Never Say Never, which remains the highest-grossing music documentary in domestic box office history and, more recently, YouTube’s critically acclaimed four-part docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil, and the next pilot Hungry for NBC. The company has many projects in active development, including Trap Queen by creator Miquel Nolla for Freeform, Anna K, based on Jenny Lee’s bestselling novel, and an untitled K-Pop movie for 20th Century Studios.
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