The Rite Aid Foundation has announced that 428 students have been selected as the 2017 Folds of Honor scholarship recipients through our KidCents program. The scholarships, totaling more than $2 million, are the second round of scholarships to be awarded as part of a previously announced three-year, $6 million commitment to Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to children of fallen or disabled service members.
Starting September 18 and through October 20, Rite Aid associates across the country will recognize the students receiving the scholarships during special in-store celebration events where each student will also receive a commemorative certificate and Rite Aid gift card.
Including this year’s scholarships, to date, The Rite Aid’s Foundation and KidCents program has awarded nearly $5.2 million to fund educational scholarships through Folds of Honor.
“The sacrifices of our military heroes and their families are great and while no words will ever fully express our gratitude. The Rite Aid Foundation remains committed to providing educational support to the children helped by Folds of Honor,” said Tracy Henderson, director of The Rite Aid Foundation and charitable giving initiatives. “We’re proud to honor each of this year’s more than 400 scholarship recipients, the largest group of recipients since our partnership with Folds of Honor began in 2015, and we look forward to working with the organization and honoring our military heroes by educating their legacy.”
The Rite Aid Foundation is grateful to continue our support of Folds of Honor and help serve the children of our military heroes, making sure they and their loved ones – true American heroes – aren’t forgotten.