Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is committed to helping surviving military children reach higher by completing their education past high school. Leading up to College Signing Day, celebrated on May 5th, is a time we pause and reflect on what an honor it is to be such an instrumental part of surviving scholars’ lives. When surviving scholars step on the quad for the first time this August, they will be taking the first step toward a dream that their mother or father died to protect.
Together, we can honor fallen soldiers' sacrifices and make college affordable and achievable for all surviving scholars. Fallen Patriots Foundation estimates that we will be supporting the education of over 200 freshmen, this academic year, who have lost a parent who has served our country.
Not only is a college education crucial to success today, but the entire college experience can teach students valuable life lessons, aid in maturity and introduce them to people who can influence their lives forever. We work to play an integral part in the academic and personal development of all surviving military scholars at all levels of the educational process.
“Without this organization, I would not be where I am today starting out my career in sports journalism,” explained Kelly McHugh, whose dad was killed during finals week of her freshman year of college. “Not every kid gets the opportunity to go to college, and even fewer are blessed with the opportunity to really invest time in extra internships and opportunities along with their studies during their college years without having a job or student loans holding them back.”
We believe a college education is the single most important gift we can give surviving military children. Children of the fallen face an average cost gap of $32,000 for a four-year college education. We are committed to closing that gap. Since 2002, Fallen Patriots has provided more than $15 million in total assistance to our admirable scholars.