Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is seeking applicants for college scholarships for 2017.

The awards will be presented to children who have lost a parent in active military service, including combat casualties, military training accidents, service-related illnesses, suicide and other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

More than 97 percent of those killed in action are men, often leaving behind a family suffering through the ultimate sacrifice.

Since 2002, the organization has provided more than $15 million in college expense assistance to more than 600 motivated students for their undergraduate studies.

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