NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Gordon A. Rich (GAR) Foundation announced that it is accepting applications for its annual college scholarship program. The program supports high-performing high school seniors whose parents or guardians work in the financial services industry but cannot afford the full cost of college. GAR scholarships are four-year commitments of up to $50,000 per scholar. The application deadline is February 13rd, 2013.
Last year, GAR awarded a total of $236,000 and currently supports 24 students in colleges and universities across the country. Now in its eleventh year, GAR has financed students majoring in a wide range of subjects, including: engineering, accounting, chemistry, and women’s studies. Their parents and guardians work at a wide range of institutions from Citibank and Morgan Stanley, to H&R Block, Bank of Hawaii and Hanover Insurance Company.
For an application and more information: www.gordonrich.org or call Joyce Gross 212-325-3718.
The GAR Foundation was established in 2002 by the co-workers of Gordon A. Rich, co-head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Credit Suisse who died in a car accident at age 43. Since inception GAR has awarded scholarships to 38 students.