St. Louis, Missouri, October 3, 2012 – The RASCALS Foundation is proud to announce their selection of recipients for their 2012 Higher Education Scholarship. The Board of Directors came to a unanimous decision in naming Amy Fjerstad and Jaci Hermstad as their choices. Miss Hermstad is attending Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Miss Fjerstad is attending Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
The program was created in 2011 to financially assist families of ALS. Many families affected by ALS are burdened by the high medical costs attributed to this disease. In many cases, families may not have the finances to send their child to receive a college education. Each applicant was required to write an essay of their own experience of ALS and how it inspired them to do something positive. The scholarship program was available to families across the country. Two $3500 scholarships were made available to 2 recipients selected by the RASCALS` Board of Directors. “There were so many wonderful essays, it made the selection process very difficult.” said Laura Barrett, Vice President of the Foundation. The program began receiving applications in March, 2012 and closed out the application process in July, 2012. The Foundation sent out 95 application requests and in return, received 34 applications for the essay selection process. “This year`s program was a complete success and very rewarding to the foundation in giving us an opportunity in assisting families.” said Robert Stehlin, Founder of RASCALS.
The RASCALS Foundation would like to thank Walgreens for their partnership in this program for a second straight year. With a great need from the families and the success of the program, the RASCALS Foundation will continue this program in 2013. An announcement on the website will be made when the program becomes available.
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The Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS (R.A.S.C.A.L.S.) is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) charity. 100% of all funds raised go to building awareness, treatment research and development, plus ALS family assistance. There are no administrative costs.
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