American Airlines Education Foundation Invests in Employees’ Children by Awarding More Than $800,000 in College Scholarships

American Airlines Education Foundation Invests in Employees’ Children by Awarding More Than $800,000 in College Scholarships

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Chamber Member News Post Date: 06/23/17 Source: American Airlines By: American Airlines
Summary

The American Airlines Education Foundation yesterday awarded $801,000 in scholarships to 300 children of employees, an increase of 5 percent compared to 2016.

Each recipient will receive a $2,500 scholarship and 51 first generation college students will each receive an additional one-time award of $1,000. Scholarship recipients were honored at a reception at the Music Hall at Fair Park.

“The American Airlines scholarships have really helped to ease my burden of putting three children through college simultaneously,” said Marcia Antonello, a PHL–based flight attendant. “I am extremely proud of each of them and I know they are proud of each other. One of the beauties of their unique relationship is that they really celebrate each other’s accomplishments. They are truly one another’s greatest champions and this ‘Antonello Trifecta’ will become another fond memory for us to share.”

“We are thrilled the foundation is in a position to support 300 students as they pursue their higher education goals,” said Ron DeFeo, president of the American Airlines Education Foundation Board and vice president – Global Communications for American. “This year’s scholarship recipients are an impressive group and include US Presidential Scholars, student athletes, licensed pilots and first generation college students. The award ceremony is one of the best nights of the year at American and it’s a joy to see the accomplishments and passions of these students and the pride of their parents as the students accept their awards.” Read Full Article