Fedweek

With April 19 marking the fifth anniversary of the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building that killed 169 people–most of them federal employees–including 15 children in the building’s day care center, it’s also worth remembering that all of the children who lost a parent in the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing are (or will) receive full college scholarships. Those scholarships are compliments of the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund, the Survivor Education Fund and the Heartland Fund. Through this year 133 children have received scholarships (57 are in school now) and when the spring semester ends 33 will have earned their degrees. Funds have been set aside to finance an additional 100 children who will enter college over the next 12 years, says FEEA director Steve Bauer. FEEA is located in Littleton, Colo.