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Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and GE Announce College Scholarship Award Recipients

20 Students Receive $10,000 a Year for up to Four Years in Scholarship Program

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/30/14 -- The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and GE announced last week the 20 students who were awarded the GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship program, which just completed its fourth year, awards students who embody the vision and values personified by President Reagan, including leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. Each student will receive $10,000 a year, for up to four years, to be applied to student tuition, room, and board while the recipient is pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university. Over the ten year program, up to 200 four-year college scholarships totaling over $8 million will be awarded.

"Each year our scholarship recipients amaze me," said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. "They are some of the most talented, tenacious and gifted leaders we have ever had. These extraordinary young leaders will no doubt leave lasting impacts on our nation in their lifetime."

GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt said, "GE prides itself on making progress and getting better every day. To do this you must have leaders, like Ronald Reagan and these young scholars, who are optimistic, curious and focused on building a better future. We are proud to have President Reagan as part of our leadership tradition and know these leaders will continue his legacy."

Nearly 12,000 completed applications were received and reviewed from students across the United States. An extensive selection process evaluated the following attributes of each candidate:

  • Leadership- Scholars pursue leadership roles that have a positive impact in communities and showcase the value of lifelong learning.
  • Drive- Firm believers "that our best days are ahead" scholars have the conviction, ambition, discipline and courage to make their dreams reality.
  • Integrity- Rooted in values and ethics, scholars possess the unique combination of integrity, dependability and humility that defined President Reagan's leadership.
  • Citizenship- Scholars are driven by a sense of civic commitment and actively engage in their communities to affect positive change.

The 2014 GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship recipients are:

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                                                 University of Wisconsin:
Ysabella R. Bhagroo    Andover, MN               Madison
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Brandon B. Fabel       Norwood Young America, MN Carleton College
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Marissa Farbman        Killington, VT            Duke University
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                                                 University of Texas at
Demi Kelly             Daegu, South Korea        Austin
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Juliana Kochis         Coraopolis, PA            Cornell University
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Justin Lai             Austin, TX                Stanford University
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Christopher Laing      Beacon, NY                University of Virginia
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                                                 University of Missouri:
Jaime Luke             Stanberry, MO             Columbia
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Lizaremi Luna-Sousa    Atlanta, GA               Cornell University
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                                                 Mount Vernon Nazarene
Alexis Elese Mahan     Pickerington, OH          University
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Grace Lee Pak          Willow Grove, PA          University of Pennsylvania
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Derrick Parker         Kansas City, MO           Morehouse College
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Rachel Pavelka         Oxford, NE                Midland University
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                                                 University of Michigan: Ann
Ariel June Ragin       Detroit, MI               Arbor
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                                                 University of Southern
Jacob Ian Rey          El Paso, TX               California
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                                                 Mississippi State
Alivia Paden Roberts   Shannon, MS               University
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Noah D. Robertson      Iuka, MS                  University of Mississippi
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Cole Scanlon           Coral Gables, FL          Harvard College
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Charles Shackelford II Destin, FL                Wake Forest University
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Elizabeth Kay Widder   Sheboygan Falls, WI       Iowa State University
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Learn about all the recipients at: http://www.reaganfoundation.org/currentgerfscholars.aspx

Information about the 2015 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be available online in late fall.

With a total $15 million grant, GE was the presenting sponsor of the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, a year-long celebration for the President's 100th birthday in 2011. As part of this partnership, $5 million was committed to establish this 10-year national college scholarship program. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is contributing $3 million to the program.

About Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation:
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the legacy of Ronald Reagan and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, California the Library houses 63 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America's 40th President. www.reaganfoundation.org

To learn more about our education programs and this scholarship opportunity, visit www.reaganfoundation.org/education

About GE:
GE (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and helping to cure the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works. For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com.

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