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The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Applications for the 2012 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online between November 14, 2011 and February 17, 2012.

Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities. Each year, roughly 20 Scholars will receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars candidates must:

  • demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship at school, at home, at the workplace, and within the community;
  • be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization;
  • be recommended by an authority figure, such as a student activity advisor, community service coordinator, coach, employer, teacher, counselor or religious leader;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (3.0 or greater GPA or equivalent);
  • demonstrate financial need;
  • be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • graduate from high school in Winter 2011 or Spring 2012; and
  • use scholarship funds for student tuition, room, and board while pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2012.

Long before he ran for office, Ronald Reagan served as the host of the weekly TV series, General Electric Theater — and as a GE goodwill ambassador from 1954 to 1962. He also traveled to 139 GE plants — inspiring employees with his optimism, entrepreneurial spirit and a belief in innovation. Building on that shared history, GE partnered with The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation in 2010 to sponsor the celebrations with a $15 million commitment.

For more information on the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship, please visit

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