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NEWS | Feb. 6, 2012

Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation offers scholarships

By Balfour Beatty Communities

Recognizing the importance of education and its continuing rising costs, Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is offering scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year to high school and undergraduate students of military members residing in family housing at Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station.

"We encourage our family housing residents with high school and undergraduate students to apply for Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation scholarships," said Chris Williams, BBC Foundation president. "It's a difficult economy out there and every bit helps."

Scholarships are valued up to $2,500 with the possibility of being larger for exceptional submissions. The application details and requirements can be found at www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org. The application deadline is April 15.

The requirements for scholarships have changed from previous years, with new essay questions and a reduction in the number of recommendations students must submit.

Balfour Beatty Communities, responsible for the privatized family housing at JB Charleston - Weapons Station, formed Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to honoring military personnel - active, disabled and fallen - and their families in 2009.

One of the primary goals of the foundation is to promote the pursuit of education and a commitment to community leadership through educational scholarships to the children of active duty military members that reside in family housing.

"Balfour Beatty Communities is committed to providing a quality living environment that supports the diverse interests and needs of our military families," said Williams. "Through the BBC Foundation, we say thank you for the work that military members do and the sacrifices their families make."