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Northwood partnering with Folds of Honor to help children of fallen or disabled service members

July 30, 2022

Lt. Col Dan Rooney is a motivational speaker, fighter pilot, patriotic philanthropist, PGA professional, golf course developer and author.

Northwood University is partnering with Folds of Honor and Lt. Col Dan Rooney to provide two full-ride tuition scholarships to awardees who choose to continue their education at Northwood University.

“We are committed to supporting sons and daughters of fallen or disabled service members by affording them an education,” stated Northwood University President Kent MacDonald. “Northwood has a 40-year history of supporting our military, and we are proud of that tradition. The Michigan Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes Northwood University as a Gold Star Status Military Friendly School.”

The partnership was announced during Northwood’s annual Bay Harbor Celebration Weekend. The event is a tradition among Northwood University supporters and alumni, and an opportunity to honor The Northwood Idea and shared principles of freedom, personal responsibility and individual worth.

During the Bay Harbor Celebration Weekend, Northwood awarded Rooney with one of its coveted Wings of Freedom Awards. Rooney is a motivational speaker, fighter pilot, patriotic philanthropist, PGA professional, golf course developer and author.

He presented a keynote address during a ceremony Saturday, when it was announced Folds of Honor will be partnering with Northwood University.

This new partnership means Northwood University is accepting a $5,000 annual award per student from the Folds of Honor organization. To make this opportunity available to more Folds of Honor recipients, Northwood seeks the help of donors to help cover the cost of tuition and fees.

Donors who believe in liberty and supporting fallen or disabled soldiers and their families can help by providing annual $20,000 scholarships; a legacy investment of $500,000 for an endowed scholarship that will support our service members in perpetuity; or a donation of any size online at our giving page. Your gift can go a long way to help students whose families have made tremendous sacrifices for our country to pursue their dreams of obtaining a college degree.

“The Folds of Honor program is a remarkable program providing financial integrity to our country’s greatest service members and their families. We are thrilled Lt. Col. Dan Rooney spent time with Northwood at our annual Bay Harbor Celebration Weekend,” shares Justin Marshall, vice president of advancement and business development. “Northwood University’s mission is reflected in the Folds of Honor mission, and similarly, our organizations respect the heavy price of freedom and the responsibility to provide an education that ensures freedom thrives with new generations of leaders and patriots. Our hope is to broaden the support network for this very important mission and that donors will join with us in our support to provide an affordable education at America’s Free Enterprise University.”

If you are interested in an annual scholarship to sponsor a student or an endowed scholarship opportunity, please contact Northwood University advancement at 980-837-4279 or email Justin Marshall at .

About Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Our educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school and post-graduate work, including a master’s degree, doctorate, or professional program. Funds for a second bachelor’s degree or trade/technical program certification are also available. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 35,000 scholarships totaling more than $160 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on GuideStar. It was founded by Lt Col Dan Rooney, the only-ever F-16 fighter pilot (with three combat tours in Iraq) and PGA Professional. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship visit the Folds of Honor website.

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