Three NCOA International Auxiliary members were recently selected to receive Bettsy Ross Educational Fund grants: Taelor Baber (Hampton, Virginia), Ashlee Coyle (Alexis, Illinois), and Manda McVey (Owensboro, Kentucky), were each selected to receive a Bettsy Ross Grant in the amount of $250.
The NCOA Bettsy Ross Educational Fund was established in July 1988 to assist International Auxiliary members wishing to prepare themselves for employment or improve on employable skills. Bettsy Ross Grants are designed to help defray the cost of taking a course at an accredited local business or technical school.
The Bettsy Ross Educational Fund was not named for the Betsy Ross who stayed up all night sewing our first American Flag. NCOA was fortunate enough to have our very own Bettsy Ross. Bettsy was a strong supporter of NCOA and the Auxiliary for many years and served two terms as President of the NCOA International Auxiliary. She was a staunch proponent of educational benefits for spouses of military members. The NCOA Board of Directors recognized her lifelong efforts to help others and her many selfless sacrifices for this Association by naming the grants in her honor.
The Bettsy Ross Educational Fund is one more good reason for being a member of this great Association. NCOA pledges to you, our member – we will never stop looking for ways to better serve you and your family.