BRCF announces scholarship changes

The Brotherhood's Relief and Compensation Fund (BR&CF) has announced changes to its annual Luther G. Smith Scholarship Program.

BR&CF President J.M. Robb explained that under the old scholarship rules, previous winners could receive financial assistance through the Program until they achieved the degree level sought at the time of the initial scholarship award, not to exceed four years (providing they met eligibility requirements). The 2007 winners still fall under those guidelines. Beginning with the 2008 winners, however, each winner will receive a one-time award of $1,000.

Applications are available to the children, stepchildren and adopted children, age 27 and younger, of active BR&CF members who are "In Good and Regular Standing," as defined by the BR&CF Constitution.

Members with questions should contact Nita Saultz of the BR&CF at (800) 233-7080. For more details, visit the BR&CF website at, or write:



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