Meet the Bellew Family

Brielle Bellew
Brielle Bellew
Jack Bellew
Jack Bellew
Katreana Bellew
Katreana Bellew

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The MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund has been a life-changing award for people like the Bellew siblings, whose father John died in the line of duty while serving the Fire Department of New York. Brielle, Jack, and Katreana Bellew are all recipients of the scholarship.

Brielle is entering her senior year at Penn State University, with a goal to become a physician’s assistant upon graduation. Her sister Katreana is hoping to study screenwriting at New York University, and is applying to a number of prestigious programs in the film field. And their brother Jack is currently a sophomore in the pursuit of an engineering degree. Jack chose to follow in his father’s footsteps and attend Manhattan College, where they have a great reputation in producing top-notch engineers and provide strong mentorship through their alumni.

Like the Bellew family, everyone who applies for and earns the MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund has had a loved one make the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good. This scholarship honors the memory of these heroes and provides a brighter future for their families. To apply for the MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund click here.

About the MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund

The MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund (MissionSquare Memorial Scholarship Fund) was founded in 2001 to honor the lives of our nation's police officers, firefighters, and other local and state government employees who died while in service to their community. In 2020, the MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund expanded its reach to include employees in the mission-adjacent education, healthcare and not-for-profit industries.

The fund provides financial assistance to the surviving spouses and children of employees who have died in the line of duty and are planning to attend an accredited two-year community college, four-year accredited university, or vocational school full-time.

Each year, scholarships are awarded to selected students. Since its inception, the MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $900,000 in scholarships to hundreds of recipients. The MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund is a Section 501(c) (3) public charity. The fund's Board of Directors manages and oversees the eligibility and award selection process. Scholarships are managed and administered through Scholarship America, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) and the Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).

MissionSquare Retirement is a non-profit independent financial services corporation focused on providing retirement plans and related services for more than 1.5 million public sector participant accounts and over 9,800 retirement plans. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org.