Since September 11, 2001, nearly 800 Guardsmen have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of the Global War on Terrorism. These heroes left behind more than 1,000 children. Established in 2011 and underwritten by DRS Technologies, Inc., the DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships to the children of National Guardsmen who have been lost in service to our nation since 9/11. Over the past three years, NGEF has awarded 21 scholarships to students through the DRS Guardian Scholarship Fund. The deadline for applications each year is June 30.