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United Airlines announced today that it awarded $851,000 in college scholarships through the United Scholarship Fund

United Airlines announced today that it awarded $851,000 in college scholarships through the United Scholarship Fund  to 580 employees and children of employees for the 2012-13 academic year. The United Scholarship Fund remains the only scholarship program in the country funded solely through employee contributions and donations from fundraising. The United Management Association supports the scholarship fund through its fundraising activities. "Our employees generously donate to this scholarship fund, and our co-workers and their children who benefit from that generosity are so appreciative," said Donna Towle, United's vice president of employee relations. "These families tell us what a difference the scholarships make in covering the costs of education. We are so proud of this year's recipients." The 580 scholarship recipients are studying at colleges and universities across the U.S. and the world, with a majority of scholarships being awarded to