401(a) Defined Contribution Plan<br />457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan: For DC Government Employees

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Community Outreach

Read more about community outreach activities in which the District of Columbia and MissionSquare Retirement, the third-party recordkeeper for the District's 401(a) and 457(b) plans, are honored to participate.

MissionSquare Retirement Memorial Scholarship Fund

The MissionSquare Retirement Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund accepts applications annually from December 15 - March 15. Scholarships are awarded to surviving spouses or children of employees who have died in the line of duty; the scholarship is for those who plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college, university, or vocational school to pursue undergraduate, graduate, or vocational study.

Founded in 2001, the fund honors the lives of our nation's police officers, firefighters, and other local and state government employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Each year, scholarships in amounts of up to $10,000 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 1.2 million public sector participant accounts and over 9,000 retirement plans. MissionSquare Retirement's mission is to help build retirement security for public employees. For more information, visit www.icmarc.org.

Apply here: Application

Applications must be mailed to Scholarship America at the address below, along with a current complete official transcript postmarked no later than March 15 of each year. Online transcripts and grade reports are not accepted.

MissionSquare Retirement Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Scholarship America
One Scholarship Way St.
Peter, MN 56082
Telephone: (202) 962-8067

Watch a video about the scholarship fund:

World Police & Fire Games

MissionSquare Retirement served as the Official Retirement Plan Services Provider of the World Police & Fire Games, which were held in the DC metropolitan area this year. The Games, Olympic-style sporting events held bi-annually for first responders, concluded on July 5, 2015. The Games brought more than 10,000 first responders and 20,000 spectators to the region.

In addition, MissionSquare Retirement was the host of two public-safety-focused sports: Police Service Dog and Motorcycle Street; more than 70 MissionSquare Retirement associates attended the events and cheered on the public sector athletes. MissionSquare Retirement representatives were also on hand to pass out medals during the medal ceremony and to help recognize Games winners.

Watch the video about MissionSquare Retirement's involvement in this exciting event: