New Scholarship Established to Send Family Members of Fallen Officers to Law School

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New Scholarship Established to Send Family Members of Fallen Officers to Law School

NIC CEO and Ride4Cops Founder, Harry Herington, creates scholarship for University of Kansas School of Law students

OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harry Herington, Chief Executive Officer of NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) and founder of Ride4Cops, has established a scholarship fund for students at the University of Kansas School of Law. The fund will benefit family members of law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty.


Herington created the Families of Fallen Officers Law Scholarship Fund through KU Endowment, marking one of the largest scholarships to be offered by the University of Kansas School of Law.

"Attending law school at the University of Kansas was a pivotal moment in my career path," said Herington. "Before law school, it was my law enforcement career that taught me the importance of supporting the families of fallen officers. Through this scholarship and my Ride4Cops initiative, I will continue my commitment to supporting the families of fallen officers and give others a similar life-changing experience at the University of Kansas School of Law."

Herington established Ride4Cops in 2009 to create awareness about the inherent dangers of law enforcement and to support the families of fallen officers. His goal is to ride his Memorial Bike customized Harley-Davidson motorcycle to each State Capitol, holding events to raise money and support for the families of fallen officers. To date, Herington has held 26 state Ride4Cops events, riding the Memorial Bike nearly 30,000 miles and raising more than $500,000 for nonprofit organizations that support law enforcement.

This year Herington is holding eight Ride4Cops state capitol events, with the next rally to be held on August 23 at the Statehouse in Hartford, Conn. The Today Show recently featured Herington's Massachusetts Ride4Cops event on August 17. The Boston event paid tribute to the tragic events of the April Boston Marathon bombing and the death of MIT Officer Sean Collier, and remembered all 340 Massachusetts law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Herington's goal is to raise enough money to send every child of a fallen New England officer to a special retreat.

To donate to this cause or for more information about Ride4Cops, visit http://www.ride4cops.com.

About NIC

NIC is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies across the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

About Ride4Cops

Ride4Cops, founded in 2009, raises awareness of the inherent dangers of law enforcement and the sacrifices made by fallen officers' families. The organization achieves its mission by holding motorcycle rides in conjunction with local law enforcement in every U.S. state capital city. Additional information is available at http://www.ride4cops.com.

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