Military Educational Scholarship Available

As I look around the coffee shop I feel as if I’ve turned back the clocks to my college days. I shouldn’t be surprised, it’s that time of the year when finals and final project deadlines are fast approaching and people are focused. Most everyone has their heads buried in a book, but what strikes me most is that many of the people surrounding me are either military spouses, veterans or active duty service members and I’m inspired.

Military ScholarshipI’m inspired by the military spouse who has set up her 2 little girls with coloring books, the young soldier who is utilizing his educational benefits to prepare for the future and the veteran who is transitioning to a new career. I love the fact that they are all working to improve their lives. But most of all I love that there are programs, universities and financial aid that makes it possible for those in the military community to make their dreams of a better life a reality.

One particular university that steps up and truly gives back to our community is Colorado Technical University. Every year CTU provides full tuition scholarships to 50 eligible wounded service members and spouses of wounded service members. And this year the program has been expanded to include caregivers and non-wounded attendants.

How cool is that? I love that CTU has broadened the eligibility requirements and wanted to pass along the information because you or someone you know may be a perfect candidate!

About the Wounded Warrior Scholarship

In 2008 CTU came together with the Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc to create the Wounded Warrior Scholarship as a way to give back to service members, their families and caregivers of those injured while serving. (Learn more about the first caregiver recipient and hear her inspiring story here)

Fun Fact: As of January 2016, CTU has awarded 400 Wounded Warrior Scholarships, totaling $6 million.

Who Can Apply?

  • Be an active member or veteran of the United States Armed Forces (including Reserve and National Guard) currently receiving medical treatment for injuries (over 30%) received while in the line of duty. OR
  • Be a spouse or non-medical attendant of an active member or veteran currently receiving medical treatment.
  • Meet the general application requirements of CTU including being able to provide proof of high school graduation or equivalency document.

What does the Scholarship Include?

  • Full tuition to any eligible CTU degree program (as an online student or at the Colorado Campuses located in Colorado Springs and Aurora)
  • New laptop computer & hardcopy or e-books
  • Specially-trained military education advisors
  • 24/7 technical support

If that weren’t enough CTU goes one step further to support the success of each recipient. Each awardee is connected with a dedicated Student Success Coach and specially trained advisors who are available to answer questions and offer guidance throughout their academic journey.

How To Apply?

Deadline: Apply no later than July 31, 2016 to be considered for the 2017 scholarship.

Application Link: https://ctuww.communityforce.com/Login.aspx

Additional Information can be found athttp://www.coloradotech.edu/ww

Contact for Q’s: WoundedWarriors@ctuonline.edu

What I love most about this scholarship is that it not only supports an individual who wants to move forward in their lives, but it brings hope to a family at a time when they need it most. It’s no secret that the true healing process begins once the physical scars have faded, and this scholarship gives the recipient a chance to start fresh and reach goals they may not have thought possible.

I invite you to apply and share this information with an
eligible service member, milspouse, care giver and non-medical attendants.

 

~Judy Davis, the Direction Diva is a motivational speaker, author, lifestyle blogger as well as a military life and teen suicide prevention expert. Co-founder of DASIUM, Judy’s books Right Side Up and Warning Signs: Is Your Teen at Risk? are go to resources for families and those looking for direction. Connect with Judy at TheDirectionDiva.com

~This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Colorado Technical University. The opinions and text are my own.

~Colorado Technical University cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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