Colorado Springs, Colo. – 4/4/2019 – CTU celebrates 11 years of military scholarships, this year working with The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc., Guardian Angel Medical Service Dogs, Inc., and Hire Our Heroes.
For over a decade, Colorado Technical University has offered 50 full-tuition scholarship opportunities each year to wounded servicemembers and their families. Through the CTU Patriot Scholarship (formerly known as the CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship), active-duty military members and veterans with service-connected disabilities, their spouses, dependents and caregivers have the chance to pursue a degree program at no cost.
Since the Patriot Scholarship’s inception in 2008, Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. has worked with CTU to offer opportunities to military veterans and their families. This year, the University established relationships with three additional military-centric organizations seeking to provide educational support to U.S. Armed Forces members, veterans and their loved ones.
Organizations teaming up with CTU for the Patriot Scholarship include:
- The Elizabeth Dole Foundation - The preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill, or injured veterans. Find more at hiddenheroes.org.
- Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. - A veteran service organization, 501(c)3 organization providing housing, transportation, and caregiver & family support to severely wounded, ill and injured post-9/11 servicemembers from every branch of the United States military following unexpected medical crises. Learn more at yellowribbonfund.org.
- Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. – A 501(c)3 organization that trains medical service dogs for veterans to help mitigate the challenges associated with several disabilities, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), diabetic and seizure disorders, glucose imbalance, mobility issues and more. Find out more at medicalservicedogs.org.
- Hire Our Heroes - The mission of this veteran-founded 501(c)3 organization is to position veterans and veteran spouses for success through free training and education.
CTU continually looks to enhance the University’s commitment to our country’s most deserving individuals. CTU President Andrew H. Hurst shared, “It’s a great honor for our University to form relationships with these esteemed military and veteran-supportive organizations.” He continued, “CTU was established by military veterans, and we look forward to working together in the tradition of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much.”
As of January 2019, CTU has awarded 550 scholarships, totaling over $11 million to wounded servicemembers and their families. Along with full-tuition to any CTU degree program, recipients also receive a new laptop computer, all course materials (hard-copy book or e-books), a dedicated student success coach and specially-trained military education advisor, and 24/7 tech support and tutoring. CTU Patriot Scholarship students can also choose to pursue their degree online or at one of CTU’s Colorado campuses.
The application period for the 2020 CTU Patriot Scholarship extends through June 30, 2019. For more information about eligibility or to apply, visit coloradotech.edu/CTUpatriot.
About Colorado Technical University
For 55 years, Colorado Technical University (CTU) has helped students fit a real-world education into their busy daily lives. With more than 80 degree programs and concentrations in which students can pursue a variety of degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. CTU provides flexible online classes, accessible through the University’s Virtual Campus or the innovative CTU Mobile app. CTU also maintains two ground campus locations in Colorado Springs and Aurora, Colo. With the help of faculty and industry professionals, CTU has awarded over 118,000 degrees to traditional campus and online students since 1965. For more information about CTU, visit www.coloradotech.edu.
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