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CTU Patriot Scholarship: Recognizing Our 2020 Military Heroes

Nov 07, 2019   |   General, Military, Press Releases
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Each Veterans Day, Colorado Technical University honors 50 deserving individuals with full-tuition scholarships to an eligible CTU degree program of their choice. Since 2008, the CTU Patriot Scholarship has been awarded to 550 student applicants, totaling over $11 million in education. We are proud to release the list of this year’s recipients and to call attention to our nation’s heroes and supporters.

What is the Patriot Scholarship?

The CTU Patriot Scholarship was established to give back to those whose lives have changed due to injuries sustained while serving in the United States military. Persons eligible to receive the scholarship include active duty or veteran service members who obtained medical treatment for service-related disabilities. Spouses, non-medical attendants, and college-ready dependents of wounded service members may also apply.

Each scholarship recipient is awarded full tuition to eligible CTU degree programs and may pursue his or her degree online or at either of our ground campuses in Colorado Springs or Aurora, Colo. Recipients are also gifted with a new laptop computer and hardcopy textbooks or e-books. Additionally, CTU provides specially trained military education advisors and around-the-clock technical support to students.

Organizations Supporting Our Patriots

Since the founding of the Patriot Scholarship, Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. has worked with CTU to offer education opportunities for military veterans and their loved ones. In April 2019, the University teamed up with additional military and veteran-supportive organizations for the upcoming academic year. The groups involved with the 2020 Patriot Scholarship include Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc., The Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., and Hire Our Heroes. Read more about these organizations.

2020 Patriot Scholarship Recipients

Nicole Alexander, KS
Steven Alvarado, CO
Christine Bevan, CO
Wayne Brown, VA
Rachel Clark, VA
Melanie Coffey, TX
Paula Cooper, CO
Anne Cunliffe, CO
Wade Danforth, OH
Donny Daughenbaugh, TX
Amanda Dove, FL
Catherine Driggs, CO
Akilah Evans-Pigford, PA
Adones Flores, CO
John Garrett, CO
James Gross, CO
Mark Helm, IL

Nicholas Hine, CA
Jacque Hobbs, MS
Delia Holman, NV
Elizabeth Huddleston, CO
Scott Janssen, NM
Jason Jordan, VA
James Kailie, MD
Sophia Knolle, CA
Erin Kyle, NC
Andrea Larios, AZ
John Lopez, TX
Dale Loudermilk, MN
Wendy Madison, NC
Sarah Mai, FL
MaryElla Majetich, FL
Emily Mather, OH
Tanya Miller, DE

Robert Moen, CO
Monica Jones, CO
Leia Morgan, CO
Rosio Ochoa, TX
Shayna O'Kelley, KY
Sarah Pache, CO
Keith Parker, NC
Elisa Patterson, CO
Michael Schweitzer, VA
Eric Signor, CO
Jennelle Silkert, OH
Karolyn Smith, CA
Elizabeth Snell, MI
Annalyn Steffen, CO
Lesley Wayman, CO
Erlina Weathers, VA

The scholarship application period is closed; however, it will reopen in spring 2020 for the following academic year. For more information about eligibility, financial aid and military education benefits through the CTU Patriot Scholarship, click here.

Degree Programs at Colorado Technical University

CTU offers a wide range of degree programs that can be pursued online and at our Colorado Springs or Aurora campuses. Some degree options military students may be interested in include:

  • Business and Management – Pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree with a general focus or a specialized concentration. CTU’s programs are designed to provide the real-world scenario-based education that is important in these fields.
  • Information Technology – Choose a bachelor’s or master’s degree in information technology (IT) with a concentration in network management, security management, and more. A focus of our IT degree programs is to provide an opportunity for critical thinkers to develop their professional skills.
  • Criminal Justice – Our bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice are designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills to pursue a diverse range of opportunities in the fields of justice, law and homeland security in the public and private sectors.

Whether you are a military or civilian student, CTU also offers various degree pacing options and financial aid opportunities for those who qualify. Learn more by speaking to an admissions advisor at 1-855-230-0555 or request information online.

CTU cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University Catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.
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