COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans honor those who serve our country this Veterans Day, Colorado Technical University (CTU) is recognizing the sacrifices of 25 wounded active duty and veteran service members and 25 spouses of wounded service members with the gift of education.
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CTU today announced the 50 recipients of the fifth annual 2013 CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship and Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarship programs. The scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, course materials and fees, as well as a new laptop computer.
In its fifth year, the CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship program is a collaboration between CTU and the non-profit Yellow Ribbon Fund to offer educational assistance to wounded service members and wounded veterans who fought in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as spouses of wounded warriors. Since 2008, CTU has provided 250 scholarships worth nearly $5 million.
"With nearly 50,000 military members injured in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to-date, we're proud to have supported our wounded service members and their families through the CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship program over the past five years," said James Hendrickson, vice president of military education at CTU. "As more troops come home, CTU is passionate about helping prepare these military families as they face new challenges at home by providing them with higher education opportunities."
The recipients were selected by an independent selection board consisting of representatives from the academic and military communities, including wounded warrior Maj. Justin Constantine, USMC Reserve and Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, U.S. Army (Ret.). Of the 25 CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship recipients, 21 served in the Army and four served in the Air Force.
Of the 25 CTU Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarship recipients, four of the spouses also have husbands who received a Wounded Warrior Scholarship this year – meaning they will be attending CTU at the same time as their spouse.
For a complete list of the 2013 CTU Wounded Warrior and Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarship recipients, visit: http://www.coloradotech.edu/Military/woundedwarrior/current-wws-recipients.
All CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship and CTU Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarship recipients pursue their degrees online, allowing students to take classes from anywhere in the world. The award-winning* virtual campus at CTU offers a positive environment for recovering service members and veterans to begin and continue their education as they recover. Additionally, the virtual campus provides an opportunity for CTU Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarship recipients to visit and care for their spouses as they recover without interrupting their studies.
The CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship program is just one part of the overall commitment CTU has made to serve active military, veterans and their families. Currently, approximately one-third of CTU students are active military, reservists, National Guard, veterans and their spouses. Through the CTU Department of Military Education, these students have access to military advisors and specialists, including some of whom are veterans, and can help students transition to academic life. CTU also participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program, and has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine for four consecutive years.
*CTU's Virtual Campus was recognized as "Best of the Best" in the Education and Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program.
For more information, visit www.coloradotech.edu/Military/Woundedwarrior.
About Colorado Technical University
Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education for today's career-focused students and offers support, flexibility and resources to help students pursue new opportunities. CTU's industry-focused curriculum has courses taught by instructors, many with experience in the fields that they teach. Students can collaborate with people from all over the country via the CTU award-winning Virtual Campus, which was recognized as the "Best of the Best" in the Education and Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors program. Students can also connect on campuses in multiple cities. CTU students can choose from more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information, please visit www.coloradotech.edu.
CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information visit www.careered.com. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures.
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