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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Park University Offering Emergency Military Scholarships

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  • Parkville, Mo.—March 12, 2013 — Many people have been caught in the middle of the U.S. federal government’s sequester, and the active duty members of our U.S. military have been significantly impacted by suspensions to their tuition assistance funds.
     
    In response to these cuts, and in support of the men and women who serve our country, Park University has announced it will grant Emergency Military Scholarships to help any qualified active duty military personnel continue their higher education studies.
     
    Park’s Emergency Military Scholarship Fund will provide full tuition assistance immediately to those students who are not eligible for GI Bill benefits, Pell grants or federal loans.
     
    Students interested in receiving these emergency funds are requested to first consider these other possible sources of tuition funding, if needed, from these resources:
    • GI Bill Benefits — Military students should contact their education service office or visit http://gibill.va.gov/ to determine eligibility.
    • Pell Grants and Federal Loans — Visit www.park.edu/finaid/ to apply and determine your eligibility; applications are currently available for both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 award years.
     
    “I am proud to lead an organization that has taken these strides to ensure our active duty military students’ educational needs are met during these difficult times,” said Michael H. Droge, Ph.D., Park University president. “I invite members of the community to join the University in supporting our U.S. military students with a gift to the Emergency Military Scholarship Fund.”
     
    To make a donation, visit www.park.edu/give/, or contact the Office of University Advancement at advancement@park.edu or (816) 584-6200.
     
    Park University’s 8-week Spring II classes begin Monday, March 18. Students interested in Park University’s Emergency Military Scholarships should contact the University’s Office of Student Financial Services at finaid@park.edu, (816) 584-6290 or www.park.edu/finaid.
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