TU to offer grants to U.S. military personnel, veterans

University to offer as much as $500 per term to qualified degree seekers

TOWSON, Md. (March 15, 2008)—Towson University will begin offering Thank You Grants to qualified U.S. military personnel and recent veterans, beginning with the fall 2008 term.

As the name suggests, Thank You Grants will reward active-duty personnel and veterans for their service by helping to defray the cost of attending the university.

The grants are intended to supplement Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits, which no longer cover full tuition for many veterans.  In implementing the Thank You Grant program, TU seeks to reduce the financial strain these men and women often face while pursuing their degrees.

“The Thank You Grants are a great way for the university to extend a helping hand to our military personnel and veterans,” says TU President Robert L. Caret. “With the implementation of the Base Realignment and closing Act (BRAC), Maryland will welcome even more military personnel and veterans. We hope many of them will choose to continue their education at Towson.”

The Thank You Grant program awards up to $500 per term for eight terms for eligible students: newly admitted, currently enrolled and readmitted veterans or active-duty service members. Full-time students who meet all criteria would receive $500, with part-time students receiving $250 per term.

Recipients must have degree-seeking status at TU.

Applicants are also required to have been on active-duty status for no fewer than 12 months; veterans must have been released from service after October 24, 2001. Those on release status must be eligible for VA benefits.

For a complete list of Thank You Grant eligibility requirements, visit the TU Scholarship Seeker.







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