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Bryant & Stratton College Online Extends Scholarship to Spouses of National Guard and Reserves Service Members Salute to Spouses Scholarship Program now open to all military spouses; awards up to $6,000 to eligible applicants BUFFALO, NY (November 7, 2011) – In advance of Veteran’s Day this week, Bryant & Stratton College Online wants to recognize the sacrifices of military spouses and announced today that spouses of National Guard and Reserves service members are now eligible for the Salute to Spouses Scholarship program. The scholarship program offers military spouses an opportunity to advance their education and become more competitive in the modern job market. Salute to Spouses scholarships are for online degree programs at Bryant & Stratton College, which is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. To date, Bryant & Stratton College Online has awarded scholarships worth up to $324,000 to spouses of veterans and active duty military personnel. “Veterans of all branches of service and their families deserve our thanks all year round, but especially on Veteran’s Day. At Bryant & Stratton College Online we are proud to support our military students, as well as their families by connecting them to opportunities and resources that will help them further their careers. By opening up the Salute to Spouses Scholarship to include National Guard and Reserves spouses, we are increasing access to the education they need to be more competitive in the modern job market,” said Ed Dennis, Military Relations Manager at Bryant & Stratton College Online. Bryant & Stratton College Online launched the Salute to Spouses Scholarship program in March 2010. Salute to Spouses awards eligible military spouses scholarships up to $600 (for part-time students) or $1,200 (for full-time students) per semester for online degree programs offered by Bryant & Stratton College. The maximum scholarship award a recipient can receive is $6,000. All Salute to Spouses Scholarship recipients must meet Bryant & Stratton College scholarship guidelines to receive the full award. As a complement to the Salute to Spouses Scholarship, Bryant & Stratton College Online launched SalutetoSpouses.com in April 2011. The site features personal stories, advice, tools, tips and opportunities for community discussion. The content on SalutetoSpouses.com is created and edited by military spouses and serves as a resource for education and career advancement information for military spouses. “SalutetoSpouses.com is a great resource for all military spouses. Since all of the contributors are military spouses, we know from firsthand experience that being married to the military doesn’t necessarily end when your troop stops actively serving. For that reason


our articles and stories are created for spouses of both active duty personnel and veterans,” said Allison Perkins, Editor at SalutetoSpouses.com. In addition to the resources Bryant & Stratton College Online offers through Salute to Spouses, it also provides support to active duty and military students. This year the College formed Student Veterans of Bryant & Stratton College Online, a support network for students who have served in the U.S. military, are currently serving, their families and civilian supporters. The student-led group focuses on building upon available resources that make success in the classroom and workplace more attainable. Bryant & Stratton College Online also provides early enrollment options for all veteran and military students and their family members to sign up for classes before the general student body. Recently, G.I. Jobs Magazine again named Bryant & Stratton College Online a Military Friendly School. As a member of the Service Members Opportunities College (SOC) consortium*, Bryant & Stratton College Online adheres to the SOC principles for service members and their families. They are also an approved institution for the training of U.S. veterans and their family in accordance with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bryant & Stratton College Online participates and accepts transfers from CLEP, DANTES, ECE and other SOC Colleges.. Currently, Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor’s degree programs and eleven online associate’s degree programs. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degree programs, visit http://online.bryantstratton.edu. About Bryant & Stratton College Online Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor’s degree programs, eleven online associate’s degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at http://online.bryantstratton.edu. -###-


Bryant & Stratton College Online Extends Scholarship to Spouses of National Guard