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Military Scholarships at a Glance

Published on January 18, 2013 by Karen Newmeyer

Broadview University-Orem is a proud supporter of the United States Military. As such, we offer a variety of military scholarships to those who are active duty, retired, or honorably discharged veterans and their families, to help them further their education.

The most popular military scholarship is the Military Advantage Scholarship, which is available to honorably discharged

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Terry Simpson

veterans, their spouses, and their dependents. This scholarship grants students 10% off of their books and tuition. To apply, students must provide a DD214 form and proof of honorable discharge.

Terry Simpson–who just graduated from Broadview University last December with his associate degree in Criminal Justice–is grateful for the education he received via the Military Advantage Scholarship. His only regret is that he didn’t start school right after retiring from the military, and he encourages those in the military who are considering going to college to start as soon as they can.

“The benefits are helpful now, but the military pays a higher percentage to those on active duty or recently retired,” Simpson said.

Coming in at a close second in popularity is the Military Active Duty/Retired Scholarship. This scholarship grants students an amount equal to the difference between the current tuition rate and $250 per credit hour. It is available to active/retired service members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Drilling Reserve/National Guard. It is also available to their spouses and dependents. To apply, students must provide a copy of their military ID card.

Broadview University-Orem veterinary technology student, Janis Tate, said the Military Active Duty/Retired Scholarship has been a great help to her with her school funding. Her scholarship is being paid for by the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. She strongly encourages those who are planning to go in

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Janis Tate

to the military for two to four years to sign up for the G.I. Bill and then use it once they are done serving.

The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill is available to military members who served in the military after September 10, 2001. It can be used at accredited schools for tuition and housing payments. The percentage of tuition paid is based on how many months the service member was on active duty after September 10, 2001, and varies from 100% to 40% coverage. There is also an option for service members to transfer their G.I. Bill to their dependents or spouses, but it may require serving for an additional four years, and must be transferred before the soldier ends or retires from service. More information on the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill can be found at http://www.gibill.va.gov.

Other scholarships that Broadview University offers are the Military Service Scholarship and the Purple Heart Scholarship.

The Military Service Scholarship is available to military members (and their families) who have been severely wounded while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, and are participating in the Department of Defense Severely Injured Joint Operations Center.  The award amounts vary depending on which level of completion will be awarded at graduation.

The Purple Heart Scholarship is for service members who were wounded during the Gulf Wars: Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. This scholarship is also available to the spouses and dependents of those who were killed in action during these wars. The amount provided covers the remaining tuition fees after federal, state, and VA benefits have been deducted. They are also awarded 10% off of tuition up to $5,000. Students must provide a copy of the DD214 form and/or orders of being awarded the Purple Heart.

Contributed by Amanda Black

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