Kaplan University and American Freedom Foundation Offer Scholarships for Military Spouses and Dependents for Third Consecutive Year

To date, nearly 100 Kaplan University scholarships have been awarded

Monday, June 17, 2013 10:20 am CDT

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SAN DIEGO
"These scholarships are our way of ensuring that education remains affordable and attainable for our country’s valued military personnel."

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the third consecutive year, Kaplan University and the American Freedom Foundation (AFF)—an organization committed to honoring members of the armed forces—have teamed to offer full and partial scholarships to spouses and dependents of active-duty National Guard and Reserve service members from all branches of the U.S. military. Since the program began, nearly 100 scholarships have been awarded.

“As a military-friendly school, Kaplan University is committed to supporting the men and women of the U.S. armed forces and their families," said Scott Kilgore, senior vice president of military affairs for Kaplan University. “These scholarships are our way of ensuring that education remains affordable and attainable for our country’s valued military personnel.”

The scholarships are applicable to Kaplan University’s online associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs. Scholarship applicants must have a grade point average of at least 3.75 to be eligible for full scholarships, and at least a 3.0 grade point average to qualify for partial scholarships. Scholarship applications and deadlines are available online at www.scholarshipamerica.org/aff and must be submitted by October 31, 2013.

“Military service always comes to an end, but education lasts forever. Kaplan University has stepped up to the plate with this scholarship program in an effort to provide education opportunities to our military spouses and dependents,” said Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Jack Tilley, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of the American Freedom Foundation.

In addition to scholarships, Kaplan University offers a multitude of services for online military students. This includes assistance from specially trained admissions, academic and financial aid advisors in the Military Student Support Center. The University also provides tuition reductions of up to 55 percent for active-duty service members and up to 38 percent for military veterans. Moreover, Kaplan University offers credit for military training and experience, and accepts credit from other Servicemember Opportunity Colleges.

For more information, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu/military.aspx.

About Kaplan University

Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 49,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 67,000 students online and through approximately 70 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc., is a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company and its largest division. For more information, visit www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

About the American Freedom Foundation

The American Freedom Foundation’s mission is to honor the men and women of America’s armed forces, raise awareness for their service and sacrifice, and raise money for organizations that serve and support our veterans, active duty military and their families. Special emphasis is directed to the welfare of those wounded in action, those disabled and the families of those killed in action in conflicts throughout the world. For more information about the American Freedom Foundation, visit http://americanfreedomfoundation.org/.

Contact:

Press Contact:
Kaplan University
Stephen White, 954-515-4124
stwhite@kaplan.com