New scholarship aims to benefit wounded service members and spousesColorado Technical University announced that, in celebration of Veterans Day, the school will award 25 wounded service members and 25 spouses of wounded service members with scholarships.

The university has partnered with the non-profit Yellow Ribbon Fund to offer the Wounded Warrior Scholarship to those who suffered injuries in Afghanistan and Iraq. Furthermore, spouses of those who were hurt will also be eligible to receive tuition assistance. To date, the school has provided 150 scholarships totaling nearly $3 million.

“The CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship program helps better prepare our wounded service members and their families as they face an uncertain future,” said James Hendrickson, vice president of military education at CTU.

College officials said that the scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, course materials and fees as well as a new laptop computer. Recipients from both scholarship programs can pursue an undergraduate or advanced degree online which allows a wounded veteran to recover while being enrolled in the program.

Online enrollments experienced a 17 percent increase in 2009, according to the Sloan Consortium. 

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