Park University, Parkville, Mo., has announced it will offer emergency military scholarships.
The scholarships are offered in response to the federal government's cuts to active duty military personnel, who have been affected by suspensions to their tuition assistance funds.
The Emergency Military Scholarships will help any qualified active duty military personnel continue their higher education studies, according to a Park spokesman.
Park’s Emergency Military Scholarship Fund will provide full tuition assistance immediately to those students who are not eligible for GI Bill benefits, Pell grants or federal loans.
Students interested in receiving these emergency funds are requested to first consider these other possible sources of tuition funding, if needed, from these resources:
• GI Bill Benefits — Military students should contact their education service office or visit http://gibill.va.gov/ to determine eligibility.
• Pell Grants and Federal Loans — Visit www.park.edu/finaid/ to apply and determine your eligibility; applications are currently available for both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 award years.
“I am proud to lead an organization that has taken these strides to ensure our active duty military students’ educational needs are met during these difficult times,” said Michael H. Droge, Park University president. “I invite members of the Kansas City community to join the University in supporting our U.S. military students with a gift to the Emergency Military Scholarship Fund.”