Grant to help vets in 3 states finish college debt-free

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new program is offering a $7,500 stipend to 15 low-income and underemployed veterans in some Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana counties.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1OHf8Zu ) the stipends are being funded by an anonymous $293,000 grant and allow veterans to earn a college degree without accruing debt. Cincinnati’s Union Institute & University runs the first-year program.

Applications are available online at www.myunion.edu/stipend . The deadline to apply for the Spring/Summer term is April 30.

The institute says Ohio ranks sixth in the U.S. with about 900,000 veterans, including 10,000 from greater Cincinnati.

A program coordinator says the Union Institute offers online courses and focuses on adult learners who require flexibility in scheduling. Students can also attend traditional classes.

Stipend recipients must attend classes regularly and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

 

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