FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Communications Strategy Group
Bryant & Stratton College Online Extends Scholarship to Spouses
of National Guard and Reserves Service Members
Salute to Spouses Scholarship Program now open to all military spouses; awards
up to $6,000 to eligible applicants
BUFFALO, NY (November 7, 2011) – In advance of Veteran’s Day this week, Bryant &
Stratton College Online wants to recognize the sacrifices of military spouses and
announced today that spouses of National Guard and Reserves service members are now
eligible for the Salute to Spouses Scholarship program. The scholarship program offers
military spouses an opportunity to advance their education and become more competitive
in the modern job market. Salute to Spouses scholarships are for online degree programs at
Bryant & Stratton College, which is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission
on Higher Education. To date, Bryant & Stratton College Online has awarded scholarships
worth up to $324,000 to spouses of veterans and active duty military personnel.
“Veterans of all branches of service and their families deserve our thanks all year round, but
especially on Veteran’s Day. At Bryant & Stratton College Online we are proud to support
our military students, as well as their families by connecting them to opportunities and
resources that will help them further their careers. By opening up the Salute to Spouses
Scholarship to include National Guard and Reserves spouses, we are increasing access to
the education they need to be more competitive in the modern job market,” said Ed Dennis,
Military Relations Manager at Bryant & Stratton College Online.
Bryant & Stratton College Online launched the Salute to Spouses Scholarship program in
March 2010. Salute to Spouses awards eligible military spouses scholarships up to $600 (for
part-time students) or $1,200 (for full-time students) per semester for online degree
programs offered by Bryant & Stratton College. The maximum scholarship award a recipient
can receive is $6,000. All Salute to Spouses Scholarship recipients must meet Bryant &
Stratton College scholarship guidelines to receive the full award.
As a complement to the Salute to Spouses Scholarship, Bryant & Stratton College Online
launched SalutetoSpouses.com in April 2011. The site features personal stories, advice,
tools, tips and opportunities for community discussion. The content on SalutetoSpouses.com
is created and edited by military spouses and serves as a resource for education and career
advancement information for military spouses.
“SalutetoSpouses.com is a great resource for all military spouses. Since all of the
contributors are military spouses, we know from firsthand experience that being married to
the military doesn’t necessarily end when your troop stops actively serving. For that reason
our articles and stories are created for spouses of both active duty personnel and veterans,”
said Allison Perkins, Editor at SalutetoSpouses.com.
In addition to the resources Bryant & Stratton College Online offers through Salute to
Spouses, it also provides support to active duty and military students. This year the College
formed Student Veterans of Bryant & Stratton College Online, a support network for
students who have served in the U.S. military, are currently serving, their families and
civilian supporters. The student-led group focuses on building upon available resources that
make success in the classroom and workplace more attainable. Bryant & Stratton College
Online also provides early enrollment options for all veteran and military students and their
family members to sign up for classes before the general student body.
Recently, G.I. Jobs Magazine again named Bryant & Stratton College Online a Military
Friendly School. As a member of the Service Members Opportunities College (SOC)
consortium*, Bryant & Stratton College Online adheres to the SOC principles for service
members and their families. They are also an approved institution for the training of U.S.
veterans and their family in accordance with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Bryant & Stratton College Online participates and accepts transfers from CLEP, DANTES,
ECE and other SOC Colleges..
Currently, Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor’s degree programs
and eleven online associate’s degree programs. For more information about Bryant &
Stratton College and its online degree programs, visit http://online.bryantstratton.edu.
About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education
and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.
The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education
division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has
been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and
professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor’s
degree programs, eleven online associate’s degree programs and eleven online certificate
programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services,
healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not
yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt
of graduates and other important information, please visit
www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information about Bryant & Stratton College
and its online degrees can also be found at http://online.bryantstratton.edu.