Wounded Warrior and Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarship

This year American College of Technology will offer the WTC Wounded Warrior and Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarship to 5 wounded service members and 5 spouses/dependents of wounded service members. The scholarship is a full scholarship and covers the full cost of tuition, course materials and fees. Each Scholarship is valued at $36,440. Facebook Link: http://hub.am/1lgThyg

American College of Technology is now taking applications for its Wounded Warriors scholarships.

American College of Technology is now taking applications for its Wounded Warriors scholarships.

St. Joseph, Mo., March 24, 2014 – “We’re giving back to those who have served,” Richard Dodson, ACOT Military Education Executive Director said. “Those who can no longer be in the military need to have an avenue for when they transition out; this is the best way that we could reach those who have been affected most by combat.”

This year ACOT has committed $364,400 to the Warrior Transition Command for a total of 10 full scholarships, amounting to $36,440 each.  5 of those scholarships with be given to wounded service members and 5 to spouses or dependents of wounded service members.

“Should a soldier become wounded where he cannot go back to work their spouse may have to take over,” Dodson said. “This is just a small way that we can get out there and really help the men and women in the service.”

The wounded warrior and wounded spouse scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition, course materials and fees.  Because ACOT courses are 100% online, students are able to earn their degree from anywhere in the world at a location that’s convenient.  All lectures are offered live online and are also recorded for easy review.

Applications for Wounded Warrior Scholarships are being accepted now.  Apply online at http://hub.am/1lgThyg.  A final decision on recipients will be made July 1, 2014.

To learn more about ACOT programs call (800)-804-1388 or check us out online at http://ACOT.edu.

American College of Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council. ACOT is also certified by the Missouri Department of Higher Education to operate in the state of Missouri.

Funding for veterans in jeopardy. Here’s a link to a petition asking congress to extend VRAP.

Reauthorize the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 or VRAP. To improve the lives of members of the uniformed services.

Putting Our Veterans Back to Work Act of 2013 – Amends the: (1) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to extend through March 31, 2016, the veterans retraining assistance program; and (2) Wounded Warrior Act to extend through 2016 the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) (Secretary) to provide the same rehabilitation and vocational benefits to members of the Armed Forces (members) with severe injuries or illnesses as are provided to veterans.

Extends through: (1) March 31, 2016, additional VA rehabilitation programs for certain disabled veterans who have completed a VA rehabilitation program and have exhausted their rights to state unemployment benefits; and (2) FY2015 the collaborative veterans’ training, mentoring, and placement program.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reauthorize-vow-hire-heroes-act-2011-or-vrap-improve-lives-members-uniformed-services/8zzL66YX