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.

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Military Police Regimental Association Scholarship

The Military Police Regimental Associations (MPRA) commitment to its members is as strong as the military commitment to serving our great Nation.  That is why the American College of Technology is pleased to announce our commitment to those who have served, currently serving, will serve in the U.S. Army’s Military Police Corps.  This year ACOT will donate three (3) student centric scholarships to the MPRA’s members.

While not everyone will win this year’s scholarship opportunity, that is why it is most important, that any member of the MPRA or dependent, who would like to pursue their respective degree must be given a chance to succeed.  That is why ACOT will offer MPRA members a 50% off reduction in tuition and a 25% reduction to all MPRA dependents.
For more information and submission can be viewed here: https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1671614-d6ohetBZ3M

ACOT sees large growth benefiting St Joseph, Mo. Economy – Economic Developement

http://thesmartwaytocollege.com/ American College of Technology has seen an increase in programs and services causing the need to hire additional staff members and adding more jobs to St. Joseph economy.
By Lute Atieh

Google Scholarship for the Student Veterans of American.

Student Veterans of American American College of Technology Chapter Is proud to announce that we are now a member of the SVA.

As a new member, we would like to support veterans by participating in a scholarship for students in Computer Sciences fields. Please see details below and apply for the scholarship.

If you would like to be more involved with the Student Veterans of American  American College of Technology Chapter please email Lute@acot.edu

Welcome – Please read about the Google Scholarship for the Student Veterans of American. American College of Technology encourages you to apply!

2014 Google SVA Scholarship

Student Veterans of America and Google are proud to announce the opening of this year’s Computer Science scholarship application. Each award will be in the amount of $10,000 and is open to any and all student veterans pursuing computer science degrees or similar fields, as noted below. Scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend Google’s 2014 Summer Annual Scholars’ Retreat. The Scholars’ Retreat provides an important networking opportunity for top students from all over the United States and Canada to meet with each other and with Google engineers in a personable, fun environment.

All application materials must be received by SVA no later than 11:59pm PST on December 2, 2013. Scholarship recipients will be announced in February of 2014, and the scholarship funds are to be used for the 2014/2015 academic semester.

Interested applicants are encouraged to read the below information carefully. If you meet the eligibility requirement, please click on the link at the bottom to access the application form. Complete all fields and upload the required documents, preferably as PDFs. If you have any questions regarding the application or the scholarship, please contact us here. http://studentveterans.org/contact-us.html

Eligibility

Eligible student veterans must meet the below outlined minimum criteria:

All successful candidates must:

Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2013­-2014 academic year
Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-­time student at a university in the United States for the 2014-­2015 academic year
Maintain a strong academic performance
Be pursuing a Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree, or a degree in a closely related technical field*
Be a current student veteran, as proven by a DD-214 and transcript
Have received an honorable discharge, or currently be in good standing with his/her branch of service

*Related Technical Fields may include:

Software Engineering
Electrical Engineering (with a heavy computer science course load)
Computer Engineering
Information Systems
Information Technology
Applied Networking
Systems administration

*Related Technical Fields do not include:

Civil, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Required Additional Documents (uploaded on next page)

Current copy of resume/CV;
Unofficial copy of current university transcripts;
Two letters of reference from a professor, adviser or supervisor. These must be emailed by the author to scholarships@studentveterans.org and the subject should read “Google App LoR – LASTNAME”
Responses to 3 essay questions (compiled into one document);
DD 214

Essay Questions

Please answer the following questions thoroughly, yet succinctly (300-500 words max).

1) What sparked your interest in computer science?  How did this lead you to major in computer science and what do you hope to accomplish with your degree?  In your answer, please describe how your experiences have influenced the goals you have for yourself.

2) Please give us 1-2 examples of how you have exhibited leadership. Explain how you were influential and what you were trying to achieve. These need not be demonstrated through formal or traditional leadership roles. Think broadly and examine the many ways you are having an effect on the members of your technical community, your university, or your broader community.

3) Please describe the most significant computer science project or research you have worked on, how you approached key technical challenges, and what you gained from the experience.  It might have been a class assignment, a research project, or other work or volunteer experience.  If the project was team-based, specify your individual role and contributions in the project.

APPLY NOW >   You will be re-directed to the Student Veterans of American National Website:

http://studentveterans.org/component/content/article/15-scholarships/52-apply-2014-google-sva-scholarship.html

Please notify the college once you have completed your application.

Lute@acot.edu
By Lute Atieh