Troy University officials announced three new undergraduate scholarships designed to lessen the impact of nationwide cuts to the military tuition assistance programs.
The three scholarships will discount undergraduate per-credit hour tuition to $250 for active duty, Reserve and National Guard students who would otherwise be eligible for military tuition assistance.
"The University recognizes the hardship the sequestration has on service members, and this is our chance to make a difference," said Dr. Lance Tatum, vice chancellor of the University's Global Campus. "We are committed to supporting our military to the fullest extent possible. Using one of these scholarships, a member of the military taking a full undergraduate course load of 12 semester hours will save up to $360."
The Troy for Troops Active Duty Military Discount Scholarship, Military Reserves Discount Scholarship and National Guard Discount Scholarship will require service members to provide proof of eligibility on an application form available on the University's website by clicking the Military Tuition Assistance Information button. Once eligibility is verified, the scholarships will discount any undergraduate tuition charges in excess of $250.
The scholarships are available to both full- and part-time undergraduate students through the final term of the 2013-2014 academic year, and apply to both in-classroom and online courses.
The University continues to research avenues to assist those military students who are pursuing graduate degrees.
TROY has a long-standing relationship with America's Armed Services, with roots in a partnership program offered in the 1950s at Fort Rucker. Founded in 1887 and headquartered in Troy, Alabama, today the University operates four campuses in Alabama as well as sites in seven states and six nations. In January 2013, the University established the Troy for Troops Center that supports military and veteran students' academic and career success.