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Colorado Technical University Honors
50 Wounded Warriors, Veterans and Spouses with Full Scholarships
The seventh annual scholarship program has supported wounded active duty and veteran
service members and spouses since 2008
Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 11, 2014 – As part of its commitment to providing education
and skills training to those serving in the U.S. armed forces, Colorado Technical University
(CTU) today announced the 50 recipients of its seventh annual Wounded Warrior and Wounded
Warrior Spouse scholarships. Since the university’s inception in 1965, it has been dedicated to
serving the educational needs of active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families.
Together with the nonprofit Yellow Ribbon Fund, CTU created the annual Wounded Warrior
scholarship program in 2008 to award 25 wounded service members and veterans, and 25
spouses of wounded service members with scholarships. The scholarship covers the full cost of
tuition toward any CTU degree, including course materials and fees, as well as a new laptop
“We strive to continuously support military service members, veterans, and their spouses as
they pursue their personal, professional and academic goals,” said Andrew Hurst, president of
CTU. “We understand military families and spouses face overwhelming hardships when a
service member is injured. Suddenly their lives are turned upside down. Spouses not only need
to care for their injured spouse, but need to identify ways to provide for their family. We’re proud
that these scholarships can help these brave soldiers and spouses get an education and
transition to civilian careers.”
Selection Process
Since 2008, $4.5 million in scholarships has been awarded to active duty and veteran personnel
who have been wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) or Operation Iraqi Freedom
(OIF) and their spouses to enable them to pursue a college degree. CTU is one of a few
universities to offer assistance of this magnitude.
Recipients are selected by an independent selection board consisting of representatives from
the academic and military communities. For a complete list of scholarship recipients, visit The recipients will be recognized at a special awards ceremony on November 20 in
Colorado at Ft. Carson and on December 9 in Bethesda, Maryland at Walter Reed Memorial
Military Support at CTU
CTU has made it part of its mission to provide a quality college education that is flexible,
accessible and rewarding to service men and women and their spouses. The university’s
dedicated military admissions advisors understand the unique needs of military and veteran
students. They work with recovering service members and veterans to begin or continue their
Wounded Warrior Scholarship recipients pursue their degrees online, allowing those who don’t
live near a campus or are deployed or relocated to new regions to take classes at their
convenience using CTU’s award-winning Virtual Campus. Online coursework also affords
spouses of wounded warriors flexibility as they pursue degrees while caring for their loved ones
and continuing their careers.
The CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship program is just one aspect of the university’s
commitment to serve active duty military, veterans and their families. Among its military-friendly
qualifications, CTU participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program, and has
been named a Military-Friendly School by Victory Media Inc. – the publishers of G.I. Jobs
magazine 2010-2015. CTU has received the Military Times’ Best for Vets distinction in 2013 and
2014, and recently aligned with Joint Base Andrews in Prince George’s County, Md., to provide
education advisement services to Air Force members. Military Advanced Education recognized
CTU as one of its top universities serving the educational needs of the armed forces in 20082015.
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About Colorado Technical University
Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education to connect
students to what matters most in reaching their professional goals. CTU offers more than 100
undergraduate and graduate programs taught by real-world faculty members who enrich the
curriculum with their industry experience and prepare students for today’s challenges and the
hard-hitting problems of tomorrow. CTU’s personalized, online learning system allows students
to control what, where, when and how they learn. Students can also learn and connect on
campuses in Colorado Springs and Aurora (Denver). With the help of faculty, industry
professionals and more than 70,000 alumni, CTU students can also grow a powerful
professional network to use their entire career. For more information, please visit
CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central
Association, CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation
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