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ETSU expands scholarship opportunities for military-affiliated students

Contributed • Jan 11, 2019 at 5:21 PM

Beginning in spring 2019, East Tennessee State University will expand scholarship opportunities and waive out-of-state tuition for military service members, veterans or members of military service families.

Incoming military-affiliated students may be eligible for one of 15 $1,000 scholarships per semester awarded to qualifying military spouses or children. Additionally, 10 scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to military-affiliated student veterans who have exhausted or expired GI Bill® benefits. Out-of-state tuition waivers will be applied to incoming undergraduate and graduate military-affiliated students. In order to be eligible for the scholarships, students must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA and cannot receive any other ETSU scholarships.

“These scholarship opportunities demonstrate ETSU’s continued commitment to veterans and their family members in pursuit of their educational goals,” said Col. (Ret.) Tony Banchs, director of Veterans Affairs at ETSU. “ETSU is the only university in the state of Tennessee that offers these kinds of incentives.”

Nearly 700 military-affiliated students attend ETSU, which is nationally recognized as a Military Spouse and Military Friendly school by Victory Media and a “Top Veteran Friendly School” by U.S. Veterans Magazine. Last year, ETSU’s Office of Veterans Affairs opened the Military-Affiliated Student Resource Center, a separate study and social space on campus for military-affiliated students.

To learn more about these scholarships and other benefits available at ETSU for military-affiliated students, visit www.etsu.edu/veterans or contact the Office of Veterans Affairs at 423-439-6819 or [email protected]

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