Daytona Beach, Fla., July 16, 2007 – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide Campus and the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) have agreed to partner on a scholarship program for active members and cadets of the CAP admitted to a Worldwide Campus degree program. The $500 scholarship opportunity applies only to new Embry-Riddle students admitted after June 30, 2007, and attending a Worldwide Campus or enrolling in a Worldwide Online degree program.
As an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP performs 95% of the nation's inland search-and-rescue missions and provides many critical emergency services, including aerial reconnaissance for Homeland Security. Embry-Riddle, a world leader in aviation and aerospace education since 1926, is committed to providing this important volunteer operation access to the many degree programs offered online and through its more than 130 Worldwide Campus locations. CAP's 56,000 members include 22,000 cadets between the ages of 12-21.
Interested applicants for the $500 scholarship need to verify active membership in CAP and write one paragraph stating why they would like to attend Embry-Riddle. For undergraduate programs, the scholarship will be applied as a $166.67 discount for each of the first three courses taken. For graduate programs, the scholarship will be applied as a $250 discount for each of the first two courses taken. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.
Scholarship recipients must maintain satisfactory academic standards of progress and may use other sources of financial aid, within the established rules. This scholarship does not apply to either of Embry-Riddle's residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., or Prescott, Ariz. For more information on the Embry-Riddle CAP scholarship, contact Dr. Thomas Cavanagh at email@example.com or (386) 947-5287.
Embry-Riddle Worldwide began in 1970 as a branch of the Daytona Beach Campus at Ft. Rucker, Ala., with 20 students, primarily military working adults. Since then, the program has become one of the largest off-campus, regionally accredited colleges in the United States, with over 45,000 alumni. The Worldwide organization educates more than 27,000 students through classroom, online, or hybrid undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. The university educates more than 32,000 students annually in undergraduate and graduate programs at residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., Daytona Beach, Fla., and Worldwide at more than 130 centers in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, and through online learning. For more information, visit www.erau.edu.
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