SOURCE: Florida International University

Florida International University

January 19, 2010 11:19 ET

Military Personnel Eligible for Exclusive $20,000 Scholarship From FIU

Enrollment Deadline Draws Near for Active Duty Personnel, Military Veterans and Family

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - January 19, 2010) - The deadline is fast approaching for the start of spring classes in Florida International University's online Corporate Master of Business Administration (CMBA) program, but there's still time for active duty military and veterans to apply for a $20,000 scholarship. In order to use the scholarship for classes that begin Monday, February 22, students must apply by Friday, February 5, which is also the enrollment deadline.

The University is offering qualifying active duty military personnel and veterans, as well as their direct family members, a $20,000 scholarship to pursue an accredited degree online from FIU's Chapman Graduate School of Business -- ranked by U.S. News & World Report and BusinessWeek as one of the nation's leading international business schools.

The $20,000 scholarship reduces the cost of the degree program to the student by almost half. FIU is offering the scholarship to our nation's servicemen and women to give them an opportunity to seek an affordable and accessible high quality MBA, which in turn will help them as they pursue their career goals in the military or as they transition to careers after military service. By completing the 18-month online program, taught by FIU's full-time faculty, CMBA graduates will enhance managerial skills like analytical thinking and reasoning, team building and business strategy -- all of which will help graduates better position themselves in today's challenging economic environment.

Military candidates applying for a scholarship must enter the term "Military" in the partnership code portion of the application to qualify. Proof of military service must be verified. Scholarship applicants must meet all admission requirements and provide two letters of recommendation from military personnel, along with an essay explaining the applicant's interest in seeking the CMBA. For additional information about FIU's CMBA program and scholarship opportunities, go to www.CMBA.fiu.edu or call 1-866-223-7720.

About Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU) opened for classes in 1972, as Miami-Dade County's first public, four year university, with 5,667 students -- the largest opening day enrollment in U.S. collegiate history. Today it has more than 39,000 students, 1,000+ full-time faculty and more than 135,000 alumni. FIU is one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, based on enrollment. The university is an urban, public, multi-campus research university serving South Florida, the state, the nation, and the international community.

FIU's Chapman School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Visit www.fiu.edu or www.business.fiu.edu/chapman for more information about FIU and the Chapman School of Business.

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