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Bryant & Stratton College Online

July 19, 2011 07:00 ET

Bryant & Stratton College Online Awards More Than 55 Scholarships to Military Spouses

Launched Last Spring, the Salute to Spouses Scholarship Program Provides Recipients up to $6,000 for Online Study at Bryant & Stratton College

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - Bryant & Stratton College Online announced today that it has awarded scholarships to more than 55 military spouses through its Salute to Spouses Scholarship Program since it was launched in March 2010. The scholarships offer spouses of active duty military personnel the opportunity to advance their education and become more competitive in the modern job market. Salute to Spouses scholarships are for online degree programs and offered through select campuses at Bryant & Stratton College. Bryant & Stratton College is regionally accredited by the Middles States Commission on Higher Education and was named a 2011 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine. Bryant & Stratton College is an approved institution for the training of U.S. veterans and their families in accordance with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs through the Service members Opportunities College (SOC) consortium* and is also CLEP, DANTES, ECE and other SOC Colleges approved. The Online Education division offers five online bachelor's degree programs and eleven online associate's degree programs.

Bryant & Stratton College Online launched the Salute to Spouses Scholarship Program after the Department of Defense suspended the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program (MyCAA) last spring. While MyCAA has since resumed, Bryant & Stratton College Online continues to offer Salute to Spouses scholarships to eligible military spouses. The response to the program has been so positive that the program has been expanded to the three Milwaukee area campuses as well as the Virginia Beach/Hampton campuses.

The success of the Salute to Spouses Scholarship Program also prompted Bryant & Stratton College Online to start www.SalutetoSpouses.com, a career and education information resource website for military spouses, in April 2011. The expansion of the site increases the resources available to military spouses interested in earning their degree or building a sustainable career. The content on SalutetoSpouses.com, includes how-to articles, tips, advice columns and personal accounts and is created and edited by military spouses.

"Bryant & Stratton College Online is committed to providing career and education resources to active duty military, veterans and their families," said Scott Traylor, Associate Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. "Military families often have an unpredictable home life due to the possibility reassignment or deployment at any time. Online education allows military spouses the opportunity to continue their degree uninterrupted because the coursework is not limited to a location and instead can be completed from anywhere."

The Salute to Spouses Scholarship Program awards military spouses $600 (for part-time students) or $1,200 (for full-time students) per semester for online degree programs offered by Bryant & Stratton College. The maximum scholarship award a recipient can receive is $6,000. All recipients had to meet requirements set forth by Bryant & Stratton College. To qualify, applicants must have a copy of their spouse's orders, a copy of their marriage certificate and a high school diploma (or equivalent). Scholarship recipients must meet Bryant & Stratton College scholarship eligibility requirements, maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must stay enrolled semester to semester. More information, including the application form, is available at www.SalutetoSpouses.com.

To date, Salute to Spouses scholarship recipients include:

ALABAMA
Sarah Finlay
from Deatsville, AL: Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Administration

CALIFORNIA
Brooke Babcock
from Oceanside, CA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Reimbursement & Coding

CONNECTICUT
Tya Chartier
from Groton, CT: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant

FLORIDA
Crystal Deibert
from Clearwater, FL: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in IT/Network Technology
Aiko De Leon from Eglin AFB, FL: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant

GEORGIA
Kylee Smith
from Austell, GA: Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
Taylor Cleaves from Fort Bennign, GA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Shannon Goodell from Fort Stewart, GA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Administrative Assistant
Lillie Hamilton from Mount Vernon, GA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Administrative Assistant
Caitlin Becker from Savannah, GA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies

HAWAII
Naomi Cruz
from Honolulu, HI: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Administrative Assistant
Tiffany Hammett from Wahiawa, HI: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Chiquita Jones from Wahiawa, HI: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Erin Roman from Wahiawa, HI: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant

IDAHO
Amber Lindsay
from Mountain Home AFB, ID: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Administrative Assistant

KANSAS
Kristine Colwell
from Fort Riley, KS: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant

KENTUCKY
Victoria Taylor
from Berea, KY: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Mildred Poser from Oak Grove, KY: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Accounting

LOUISIANA
Fiona Callender-McIntosh
from Fort Polk, LA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Laken Smith from Fort Polk, LA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Reimbursement & Coding

MARYLAND
Ramona Higgins
from Pasadena, MD: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Interactive Media Design

NEW YORK
Dawn Oot
from Baldwinsville, NY: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Michele Gaffield from Brewerton, NY: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Administrative Assistant
Jeanetta Hill from Fort Drum, NY: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Jessie Aten from Groveland, NY: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Scheck from Hannacroix, NY: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Julia Brokhoff from Syracuse, NY: Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

NORTH CAROLINA
Kendra Sheikho
from Cameron, NC: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Reimbursement & Coding
Tangela Baker from Fayetteville, NC: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Business Administration
Amanda McIntire from Gold Hill, NC: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant

OHIO
Victoria Daniels
from Avon Lake, OH: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant

SOUTH DAKOTA
Dameon Mitchell
from Ellsworth AFB, SD: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Administrative Assistant

TENNESSEE
Maria Christina Jones
from Clarksville, TN: Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice
Jennifer Wagar from Clarksville, TN: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant

TEXAS
Marrisa Geopfert
from El Paso, TX: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Reimbursement & Coding

VIRGINIA
Megan Futch
from Chesapeake, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies
Shelby Lervold from Dumfries, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Administrative Assistant
Paula Gaskell from Fort Eustis, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Darcie Larsen from Fort Lee, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Caron Bookout from Ft. Lee, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Cassandra Simpson from Hampton, VA: Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Financial Services
Kimberly Joyner from Newport News, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Business Administration
Tia Perry from Newport News, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Reimbursement & Coding
Tamika Satcher from Newport News, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Shelonda Walker from Norfolk, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Melissa Brown from Portsmouth, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Reimbursement & Coding
Jessica Bishop from Suffolk, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Amy Rodney from Suffolk, VA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Karen Grinvalsky from Virginia Beach, VA: Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Financial Services
Elizabeth Maldonado from Virginia Beach, VA: Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Health Services Administration

WASHINGTON
Leticia Newton
from Lacey, WA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Wint from Richmond, WA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Morgan Galvan from Tacoma, WA: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant
Magen Balderston from Slinger, WI: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Accounting
Lisa Nanton from APO: Pursuing an Associate's Degree in Medical Administrative Assistant

Bryant & Stratton College is proud to support the military and their families. In May 2011, Bryant & Stratton College Online formed the Student Veterans of Bryant & Stratton College Online, a support network for students who have served in the U.S. military, are currently serving, their families and civilian supporters. The student-led group focuses on building upon available resources that make success in the classroom and workplace more attainable. Students can join on LinkedIn, which is where the group connects online.

Additionally, veterans, active duty military and their families seeking information about online education can learn about options for degrees, what to look for in a school and tuition assistance during Bryant & Stratton College Online's "Back to School Bootcamp" webinar on July 21 at noon EDT. Registrations are being accepted at http://online.bryantstratton.edu/webinar/.

For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degree programs, visit http://online.bryantstratton.edu.

*The Bryant & Stratton College-Virginia Beach campus is also a SOCNAV and SOCAD consortium member.

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor's and associate's degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor's degree programs, eleven online associate's degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees, can also be found at http://online.bryantstratton.edu.

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