First Posted: 4/11/2007
Keystone College has established a new scholarship for the sons and daughters of military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The new Keystone CARES (Children of Active and Reserve Military Personnel Educational Scholarship) program will provide a full-tuition scholarship to the son or daughter of any member of the U.S. military killed in action in either Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. The scholarship is modeled after a similar Widener University program and supported by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP). The scholarship total per applicant covers the entire cost of tuition at Keystone College for a four-year period. To qualify for the scholarship, a Keystone CARES applicant must meet regular Keystone admissions standards and must meet the dependent status criteria as defined by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Keystone College also acknowledges the work of Pennsylvania Senator Bob Robbins (R-Mercer) in urging colleges and universities to support scholarships that help the children of deceased U.S. soldiers. Keystone CARES is a result of that effort. For more information, call 945-8000 or 1-877-4-COLLEGE. Shown above, following the scholarship announcement are, from left: Ginger Kline, director of financial assistance and planning; Samantha Jeffries, Keystone student; Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr., Keystone College president; Kate Owens, registrar and Anthony Aloe, Keystone student.