CAPELLA UNIVERSITY OFFERS $50,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO INJURED SERVICE MEMBERS

October 16, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 16, 2006 – To honor the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited online university and a leader in online education, is offering five $10,000 scholarships to service members wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. Titled “Spirit of Capella Scholarships For Injured Service Members,” the scholarships may be applied to any of Capella’s online degree programs. Approximately 15 percent of Capella students are members of the military. “As a university with a significant number of students who are members of the military, Capella is committed to doing its part to support those men and women who have given so much in service to our country,” said Jim Landerkin, Capella’s Federal Program Manager. To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in a Capella degree program during the quarter immediately following the announcement of receiving a scholarship. The award will be distributed evenly over the eight quarters following the announcement.

Eligibility guidelines:
·        Service members from any branch of the U.S. military who have received a Rating Decision memo of 20% disability or higher from the Veterans Administration as a result of being wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom.
·        The recipients are required to be enrolled in a degree program during the quarter immediately following the award announcement (January 2007).
·        Applicants must meet Capella University admissions requirements or be current Capella University learners.  Applications are now being accepted and the deadline is November 13, 2006. For more information about the scholarships, please visit http://www.capella.edu/about_capella/scholarships/armedforces_scholarship_spiritofcapella.aspx.  
About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 76 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves 16,000 students from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

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Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.  

Learn more about earning an online degree at Capella University:
online education (http://www.capella.edu/online_education.aspx), online college (http://www.capella.edu/online_college_degree_programs.aspx), distance learning (http://www.capella.edu/distance_learning.aspx), online university (http://www.capella.edu/online_university.aspx), online learning (http://www.capella.edu/online-learning-degree-programs.aspx).
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