Active Heroes, a 501c3 charity, and Sullivan University, in Louisville, KY, have joined forces to provide scholarship opportunities to 2 deserving veterans, their spouses, or dependents. Each year Sullivan awards two scholarships, one full-ride scholarship for an associate of science degree and one half-tuition waiver for a bachelor’s degree. The recipients of the scholarship are able to pursue higher education in high-demand fiends such as business, law, healthcare, and technology-related fields.
2017 will mark the third year that Sullivan University has been awarding the Active Heroes Scholarship, however this is the first year that spouses and dependents of military veterans are eligible to win the scholarship. When speaking of the programs main focus, Jorge Pazmino says that the goal of the program is simple. “This scholarship opportunity aims to assist veterans wishing to achieve or complete higher education.” Pazmino is an Iraq War Veteran and has been serving on the Board of Directors for Active Heroes since 2013. He is also the military admissions point of contact for Sullivan University.
Sullivan University and Active Heroes first teamed up 3 years ago and that is where the scholarship program began. In its first year, the scholarships were awarded to Emmanuel Lopp and Jimmy Morgan. In the following year, the scholarships were awarded to Alex Miner, who served 10 years in the U.S. Marines, and Samantha Brown, who joined the military at 18. All recipients are now pursuing degrees that will lead them to fulfilling careers after military service. Past winners have been announced on Wave 3 Listens Live.
Applications are being taken for this year’s program, and recipients can apply until August 1st. Once all applications are in, two winners will be chosen to receive the scholarships. Those eligible to apply must be a veteran, military spouse, or military child with a high school diploma or GED. Additionally, each recipient must maintain a 2.5 quarterly GPA with continuous enrollment. To apply, please visit https://activeheroes.org/scholarship/sullivan-university-scholarships/.
For more information on the Scholarship Program or learn more about Active Heroes, please visit activeheroes.org or watch a short video about the program at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIiN71FZZ0w&feature=youtu.be.