Full scholarships for wounded soldiers

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, eight wounded Fort Carson soldiers and 10 spouses of wounded soldiers will receive full college scholarships at an awards dinner from 6-9 p.m. at the Briarhurst Manor Estate.

The Wounded Warrior Scholarship program is offered through a partnership between Colorado Technical University and the Yellow Ribbon Fund. Each year 25 wounded service members and 25 spouses of wounded service members are awarded a full scholarship to attend CTU. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, course materials and fees, as well as a new laptop computer.

Recipients complete their degrees online through CTU, so they may continue to receive medical treatment in recovery units. Approximately one-third of CTU students serve in the military, are reservists or are in the National Guard.

To date, CTU has provided more than $3 million in scholarships through the Wounded Warrior program.

For more information, visit www.coloradotech.edu.