Capella University Awards $100,000 in Military Scholarships

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16 percent of the online university's students are affiliated with the military.

Capella University reaches out and truly makes it easy for members of the Armed Forces to enroll

Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), an accredited*, fully online university that has built its reputation by providing quality graduate education for working adults, has awarded $100,000 in military scholarships. Approximately 16 percent of Capella's 23,700 students are affiliated with the military.

"Capella offers these scholarships to recognize the service and sacrifice of our servicemembers, veterans, and their families. We understand the challenges that they face as they balance their military commitments with their pursuit of higher education," said Nicole Lovald, who leads Capella's Armed Forces support team.

In total, Capella awarded 20 scholarships worth $5,000 each to active duty personnel, veterans, military spouses, and Department of Defense employees. The scholarships can be put toward any of Capella's online degree programs, which include business, information technology, education, human services, psychology, public health, and public safety.

"Capella University reaches out and truly makes it easy for members of the Armed Forces to enroll," said scholarship recipient Brian Reed.

About Capella University:
Capella University (http://www.capella.edu) is an accredited*, fully online university that has built its reputation by providing quality graduate education for working adults. Eighty-three percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, psychology, public health, and public safety. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 109 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. More than 23,700 learners were enrolled as of June 30, 2008, from all 50 states and 45 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, 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).

*] Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), http://www.ncahlc.org.

Capella University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), http://www.capella.edu.

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