St. Charles Community College Announces "Honoring Military Families" Scholarship Program

February 02, 2012

St. Charles Community College (SCC) and its Board of Trustees today announced the establishment of scholarships for dependents of military personnel attending the college.

“Recognizing that our returning veterans will have education benefits from other sources, we want to acknowledge and support the educational aspirations of family members who have shared in the sacrifices of service to our country,” said Ron Chesbrough, SCC president.

The new scholarship will be introduced along with the new “military one-stop shop” in the college’s Enrollment Services Department, where students will receive financial and academic guidance from one counselor beginning in time for the 2012 fall semester enrollment period.

To be eligible for this competitive scholarship the student must be a legally dependent son, daughter or spouse of a current military service member or an honorably discharged veteran. The scholarship pays all tuition for in-district students; out-of-district students pay only the difference between in-district and out-of-district tuition.  As much as $25,000 will be awarded in scholarships annually.  Deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 2, 2012, for the 2012-13 academic year.

For more information about the SCC Board of Trustees “Honoring Military Families” Scholarship, visit for eligibility requirements and application procedures, or contact Tomi Schwandt, financial assistance counselor and scholarship coordinator, at 636-922-8268 or

Established in 1986, St. Charles Community College is celebrating 25 years as a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit

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