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Founders "Honor the Veterans" Scholarship

In honor of Veterans Day 2020, two of RMU’s founders, Dr. Michael Skurja, Jr., and Dr. Richard P. Nielsen, made the decision to sponsor founders “honor the veterans” scholarships. These $1,000 scholarships were developed for the student-veterans of RMU, to help further their careers in healthcare. We are proud to work with veterans and honor them for serving our country and communities.

Who can apply for a foundation “honor the veterans” scholarship?

Foundation “honor the veterans” scholarships are reserved for any enrolled and registered student of RMU that is currently serving (active duty) or has served (veteran) in the armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and the Coast Guard). Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate program of study at RMU and be registered for a full-time class schedule to apply. Applicants must have applied for and accepted all federal, state, and institutional need-based grants and all available military educational benefits.

How can I apply for a foundation “honor the veterans” scholarship?
Scholarship applications are available online and can be accessed by clicking here or the apply button above. As part of the application, you must submit a one-page autobiographical essay, describing your military career and how it has influenced you. Please elaborate on your education and career goals, as well as your personal background that led you to this point. Applicants must also provide a valid copy of their DD 214 as part of the application process.

What is the application deadline for foundation “honor the veterans” scholarships?
There are three application cycles throughout the year. Applications are accepted on the first (1st) of July (fall semester), November (winter semester), and March (summer semester), respectively. The deadline for each of these application periods is on the fifteenth (15th) of the months stated above (the scholarship application cycle schedule may also be found on the previous page).

How will I know if I was selected for a foundation “honor the veterans” scholarship?
Scholarship awardees will be notified within sixty (60) days of the receipt of their completed application.

If you are a Financial Aid recipient, receiving any scholarship will affect your Cost of Attendance (COA), and it is your responsibility to notify the Financial Aid Office if you are selected for an award. Should you be awarded a scholarship from any source (internal or external), take time to send the institution a “Thank You” letter.

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