Ozarks Technical Community College to announce scholarship program to benefit military families

Ozarks Technical Community College to announce scholarship program to benefit military families

Monday, November 02, 2009

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Mark Miller
College Director of Communication 417.447.2655 millerm@otc.edu
Laura French
Coordinator of Public Information 417.447.2659 frenchl@otc.edu

A new partnership between the OTC Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks and the Musgrave Foundation will be announced Monday, November 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the Information Commons Atrium on the Springfield campus of Ozarks Technical Community College.  The organizations are joining together for the Fallen Soldiers Scholarship, a program that will provide tuition, fees and books at OTC for spouses and dependents of military service members killed while serving on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dr. Hal Higdon, President of Ozarks Technical Community College, Charles A. Fuller, Jr., Chairman of the Grant Committee for the Musgrave Foundation, Dr. Tom Prater, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and Brigadier General Steve Danner, Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard will comment at the event.

The Fallen Soldiers program will launch in January 2010; Ozarks Technical Community College will manage and administer the scholarship program.  Eligible spouses and dependents must be residents of the OTC Service Area, which includes: Christian, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Laclede, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, Stone, Taney, Webster and Wright.