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President, Defense Secretary Both Support Retirement Overhaul

College Countdown: What to Do Between Now and the End of the School Year

  • As your high school year heads into the home stretch, now is also prime time for some key college application activities -- and a good opportunity to take stock of what you need to keep tabs on in the coming months. Let's take a look at what you need to do between now and the end of the school year:

    If you are a high school junior:

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Mark Your Calendars: When to Apply for Top Army Scholarships

  • Markers ready? Grab your calendar and let's jot down some important dates -- namely, the deadlines to apply for some of the top Army scholarships and financial aid that can assist you with paying for college. Our friends over at collegeeducation411.com have put together this handy list and we want to share. Let's take a look at the dates you need to know for the coming year:

    ROTC Scholarships: 2015-2016 deadline was February 27. Applications for the next round will likely be available to begin the online application process in January 2016.

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U.S. Universities Partner with U.S. Army Reserve to Develop Cyber Education Curriculum

  • The U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) has selected six U.S. universities to lead a USAR effort -- dubbed Cyber P3i -- to empower the intellectual development of future leaders. Cyber education is the engine behind the program, which aims to meet the needs of the USAR existing curriculum for undergraduate and graduate courses in cyber security and information assurance.

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Support for High School and Undergrad Students from the Army Education Outreach Program

  • The Army Research Office's High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) and Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) extend support to high school and undergraduate students to help them develop critical skills in STEM subject areas (science, technology, engineering and math). The programs offer hands-on learning opportunities in university research lab settings, giving students valuable experience in preparation for professional careers.

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