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U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans 2015 Edition

U.S. News and World Report has released its 2015 Best Colleges rankings. These are the top ten national universities that the publication has found to be the Best Colleges for Veterans. For more information about the schools, U.S. News and World Report's survey and methodology, and the complete list of best national universities for veterans, best liberal arts colleges for veterans, best regional universities for veterans, and best regional colleges for veterans, visit:
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/nat...

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Preparing Soldiers Through Joint Professional Military Education

The Army vice chief of staff spoke of the importance of learning and working in a joint environment during his presentations to two of the Air Force's premier colleges on March 31.

Speaking to students and faculty at the Air University's Air War College and Air Command and Staff College, Army Vice Chief of Staff General Daniel B. Allyn shared with audiences his experience of taking part in a joint land, air, sea exercise (JLASE) at the Naval War College.

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Army Heritage Education Center Expansion Plans Moving Forward

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center will be expanded next year, with plans proposed for spring through summer 2016, according to Mike Perry, executive director of the Army Heritage Center Foundation.

Plans include an $8.5 million state-funded expansion to complete a 37,000-square-foot visitor center, with an initial phase featuring a display gallery of artwork and objects and a multipurpose room for lectures and meals.

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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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What You Should Know About Army Spouse Education Benefits

The Army offers money for college to help spouses of soldiers complete their educational goals. These programs include:
 

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Colleges Offering Army ROTC Programs in 2015

The following colleges and universities offer Army ROTC or facilitate a local satellite ROTC unit for a host institution for 2015:

Alabama A&M University

Alcorn State University

Bowie State University

Central State University

Elizabeth City State University

Florida A&M University

Fort Valley State University

Grambling State University

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Applying to the Army Women's Legacy Foundation Scholarship? Take Note of Changes!

The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship program provides financial support for the educational goals of Army women and their children in certificate programs, community college coursework, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees. All coursework must be completed at accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.

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