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NCOA Scholarship/Grant Deadlines

MarchIt’s that time of year!  The March 31 deadline for application packages for the NCOA Scholarship Fund is fast approaching.  Spouses and children of NCOA members attending or planning to attend a college or university full-time are eligible to apply for scholarships from the NCOA Scholarship Fund.  Click here for additional information/application.

The Bettsy Ross Educational Fund was established to assist NCOA Auxiliary Division members wishing to prepare themselves for employment or improve on employable skills.  These Grants are designed to help defray the cost of taking a course at an accredited local business or technical school.  The deadline for complete application packages in March 31. Click here for additional information/application.

New Degrees at Excelsior College!

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Excelsior College’s School of Public Service has added an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in National Security and a Master Degree in Public Administration.

All evidence suggests a growing need for a college degree in order for military and veterans to obtain a position or advance your career in criminal justice, protective services and public administration. Organizations increasingly require higher education when considering candidates.

Public service degrees develop skills that have real value in the job market: communication, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving. In Excelsior’s online public service degree programs, you’ll improve your ability to:
•    Apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.
•    Use intellectual and practical skills for teamwork, decision making, and innovation.
•    Utilize concepts and development in science, technology, global issues.
•    Collaborate with others in diverse groups.

If one of these degrees in criminal justice, national security or public administration can help propel your career, learn more today by clicking here.

For more information contact Judy Reed, director of veteran services and outreach at Excelsior College, by emailing jreed@excelsior.edu

 

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Future Students – Discover the Best Career Path for You

Whether choosing or changing a career, you need a clear understanding of yourself and your future educational and career options. When you realize how much time out of your life you spend working, you’ll want to be sure that your career will be interesting, satisfying, and successful.

There are four easy steps:

Step 1 – Know yourself
Step 2 – Find programs and degrees that match your interests
Step 3 – Learn what you can do with your degree choice
Step 4 – Explore careers that match your interests

To get started in answering these questions about yourself, go through these guided steps in Excelsior College’s Career Center by clicking here.

To speak to an Excelsior Admissions Counselor click here.

Veterans can apply for free!

Choice Hotels Offering Bonus Points

choiceSpecial Incentive from Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels is offering a special incentive to members of NCOA who join Choice Privileges.  Eligible members can receive 1,000 bonus points along with Elite Gold Status for being retired members of the Armed Services.  Elite Gold Status provides a 10% point bonus for all eligible stays.

Click the following link to join Choice Privileges and start earning points for your stays at Choice Hotels.  Click here.