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Chicago Sun-Times: City Colleges to offer veterans $1,000 scholarships, class credits

11/9/2012 12:00 AM

Veterans returning to Chicago could get $1,000-a-year scholarships to attend City Colleges, academic credits for their military training and counseling to ease the transition, thanks to a mayoral plan tailor-made to drive down veterans unemployment rates that triple the national average.

...Veterans returning to Chicago could get $1,000-a-year scholarships to attend City Colleges, academic credits for their military training and counseling to ease the transition, thanks to a mayoral plan tailor-made to drive down veterans unemployment rates that triple the national average. 

Starting next spring with $50,000 in seed money from the City Colleges of Chicago Foundation, the system will create a “Service to Success Fund” to dole out scholarships of up to $1,000-per-veteran for each academic year. 

Vets pursuing an associate’s degree after an honorable discharge will receive seven credit hours in electives that recognize their military experience, expertise, training and certification. Additional credit based on military training transcripts will be applied where appropriate. 

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