Colorado Technical University (CTU) is honored to be recognized as a Military Friendly School ® by Victory Media (formerly known as G.I. Jobs Magazine) for the fifth time.
“Being recognized for our service to military personnel, veterans and their spouses is an honor. And, being recognized five times reflects our on-going commitment that began at the school’s inception,” stated Stefanie Brueggeman, manager of military relations for CTU. “However, the true honor is serving those men and women who so bravely serve us.”
Approximately one-third of our student population consists of active military, reservists, National Guard, veterans and their spouses. To best serve this population, CTU’s Department of Military Education has a team of specially trained advisors who are knowledgeable in areas that affect military students, such as voluntary education procedures, education benefits, military training transfer credit*, and CTU military friendly policies regarding military deployment while in school.
In addition to being a Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program participant, CTU annually awards 25 Wounded Warrior Scholarships and 25 Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarships to deserving recipients. The scholarship program was created in 2008, and it offers educational assistance to wounded service members and wounded veterans as they recover from their injuries and for their spouses as they prepare for new career opportunities. The 2014 scholarship recipients will be named in November.“Our mission is to continually evaluate and address the needs of our military students to help them advance their military careers or assist with obtaining new skills for their re-entry into civilian life,” said Brueggeman. “It’s important to us to adapt and expand the services offered to this segment of our students. For example, CTU’s Student Veterans Association (SVA) chapter rolled out an online chapter this year. The first SVA chapter opened on the Denver campus, followed by one on the Colorado Springs campus.”