The DeVry Education Group Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, today announced that it will award $1 million in scholarships to qualifying continuing students of DeVry Education Group institutions throughout the 2016-17 academic year.

"The DeVry Education Group Scholarship Fund strives to help keep education within reach of students attending DeVry Education Group institutions, many of whom are nontraditional students new to higher education or returning to jump start their careers," said Tom Babel, chairman of the Scholarship Fund and vice president of regulatory affairs at DeVry Group. "We are proud of the role this Scholarship Fund plays in assisting students in their educational journey, while balancing their work and family commitments."

"This scholarship is a great example of an institution that rewards hard work and dedication, and which I strongly believe is set to build great professionals for the future," said Ricardo Arias, a Scholarship Fund recipient and student at DeVry University.

The scholarships are available to qualified students of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry University, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

To qualify for a scholarship, a student must have completed two semesters toward a degree program at a participating DeVry Group institution, exhibit a successful academic track record and demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship applications for the 2016-17 academic year are being accepted through Feb. 15. Scholarship recipients will be announced in May.

For additional information and to apply, visit:  www.dvgscholarshipfund.org

About the DeVry Education Group Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the DeVry Education Scholarship Fund is to support student success by helping students achieve an advanced education and invest in a better future. Founded in 2000, the fund is a separate 501(c)(3) organization that operates independently of DeVry Education Group and the institutions it supports. For more information, please visit www.dvgscholarshipfund.org.

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