Barry University’s School of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) announces that it will provide scholarships to public safety employees and their family members in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.
The decision by the university, which serves the educational needs of adult students all across the state, comes as recent state budget cuts and other changes weigh heavily on public employees.
With these scholarships, which are now available and will be disbursed by the sheriff and chiefs of the various organizations, employees and their family members will receive the state tuition rate for undergraduate and graduate studies taken through ACE. Enrolling these students at the state tuition rate translates into huge savings: $780.00 per course at the undergraduate level and $990.00 per course at the graduate level. These scholarships will make it more affordable for adult students to continue or begin their college education during a time of economic uncertainty.
“Our decision to give back to the community during this time of economic uncertainty demonstrates Barry’s commitment to collaborative community service that fosters learning opportunities for students,” said Dr. Pamela Luckett, assistant dean of ACE. “Through this initiative, we will help ensure that public safety employees and their family members have access to an affordable, quality education.”
For information, contact Rita Scagliarini (East Orlando) at (321) 235-8450 or email (email@example.com); or Maritza Sino (South Orlando) at (407) 438-4150 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information about ACE, visit www.barry.edu/ACE.