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New scholarship for military students who have served in a war zone or in combat

December 13, 2010

The Donald D. Banks Scholarship will provide financial assistance to military students (men and women) who have served in the military and who have served in a war zone and/or in combat. This is a new scholarship at CSU that will be awarded to two students at the start of spring semester.

CSU graduate and Korean war veteran

military

The late Donald D. Banks attended Colorado State University from 1955-1959, graduating with a B.S. in Industrial Arts. Don served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He had several friends who did not return from the war.

Don established this scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to military personnel (men and women) who have served in the military and who have served in a war zone and/or in combat as defined by the United States Military. The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to students with financial need.

There are currently 461 veterans on the CSU campus using the GI Bill.

Scholarship requirements

The recipient(s) of the scholarship must:

  1. Be enrolled as a student at Colorado State University;
  2. Demonstrate financial need as established by the Office of Student Financial Services at Colorado State University;
  3. Maintain an overall minimum 3.0 GPA; and
  4. Have served in the military in a war zone and/or in combat as defined by the United States Military.

combatApplication packet requirements

Complete application packets include the following:

  1. Completed application form (obtained from ALVS)
  2. A copy of your DD-214
  3. Financial aid information for the FA10/SP11 academic year
  4. Answers to the following questions:
  • Why do you want to obtain a degree at Colorado State?
  • How has your military experience impacted your educational experience at Colorado State?
  • What are your career goals?

The deadline to submit all application materials is Friday, Jan. 7, 2010 at 5 p.m.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Donald D. Banks Scholarship. To apply, please contact the Adult Learner and Veteran Services (ALVS) office in Room 195, Lory Student Center, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday- Friday, call (970) 491-3977 or send an e-mail to alvs_staff@mail.colostate.edu to receive an application form.

Submit all materials to:

Adult Learner and Veteran Services
Colorado State University
8033 Campus Delivery
Room 195, Lory Student Center
E-mail: alvs_staff@mail.colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-3977

Incomplete application packets will not be considered. For more information, and to apply, please contact Adult Learner and Veteran Services.


Contact: Jan Rastall
E-mail: jan.rastall@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-3977