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50 Full Scholarships Available

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For over 125 years, Strayer University has been helping students change their lives, as well as the lives of their families and communities. We provide innovative programs and tools to help students achieve their dream of getting a college degree. To continue our mission, Strayer is planning the opening of a new location in Decatur (pending regulatory approvals).

Strayer is excited to offer up to 50 Decatur residents full scholarships, which includes tuition, books and fees, to Strayer University for either a bachelor’s or master’s degree to start classes in Jan 2019. Please review all Strayer degree options and information to see which best fits your interest.

As part of this program, we’re partnering with National Geographic to tell the story of the students’ journeys on their path to a degree through online videos.

We are looking for individuals who are driven, future-focused, and committed to the Decatur community. Does that sound like you? Then apply today!

Eligibility requirements

Application

This application will take about 30 minutes to complete. Please note that once you begin the application, you will NOT be able to save your work. We recommend you gather your letter of recommendation, and draft your short essay questions ahead of time and come back to fill in the form.

Visit our FAQs, send us an email at: decatur@strayer.edu, or call an admissions officer at (256) 665-9728.

Program Information Sessions
August 16, 2018 - 11 am
August 20, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Decatur City Library
504 Cherry St NE
Decatur, AL 35601

Applications are due by September 7, at 11:59 pm CDT. Applicants will be notified in October to confirm if they were accepted into the program.

The Town form

Scholarship Eligibility

*Required Field

Please answer these qualifying questions to confirm you are eligible for our Decatur scholarship.

I have a residential mailing address and live in the city of Decatur, Alabama as determined by the United States Postal Service. Students must be able to produce a current, valid, and legible drivers’ license, other state identification, or other official correspondence verifying the student’s residential address. *

I understand that continuing coursework is very important in this program and that not registering and attending classes for more than two quarters in a row may, at Strayer’s discretion, cause the remaining value of the scholarship to be forfeited.*

I attest that I have earned my high school degree or GED certificate and will supply the University with evidence of the same prior to enrollment at Strayer. If I am being admitted into a graduate program, I understand that I will also be required to supply the University with evidence that I have completed my baccalaureate degree. Failure to supply the University with such evidence or failure to provide evidence that meets Strayer’s admissions standards will result in forfeiture of the scholarship and administrative withdrawal from the University.*

I understand documenting the scholarship students' journeys is a part of this program. I grant Strayer University, LLC and its parent company, Strayer Education, Inc., a perpetual and irrevocable license to use my name, image, likeness, and words for the purpose of promoting Strayer University and this scholarship program in marketing and promotional materials in print, TV, radio, and electronic mediums. I understand that while Strayer will try to consult me before using my name, image, likeness, or words that it may not be practicable to do so and in all events, such use is at the discretion of Strayer University, its parent company, Strayer Education, Inc., and its assignees.*

Personal Contact Information

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Tell Us About Yourself

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Academic Information

For a complete list of all concentrations available for each program, please visit www.strayer.edu/online-degrees.

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Essays & Reference Letter

Essay 1 (Max 500 words)*

Please introduce yourself and share why you want to pursue your degree and what the degree and scholarship will mean for you; the following questions may be helpful to guide your response.

  1. How has your past shaped who you are today?
  2. What are your goals and dreams for the future?
  3. Have you overcome a challenge or obstacles in pursuit of your goals?

Essay 2 (Max 500 words)*

We’d like to hear about your vision and hopes for Decatur, as well as the role you hope to play in getting to that future. You can respond to one of the following prompts:

  1. What do you hope Decatur is like in 10 years?
  2. How will you help to get it there?
  3. What one word would you use to describe how you feel about Decatur and its future?
  4. Why did you choose that word?

Letter of Recommendation *

Please copy and paste one letter of recommendation (up to 1 page) from someone in your community who knows you well and can speak to:

  1. Your personal story, including challenges and character.
  2. Your commitment to the local community.
  3. Why you deserve this scholarship.
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Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this scholarship. Please consider applying using our standard application form.

Scholarship Disclaimers

  1. Student must have a residential mailing address in the city of Decatur, Alabama as determined by the United States Postal Service. Students must be able to produce a current, valid, and legible drivers’ license, other state identification, or other official correspondence verifying the student’s residential address.
  2. Prospective students must meet all admissions requirements for the degree program that they are applying for.
  3. Current students must be in good academic and financial standing. To the extent that there may be outstanding financial costs, scholarship funds may not be used to satisfy the outstanding financial costs.
  4. Scholarship may not be combined with any other scholarship or discount offers.
  5. Scholarship does not include any programs at NYCDA, Degrees@Work, Verizon Onsite, or any other companies affiliated with Strayer University.
  6. No refund or cash value on unused scholarship dollars.
  7. Student must attend a class in the Winter 2019 quarter before scholarship is applied. If the student does not attend a class in the Winter 2019 quarter, entire scholarship value may be forfeited.
  8. If the student skips more than two consecutive quarters, scholarship value may be forfeited.
  9. Student may not be employed by Strayer University, NYCDA, Degrees@Work, Verizon Onsite, or any other subsidiary of Strayer Education, Inc.

In all instances, this scholarship is offered at the discretion of Strayer University and may be changed at any time.