Cash infusion helping colleges expand offerings; Calif. grant program to help guardsmen attend college.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program, intended to help nearly 1,000 California National Guard members go to school.
The program will hand out $1.8 million next year to help guardsmen cover fees to attend college or university. It starts in January 2010 and is expected to run for 10 years.
Schwarzenegger says until now, California was the only state in the nation that did not offer education benefits to active guardsmen.
The state Military Department says in a survey, 74 percent of members said they would extend their service in exchange for more help paying for education.
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|Publication:||Community College Week|
|Date:||Aug 24, 2009|
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