U.S. Army Awards More than $147,847 Scholarships to Students During CIAA Basketball Tournament

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army will recognize Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) students with over $147,847 in ROTC scholarships this week as part of the annual CIAA Basketball Tournament. The Army has partnered with the CIAA for four years to develop and promote leadership, teamwork and academic excellence.

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The Army will present three students, Antoinette Wells a $38,416 scholarship to Shaw University, Kelvin Mitchell a $71,015 scholarship to St. Augustine's University and Jerrod White a $38,416 scholarship to St. Augustine's University during the 2014 tournament week festivities. The Army will also administer the Oath of Enlistment to 25 greater Charlotte area Future Soldiers during the CIAA Fan Experience.

The Army's partnership with CIAA is another example of the Army's commitment to helping young Americans create their own path to success. These students are three of more than 377 ROTC Cadets at CIAA institutions receiving funds for tuition and educational fees through the Army ROTC program. The Army is supporting Cadets at CIAA schools through scholarship funding totaling more than $585,000. Currently, the Army ROTC offers more than $286 million in merit-based scholarships for students throughout the country to attain a college education. Financial benefits include two-, three- and four-year scholarships, an annual book allowance and a tax-free stipend of up to $500 a month.

This year marks the Army's fourth consecutive partnership with the CIAA Basketball Tournament. As part of the partnership, the Army maintains a strong presence throughout tournament week, bringing awareness to the Army's support of education and leadership development, as well as the many career opportunities available in the Army. In addition to the tournament, the Army will have a presence at the CIAA Education Day and Career Expo in order to provide information about the many benefits of serving in the Army and the Army Strong Zone– an interactive display that provides youth the opportunity to experience Army life while interacting with Soldiers – will be featured at the CIAA Fan Experience.

To learn more about Army's educational and career opportunities, please visit www.goarmy.com.

About AMRG: The Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG) is the U.S. Army's national marketing, marketing research and analysis and accessions analysis organization. The AMRG develops innovative and effective ways to: connect with the American public and make the Army more accessible and understood; increase awareness of both the benefits and value of Army service; and motivate the most qualified candidates to choose the Army as their service of first choice.

Contact:  Eileen Suarez
Phone: 972-689-4186
E-mail: esuarez@theaxisagency.com




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