Military Spouses And Dependents Eligible For Harrison College Scholarships

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 30, 2012 — Harrison College, an Indianapolis-based private sector college serving 4,500 students at 14 campuses and online, announced today that the college will award ten $2,500 scholarships to spouses and dependents of military servicemembers.  Deadline for application is September 30, 2012.

Applicants will be required to submit a completed scholarship application (available at, including a 500-word essay describing how military life affects a servicemember's spouse's or dependent's decision to pursue a post-secondary education, along with two letters of recommendation.  Applicants must have a current and valid Dependent Military Identification Card (Active Duty, National Guard, Reservist or Retiree) and be a graduate of an accredited high school, equivalent educational institution, or have earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) to be eligible.

Recipients of the award will be notified by November 11, 2012 (Veterans Day).  Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA while attending Harrison College, and be in good standing with the college upon disbursement of the scholarship money. The award of $2,500 will be divided evenly over the first three terms of the student's enrollment at Harrison College.

"The spouses and dependents of the members of our military are our country's unsung heroes," said Jason Konesco, president of Harrison College. "We appreciate the sacrifices that they have made and hope that this program will help give them increased access to higher education."

Harrison College offered scholarships to spouses and dependents of servicemembers once already this year.  Previous recipients were:

  • Chelsea Meadows – Online, Business Management (B.S.), daughter of a retiree
  • Holly Robinson – Indianapolis East Campus, Nursing (A.S.), spouse of a Marine
  • Joy Blagburn – Indianapolis East Campus, Surgical Technology (A.A.S.), spouse of Army Guardsman
  • Robin Durbin – Indianapolis East Campus, Nursing (A.S.), spouse of active duty soldier
  • Angela Henderson – Indianapolis East Campus, Nursing (A.S.), spouse of a retiree
  • Kimberly Miller – Online, Criminal Justice (A.A.S.), daughter of two retirees
  • Alicia Whitesell – Fort Wayne Campus, Medical Assistant (A.A.S.), spouse of a Seaman
  • Danielle Sudler – Indianapolis East Campus, Nursing (A.S.), spouse of a Marine
  • Harrison College makes $500,000 in scholarships available to its students annually.

About Harrison College
Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of Higher Education serving more than 4,500 students throughout the United States and Internationally.   Harrison College has 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio, two culinary schools in Indiana and North Carolina, and also offers courses online at The institution grants Associates and Bachelor's degrees across five schools of study: Business, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Technology, as well as its culinary division, The Chef's Academy.  Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom, or a combination of both. Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is dedicated to excellence in higher learning.  In addition, the College is currently a Candidate with The Higher Learning Commission and an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA).  Harrison College was founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College, and is celebrating its 110th anniversary of preparing students for their chosen professions.

Harrison College Mark Apple, Director of Public Relation  Office: (317) 447-6112 Mobile: (317) 605-0937


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