MARCH 28, 2007

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CU Scholarship to promote America’s Army

Cameron University President Cindy Ross announced the establishment of the Lawton-Fort Sill Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Scholarship recently during a formal signing held at the Center for Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurial Studies (CETES) on CU’s main campus.

The Lawton-Fort Sill Chapter of AUSA donated $15,000 through a grant from the Walton Family Foundation for initial funding of the scholarship which will be used to promote leadership growth and understanding of the value of America’s Army to the nation.

"A mission of the Association of the United States Army is to educate the public on the Army's value to our great nation - to tell ‘The Army Story.’ Grassroots support for America's Army can only come when people know and understand the value of the Army to our country," said David Madigan, president of the Lawton-Fort Sill Chapter of AUSA. "Cameron University has a long history of support to our military personnel, and we are proud to offer this scholarship to aid students in pursuing their educational goals while promoting the mission of our nation's military."

The AUSA scholarship will be awarded to a freshman or sophomore student who exhibits leadership, extra-curricular activity involvement and academic achievement. The student must also be enrolled in a military science level I or II course.

“I applaud the Lawton-Fort Sill Chapter of AUSA as a leader in support of the military,” Ross said. “This scholarship also demonstrates AUSA’s commitment to education and increasing opportunities for Cameron students.”

AUSA is dedicated to the maintenance of a strong national defense and endorses programs and policies designed to maintain the technological edge of U.S. Forces, enhance the quality of life for soldiers and their families, provide a voice for the Army and soldiers to Congress and support programs designed for retirees.

Contact: Amber McNeil, CU, (580) 581-2611