Post University to offer up to $4,000 in scholarship funds to local students

WATERBURY, CONN. (April, 14, 2009)  –  In an effort to make college more affordable for area families, Post University is proud to announce that it will offer up to $4,000 in additional scholarship funds to students from Litchfield and New Haven counties.

The funds will be made available to new freshman students who choose to enroll in Post University’s undergraduate program at its Waterbury campus.  This is an extension of a program that has offered a $4,000 scholarship to students from Waterbury who have been accepted and chosen to attend Post University. 

“We’ve always worked hard to offer financial aid packages that make Post University affordable to everyone, and reduce a family’s out-of-pocket expenses,” said Post University President Dr. Kenneth Zirkle.  “With this additional scholarship money, we are making it possible for more students in our region to get the education they need to reach their career goals.”

Under this new program, students from Litchfield and New Haven counties who attend Post University will be eligible to receive up to $4,000 a year provided they continue to make satisfactory academic progress.  This is in addition to any federal financial aid or scholarships for which they may already have qualified.  The scholarships will be available to students from the more than 60 high schools in the two counties.

“We look forward to welcoming more local students to our campus in September,” said Dr. Zirkle.  “We know that by helping students now, we will all benefit from the valuable contributions they will make to their careers and communities in the future.”

Founded in 1890, Post University is a career-oriented university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields.  Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages.  It is known for its quality academic programs, small classes, national award-winning student activities, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its 2,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace.  To learn more about Post University, visit www.post.edu or call 800-345-2562.