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Pueblo's American Legion Riders, District 8, Post 2 established an endowed scholarship at Colorado State University-Pueblo for military veterans and their families.

The program was established as a way to help Pueblo veterans, specifically ones who have served in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan), their widows, widowers, spouses and children to attend college.

"The university is proud to have collaborated with the American Legion Riders to establish a local scholarship that will benefit veterans and their families," said Conrad Waggener, director of the CSU-Pueblo’s Veterans Upward Bound program.

"Over the next few years, there will be more and more vets returning to Pueblo to pursue their educational goals. The Riders recognition of the importance of education is particularly significant. Their interest and efforts will be appreciated long into the future." Applicants must be Pueblo County residents and be honorably discharged veterans or a widowers, widows, spouses or children of honorably discharged veterans.

Financial need will be considered but is not a prerequisite for being selected for the scholarship.

Preference will be given to veterans of operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Philippines, Horn of Africa, Trans Sahara, Kyrgyzstan and Pankisi Gorge.

Check back frequently for more scholarship information.

Learn To Use Your GI Bill

Read about the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) and learn how this benefit can help you reach your education goal.

The GI Bill is an education benefit earned by Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard service members. The benefit is designed to help service members and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. The GI Bill has several programs and each is administrated differently — depending on a person’s eligibility and duty status.

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