The College Offering Scholarships to U.S. Veterans
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • April 27, 2022)—Delaware County Community College is offering scholarships to U.S. veterans who reside in Delaware County that will cover the entire cost of training for a variety of industry-recognized certifications in career fields such as Commercial Driver’s License, Multi-Skill Medical Technician (Phlebotomy, EKG, CPR/First Aid, Electronic Health Recording and Dialysis Technician), Network Engineering, and much more.
A grant from the Delaware County Workforce Development Board allowed the College to create this Veteran Students Program. The scholarships cover the entire cost of tuition and fees for non-credit courses. Scholarship funds must be used by June 30. For more information, call 610-723-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must show proof of Delaware County residency and provide a copy of their certificate of release/discharge from active duty (DD-214).
The College’s non-credit courses offer veterans flexibility, a condensed program of study and, most importantly for those recently discharged, fully employed, unemployed, or under-employed, the opportunity to upgrade their skills in order to build pathways to employment in high-priority occupations. One of the College’s goals in providing the scholarships is to help build the local, regional and national workforce by increasing the number of veterans entering high-priority, high-skill, high-wage occupations.
The College offers non-credit courses in a variety of disciplines including Automotive, Commercial Driver’s License, Computer Training, ESL Support, Financial Planning, Health Care, Information Technology, Learning Other Languages, Non-Profit Certificate, Professional Development, Project Management, Real Estate, SAT Test Preparation, Self-Enrichment, Skilled Trades (e.g., plumbing), and Spanish for the Professions.
Delaware County Community College is a recipient of a 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School Gold designation. Institutions recognized as Military Friendly® Schools were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey, with 665 earning special awards, such as the gold designation, for going above the standard. Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. The 2022-2023 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issues of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
For more information about Delaware County Community College’s student veteran programs, visit dccc.edu/veterans-services.