Thursday, February 16, 2012

Military Families United Partners with The Art Institutes on New Scholarship Program

Military Families United, a national coalition of Gold Star and Blue
Star families, veterans and patriotic Americans, is proud to announce
it is joining forces with The Art Institutes to provide educational
support to the spouses of the men and women who wear the nation's

The Art Institutes will offer four scholarships at $25,000 each
(equaling $100,000 total) per year to spouses of all Armed Forces
members including Active Duty, Active National Guard and Reserve, and
spouses of those killed in the line of duty post 9/11. Need-based
recipients are eligible for a one-time only award in the form of a
$25,000 tuition scholarship to study at one of The Art Institutes
schools, including The Art Institute of Charlotte, through the
Military Families United – The Art Institutes Program. Deadline for
entry is March 15, 2012. For more information on how to apply and
eligibility requirements, please visit

This combined effort with Military Families United creates greater
awareness of the service our men and women in uniform and their
spouses unselfishly render for us all.

"We are excited about this new opportunity because The Art Institutes
is a leader in delivering online and on ground educational
opportunities to students, and they believe, as we do, that providing
high-quality educational opportunities to members of our Armed Forces
and their families ensures a better future for our country," said
Robert Jackson, Executive Director of Military Families United.

The Art Institute of Charlotte has a proud tradition and strong record
of serving our nation's veterans and their families, and is uniquely
suited to serve the needs of members of our nation's military by
offering a broad array of educational programs that provide active
duty service members, reservists, veterans, military spouses and
families the quality, flexibility and convenience they seek.

"We appreciate the service these men and women give to our country and
we are dedicated to providing an education that will help them get
started on the path to a creative career," said Maurice Lee, president
of The Art Institute of Charlotte. "As members of the military, they
are helping to create a brighter tomorrow for the rest of us. At The
Art Institute of Charlotte, we want to help military personnel,
veterans and spouses create tomorrow in the next phase of their

To learn more about The Art Institutes schools visit

"Our country witnessed the birth of its 'Greatest Generation' in large
part due to the education opportunities afforded military families
after the end of World War II. By providing better educational
opportunities to our current generation of veterans and their families
we ensure a better future for our country," Jackson said.

Military Families United (MFU) (http:// is a not-for-profit organization
whose mission is to "Honor the Fallen, Support Those Who Fight, and
Serve Their Families." The organization is a national coalition of
Gold Star and Blue Star families, veterans and others who share a deep
appreciation for our men and women in uniform. Founded in 2005, MFU
provides programs that offer families direct support.

The Art Institute of Charlotte is one of The Art Institutes (
), a system of more than 45 educational institutions located
throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an
important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts
professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes
system are campuses of South University. See for
program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal
salary data, alumni success, and other important info.