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American Public University Offers 15 Academic Scholarships as Part of Career Stimulus Package

June 12, 2009
Online University Partners with to Help Adults Continue Their Education

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 12, 2009-- American Public University (APU) is partnering with on The Private Sector Career Stimulus Package, to help educate, empower and employ adult learners. Through this program, APU is offering 15 academic scholarships to ease the financial impact of pursuing and completing a respected online degree with APU, and to help empower and enable recipients to develop their careers or find meaningful employment. APU is a member institution of American Public University System (APUS), an accredited, affordable, online university system that educates more than 45,000 adult learners worldwide.

The comprehensive Career Stimulus Package will offer adults access to online education programs, including up to $4 million in full-tuition scholarships from partnering institutions, including APU, and job shadowing programs at participating U.S. companies. A 40-city RV “Empowerment Tour” will kick off in Denver, June 12, 2009 and end in Los Angeles on September 9, 2009. The Tour will offer free career coaching sessions and Education Stations where prospective students may apply for scholarships online, on the spot.

“A quality education is a key component to your career arsenal,” said Wallace E. Boston, Jr., President of American Public University. “We are happy to offer these scholarships to students who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend college. Our programs are structured with the working adult in mind, and we know a degree from APU will help them advance their career.”

APU is offering a total of 15 academic scholarships for new, first-time APU students to be applied in one of 74 Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. Nearly all costs are covered. Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree scholarships will cover tuition and textbooks. Master’s degree scholarships will cover tuition only. Scholarship recipients are responsible for other applicable program costs and university fees.

Students interested in an APU scholarship through the Career Stimulus program should go to for more information on the program and application procedures. Students will be required to write a 500-word essay describing their goals and why they want to obtain a degree. The deadline to apply for an APU scholarship is October 31, 2009. Scholarships will be announced in November 2009.

About American Public University

American Public University is a member institution of American Public University System (APUS) – an accredited, affordable online university system. APUS includes American Military University and educates more than 45,000 adult learners worldwide. APUS offers 74 degrees through its online undergraduate and graduate programs. Courses are taught by professors who are experienced in the real-world subjects they teach. APUS’s curriculum, affordability and flexibility helps working adults pursue degrees in homeland security, national security, emergency and disaster management professional studies, and liberal arts. A university book grant supplies textbooks at no cost for eligible undergraduate students. American Public University System is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:APEI). For more information, please visit

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