Webster Partners with Folds of Honor Foundation

Aug. 21, 2015


 

Webster University and Folds of Honor Foundation leaders mark a partnership to benefit military families of those who have been killed or disabled while on active duty.
Webster University and Folds of Honor Foundation leaders mark a partnership to benefit military families of those who have been killed or disabled while on active duty.

Webster University has partnered with the Folds of Honor Foundation to provide financial assistance to foundation members who choose to attend Webster University. 

The Folds of Honor Foundation is a military-affiliated non-profit organization that provides annual educational scholarships to military families of those who have been killed or disabled while on active duty.

According to the foundation, nine out of 10 of the more than 1 million dependents adversely affected by deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Partnerships with military-friendly institutions like Webster University help provide educational assistance to these spouses and children.

Webster President Beth Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster signed the agreement this week as foundation leaders visited the home campus, where Webster University was founded in 1915.

Webster University will offer undergraduate scholarships to students attending Webster in St. Louis, and military tuition rates for foundation members attending any Webster University extended campus.

The game of golf and  helped bring partnership to life.

Webster golf coach Andrew Belsky and Office of Military Affairs (OMA) head Brig. Gen. Mike Callan, USAF (Ret.), had arranged for Webster's golf team to carry a Folds of Honor-monogrammed golf bag during the season that pays honor to a distinguished veteran who died on active duty. The call arranging that tribute led Callan to believe Webster could expand the relationship to include educational opportunities.  

"After some discussions with the foundation staff, their leadership loved the idea," Callan said. "Forming an educational partnership with Webster University was a natural fit for both organizations and just made a lot of sense.”  

With an educational relationship with the Department of Defense that goes back more than 40 years, Webster is known as a leader in military education, recognized as a "military-friendly" and "vet-friendly" educational institution. For more about Webster educational opportunities for military-affiliated students who are active, reserve, veteran or their dependents, visit the Office of Military Affairs.

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