Cal State students from military families receive much-needed scholarships

December 21, 2011

It can be difficult to pay for tuition and fees to attend college for those who are strapped for cash, and it can be even tougher for students coming from military families. Often, these individuals are living in households with only one breadwinner while the other parent is serving in the armed forces.

In an effort to help local students interested in attending college, eight students in the San Bernardino area of California recently received financial assistance to earn degrees, according to the San Bernardino Sun. The Zepletal Charitable Trust Scholarship program was established by a military family looking to help others with similar backgrounds.

Approximately $90,000 has been put toward the fund. Recipients of the scholarships will be able to attend college without having to worry about room and board fees, textbooks and tuition expenses at Cal State.

Individuals who are interested in attending college but don't have the financial means to do so might can apply for college grants. In combination with scholarships, this money can help reduce the cost of tuition. Federal financial aid programs may also be able to help those in need.

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