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Columbia Southern University Awards Special Scholarship

Tonja Casey, of Alabaster, Ala., is a recent winner of the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship presented by Columbia Southern University (CSU), one of the nation’s first online universities.

 
PRLog - Nov. 21, 2011 - Tonja Casey, of Alabaster, Ala., is a recent winner of the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship presented by Columbia Southern University (CSU), one of the nation’s first online universities.

The Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship, which honors the spouses and children of active-duty public safety personnel (firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMTs and dispatchers) and military men and women, covers tuition for up to 24 months for one specific degree program with CSU.

Casey, a stay-at-mom, said, “I was stunned to learn I won the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship. With the demands of raising four children and the difficulty planning classroom attendance around a firefighter’s schedule, I gave up on the dream to finish my degree years ago. I am excited to get started.”

The firefighter she is referring to is “hero” and spouse Lt. Barry Casey of the Birmingham (Ala.) Fire & Rescue Service who encouraged her to submit an essay.

She plans to seek an online bachelor’s degree in human resource management because of her previous job as an administrative assistant with a nonprofit organization. “The job was very rewarding. I would like to find a similar career when my education is complete,” she explained.

Casey recently completed chemotherapy for a highly curable cancer and said the scholarship came at good time.

“Continuing my education at this time, gives me the opportunity to focus on something other than my disease and it will help me maintain the positive attitude essential to my recovery,” she said.

CSU offers online associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in various fields including criminal justice, fire science, occupational safety and health and business administration.

To learn more about the Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship, please visit http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/hero.

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