Tuesday, March 08, 2005

University honors 

At least one school is doing it.
Widener University will announce a scholarship program today that will cover tuition at the university for children of U.S. soldiers killed while serving in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The university, which was a military academy until 1972, will support a total of 16 students each year. It will provide $25,000 in tuition per student each year for four years.

'We feel strongly about giving back to those who made the ultimate sacrifice,' said James T. Harris III, president of the university, which is located in Chester, Penn. 'It's unfortunate that this is necessary, but we think it is the right thing for Widener to do.'

I'd like to see our school follow suit.

Source: Chronicle of Higher Education (subscribers link).