TAPS Makes Access to Education Benefits Easier

Author: TAPS

 High School Senior Graduation2016 has been an incredible year for TAPS Education Services. With new staff on board we have been able to support more than 500 surviving families in accessing college education through the VA, state waivers and private scholarships. The education program took it on the road for presentations to parents and students at TAPS National and Regional Seminars and at Snowball Express. TAPS partnerships with the VA have expanded to make access to education benefits easier for all of our families.

In 2017, TAPS will be launching initiatives focusing heavily on high school sophomores and juniors with the goal of preparing them for college and understanding all of the benefits they are eligible for to enable them to attend the schools of their dreams.

But TAPS Education Services aren't just for high school students. They are also for spouses returning to school. "Thanks to TAPS Education Services, I was able to go back to school using the Fry Scholarship opportunities. I had been using Chapter 35 benefits and was going into debt trying to get my graduate degree.  They walked me through the Fry Scholarship and helped me navigate it with my school. My education is now paid for - along with a monthly stipend that helps out so much. I could not be pursuing this degree with TAPS," writes a surviving spouse.  

The 2017 scholarship season is fast approaching, and we encourage all surviving families to reach out to TAPS Education Services to help make the process of applying for scholarships and benefits easier. We shared some scholarship tips in the most recent TAPS Magazine and you can contact us at education@taps.org or 800-959-8277.

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