Metropolitan College Offers Scholarship to Cancer Patients and Survivors

in BU In the Community, Metropolitan College, News Releases
August 10th, 2009

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 | davalla@bu.edu

(Boston) – Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) announced today a scholarship which will offer cancer patients and survivors an opportunity to jump start their educational initiatives. Starting with the Fall 2009 semester, The Boston University Metropolitan College Scholarship for Cancer Patients & Survivors will enable recipients to either begin or continue their undergraduate studies and resume their interaction with the education community while working toward future personal and professional goals.

“I am so proud of the hard work that has gone on to develop this partnership and this scholarship,” said Jay Halfond, MET Dean. “We are looking forward to securing even more funding in the upcoming year for this important cause. A significant part of our mission is to provide opportunity for deserving, motivated students at key junctures of their lives, and I can’t imagine a better application of this strategy than for those who have overcome cancer and are now ready to pursue their educational dreams and their career goals.”

The Boston University Metropolitan College Scholarship for Cancer Patients & Survivors can be used by any current or recent (within 18 months) patients toward any full-time, part-time, or non-degree MET classroom program at the undergraduate level. Patients are encouraged to apply through the program’s website.

Thus far, MET has raised over $25,000 in scholarship funds for the program and is working to engage the local community in an effort to fund the program for years to come. Donations can be made through the scholarship website.

About Metropolitan College and Boston University
As one of the 17 degree-granting bodies that comprise Boston University, Metropolitan College (MET) offers part-time, full-time and international students a remarkable range of choices for study to enrich their lives and advance their careers. MET offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diploma and certificate programs. For more information about Metropolitan College visit www.bu.edu/met.

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 30,000 students, it is the fourth largest independent university in the United States. Boston University contains 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school’s research and teaching mission.

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