Marine Corps Selects Stevens for Leadership Scholars Program

10/10/2011

Hoboken, NJ –The United States Marine Corps announced that Stevens has been selected to become the newest partner in The USMC Leadership Scholars Program. The USMC/LSP provides the opportunity for highly qualified Marines to apply to elite colleges and universities nationally to complete their undergraduate education. This new partnership will provide 20 selected Marines each year the opportunity to attend Stevens using their Post 9/11 Benefits as well as the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program funding. The other selected schools on the Atlantic Seaboard include Virginia Tech and The University of North Carolina.

 
With a cadre of 48 Veterans joining Stevens at both the undergraduate and graduate level over the past two years, and a number of Marine Veterans achieving Presidents List, Deans List, Student Worker of the Year and All-American accolades, the application submitted by Stevens was indeed strongly reflective of the school’s commitment to stellar Veteran education. 
 
“In joining the USMC/LSP Program, we are establishing our school as a national leader in Veterans Education”, stated Dr. Don Lombardi, USMC(R), Academic Director of The Stevens Veterans Office. “This is the type of partnership we wanted, wished for and have been working for since the re-activation of the Stevens Veterans Office two years ago. The outstanding performance of Our Veterans Students to date is the primary reason for this opportunity, and is the foundation for our program moving forward.”
 
To learn more about Stevens Veterans programs, visit the Stevens Veterans Office.  
 
About Stevens Institute of Technology
 
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management. 
 
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news.