LACEY, Wash. (May 17, 2012) - Brandman University and the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) announced today a partnership that will allow Washington State employees and affiliates to pursue graduate and undergraduate degrees at a special scholarship rate. Employees who decide to further their education will receive a scholarship valued at approximately $70 per unit (undergraduate programs) and $85 per unit (graduate programs).
Program offerings are available at all of Brandman’s Washington State campuses - Bangor Naval Base Kitsap, Ft. Lewis, Lacey, McChord AFB, Whidbey Island and online. However, nursing programs, certificate programs, and doctorate programs are not eligible for the scholarship.
David Norman, Program Manager, Learning Delivery Programs for the Washington State Department of Enterprise Services said, “DES is excited to partner with Brandman University to the benefit of Washington State employees. Through this partnership, state government employees will be able to access quality training at lower costs. They have the opportunity to make progress toward degrees and improve their opportunity at advancement while enhancing their ability to deliver services to the citizens of Washington State.”
With tuition hikes of up to 14% expected at Washington State university campuses next year, the partnership comes at an important time. Brandman University provides an affordable, high-quality option. Founded in 1958 and formerly known as Chapman University College, Brandman University is a member of the prestigious Chapman University System and provides high-quality, innovative degree programs for working professionals. By blending Chapman University’s heritage of academic excellence with specialized student services and flexible curriculum delivery, Brandman is a highly regarded option for working professionals and community college transfers seeking meaningful degrees that have a reputation for quality.
“In this economy, a college degree really gives people an advantage. It’s wonderful that the State of Washington is providing this opportunity for their employees to pursue academic achievement while maintaining their busy work schedules and personal commitments,” said Wendy Hinand, Manager for Community and Corporate Relations at Brandman University’s Lacey campus.
About Brandman University
Brandman University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. As part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for students with busy schedules. The university offers 50+ undergraduate, graduate, credential and certificate programs across its schools of arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and health. Brandman serves 12,000 students annually with programs available online and at 26 campuses throughout California and Washington. The university’s online programs consistently rank among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. www.Brandman.edu