Scott AFB Education Fair scheduled Aug. 2


All Team Scott personnel and their family members are invited to attend the 2017 Scott Air Force Base Education Fair—“Your Door to the Future”—set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Education & Training Center, Bldg. 1650.

“The annual fair provides a consolidated venue for participants to learn about Air Force education programs and services, as well as programs offered through approximately 40 colleges, universities, and education support agencies,” said LaDonna Livingston, Scott AFB Education & Training Section Chief.

The annual fair provides a consolidated venue for participants to learn about Air Force education programs and services, as well as programs offered through approximately 40 colleges, universities, and education support agencies.

LaDonna Livingston, Scott AFB Education & Training Section Chief

Fair participants will have an opportunity to compare college and university degree programs, admissions requirements, delivery formats, student services, and costs, in order to select a programs that best meets their unique circumstances.

Representatives from the Base Education Office and university representatives will be available to speak with participants regarding Military Tuition Assistance Program and GI Bill Education Benefits; scholarship and grant opportunities; development of degree goals and plans; and academic enrollment processes.

“Speaking face-to-face with school liaisons is invaluable and helps individuals make informed decisions concerning money and their career, by getting questions answered and having the option to shop around for a school,” said Madeline Beckmann, Education & Training Center, Education Services Palace Acquire Intern.

Colleges and universities attending represent a variety of on-base, local, out-of-state, and distance learning schools. Most of the schools offer or specialize in multiple associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificate programs. A number of the schools offer traditional classroom, distance learning, and hybrid formats.

Those who attend the fair will also have the opportunity to take part in a centennial themed mural search challenge and enjoy complimentary refreshments, courtesy of USO of Missouri or choose from a variety of healthy choice meal options at the Student Union Cafe.

Roland Smith, Education Manager, said he is “excited about the Scott AFB Education Fair and the fact that it coincides with Scott’s 100 year centennial celebration.”

Smith explained that the Scott AFB Mural, the centerpiece of the Scott Education Campus and Student Union Café Patio, details Scott’s 100 year historic beginnings and unlimited possibilities for the future. The Education Center staff encourages education fair attendees of all ages to test their attention skills for a chance to win an education and centennial themed gift basket.



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