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    ‘So Many Pathways’: Military Recruiters Tout Broader Opportunities to Get a College Education

    ‘So Many Pathways’: Military Recruiters Tout Broader Opportunities to Get a College Education

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — When Andrew Folmar was graduating from Cambria Heights High School in 1995, his sights were set on college, he said.

    But his bank account wasn't.

    “I joined the U.S.  Reserves and I ended up loving it,” said Folmar, who is now a sergeant first class with the branch. “I paid $90 to get my degree in business administration.”

    Today, Folmar shares that story as a recruiter for the reserves at a point when more teens need to hear it, he said.

    There are more scholarships — and unique ways to obtain them through military service — than ever before. But hundreds aren't being utilized across the Army, Navy,   and Marines, he added.

    Some programs don't even require volunteers to take basic training — including the Minuteman Campaign — or serve on overseas deployments. But informing high school students about the programs has become increasingly difficult, Folmar said.

    ‘To open doors'

    State Rep, Jim Rigby, R- Ferndale, gathered recruitment personnel from all four military branches with guidance counselors and administrators from a handful of area high schools Thursday for an information-sharing session at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

    “The idea behind this (was) to open doors,” Rigby said. “And also open a dialogue between recruiters and our schools.”

    He noted that many believe getting a scholarship from the military requires a full-time military…

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