Wright State University has offered $100,000 this year to help graduate students, who are affected by sequestration, continue their studies.
The university came forward with grants for about 35 students who work either at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base or for local defense contractors. The defense industry was hit by the federal sequester, which included six furlough days for about 10,000 civilian civil services works at WPAFB this summer.
“This is really a university initiative to acknowledge that the circumstances under which some of students had started their graduate education had changed,”said R. William Ayres, interim dean of Wright State’s graduate school.
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