Sitton teams with Missouri Southern on college program

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A new educational partnership between Sitton Motor Lines and Missouri Southern State University will allow drivers and their immediate family members to earn a college degree.

Scholarships offered by Sitton significantly reduce or cover costs entirely for qualified drivers. Coupled with these scholarship options and the affordable tuition at MSSU, the “Learn While You Earn” program makes achieving a college degree possible for many.

All full-time drivers at Sitton are eligible, as are immediate family members. The company offers two types of scholarships: silver and gold. Silver scholarships cover 50 percent of tuition costs and are available to the first 50 drivers to sign up for the program. Six hours of courses are included the first semester, and up to 12 hours are included for all subsequent semesters.

Scholarships will cover only one family member at a time.

After meeting the silver scholarship requirements for one year, drivers can apply for a gold scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to the top 10 percent of applicants and will completely pay for up to 12 hours per semester and all textbook costs.

A number of online degrees from MSSU make it possible for those living outside the southern Missouri area to take advantage of this program as well. Participants in the area also can elect to attend classes on site.

For more information, contact a Sitton recruiter at 800-533-4765 or visit the company’s website.