This scholarship is our way of reaching out and helping one deserving woman reach her goals.
Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) August 16, 2007
For many people interested in going back to school, the biggest obstacle is the cost. A recent study, Degrees of Opportunity, indicates that half of all adults in the U.S. between the ages of 25 and 60 want to further their education. However, many people don't pursue this dream because of financial constraints. That's why eLearners.com is offering a $1,500 "Where Learning Begins" Scholarship Award, to be featured in the September 4 issue of Woman's World.
In an effort to assist part-time students continuing their education, eLearners.com is offering the scholarship at http://www.elearners.com/ww/. To apply for the scholarship, interested current and prospective students will need to write a personal essay in 1,500 words or less explaining why a degree is important to them. The essay should include details about the applicant's career goals and any personal challenges or obstacles they may be attempting to overcome in order to pursue their degree.
eLearners.com connects prospective students interested in pursuing their education online with education providers. The site also serves as an education resource offering information on what it means to go back to school online and how to pay for college. (Check out the Guide to Online Education and the Debt-Free College Guide for more details). Currently more than 1.6 million students are enrolled in 100 percent online programs and more than 90 percent of public institutions now offer online courses, according to a report by Sloan Consortium.
"College is expensive and unfortunately affordability often keeps people from pursuing the career they always wanted," said Andrew Gansler, CEO of eLearners.com. "This scholarship is our way of reaching out and helping one deserving woman reach her goals."
The eLearners.com scholarship application site also includes inspirational stories of women who understand the joy, frustration, excitement, anxiety and sense of accomplishment that comes with going back to school. Read their stories at http://www.elearners.com/ww/.
Applications for the scholarship are being accepted through October 4.
Since 1999, eLearners.com® -- Where Learning Begins -- has been successfully connecting learners to online education, including degree and certificate programs, specialized training, and a variety of courses. For prospective students, eLearners® provides a powerful search engine of online offerings as well as extensive educational resources, available at no cost. For colleges and universities, eLearners® performance-based marketing services offer a low-cost, high quality method to increase enrollment and exposure to their programs. For more information on eLearners.com, an operating division of Halyard Education Partners LLC., visit http://www.elearners.com.