More Than 80 Parents Receive Full-Tuition College Scholarships Through Second Round of eLearners.com’s Project Working Mom 2010

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More than 80 full-tuition scholarships are awarded through the second round of Project Working Mom 2010. The final deadline to apply for a scholarship is September 30.

I want my two girls to be proud of me. Everything I do is for them. They look up to me and I need to set a standard with my actions. They need to know how important education is for their future.

Hoboken, NJ, June 30, 2010 –eLearners.com (http://www.elearners.com), a web resource of EducationDynamics, which connects prospective students with online classes, today announced the eighty-five parents who will receive full-tuition scholarships as part of the second-round of Project Working Mom 2010 awards. Project Working Mom is a full-tuition scholarship program that offers parents a second chance at higher education. In total, about 100 second-round scholarships will be awarded; the remaining recipients are still being finalized. The three rounds of Project Working Mom 2010 will award more than 280 full-tuition scholarships, totaling nearly $5 million. The accredited online institutions providing the scholarships are Ashford University, Everest University Online, Virginia College, Walden University, Capella University, Saint Leo University, Allied Schools and Ashworth College.

The scholarships awarded through Project Working Mom 2010 were granted to recipients across the United States and ranged from the certificate to Ph.D. level. The recipients include:

ALABAMA
Tiffany Sanders – Birmingham, AL – Virginia College, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Human Resource
Management

ARIZONA
Lanna Greifzu, Chandler, AZ – Everest University Online, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies
Jessica Dunn, Phoenix, AZ – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Transcription Program
Sylvia Forsgren, Safford, AZ – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Transcription Program
Sarah Furnas, Sierra Vista, AZ – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Transcription Program
Jane Butler, Tucson, AZ – Walden University, Pursuing Master of Science in Education

ARKANSAS
Urenna Medlock, Sherwood, AR – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program

CALIFORNIA
Bridget Mason, Compton, CA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program
Jennie Alvarez, Lodi, CA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program
Deidra McMorris, Los Angeles, CA – Ashford University, Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Organizational
Management – Business
Luz Verduzco, Los Angeles, CA – Ashford University, Pursuing Master in Business Administration – Human
Resource Management
Traci Young Butler, Los Angeles, CA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program
Jessica Reed, Orangevale, CA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program
Tylin Siebert, Redlands, CA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program
Andrea Chavez, Riverside, CA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Transcription Program

COLORADO
Melissa Edwards, Fort Collins, CO – Capella University, Pursuing Ph.D. in K-12 Studies in Education

FLORIDA
Valerie Borin, Bonita Springs, FL – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program
Paul Bell, Chuluota, FL – Ashford University, Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Social Science – Environmental
     Science
Brittney Gaines, Florida City, FL – Everest University Online, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Criminal
     Investigations
Yaswel Roman, Lake City, FL – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program
Jennica Vernet, Naples, FL – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program
Cassandra Mockler, New Port Richey, FL - Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Coding Program
Angela Pasko, Spring Hill, FL – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program
Deanna Roberts, Spring Hill, FL – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program
Jacqueline Armstrong, Venice, FL – Virginia College, Pursuing Bachelors of Science in Paralegal Studies
Susan Martin, Wesley Chapel, FL – Saint Leo University, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts

GEORGIA
Ciara Shelnutt, Athens, GA – Ashworth College, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice
Tinesha Cowart, Brunswick, GA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Administrative Assistant Program
Khara Linder, Jonesboro, GA – Virginia College, Pursuing Bachelors of Science in Human Resource
     Management
Tracy Dutton, Silver Creek, GA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program
Misty Cox, Statham, GA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program

ILLINOIS
Peggy Johnson, Carpentersville, IL – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Coding Program
Tewonna Williams, Chicago, IL – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program
Mary Ann Kolls, Dekalb, IL – Capella University, Pursuing a Master of Science in Social and Community
     Studies
Michelle Keierleber, Downers Grove, IL – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program
Carol Johnson, Oak Lawn, IL – Allied Schools, Pursuing Med. Transcription Program
Dawn Zalud, Woodstock, IL – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Coding Program

INDIANA
Brian Holtz – Bedford, IN – Capella University, Pursuing Master of Science in Training and Performance
     Improvement
Lamesha Haris, Gary, IN – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program
Jody Cusick, Hamlet, IN – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Transcription Program
Jessica Lytle, Lafayette, IN – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program

IOWA
Jessica Kaufman, Davenport, IA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program

KENTUCKY
Samantha Wagner, Mount Washington, KY – Virginia College, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Accounting
     Specialist

LOUISIANA
Garrett Romagossa, Chalmette, LA – Everest University Online, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Homeland
     Security

MARYLAND
Cathi Conomon, Elkton, MD – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Coding Program
Kelly Robinson, District Heights, MD – Ashford University, Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Organizational
     Management – Early Childhood Education
DeJuan Watkins, Frederick, MD – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Coding Program
Immaculate Busingye, Silver Spring, MD – Ashford University, Pursuing Master in Business Administration

MASSACHUSETS
Tania Pizarro, Fall River, MA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program

MICHIGAN
Kelly July, Flint, MI – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program
Kristie Cross, Redford, MI – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Administrative Assistant Program

MISSOURI
Tosha Jones, Fulton, MO – Ashford University, Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and
     Emergency Management
Jackie Bottomley, Hermitage, MO – Ashworth College, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Health Care
     Management

MISSISSIPPI
Lisa Blauvelt, Como, MS – Walden University, Pursuing Master of Science in Education
Debora Bean, Holly Springs, MS – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program
Debra Smith, Jackson, MS – Walden University, Pursuing Ph.D. in Public Health

NEVADA
Vicki Welch, Henderson, NV – Walden University, Pursuing Master of Science in Nursing

NORTH CAROLINA
Darnette Porter, Charlotte, NC – Ashford University, Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
     Administration
Connie Terry, Manson, NC – Everest University Online, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Accounting

OHIO
Jen Harvey, Athens, OH – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Transcription Program
Jonquil Davis, Columbus, OH – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Coding Program
Jessica Preissler, Columbus, OH – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Administrative Assistant Program
Kelly Sims, Dayton, OH – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program
Mary Hudson, Hamilton, OH – Capella University, Pursuing Master of Science in Special Education
     Teaching
Dana Dunfee, Orient, OH – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Billing Program

OREGON
Kara Cooper, Grants Pass, OR – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program
Candy Groleau, Portland, OR – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Coding Program
Jennifer Grady, Vernonia, OR – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Administrative Assistant Program

PENNSYLVANIA
Christine Headley-Everhart, Camp Hill, PA – Ashworth College, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Psychology
Bonita Mulvenna, Ephrata, PA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Coding Program
Lisa Cuevas, Philadelphia, PA – Ashford University, Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Organizational
     Management – English and Language Arts
Michelle Millan, Stroudsburg, PA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Transcription Program

TENNESSEE
Tricia Payne, Maryville, TX – Ashford University, Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Social Science – Human
     Service Administration

TEXAS
Michelle Lozano, Houston, TX – Ashford University, Pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Organizational
     Management – English and Language Arts
Melisa Smith, Midland, TX – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Transcription Program
Marisa Grohman, San Antonio, TX – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Transcription Program
David Leist, Shiner, TX – Walden University, Pursuing a Mater of Science in Education

VIRGINIA
Carolyn Miller, Hampton, VA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Med. Transcription Program
Mona Tatum, Stafford, VA – Virginia College, Pursuing Associate’s Degree in Administrative Office
     Management

WASHINGTON
Lisa Blain, Bonney Lake, WA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Pharmacy Technician Program
Diane Sullivan, Chehalis, WA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Dental Office Assistant Program
Janet Schreimer, Enumclaw, WA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Administrative Assistant Program
Jan Sennert, Puyallup, WA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Coding Program
Jane Husmillo, Seattle, WA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Transcription Program
Michele Swanson, Vancouver, WA – Allied Schools, Pursuing Medical Coding Program

Nearly 53,000 adults, seeking financial aid to go back to school, applied in the second round for a Project Working Mom scholarship. The eight accredited online schools participating in eLearners.com’s Project Working Mom 2010 program reviewed each of the applications and selected the scholarship recipients. The applicants had to submit a short application and an essay.

“I want my two girls to be proud of me. Everything I do is for them. They look up to me and I need to set a standard with my actions,” said one of the scholarship recipients in her winning essay. “They need to know how important education is for their future, but words can only do so much. Actions speak the loudest.”

eLearners.com first launched Project Working Mom in 2008 to help adults get the education they need to improve their lives and the lives of their families. A recent report released by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce estimates that by 2018, 63 percent of all jobs will require at least some postsecondary education.

Now in its fourth cycle, Project Working Mom 2010 is particularly important given the current economic hardships many families face as a result of the recent recession.

Project Working Mom 2010 will distribute one more round of full-tuition scholarships this year. The next deadline for applications is September 30. To apply applicants must:

·     Complete a short application at http://www.projectworkingmom.com.
·     Write an essay describing their goals, instances of triumph over adversity and why online education is an ideal match for them.

Editors Note: To arrange an interview with a scholarship recipient, a member of Project Working Mom 2010 or a member of a participating school, contact Jenny Foust at 303.433.7020, 720.244.4268 or jfoust@csg-pr.com.

About eLearners.com®
eLearners.com is one of several high visibility websites operated by EducationDynamics. Since 1999, eLearners.com has been successfully connecting learners to online education, including online Degree and certificate programs, specialized career training, and a variety of online courses. For prospective students, eLearners.com provides a powerful search engine for users to find thousands of online Degree program offerings, as well as educational evaluation tools and financial aid resources. eLearners.com also offers an exclusive seven-point support system, which provides guidance and resources for current and prospective online students. For online colleges and universities, the eLearners.com website offers a low-cost, performance-based method to provide national exposure and increase enrollments in their online learning programs. For more information on eLearners.com, visit http://www.eLearners.com.

About EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites, including EarnMyDegree.com, eLearners.com, GradSchools.com, StudyAbroad.com, and its more than 50 special interest microsites, make EducationDynamics the premier provider of qualified prospective students for colleges and universities. In addition, the company offers a full suite of Web-delivered services proven to drive enrollment growth and reduce student attrition. Through its Market Research and Advisory Services division, the company brings a decade of proprietary research, unparalleled market and student intelligence, and best practice insights to its clients. EducationDynamics is a portfolio company of Halyard Capital. For more information, visit http://www.educationdynamics.com.

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