“As a full-time working mother, I am very limited in my availability to take classes in a traditional classroom setting. The flexibility of my schedule is one of the greatest benefits.” - Rebecca Danielson, GetEducated / Core 4 Women Scholarship Winner
Burlington, VT (PRWEB) November 16, 2010
GetEducated.com awards free $1,000 online college scholarships to members of Core 4 Women, a non-profit distance learning forum. This fall, three winners were chosen to receive online college grants through the scholarships for women program.
GetEducated.com is the only consumer group dedicated to helping students rate, rank, and compare accredited online colleges and universities. Core 4 Women is a social networking site that provides opportunities for women to improve their lives through online education.
Rebecca Danielson, Regina White, and Cecilia Parmar are all mothers and advocates of distance learning. They are actively involved in the Core 4 Women community and devoted to their online studies.
Regina White, 42, is a member of the Athabascan Indian tribe in Alaska. She will use the distance learning scholarship to pursue a Bachelor in Social Work at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Although White suffers from a spinal condition and a hand disability from a work-related injury, she insists on moving forward with her degree.
“Regardless of these diagnoses, I will still graduate from college. It is faith and hard work that propel my dream,” says White. She has been on the Chancellor’s list since her enrollment in 2009, and strives to make the Dean’s list before graduating.
Rebecca Danielson works as an HR Recruiter in Fairview Heights, Illinois. She pursues a Bachelors degree in Business Administration / Human Resource Development at Baker College Online.
Danielson explains, “As a full-time working mother, I am very limited in my availability to take classes in a traditional classroom setting. The flexibility of my schedule is one of the greatest benefits. Without that option, I am not confident that a bachelor degree would be attainable.”
At 32, Danielson has three daughters who are eight, seven, and five years old. Danielson aims to be a good role model and an inspiration for her family. Her husband is a volunteer firefighter, a full-time communications manager, and also pursues his bachelor degree through online courses.
Cecilia Parmar, 42, works as an Administrative Assistant in Monroe Township, New Jersey. She will use the free online scholarship toward a Masters in Library and Information Science.
Parmar has always been fascinated by archival studies, but with constant changes in her work schedule and her daughter’s school schedule, she feared traditional on-campus classes would interrupt the balance in her lifestyle.
“I knew that I could not move to attend graduate school. My family, work and responsibilities lay firmly where I live,” says Parmar. In the spring of 2007, she discovered San Jose State University’s distance learning programs for library science. After maintaining her studies for over three years, Parmar sums up distance learning in one word: “practical”.
Parmar obtained her first masters in Humanity through the online program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is excited to complete her second graduate certificate and hopes to achieve a doctorate degree in the future.
GetEducated will continue to offer scholarships to Core 4 Women members; visit Core4Women.org for more information. Further details about the Core 4 Women Online Scholarship are available at GetEducated.com. The next deadline for the women in distance learning scholarship is March 15, 2011.
GetEducated also offers Excellence in Online Education Scholarships to U.S. citizens enrolled in online universities who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average. The deadline for this distance learning scholarship is also March 15, 2011.
CONTACT: Vicky Phillips, GetEducated.com, Burlington, VT, 05201, 802-899-4866. Website: http://www.geteducated.com