“In keeping with Gary’s personal mission of opening the doors of education to the underserved education population of America, we’re excited to offer these scholarships”
Peachtree Corners, Georgia (PRWEB) January 13, 2012
Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/), a leading online school, announced that it is accepting applications for the 2012 Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship program. Applicants will vie for one of 22 scholarships with a combined value of up to $25,000.
Named for the school’s former President and CEO in recognition of Keisling’s dedication and contributions to both Ashworth College and the field of distance education, the scholarship program will award 10 full ride high school scholarships, 10 career diploma scholarships, and one semester’s tuition each to an associate and a bachelor’s degree program.
“In keeping with Gary’s personal mission of opening the doors of education to the underserved education population of America, we’re excited to offer these scholarships,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Vice President of Education. She went on to explain that Keisling has spent more than 25 years of his professional career helping millions of Americans who might not otherwise have the means or opportunities to pursue their education.
To be considered for an ACCESS Scholarship, all applicants must submit an application and an original 250-500 word essay. High school and degree applications may also require past transcripts reflecting a 3.0 GPA or equivalent. All applications are due by February 1 and recipients will be announced on March 1.
This year Ashworth will award 10 full ride high school scholarships, 10 career diploma scholarships, and one semester’s tuition each for an associate and a bachelor’s degree program.
First time students may apply for the high school, career diploma or an associate or bachelor’s degree scholarship. Transfer students may apply for a high school or college degree scholarship. Existing students may apply for a college degree scholarship.
Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship program
Founded in 2011, the Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship program will offer a total of 22 scholarships with a combined value of up to $25,000.
The Ashworth College Continuing Education for Student Success or ACCESS Scholarship for short, was founded to honor the online school’s former President and CEO, Gary Keisling whose personal and professional mission has been to offer affordable and accessible education to underserved populations who historically have had limited access to educational opportunities or an accredited diploma or degree.
For more than 25 years Keisling has been regarded as an industry leader and influential advocate for continuing education and students benefiting through distance education. For more information visit the Ashworth website http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/.
About Ashworth College and James Madison High School
Ashworth College, a leading online school, has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth also offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Norcross, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. James Madison High School is further accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/.