North-West College and Yesi Ortiz Partner to Award Second Back to School Scholarship

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$10,000 Award Represents Ongoing Commitment to Changing Lives Through Education

Yesi Ortiz presents North-West College Back to School Scholarship

This scholarship to North-West College is life-changing—and it gives me great pride to be a part of it.

On Monday, July 13, 2015, Terrell Johnson became the second winner of the Yesi Ortiz Back to School Scholarship, a $10,000 award toward one of North-West College's (NWC) programs. Hosted by Power 106 FM, the first scholarship award was valued at $1,500. North-West College and Ortiz, known as the Voice of LA and official spokesperson for NWC, agreed to increase the scholarship's value with the goal of reducing financial barriers for individuals who want to go back to school.

"I am so excited and honored that I have the opportunity to help make it possible for people to go back to school and start a new career," Ortiz said. "This scholarship to North-West College is life-changing—and it gives me great pride to be a part of it."

Johnson explained she was thrilled to hear she had won. Interested in medical billing in coding, she was excited to learn about the College's Online Medical Billing & Coding program and she recently met with team members at the North-West College Long Beach campus to learn more about how to enroll.

"I'm so grateful for this opportunity," Johnson said. "I love the idea of having a flexible career as a medical biller and I'm so looking forward to the security this kind of job can provide."

Ortiz and North-West College plan to offer the Yesi Ortiz Back to School Scholarship periodically as they continue to partner to change lives through quality education. For more information about North-West College and its programs, please visit http://www.nw.edu. Or, to register for a chance to win the next scholarship, please visit http://www.power106.com/edu/.

About North-West College
Founded in 1966, North-West College has been committed to training individuals to enter and advance in the health care field for nearly 50 years. A leader in allied health education, the College offers 12 short-term programs at seven campuses throughout Southern California, including West Covina, Pomona Valley, Pasadena, Glendale, Riverside, Santa Ana, and Long Beach. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), North-West College offers a supportive educational environment for those ready to start a health care career. To date, the College has graduated more than 45,000 students—individuals who have gone on to raise the standard of excellence at health care organizations of all types.

For more information about North-West College and its programs, visit http://www.nw.edu.

You can also follow the college on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/northwestcollege, or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/north_west.

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