The ACCESS Scholarship program was developed to honor Gary Keisling’s personal mission of opening the doors of education to the underserved education population of America
Peachtree Corners, GA (PRWEB) April 03, 2012
Ashworth College today announced the results of the 2012 ACCESS Scholarship program. Among this year’s recipients, ten were awarded to career diploma applicants. The program was developed by the online school to annually award $25,000 in scholarships to prospective diploma and degree students.
Among the 20 scholarships presented, Serena Powell, Clarkson, KY; Chris Dolor, Saint Lucia, WI; Tawana Donnelly, St. Lucie, WI; Stephanie Spencer, Heath, OH; Tamara Ingram, St. Ann, Jamaica; Donna Burton, Covington, GA; Cidalia Cornelio, Boalsburg, PA; Courtney Farmer, Athens, AL; Lisa Denise Evans, St. Lucia, WI; and Elizabeth Russo, Walpole, NH, all received scholarships for a career diploma programs.
The ACCESS Scholarship program was launched earlier this year for prospective diploma and degree students who are interested in pursuing their education online in one of Ashworth’s (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu) 115+ high school, career and degree programs. Scholarships were also presented for Ashworth’s college degree programs and for James Madison High School’s online high school diploma programs.
“The ACCESS Scholarship program was developed to honor Gary Keisling’s personal mission of opening the doors of education to the underserved education population of America, we’re excited to be presenting these scholarships,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Vice President of Education. She went on to explain that the program will be repeated in 2013 and application information will be made available on the school’s website in the coming months.
To have been considered for a 2012 ACCESS Scholarship, applicants needed to submit an application and an original 250-500 word essay. High school and degree applications were also require past transcripts reflecting a 3.0 GPA or equivalent. This year, the review committee selected 20 finalists to receive diploma and degree scholarships.
About the Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship program
Founded in 2011, the Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship program offers scholarships with a combined value of up to $25,000.
The Ashworth College Continuing Education for Student Success (ACCESS) Scholarship was founded to honor the legacy of the online school’s late President and CEO, Gary Keisling, whose personal and professional mission was 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 was regarded as an industry leader and advocate for continuing education. His influence on distance education will continue to benefit students for many years to come. For more information on the ACCESS Scholarship Program visit http://www.ashworthscholarships.com/.
About Ashworth College
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 Peachtree Corners, 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/.