Monroe Resident Receives an ACCESS Scholarship to Pursue an Ashworth College Bachelor’s Degree in Management Online

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Ashworth College announced that Monroe, NC, resident Glendora Bention is the recipient of a 2012 ACCESS Scholarship. She will pursue a bachelor’s degree program in management with the online school.

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ACCESS Scholarship Recipient Glendora Bention

I've learned the value of having a variety of tools in my ‘work life’ arsenal...many employers still look for a bachelor’s degree. I didn’t want to get passed over because of shortfall in my education experience. My future goal is to get an Ashworth MBA.

Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu) announced that Monroe, NC, resident Glendora Bention is the recipient of a 2012 ACCESS Scholarship. She will pursue a bachelor’s degree program in management with the online school.

The Ashworth College Continuing Education for Student Success (ACCESS) Scholarship program was developed by the online school and awards up to $25,000 annually to prospective diploma and degree students who are interested in pursuing their education online in one of Ashworth College’s or sister school James Madison High School’s 115+ diploma, degree and online certificate programs.

“One reason why receiving an ACCESS Scholarship has been so important for me is that I've learned the value of having a variety of tools in my ‘work life’ arsenal,” said Bention, who recently completed an Associate Degree in Business Management from Ashworth. “When I was laid off, I noticed that in spite of 24 years of work experience many employers still look for a bachelor’s degree. I didn’t want to get passed over because of shortfall in my education experience. My future goal is to get an Ashworth MBA.”

“My husband and I have always instilled the value of education or career training with our children and through my journey they’ve learned it is never too late to start,” she added. “Three of my four adult children are currently college students and the other is enrolled in an Ashworth career diploma program.”

Ashworth College and James Madison High School are leading online schools. Together they have built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years by offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training, and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the schedules of non-traditional students and working adults.

“Education can take skills - and income - to the next level. We’re excited that through the ACCESS Scholarship program we can help create learning opportunities for those students needing something tailored to their specific situation or needs,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Chief Academic Officer. “The ACCESS Scholarship program has already proven to be an amazing opportunity for us to recognize deserving students and to help provide the educational foundation that will help set the course for their life ahead.”

“The ACCESS Scholarship program was founded to honor Ashworth’s late President and CEO, Gary Keisling’s personal mission of opening the doors of education to the underserved education population of America, we’re excited to present these scholarships,” Dr. Gargiulo added. She went on to explain that the program will be repeated in 2013 and application information will be available on the school’s website in December, 2012.

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 ACCESS program honors the legacy of the online school’s late Chairman of the Board, 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

Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education 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. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.

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