Education can take skills - and income - to the next level...the ACCESS Scholarship program has proven to be an amazing opportunity for us to help provide the educational foundation that will help set the course for their life ahead.
Peachtree Corners, GA (PRWEB) April 25, 2012
James Madison High School (http://www.JMHS.com) announced that Chayce P. Burton from Covington, GA, is the recipient of a 2012 ACCESS Scholarship. Burton will pursue a college prep high school diploma online program with James Madison, an accredited online high 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 James Madison’s or sister school Ashworth College’s 115+ diploma, certificate, and degree programs.
“Education has always been a priority in my family,” said Burton, who plans to attend college after graduating high school and eventually work in the medical field. “I was taught at an early age that education is an important part of life, whether for continuing on to college, preparing for a career or simply for the sake of learning.” Burton is homeschooled and has a cumulative grade point average of 3.5. The award will allow him to complete his high school education for free.
James Madison High School and Ashworth College 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. And a college degree can set an employee or business owner apart as a professional, demonstrating business knowledge to peers, potential customers and employers,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Vice President of Education. “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
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). Ashworth also offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers. For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/.