Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) June 04, 2012
Scholarships aimed to help make the dream of higher education a reality.
In today’s economic landscape, higher education is often out of reach for many students. To make the dream of post-secondary education more attainable for students, ODYSSEYWARE recently held its first scholarship essay contest and the winners were announced this week.
First Place: Jennifer (Na Eun) Choi - $5,000 Scholarship
Teacher: Kenneth Wolford
Imagine Preparatory – Surprise, Arizona
“Navigating Three Diverse Worlds” – The Life of a Digital Native
Second Place: Mikaela Turner - $3,000 Scholarship
Teacher: Debbie Jordan
Boerne Academy – Boerne, Texas
“How Bullying/Cyber-bullying Impacts Learning for Everyone”
Third Place: Jadin Snow - $1,000 Scholarship
Teacher: Melinda Clark
Juab High School – Nephi, Utah
According to Vice President of Marketing, Timothy Carlson, “At a time when the rigor of online instruction is often in question, we are proud to announce the winners of our first Scholarship Essay Contest. The essays of these three students and many other entrants were shining examples of successful students who, with the help of technology-based tools and the guidance of caring, local teachers, are preparing for a bright future.”
The news was delivered in person to each student by a representative from ODYSSEYWARE during end-of-year school events. Each award winner’s sponsoring ODYSSEYWARE teacher received an Amazon Kindle Fire to show appreciation for their committment to public education.
According to Carlson, “Our company was founded on the idea that every child should have the opportunity to learn in an environment that meets his academic needs. This scholarship contest is a way we can offer more than just curriculum. We can offer hope.”
Visit http://info.odysseyware.com/scholarship-winners to read the winning essays.
Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, ODYSSEYWARE is an innovative, multimedia-enriched online curriculum for grades 3-12. Completely web-based, it provides 21st century educational solutions by offering the core subjects of history and geography, math, language arts, and science, enriching electives, and placement testing. More than 300,000 students across the United States have connected with self-directed learning through ODYSSEYWARE. This curriculum is sold directly through regional education specialists. To learn more, visit ODYSSEYWARE at http://www.odysseyware.com or call 877.795.8904.