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NORCROSS, GA. - Applications are now available for the 2019 Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship. Career program students enrolled after Jan. 1, 2019, and all bachelor’s and associate degree-seeking students of Ashworth College are qualified to apply.
Eligibility is based on a combination of factors including academic performance and an essay. Applications must be received via electronic submission by March 1, 2019. Recipients will be announced April 2, 2019, and prizes will be awarded April 16, 2019. Career program awards will cover full tuition. Degree program awards will cover one semester of tuition.
“A college degree is a major undertaking,” said 2018 ACCESS Scholarship recipient and marketing degree student Diana Pham. “The scholarship has made getting a degree even more feasible.
“It always bothered me that I couldn’t check the box with college degree listed as my highest level of education,” Pham said about her decision to return to school after more than a decade. “I’ll be so excited when I can check that box!”
The ACCESS Scholarship for career programs is open to first-time students of Ashworth College diploma and certificate programs. There is no requirement for the applicant's incoming GPA, but scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout their studies in order to retain their awards. For an application, please visit ACCESS Scholarship Application 2019 - Ashworth College Career Programs.
The ACCESS Scholarship for degree programs is open to first-time, current, and transfer students seeking associate or bachelor's degrees. To be eligible, new student applicants must have a 3.0 GPA (or better) on their high school transcripts. Current and transfer student applicants must have a 3.0 GPA (or better) on their college transcripts. For an application, please visit ACCESS Scholarship Application 2019 - Ashworth College Degree Programs.
“ACCESS Scholarships were awarded to 14 college and career program students in 2018, making a total of 85 recipients since the program began in 2011,” said Ashworth College president Rob Klapper. “We’re encouraged by the number of students who are seeking to begin or complete their educations at Ashworth College, and it’s a pleasure to provide financial awards to as many deserving students as we can each year.”
For questions about the ACCESS Career Scholarship Program, contact
The Gary Keisling Ashworth College Continuing Education for Student Success Scholarship Program was established in 2011 to honor Gary Keisling, former president and CEO of the online college and its subsidiaries. The late Keisling devoted his career to developing affordable and accessible educational programs for those who may have limited access to accredited educational opportunities.
The Ashworth College family of online schools includes Ashworth College, PCDI Canada, and James Madison High School. All three post-secondary schools are nationally-accredited online institutions that provide flexible and affordable education through more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades while James Madison High School is a regionally-accredited secondary school that provides college prep and general education diploma programs to students of all ages. Since its founding 30 years ago, about 350,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College or its subsidiaries with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu/why-ashworth/our-online-schools/.
Ashworth College, and PCDI Canada are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). James Madison High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).