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Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu), a leader in online education, selected Webster, Florida resident Tina Gorman as a recipient of the 2013 ACCESS Scholarship. She will be pursuing a career diploma in the online medical transcription course.
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 new and prospective diploma and degree students who are interested in pursuing their education online in one of Ashworth College's 115+ diploma, degree and online certificate programs.
Since dropping out of high school at age 15, Gorman has worked hard to provide for her three children and eventually earn her GED. Now disabled and unable to work outside the home, Gorman decided that enrolling in Ashworth's Medical Transcription course may be the best way to choose a flexible career she could enjoy.
"I am hoping that the Medical Transcription course will allow me to earn the extra money needed to live not extravagantly, but at a more comfortable level. Any help that I receive would go a long way to improving my standard of living."The nationally accredited Medical Transcription career diploma program from Ashworth College gives students the ability to understand basic medical terminology, transcribe medical records, comprehend the components of the healthcare record and more – all the skills needed to succeed in a medical transcription career.
"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 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.
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.