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Jamaica Resident Enrolls In Child Care Classes Online After Winning 2013 ACCESS Scholarship

on Monday, 01 April 2013.

A leading online accredited school, Ashworth College ( awarded a 2013 ACCESS Scholarship to Rose Johnson of St. Ann, Jamaica.

The Ashworth College Continuing Education for Student Success (ACCESS) Scholarship program was developed by the online school in 2011. It awards up to $25,000 each year to recently enrolled and prospective diploma and degree students interested in pursuing their education online in one of Ashworth College's 115+ diploma, degree and online certificate programs.

Johnson grew up in Jamaica with seven siblings and eventually went on to have two children of her own. It is this love of children that inspired her to enroll in Child Care classes online and work toward earning a career diploma.

"I heard about this scholarship from a friend of mine and I thought this would be a great opportunity for me. If I am given this chance, I will uphold my side of the bargain by studying hard and getting honorable grades," Johnson said.

Ashworth College Child Care classes online are designed to give teach the skills that students need to be successful child care providers. The Child Care program teaches valuable lessons on developing a meaningful curriculum, managing various types of behavior, recognizing different stages of development and more.

"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.

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.

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. Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA. Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. For more information, visit

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