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Ashworth College Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2019 ACCESS Program

on Friday, 12 April 2019.

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NORCROSS, GA. - The Gary Keisling Ashworth College Continuing Education for Student Success (ACCESS) Scholarship Program has announced 22 recipients for its 2019 awards.

The scholarship winners listed below include nine Career Certificate and Career Diploma students, four Associate Degree students, and four Bachelor’s Degree students of Ashworth College.

The ACCESS Scholarship Program awards up to $25,000 annually to new and prospective students across the Ashworth College family of online schools. Winners are selected based on essay submissions, work/volunteer experience, and grade point average. The funds cover full-tuition for career programs and one semester of tuition for degree programs.

“All of us at Ashworth College are committed to enabling students to reach their full potential,” said Vice President of Education & Academic Dean Lisa Rutsky. "It’s an honor to be able to grant scholarship awards to students seeking to change their lives through education!”

The following Ashworth College students have been awarded ACCESS scholarships for 2019:

In addition to the Ashworth College scholarship recipients, fivestudents of the online college’s sister schools PCDI Canada and James Madison High School will receive full-tuition awards.

Congratulations to all of the scholarship recipients!

About the Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship Program

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.

About Ashworth College

Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies and trades. Since its founding 30 years ago, more than 300,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, and bachelor’s degrees. In a 2016 survey by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, 95 percent of graduates said they were satisfied with their studies and would recommend Ashworth College to a friend. For more information, visit

Ashworth College is accredited 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).

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