Named for the school’s former President and CEO in recognition of Keisling’s dedication and contributions to both James Madison High School and the field of distance education, the scholarship program will award four full-ride high school scholarships for its regionally accredited online high school diploma program. The scholarships have a combined value of over $5,000.
“Gary’s personal mission was to opening the doors of education to the underserved education population of America and we’re excited to continue his legacy by offering these scholarships,”
James Madison High School’s online high school diploma (http://www.jmhs.com/
To be considered for an ACCESS Scholarship, all applicants must be a new JMHS student, submit an application (www.ashworthscholarships.com) and an original 250-500 word essay. All applications are due by February 1, 2013 and recipients will be announced on March 1.
In addition to the James Madison High School, sister school Ashworth College is offering an additional $20,000 in scholarships for its career diploma, associate degree and bachelor’s degree programs.
“Receiving an ACCESS Scholarship has made a huge difference in my life – it literally gave me access to an area of education that I would not have been able to achieve otherwise,” said Lisa D. Evans, 2012 ACCESS Scholarship recipient. “I’m motivated to apply what I’ve learned and to share with others the benefits of online education.”
About the Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship program
Founded in 2011, the Gary Keisling James Madison High School Continuing Education for Student Success, or ACCESS Scholarship for short, was founded to honor the online school’s former President and CEO, the late Gary Keisling. It was his personal and professional mission to offer affordable and accessible education to underserved populations who historically have had limited access to educational opportunities or an accredited diploma or degree.
Throughout his career, Keisling was regarded as an industry leader and an influential advocate for continuing education and students benefiting through distance education.
About James Madison High School
Among the first U.S. high schools to be 100% compliant with Common Core State Standards, James Madison High School is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). An accreditation division of AdvancED and by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), the Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, James Madison High School, along with parent school Ashworth College, is celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives. Together, these leading online schools have built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/