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St. Ann, Jamaica, Resident Receives an ACCESS Scholarship for career training with Ashworth College
Ashworth College announced that St. Ann, Jamaica, resident Tamara Ingram is the recipient of a 2012 ACCESS Scholarship. She will pursue a Child Care Skills career diploma program.
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 prospective diploma and degree students who are interested in pursuing their education online in one of Ashworth College’s or sister school James Madison High School’s 115+ diploma, degree and online certificate programs.
“For a significant portion of my life I have had to learn to live with dyslexia, however I am strong enough to know that this doesn’t need to dictate my future,” said Ingram, a graduate of Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. “With the ACCESS Scholarship and being able to study online I can get the career training I need to keep my life moving forward.”
“Sometimes I simply need more time than other students and a self-paced, online program from Ashworth gives me the flexibility I need to be a successful student,” she said.
Ashworth College and James Madison High School are leading online schools. Together they have built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years by offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training, and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the schedules of non-traditional students and working adults.
“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,”
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
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited 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. James Madison High School is further accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Ashworth also offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers. For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/