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EFA & ASHWORTH COLLEGE TO OFFER $50,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
Friday 16th July 2010

Education for Advancement (EFA) has announced the availability of $50,000 in scholarships from its academic partner Ashworth College, a leading provider of accredited distance education in the U.S.  The scholarship money will be used to assist Caribbean-based students pursuing a degree online in the 2010-2011 academic year.  The funds will be divided up to provide one year full scholarships for up to twenty persons. 

“We want to empower Caribbean people from all walks of life to earn a degree that will help them advance personally and professionally,” explained John Evans, President of EFA.  “We will consider candidates who have proven themselves academically or through their work experience and also demonstrate a financial need.”

Applicants about to embark on their college education or may already have earned an associate degree.  In Antigua and Barbuda Ashworth College have accreditation agreements with the Antigua State College and the Antigua and Barbuda Institute of Technology to allow full credit transfer from their associate degree programs. 

Ashworth College also allows applicants to receive credits for life experience in work, the military and even volunteer positions.  By accepting associate degree and life-experience credits, Ashworth helps accelerate the college process, enabling some students to complete a full bachelor’s degree in as few as 12 months. 

Students who are awarded scholarships will have access to Ashworth College’s complete range of self-paced degree courses which include Business, Management, Accounting, Finance, Early Childhood Education, Marketing and Criminal Justice.  Over twenty degree courses are available in total.
“We support EFA’s mission to bring a world-class education to residents of the Caribbean,” said Dr. Milton Miller, Vice President of Education, Ashworth College.  “In these tough economic times, the option of scholarship money can make the difference between someone working on their college degree now or having to delay their educational goals due to limited finances.” 
 “We make the process of obtaining a degree online a smooth, meaningful and engaging experience for Caribbean residents,” Evans said.  “Our team is on hand to guide students throughout the process from registration to graduation, and now to also provide access to the scholarships from Ashworth College.” 
The deadline to apply for an Ashworth College scholarship through EFA is August 31, 2010.  Interested parties should contact the local EFA Office at 562-6368 or antigua@efalearning.com  for more details or through www.EducationforAdvancement.com.

Ashworth College Scholarship Campaign Courses: Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees
Overview

Education for Advancement is pleased to announce the availability of $50,000 (US) in scholarships from its academic partner, Ashworth College.   The scholarships are to celebrate the success achieved in the Caribbean region over the past 3 years where close to 1,000 students have registered for a degree or professional diploma course.

The scholarships will be made available to persons wishing to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from Ashworth College through EFA starting 1 September 2010.
Qualifying Countries:
Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands

Entry Requirements
To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must meet the minimum entry requirements for the degree programmes as detailed on our website at www.efalearning.com

Application Process
To be considered for a scholarship, you must submit a completed enrollment form and copies of prior qualifications.  In addition, scholarship applicants will be required to submit a 500 word essay detailing on how they believe the opportunity of pursuing a degree would positively impact their personal and professional life.

Credit Transfer
Persons who have previously completed an associate degree from a Caribbean College may be eligible to transfer credits in full.  For more details please visit the “Transfer Your Credits” section of our website or contact your local EFA office for more details.

Closing Date for Applications
The deadline for submitting an application for scholarship is Friday 20 August.  Please note all applications must be complete to include an enrollment form, certificates and a completed essay.   A final decision on scholarship awards will then be released within 2 weeks.
 


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