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2019 Gary Keisling ACCESS High School Scholarship Applications Available Now

on Tuesday, 08 January 2019.

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NORCROSS, Ga. – Applications are now available for the 2019 Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship. James Madison High School students enrolled as freshman or transfer students after Jan. 1, 2019, are qualified to apply.

Eligibility for the award is based on a combination of factors including academic performance and an essay. Applications must be received via electronic submission by March 1, 2019. Recipients will be announced April 2, 2019, and awards will be made April 16, 2019. The high school award will cover full tuition for one year (the equivalent of two semesters of study) and is renewable annually based on academic success.

“Since the ACCESS Scholarship program was established in 2011, Ashworth College has given scholarship awards to 85 students in our family of online schools,” said James Madison High School principal Megan Bowen. “High school-level scholarships are rare and most people don’t think to look for them. But, as everyone knows, high school diplomas are important for everyone! We love providing financial assistance to deserving students who are working hard to earn them.”

The ACCESS Scholarship for high school is open to freshman applicants who completed the 8th grade with a 3.0 GPA (or better) and transfer applicants with a 3.0 GPA (or better) on their incoming transcripts. For an application, please visit ACCESS Scholarship Application 2019 – James Madison High School.

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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

The Ashworth College family of online schools includes Ashworth College, Madison School of Healthcare, PCDI Canada, and James Madison High School. All three post-secondary schools are nationally-accredited online institutions that provide flexible and affordable education through more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades while James Madison High School is a regionally-accredited secondary school that provides college prep and general education diploma programs to students of all ages. Since its founding 30 years ago, about 350,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College or its subsidiaries with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu/why-ashworth/our-online-schools/.

Ashworth College, Madison School of Healthcare, and PCDI Canada are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). James Madison High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and 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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Kathryn Coble
James Madison High School
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