James Madison High School 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 of its 2019 awards.

The scholarship winners listed below include two General Diploma program students and two College Prep Diploma program students of James Madison High School.

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 high school diploma programs.

“This year we had a record number of applicants for the high school scholarships,” said Principal Megan Bowen. “We’re thrilled to be able to give out four full-tuition awards to students who are achieving their educational goals by completing high school with JMHS. We hope next year’s batch of applicants is even bigger and more competitive!”

The following James Madison High School students have been awarded ACCESS scholarships for 2019:

  • Aidan Averett, General High School Diploma
  • Kyesha Johnson, College Prep High School Diploma
  • Lorenzo Laurenzano, College Prep High School Diploma
  • Ashlyn Stanley, General High School Diploma

In addition to the high school scholarship recipients, 19 students of the online high school’s sister colleges Ashworth College and PCDI Canada will receive 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 James Madison High School

James Madison High School is a regionally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable high school education to students around the world. Areas of education include College Prep Diploma, General Diploma, and Career Pathways programs, NCAA-eligible courses, and single courses. Additionally, through a partnership with the Georgia Student Finance Commission, all JMHS students are eligible for Dual Enrollment, a fully-funded program of college-level courses through which they can earn high school and college credits simultaneously. For more information, visit

JMHS 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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