TORONTO, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Destiny Solutions, the leader in lifelong learning business solutions, announced today that Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 academic year are now available.
Despite the yearly growth in adult student enrollments in North America, a very limited number of scholarships exist today for adults looking to continue their education. The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is unique in that it is specifically for non-traditional students. Two students who demonstrate a commitment to furthering their education will be selected to receive the award. Destiny Solutions looks forward to helping non-traditional students gain the confidence to reimagine their success and the ability to continue their pursuit of lifelong learning.
"We believe that dedicated adult learners actively pursuing an education should be recognized for their perseverance," said Shaul Kuper, Founder and CEO of Destiny Solutions.
This perseverance is evident when looking at last year's scholarship winners. Moon Soe, who plans to become a secondary school teacher upon graduation from the Metropolitan State University in Minnesota this spring, noted the challenge that comes with being a non-traditional student.
"It's hard to work full-time and go to school full-time. The scholarship not only helped me financially, but has become part of my success story," Soe said.
Virginia Wilson, who expects to graduate this spring from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Sociology, spoke to another element of challenge.
"I dared dream the impossible and was called a fool by many of my family and friends, here I was approaching my 50s and wanting to start a new career," she said. "Receiving this scholarship is recognition for me."
Awarded annually since 2008, the Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is named in honor of the late Dr. Mary Cone Barrie, director of the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. A whole-hearted supporter and innovator of non-traditional education, Dr. Mary Cone Barrie was a friend and mentor to Destiny Solutions.
The scholarship is open to any non-traditional student studying at an accredited institution in the United States or Canada. Applications can be found on the Destiny Solutions website, and are due back by July 12, 2013.
For scholarship applications and further information, please visit: http://www.destinysolutions.com/comany-2/scholarship
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