TORONTO, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Destiny Solutions, the leading innovator of lifelong learning business solutions, today announced that applications are being accepted for the annual Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship.
Named in honor of the late Director of the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto, Dr. Mary Cone Barrie, the scholarship is awarded annually to two non-traditional students.
"A trusted friend and mentor, Mary tirelessly championed the lifelong learner and always supported non-traditional education. Devoted to her students, staff and instructors she went above and beyond to ensure the success of non-traditional education," said Shaul Kuper, president and CEO of Destiny Solutions. "It is our hope that by helping students succeed with the Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship, her legacy is carried forward."
Although 75 percent of America's college students are non-traditional, there are a very limited number of scholarship opportunities for this group. Destiny Solutions is working towards change, by offering two awards of $2,500 each to two qualified lifelong learners.
The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is open to any non-traditional learner 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 June 29, 2012. The scholarship will be awarded in late August.
For last year's winners, the scholarship proved a significant aid in achieving their goals. Joseph Puhak, a detective from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina enrolled in a Bachelor of Science, criminal justice program at Western Carolina University, made sure to express the importance of the scholarship.
"Through a recent promotion with added stressors and responsibility I started to feel the effects of a career and learning burnout. Since I found out about the scholarship, my enthusiasm is much higher and I have found a new level of motivation," he said. "Again, I thank Destiny Solutions and the Barrie Family. I have no choice but to repay both parties with good grades and my heartfelt pursuit of success."
The other winner, Asta Becker from Charlotte, North Carolina, echoed his sentiments.
"I always wanted more; it's just that at the beginning I didn't know how to get there. I went step by step until I found out that education would let me take the path I wanted. Thank you very much for the scholarship. It's still hard to believe I won," said Becker, a student in the Bachelor of Commerce program at Pfeiffer University.
To read about why the scholarship is named in Dr. Barrie's honor, please see Kuper's piece at www.evolllution.com/featured/a-non-traditional-scholarship-with-a-non-traditional-story/
To download a scholarship application, please visit www.destinysolutions.com/company-2/scholarship/
About Destiny Solutions
Destiny Solutions is the leading innovator of lifelong learning business solutions. Since 2001, Destiny Solutions has delivered breakthrough technology designed exclusively to meet the divergent needs of non-traditional higher education. Our flagship product, Destiny One™, transforms traditional administrative systems so educators can grow revenue, enhance student experience and success, and improve operational efficiency.
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