WEST ORANGE, N.J., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training and a driving force in helping students turn their passion into professional success, has announced a scholarship opportunity for veterans and other service members of America's Armed Forces. The $1,000 American Hero Scholarship will assist veterans, active duty service members, reservists, and National Guardsmen in starting career-focused training programs that can lead to new careers in many of America's leading industries.
"The first Lincoln school was established specifically to assist veterans coming home from World War II," says Lincoln's CEO Shaun McAlmont. "We've never lost sight of that mission. Lincoln holds our country's military in the highest esteem, and we're offering the American Hero scholarship as another way of making sure our veterans—America's Heroes—have all the resources they need to launch new careers that build on the technical skills the military helped them develop."
The American Hero Scholarship will be available to service members who begin training at Lincoln after January 1, 2014. Across the country Lincoln schools offer veterans the opportunity to translate their military skills into skills that create job opportunities in Automotive Technology, Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Skilled Trades, Hospitality Services and more.
This scholarship is being made available along with many other opportunities to help students fund hands-on training for skills that meet the needs of employers. In all, Lincoln will award more than $10 million in scholarships this year to deserving students who are ready to take the next step along their chosen career paths.
For more details about Lincoln's scholarship opportunities such as American Hero and more, visit lincolnedu.com/scholarships.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults career-oriented programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 38 campuses and five training sites in 17 states under five brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Lincoln College of New England, and Florida Medical Training Institute.
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