WEST ORANGE, N.J., Jan. 10, 2014 /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, is making available scholarships of up to $5,000 to eligible students who begin qualified training programs in 2014. Lincoln's Advantage Scholarship will help students begin career-focused training that can reshape their professional futures and fill critical open positions across the country.
"Launching a new career starts with building new skills," says Lincoln's President Scott Shaw. "Skills give candidates an advantage in applying for new positions. This scholarship puts that advantage within reach for many students who may have thought higher education was something they could not afford."
Lincoln awarded more than $10 million in scholarships last year to deserving students who are ready to take the next step along their chosen career paths.
"Our graduates are launching new careers every day around the country in Automotive Technology, Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Skilled Trades, and Hospitality Services," Shaw says. "Employers come to Lincoln for skilled, experienced employees. We recognize that the cost of higher education can be substantial, and we believe that the 2014 Advantage Scholarship, along with the many other opportunities Lincoln has made available, demonstrates our commitment to helping students manage that cost."
For more details about all of Lincoln's scholarship opportunities including the 2014 Advantage Scholarship, 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 33 campuses and five training sites in 15 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. Lincoln also operates Lincoln Culinary Institute as a division of Lincoln College of Technology and/or Lincoln Technical Institutes in some locations
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