Public Picks College Scholarship Winner
BELLEVUE, Neb., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One college scholarship. One new car. One new lease on life. Five finalists campaigning for votes for a chance to return to college and earn a degree. Now it's up to the public to decide the winner of Bellevue University's Best Degree of You Career Makeover contest. Anyone with access to the Internet can vote at www.careermakeover.info to decide the winner of the contest, which awards one person a scholarship to Bellevue University and a 2005 Chevy Cobalt. Hundreds of people entered the contest, which kicked off March 28. A panel of judges interviewed 25 semifinalists and selected five finalists. The judges made their decisions based on self-expression, personal strengths, need, leadership and suitability for college-level work. The finalists come from all walks of life, ranging in age from 26 to 34. There are single mothers; a two-time breast cancer survivor; an honors student saddled with medical bills and unable to finish college; and a young man home-schooled as a youngster while he traveled the Mexico-United States border. The contest scholarship covers tuition and fees for either an undergraduate or graduate degree. Books are not included. The dollar value of the scholarship is $10,380 to $21,150, depending on the number of previous college credits earned. The dollar value of the car is $15,120 (MSRP). To enter, a person had to complete an entry form, either in paper form or online. Entries were judged on the basis of self-expression, personal strengths, needs, leadership and suitability for college-level work. The entry form included a section for people to write, in no more than 250 words, what difference they believe a college degree would make in their lives. Bellevue University offers 37 undergraduate and 10 graduate degree programs. The university offers seven degrees: Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Fine Arts; Master of Science; Master of Arts; Master of Business Administration; and Master of Healthcare Administration. Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is one of Nebraska's largest accredited independent institutions of higher learning. As one of the foremost information-age universities, Bellevue University provides quality liberal arts and business undergraduate and graduate programs for more than 5,500 students. The university's online and classroom programs provide optimal flexibility for professional and working students worldwide. Visit Bellevue University on the Web at www.bellevue.edu
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