Everest College Awards Scholarship in Honor of 'I Have a Dream' Celebration

Scholarship Inspired by Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Dec 08, 2010, 15:40 ET from Everest College

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest College - Reseda today announced it will award a $5,000 scholarship to a Canoga Park High School student to commemorate the school's  "I Have a Dream" celebration, which honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Everest College-sponsored event, which will take place at Canoga Park High School on Monday, Dec. 13, pays tribute to a speech King delivered at the school five decades ago.  Alveda C. King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., is scheduled to speak at the event, in addition to Olympic gold medalist Rafer Johnson.

"We are truly honored to participate in this inspiring event," said Lani Townsend, president of Everest College – Reseda.  "Our goal is to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and encourage students to pursue their dreams by continuing their education."

The $5,000 Everest College scholarship will be awarded to a Canoga Park High School student based on various criteria including academic achievement, leadership ability, as well as passion for learning.

Everest CollegeReseda offers programs in business, criminal justice, dental assistant, massage therapy, medical assistant, among others.  The campus is located at 18040 Sherman Way, Ste. 400, Reseda CA 91335.

About Everest College

Everest College provides career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal, and information technology. Everest College has 12 campuses in the Southern California area – Alhambra, Anaheim, City of Industry, Gardena, Los Angeles, Ontario, Ontario Metro, Reseda, Santa Ana, San Bernardino, Torrance, and West Los Angeles. Everest has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.everest.edu.


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