Local Community to Help Select Winners
KENOSHA, Wisc., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Herzing University-Kenosha Community Commitment Scholarship was launched yesterday with an announcement made at the campus by Krista Wills, Campus President. The $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to residents of Kenosha and the surrounding area, including Racine and Northern Illinois. Deadline for entry is March 17, 2010.
The scholarship contest will be conducted in three stages. In Stage 1, entrants complete a short application and submit a 200-400 word essay on the topic "How I could contribute more to my community with a Herzing University education." Entrants must also be able to meet the criteria for admission to the University.
Stage 2 is the semi-finals. Semi-finalists will be selected by the University's Scholarship Selection Committee and asked to record a short video telling the public why they want to further their education, and how that education will impact them, their family, and the community. Videos will be posted online where area residents will vote from April 1-13, 2010 for the entry they feel is most deserving of the scholarship.
On April 14, 2010 in Stage 3, the entrants who submitted the ten videos with the highest number of votes will be declared Finalists, all of whom will win a $500 scholarship prize. Each Finalist will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation from area leaders. The Scholarship Committee will select two Winners, based on all materials submitted, to be awarded an additional $2,500 for a scholarship total of $3,000 each.
The two Winners of the additional $2,500 prize will be announced at the University's Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Celebration scheduled to take place in late April 2010. Prospective and current students are welcome to apply. All winners must begin their educational program at Herzing University-Kenosha on or before November 1, 2010.
"This scholarship will recognize area residents who wish to enhance not just their own future though education, but also the future of their community by offering their talents and newly-acquired expertise in their fields of study in health care, technology, business, public safety, and design," said President Wills. She continued to say, "The scholarship is based on the principle that when one person brightens their own future through education, dozens more will benefit."
Herzing University was founded in 1965 as one of the first post-secondary institutions to focus on training students for the computer industry. Since then, the university has grown to encompass 11 campuses in the United States – including Kenosha – and its online division, Herzing University Online. Building upon Herzing's rich 45-year history of preparing students for in-demand careers, the Herzing University-Kenosha campus offers educational programs for careers in health care, business, technology, design and public safety.
"Career-focused – Convenient – Caring" education is the motto of the University. The caring is an integral part of the culture and faculty, and staff are hired as much for that characteristic as for their credentials and experience. The convenience is illustrated by not only the student choice of resident, hybrid or online options, but also by block scheduling of classes so there is no wasted time between classes. All academic programs are career-focused and the University has, as one of its important goals, a high number of its available graduates working in their career field within six months after graduation.
SOURCE Herzing University-Kenosha