Dominican University to Award Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarships for Fall I, 2011 Session
TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Dominican University, a U.S. News & World Report-ranked and accredited university, in partnership with University Alliance and Bisk Education, is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarship.
Two scholarships will be awarded for each of the six sessions per year. For the Fall I, 2011 session, the scholarship is valued at more than $5,400 per student or $450.45 per course. Recipients will receive special tuition rates through graduation as long as they remain an active student in Dominican’s online program.
These scholarships will help gifted educators excel by earning a Master of Education in Reading, Elementary Education, or English as a Second Language through the convenience of Dominican’s online programs. Earning a master’s degree is a vital step for teachers to become better qualified and advance their career possibilities.
Dominican University offers 100% online programs designed to provide students with the flexibility of 24/7 access to courses. The university’s video-based e-learning model means that no campus visits are required. With the availability of scholarships for new students, this is an excellent time for educators to consider pursuing a master’s degree online.
“Dominican University is proud to honor accomplished educators with the opportunity to pursue higher academic and professional goals through these education scholarships,” said Sister Colleen McNicholas, Dean Emerita of the School of Education. “We look forward to helping foster their further success.”
Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a first-time Dominican University master’s program applicant
- Teach in a classroom or work in school administration at the time of application
- Demonstrate that they have had a positive impact on the lives of others
- Hold a bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, or doctorate degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited institution
The deadline to apply is August 14, 2011. For more information or to apply for the scholarship, contact a program representative at 800-441-5408 or visit http://www.dominicanu.com/graduate-scholarships-teachers.asp where you can also download the scholarship application.
Bisk Education is excited to offer scholarships for new Dominican University students enrolled in future sessions as well. Each session, more than $10,800 in scholarships will be awarded. Over the course of a year, more than $64,000 in scholarships will be awarded.
About Dominican University
Founded in 1901, Dominican University is located ten miles west of downtown Chicago. The Catholic university ranks in the top tier of Midwest regional universities, according to U.S. News & World Report – which also repeatedly cited Dominican as a best value. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as a baccalaureate and master’s degree granting institution.
About Bisk Education, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Bisk Education is the world’s leading provider of professional education online. The University Alliance (UA), a division of Bisk, facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and support services, our university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, the University of San Francisco, the University of Vermont, Florida Institute of Technology, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University and Dominican University. U.S. News University Directory, part of the Bisk network, provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 2,000 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983.
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SOURCE Dominican University