April 2008

Imagine America Foundation Releases Guide to Career Colleges 2008-2009

Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2008) – With thousands of courses, schools, degrees, curricula and formats out there, choosing a postsecondary educational option can be a challenge.

Fortunately for students interested in non-traditional educational opportunities, there’s now an ally in their search. Imagine America’s Guide to Career Colleges 2008-2009 is the most comprehensive resource of its kind on the career college sector of higher education. From high school seniors to military students to the adult learner, the Guide lays out a wide variety of higher education options. It also offers a list of suggestions and tips on finding the school that’s right for them. And, best of all, it’s free.

Imagine America’s Guide to Career Colleges 2008-2009 is the source of information for over 400 institutions offering career-specific education, as well as the Imagine America scholarship and award programs. The Guide will walk readers step-by-step toward attaining their career education goals.

The guidebook includes information about career colleges; an application checklist; information about financing a career college education, including the various types of financial aid available; Internet college planning resources; a state association directory, including contact information for associations offering state scholarship programs; a family's guide to education tax cuts; common financial aid questions answered; and an interactive CD-ROM that provides in-depth profiles of each career college with admissions contact information and web site links.

“This compact guidebook gives students information about career colleges, financial aid and so much more,” said Robert L. Martin, President of the Imagine America Foundation. “With this resource, we hope that students will find what they need to help make the right career college choice.”

Lockheed Martin Contributes $25,000 to the Imagine America LDRSHIP Award

Washington, D.C. (April 7, 2008) – Courage. Dedication. Honor. The same qualities exhibited by those who serve America are essential for the successful pursuit of higher education. Now, in support of this vital population, Lockheed Martin is helping those who have served in the military reach their education goals.

Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest aerospace and defense company, recently donated $25,000 to the Imagine America LDRSHIP Award. Lockheed Martin has been an integral sponsor of the LDRSHIP Award since 2004.

“Lockheed Martin is proud to provide scholarship support to America’s military men and women as they transition to new careers of leadership and service in the private sector,” said Fred P. Moosally, president of Lockheed Martin’s Maritime Systems & Sensors business. “I have every confidence that these motivated veterans will use this educational opportunity to excel in their chosen professions.”

“Imagine America Foundation congratulates Lockheed Martin on their continued support of this worthwhile scholarship program,” said Robert L. Martin, President of the Imagine America Foundation. “They’re opening doors for service members who might not otherwise pursue higher education.”

The LDRSHIP Award provides financial assistance to military veterans, including young men and women returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Eligible recipients include reservist, honorably discharged, retired or active duty military personnel pursuing technical degrees while attending Imagine America-affiliated or Career College Association member institutions.

Imagine America Foundation Releases Resource Guide for Career College Students

Washington, D.C. (March 20, 2008) – The transition from high school to college can be difficult, and college students could use a friend to guide them. To help students make the shift and meet their academic goals, the Imagine America Foundation has released the 2008 Imagine America Student's Guide.

The 2008 Imagine America Student's Guide offers students helpful study tips, advice for responsible credit card management, a look at the importance of externships, and information on different kinds of financial aid. The guide also features insider articles on student services and the importance of technology in the classroom. Other articles highlight things every high school graduate should know.

The Foundation's resource guide for college students has been updated and amended for 2008. This guide is aimed at both students entering college and those who are already in college.

A new section – added for the 2008 edition – focuses on military service members. Articles include helpful information about how service in the military can lead to success in college. Financial assistance for service members is also addressed in this section.

"This year's guidebook gives students information about career colleges, financial aid and so much more," said Robert L. Martin, President of the Imagine America Foundation. "With the added section for military service personnel, we hope that all students will find what they need to help make the right career college choice."

The 2008 Imagine America Student's Guide is now available. To request your free copy, please contact Danica Benson at danicab@imagine-america.org or at 202-336-6724.

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