Summer 2009

  • By Danica Benson Did you know that last year more than 8,500 out of more than 10,000 applicants were awarded the Imagine America scholarship for high school seniors? This means that the Imagine America Foundation helped make postsecondary education more affordable for 85% of the 2008 graduates who applied. (That’s about 70% more than in 2007.) This is exciting news! The Imagine America...
  • By Andrea Spisak Students striving to achieve the American Dream can receive a lot of help from Sanford-Brown College – Milwaukee. Sanford-Brown College – Milwaukee offers students the opportunity to make good lives for themselves and their families by providing practical, relevant career education and training. The College is focused on providing students with education that...
  • By Jenny Faubert Left to right: Lee Mueller, Director, Coyne American Institute; Francisco Gomez; and Ricky Moore, Sr. H.S. Admissions Representative. As young men, Francisco Gomez and Miguel Orozco wanted to know how things worked. Often they wondered, how does a radio or toaster operate? To find out, they would sometimes take things apart to see and put them back together, not always in...
  • By Andrea Spisak In mid-April, I had the opportunity to participate in The Pacific Institute’s 6th Annual Best Practices and Great Ideas Conference in Indianapolis, IN. The conference, hosted by Indiana Business College, was a premier event on the best practices and great ideas in the career college and school sector. The event brought together over 50 different campuses that...
  • By Danica Benson I’m so glad you asked! There are several things that counselors can do before school closes for the summer to make sure their eligible students are on track to become Imagine America scholarship recipients. 1. First, register your school. If you have 2009 graduates who are planning to attend a participating Imagine America career college, make sure your school is...
  • By Torian Brown The Imagine America Foundation hit the road and had the opportunity to attend the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association (PSCA) meeting on April 15-17 in Hershey, PA. Danica Benson and I had the chance to meet new counselors and introduce them to the Imagine America scholarship and award programs and speak with old friends. The conference exhibit was held on the beautiful...
  • By Jenny Faubert Did you know? Career colleges enroll 44% of their students in high-growth fields, compared to 18% at public and 13% at private not-for-profit institutions. 17 of the 20 fastest-growing occupations are in the healthcare and computer/data processing industries. An estimated 1.8 million jobs are being created in these fields through 2016. 42% of health and 29% of...
  • By Jenny Faubert Thinking about joining the military or want to find out what educational benefits military personnel receive? Military.com has information on this and much more. Established in 1999, Military.com serves more than 10 million members. Military.com’s free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service. One important...