The Imagine America Foundation Announces Promise Scholarship Recipients

Washington, D.C. (March 29, 2012) – The Promise Scholarship was developed to provide financial assistance to students who are attending participating Imagine America institutions through its Imagine America High School Scholarship Program.  In addition to the $1,000 high school scholarship, Promise Scholarship recipients received an additional $500 towards their tuition.

This year 127 students from 60 different career college campuses received the Promise Scholarship.  Students were nominated by their college because of their exceptional academic achievements.  Recipients of the Promise Scholarship had a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA and a 95% or higher attendance record.    

To date, the Foundation has provided more than $700,000 in cash grants through the Promise Scholarship Program.  Through this annual program 900 students across the United States have received financial assistance to attend a career education institution.

“These students took the financial assistance we initially provided and did something fantastic,” said Robert L. Martin, president of IAF. “This is the type of student we have in mind when we talk about helping the next generation of leaders meet their career goals. That’s what the Imagine America Foundation is all about.”

Promise Scholarships are funded through contributions made by our sponsor Nelnet and contributors to the Imagine America Foundation’s 21st Century Workforce Fund.

The Foundation’s high school scholarship program was launched in 1998 to provide tuition assistance and college scholarships for students enrolling at career colleges. Through that program, students can receive $1,000 in tuition assistance to attend an Imagine America participating school of their choice.

About the Imagine America Foundation
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $50 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military personnel attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers faculty development training. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation’s programs, please visit www.imagine-america.org.