Adult Excellence Award

Adult Excellence Award

Career College Scholarship For High-Achieving Adults

After we saw how much our scholarships to career and technical colleges helped our students, we looked for ways to do more. Our Adult Excellence Award is our way of saying thank you and showing gratitude with one scholarship. First of all, we are grateful for all the hard work our scholarship students commit to their career training and job search. Through your efforts at self-improvement, you contribute to a better world, set a good example for your family and friends, and you can improve your personal finances, health and well-being when you are happier in your career.

If you stumbled upon this page, and you are considering career college, but need financial help, you are almost at the right place. We recommend traveling over to our Student Roadmap To Success to learn what steps you're ready to take. Our partner colleges can help you pursue a new career in many areas, including: medical, mechanics, welding, renewable energy, business, and more.

Take a few moments to review the requirements and policies for our Adult Excellence Award for students who need scholarships for technical education or career training. And don't forget to become an Imagine America Member! It's free, quick, and simple to do. Plus, once you download our new mobile app, you can follow your application, access our resources for students, and more.

Non-Traditional Students Receive Award to Help With Education Cost

The Imagine America Foundation created the Adult Excellence Award to assist students who are attending participating Imagine America institutions through the Imagine America Adult Skills Education Program (ASEP). The Adult Excellence Award is essentially a continuation of the Foundation’s ASEP program.
Each scholarship provides $500 cash grants toward the student’s tuition balance.  The Adult Excellence Award is a competitive as a result not all applicants will receive the award.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Student must have been an Imagine America Adult Skills Education Program (ASEP) recipient
• Student must have completed at least one term in his/her course of study
• Student must have a college cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA
• Student must currently have a 95 percent or higher attendance record
• Student must write two statements, one on their college experience and the other about the Imagine America scholarship
• Student must obtain a written recommendation from a faculty/administrator representative of his/her career college
• Student must submit a picture
• Student must submit college transcripts (these can be unofficial)
Imagine America Foundation Policy and Procedures:
• The number of recipients will depend on available funds
• Each College Campus can nominate up to 3 students
• The Foundation will review all applications and submit the completed applications to scholarship committee
• Notice of recipients will be listed on the website and monies will be forwarded to the school
• The Award is a onetime award, non-transferable, non-negotiable and non-refundable
• All incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible
• Award can be revoked if recipient’s current education is discontinued for any reason
For more information about the Adult Excellence Award, please contact us at
Imagine America Foundation Announces Recipients of the Adult Excellence Award

Students attending career colleges nationwide have been awarded the 2014 Adult Excellence Award. Applicants were nominated by their college because of their exceptional academic achievements. Recipients of the Adult Excellence Award have a cumulative 3.5 or higher GPA and a 95 percent or higher attendance record. Read press release.

Congratulations to the 2014 Adult Excellence Award Recipients!

  • Kristen Alway- Brown Mackie College- South Bend
  • Douglas Burford- Universal Technical Institute- Lisle
  • Susan Cannon- YTI Career Institute- Lancaster
  • Caleb Cantu- Universal Technical Institute- Phoenix
  • Jonathan Carden- Advanced Technology Institute
  • Natalie Camelli- San Joaquin Valley College- Ontario
  • Sherialle Chenault- Sullivan University- Louisville
  • Edwin Clark- Universal Technical Institute- Sacramento
  • Rebecca Cornwell- Daymar College- Paducah
  • Zachariah Coronado- Universal Technical Institute- Sacramento
  • Donna Dellaquila- Community Care College- Tulsa
  • Eslam ElBeltagy- Sullivan University- Louisville
  • Tammera Fox- Brown Mackie College- Boise
  • Jason Freeman- Triangle Tech- Du Bois
  • Timothy Fulton- Kaplan Career Institute (Formerly CHI Institute)- Philadelphia
  • Laura Garwasiuk- Motorcycle Mechanics Institute- Phoenix
  • Janeth Gonzalez- Medtech- Falls Church
  • Giselle Guzman- YTI Career Institute- York
  • Meghan Hildebrand- YTI Career Institute- Lancaster
  • Eden Hottell- Spencerian College- Louisville
  • Benjamin Jones- Daymar Institute- Clarksville
  • Kathryn Kane- Sullivan University- Online
  • Michelle Klucka- Art Institute of Michigan- Troy
  • Laura Kresnak- Brown Mackie College- South Bend
  • Stephen Leitzel- Triangle Tech- Bethlehem
  • Richard Michalak- Florida Technical College- Deland
  • Michael Mulligan- Universal Technical Institute- Norwood
  • Emily Myatt- Sullivan University- Louisville
  • Joshua Peterson- YTI Career Institute- Altoona
  • Kassandra Pierce- Brown Mackie College- St. Louis
  • Jazmin Rodriguez- Berks Technical Institute- Wyomissing
  • Jamie Satterfield- IntelliTec College- Grand Junction
  • Kari Schleicher- Triangle Tech- Du Bois
  • Ruth Sprankle- YTI Career Institute-Altoona


Congratulations to the 2013 Adult Excellence Award recipients. 

List of 2011 Adult Excellence Award Recipients

The Imagine America Foundation Announces 2011 Adult Excellence Award Recipients

The Imagine America Foundation would like to thank the 21st Century Workforce Fund for making this award possible.

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