American InterContinental University (AIU) Online student Carolyn Hudson has endured a lot in her life; she lost a daughter to breast cancer and was diagnosed with the same disease just a few years later. Now as a grandmother, she has taken on the responsibility of caring for three grandchildren, working full time and going back to school. In recognition of her determination and perseverance in the face of many obstacles, AIU announced today that Hudson was one of six AIU Online students named as the inaugural recipients of the AIU Working Woman Scholarship. The scholarship was created in 2009 to provide working women who value career advancement with the opportunity to attend any degree program offered at AIU Online by receiving a full-ride scholarship with a value of up to $35,000*. The AIU Working Woman Scholarship was awarded to the following recipients:
“This scholarship has helped me to fulfill my dream of getting a college education,” said Hudson. “I am so grateful for this opportunity because I want to show my grandchildren that no matter your age or what you want in life, you can achieve it if you apply yourself and put in the work.”The winners were selected by a committee of AIU Online staff who reviewed the 106 applications that were received for this scholarship. The winners were notified via phone. In order to qualify for this opportunity, applicants had to be female, work at least 20 hours a week and be enrolled in AIU Online seeking a post-secondary degree. Candidates were required to submit a completed application, personal essay of at least 300 words but no more than 750 and a letter of recommendation from her current employer. For more information on this and other scholarship opportunities offered by AIU Online please visit the course catalog at www.aiuniv.edu/financial_aid/grants_scholarships.aspx. *Scholarship amounts vary by student and program and all selected candidates are required to agree to the terms and conditions set forth by AIU Online. Career success depends largely on student initiative, and individual experience and attitude. AIU Online does not guarantee employment, placement, or salary ranges. **1030 Women 18 and older nationally representative of the US population were surveyed. Of the women surveyed 378 have children at home (are Moms). The survey margin of error is +/- 3.1. About American InterContinental University Founded in Europe in 1970, American InterContinental University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs such as business, IT, criminal justice and design at U.S. campuses in Atlanta, Houston, Weston, Fla.; an international campus in London; and an internet-based online campus headquartered in suburban Chicago. The award-winning AIU Online Virtual Campus was recognized as “Best of the Best” in the 2009 Computerworld Honors Program.
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