Walden University Names New Recipients of Project Working Mom 2010 Full-Tuition Scholarships

Minneapolis, July 12 — /PRNewswire/ — Walden University has selected five additional working parents to receive Project Working Mom 2010 full-tuition scholarships, joining the first five scholarship recipients announced in April. Walden is participating in the Project Working Mom scholarship program as part of its commitment to help working adults transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so they can make a greater impact in their professions and their communities.

The five working parents chosen to pursue their degrees at Walden are:

  • Lisa Blauvelt of Como, Miss.—M.S. in Education
  • Jane Butler of Tucson, Ariz.—M.S. in Education 
  • David Leist of Shiner, Texas—M.S. in Education 
  • Debra Smith of Jackson, Miss.—Ph.D. in Public Health 
  • Vicki Welch of Henderson, Nev.—Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

"My career has revolved around spending time teaching young adults how to read, write and, most importantly, think as compassionate citizens of a larger community," said scholarship recipient Jane Butler. "I am going to make history with an online master’s degree by impacting student learning, building a community among teachers and being a positive role model for my students and family members."

Fellow scholarship recipient David Leist said, "An M.S. in Education will begin my dream of one day becoming a principal. It is extremely difficult for a single parent to be at every sporting event, every cheerleading event and every school event as well as work on a college degree. I feel that an online education from Walden University will give me the ability to be a parent and a sole provider for my family as well as a student."

Working parents interested in applying for Project Working Mom 2010 scholarships must complete a short application at www.projectworkingmom.com and write a brief essay about why online education is an ideal choice for them. The final application deadline is Sept. 30.

For more information, go to www.projectworkingmom.com.

About Walden University
For 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 42,500 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of 50 online and campus-based universities in 21 countries.
Walden offers more than 45 degree programs with more than 195 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology and engineering. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.


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