SOURCE: Bryant & Stratton College Online

Bryant & Stratton College Online

December 01, 2010 07:30 ET

One Month Remains to Apply for a Pay It Forward Scholarship Offered by Bryant & Stratton College Online

Five Recipients Will Receive a Full-Tuition Scholarship for Themselves and Another to Pay Forward to Someone Else; Applications Are Due December 31

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - Bryant & Stratton College Online today announced that only one month remains to submit an application for its Pay It Forward Scholarship program. Pay It Forward recognizes and rewards recipients who are not only interested in improving their lives with education, but who also want to "pay it forward" to someone else. The deadline to apply is December 31. Ten finalists will be announced in January 2011 and after a period of voting, five Pay It Forward Scholarship recipients will be selected to receive a full-tuition scholarship for themselves, as well as another full-tuition scholarship to "pay forward" to a friend, family member, colleague or even community organization. The remaining finalists will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. Pay It Forward Scholarships are for online associate's degree programs at Bryant & Stratton College.

"Through the Pay It Forward Scholarship program, this holiday season people have an opportunity to not only apply to receive a full-tuition scholarship for themselves, but to give the gift of education to someone else as well," said Scott Traylor, Associate Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. "With only a month left until the deadline, we encourage people to submit their application so that they have a chance to both receive and pay forward the education they've always wanted, but may not have thought possible until now."

To apply for a Pay It Forward Scholarship, applicants must complete a short application and submit a brief essay describing why they deserve the scholarship. The essay should touch upon the good works the applicant has done for others and how they live the "pay it forward" lifestyle. In the essay, applicants can also describe whom they would "pay it forward" to with the second full-tuition scholarship. The application and essay must be submitted online at www.PayItForwardScholarship.com by December 31, 2010.

In January 2011, Bryant & Stratton College Online will select ten Pay It Forward Scholarship finalists from the submitted applications. Videos will be created for each finalist where they will explain why they should be chosen for a Pay It Forward Scholarship. The videos will then be posted online for voting. The five finalists who get the most votes for their video will receive a full-tuition scholarship for an online associate's degree program at Bryant & Stratton College, as well as a second full-tuition scholarship to award to someone else. The remaining five finalists will receive a $5,000 scholarship to attend Bryant & Stratton College Online. All scholarship recipients will be announced in spring 2011.

To be eligible for a scholarship, Pay It Forward Scholarship applicants must meet all current Bryant & Stratton College scholarship and enrollment requirements. The complete rules and regulations can be reviewed at http://online.bryantstratton.edu/pay-it-forward/rules/.

Bryant & Stratton College was founded in 1854 and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degree programs, visit www.bryantstratton.edu/online

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is one of the nation's pioneers in career education and is the premier provider of online associate's degrees. Bryant & Stratton College offers accredited education that upgrades student capabilities and maximizes their marketability. For more than 150 years, Bryant & Stratton College has helped students gain the career skills they need to succeed in the workplace. Currently, Bryant & Stratton College Online offers four online bachelor's degree programs, eleven online associate's degree programs and ten online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. Bryant & Stratton College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Bryant & Stratton College also offers flexible scheduling at its 17 campuses located in four states: New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees, visit www.bryantstratton.edu/online

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