SOURCE: Walden University

Walden University

October 02, 2009 16:53 ET

Walden University Invites Public to Vote for Video Contest Winners

The Online University Will Award Grand Prize Winners With $5,000 and a $2,500 Donation to Their Favorite Charities

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - October 2, 2009) - Public voting has begun for winning entries in Walden University's Scholars of Change video contest. Students and graduates from the online higher education institution created and submitted videos on how Walden University degrees will change their lives and empower them to effect positive social change. Grand prize winners will receive $5,000 plus an additional $2,500 to donate to their favorite charities. Walden University launched the contest as part of a multimedia campaign celebrating its commitment to social change.

The video contest kicked off this summer when Walden invited students and graduates to submit short videos on how degrees from the online university helped them make a positive change in their careers, their lives, or the lives of others. More than 90 students and graduates at Walden created videos, sharing compelling stories about how their learning experience impacted their lives and the lives of those around them.

Public viewing and voting on the 40 selected video finalists began this week at Individuals may vote once per day for multiple videos. Voting ends October 9 at 3 p.m. ET. Grand prize winners will be announced on November 18, 2009.

The students and alumni in the videos reflect students currently pursuing bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university's vision of contributing to the greater global good fuels the passion of Walden students, graduates, faculty and staff.

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About Walden University:

Since 1970, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and communities. Today, more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries are pursuing bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees at Walden. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network -- a global network of 42 online and campus-based universities in 20 countries.

Walden offers more than 36 degree programs with over 140 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology and engineering. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

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