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$50,000 awarded to Scholars whose inspiring videos document efforts to make a difference in their communities
Minneapolis—December 16, 2013—From helping young victims of human trafficking to supporting veterans returning to civilian life in the United States, more than 200 Walden University students and alumni submitted inspiring videos of social change in their communities for the university’s 2013 Scholars of Change video contest.
Five scholars each received $7,500 plus a $2,500 donation to the charity of their choice. The winners—along with hundreds of their fellow video contributors—are supporting Walden’s mission and putting their knowledge to use for the greater good.
The 2013 Scholars of Change and their designated charities are:
“I want to make education—the magic that transformed my life—accessible to every child in Uganda,” Mukasa said. With the donation from the Scholars of Change video contest, his organization will be able to provide the support needed to construct a dining hall to create a healthier eating environment for students in the community they serve.
Other inspiring stories of social change from Walden students and alumni include working toward the academic success of refugee children, providing support for students affected by Hurricane Sandy, improving hygiene practices to advance healthcare in Uganda, generating awareness of prostate cancer and advocating for marriage equality. The five winning Scholars of Change videos and 12 honorable mention entries are available for viewing online at www.WaldenU.edu/scholarsvideos.
The Scholars of Change program began in 2009 when Walden invited students and alumni to submit short videos showing how they were applying their Walden education and experiences to bring about positive social change in their communities and around the globe.
About Walden University
For more than 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 50,000 students from all 50 states and more than 145 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online 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 more than 75 campus-based and online universities in 30 countries.
Walden offers more than 75 degree programs with more than 385 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. 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.hlcommission.org.