Walden University Names First Recipients of Project Working Mom 2010 Full-Tuition Scholarships
Minneapolis—April 13, 2010—Walden University , which for 40 years has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and effecting positive social change, has selected the first recipients of its Project Working Mom 2010 full-tuition scholarships. Walden, with an enrollment of more than 75 percent female students, 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 selected to pursue their degrees at Walden are:
- Rebecca Barton of Dayton, Ohio—Doctor of Education (EdD)
- Carmen Cummings of Spartanburg, S.C.—PhD in Public Policy and Administration
- Lisa Rodriguez of Los Angeles—MS in Education
- Sandra Sjoberg of Middletown, Md.—PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences
- Altessa Sostre, Louisburg, N.C.—MS in Mental Health Counseling
“A PhD in Public Policy and Administration opens up a whole new and exciting world for me. With this degree I can live a lifelong dream of becoming a social advocate for change,” said scholarship recipient Carmen Cummings. “Walden University is a school with a reputation of excellence and I am looking forward to beginning my scholastic endeavors there.”
Working mothers and fathers 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 next application deadlines are April 27 and Sept. 30.
Walden is one of eight accredited online schools participating in this year’s Project Working Mom program. In total, nearly $5 million in tuition assistance will be given through up to 285 scholarships. Walden has already awarded 14 full-tuition scholarships through its involvement in previous Project Working Mom programs.
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 40,500 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 more than 50 online and campus-based universities in 21 countries.
Walden offers more than 40 degree programs with more than 180 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.hlcommission.org.