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Walden News // Dec 15, 2010

Walden University Names Final Project Working Mom 2010 Scholarship Recipients

Minneapolis—December 15, 2010— Walden University announced today its final four working parents to receive Project Working Mom full-tuition scholarships in 2010, joining the 10 previously announced in April and July. Recipients of Walden’s 2010 Project Working Mom scholarships comprise four doctoral, seven master’s degree and three bachelor’s degree students: 11 women and three men who are pursuing their online degrees at Walden in fields addressing workforce needs, including computer information systems, education, mental health counseling, management, nursing and public policy and administration.

The four working parents chosen to receive these scholarships to Walden are:

  • LaTasha Burl of Burtonsville, Md.—MS in Mental Health Counseling
  • Rachel Holeman of Okauchee, Wis.—Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program
  • Raymond Pichon of Snellville, Ga.—BS in Computer Information Systems
  • Craig Smith of Marietta, Ga.—BS in Computer Information Systems

“It would mean so much to me to obtain my MS in Mental Health Counseling so that I can help families deal with mental health problems,” said LaTasha Burl. “I know this scholarship will not only help me finish school successfully but will also free my mind so I can continue to improve my life and the lives of my children and other families whose lives I touch.”

Scholarship winner Craig Smith added, “Being able to pursue my degree online will demonstrate to my children how to set a goal and achieve it no matter what your age. When I earn my diploma, not only will I be proud of myself, but I know that my children will also be proud of my accomplishment.”

The Project Working Mom scholarships reflect Walden’s commitment to help working adults transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so they can make a greater impact in their professions and their communities.

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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 more than 50 online and campus-based universities in 24 countries.

Walden offers more than 50 degree programs with more than 225 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 Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,