Douglas County School District to receive $1,000,000 in scholarships from Jones International University

DENVER, Colo., (October
4, 2012) —
Jones
International University® (JIU®) today announced the renewal of the Educator Scholarship
Program for Douglas
County Educational Foundation (DCEF).  This partnership provides all employees in
the Douglas
County School District (DCSD) access to scholarship options to use towards master and doctoral degrees in education and business
fields of study.

The
initial scholarship program was introduced in 2009, when JIU launched a
partnership with DCEF to offer up to $1,000,000 in scholarships to over 100
DCSD employees.  The program targets individuals who have the desire to
advance their careers, as well as complete continuing education requirements. 
To date the program has successfully supported over 150 Douglas County
employees with scholarship funding to use towards their advanced degrees.

“The
flexibility afforded by an online degree program allows DCSD teachers the
opportunity to continue their educational journey while maintaining focus on
their classrooms,” stated JIU Chancellor Dr. Milt Goldberg.  “As DCSD teachers and staff progress towards
their masters and doctoral degrees, they will procure a broader skill set to affect
positive change in the DCSD students’ lives.”

DCEF
was created in June of 1990 to develop private resources to enrich education
within Douglas County schools for the fulfillment of lifelong learning
experiences of students, citizens and community.  The Foundation seeks opportunities to engage
the community and direct support where appropriate towards facilitating learner
development through enhanced educational activities for all ages within the
community; supporting the professional growth of teaching by encouraging new
and creative ideas for delivering education; and promoting school and community
partnerships by encouraging individuals and organizations to share resources.
The DCEF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Interested
candidates can learn more about this educational opportunity by visiting http://dc.jiu.edu.  Qualified individuals
should submit a statement of interest to the DCEF at http://schools.dcsdk12.org/dcef
For further information, please feel free to call the DCEF offices at
303.387.0505. 

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 About Jones
International University®, Ltd. (JIU®)

As
the pioneer in online education, Jones International University, offers an
unparalleled online educational experience that provides essential tools and
strategies for career starters, career changers, and career advancers around
the globe. JIU offers an array of online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral
degrees and professional certificate programs in the fields of business
administration, education, and business communication and employs some of the
greatest minds from many of the world’s leading universities.  Visit www.jiu.edu
for more information.