Grounding Belief in Education Unites Efforts for Tuition Scholarships for Douglas County School District Employees

Denver, Colo., (August 30, 2011) – Jones International University® (JIU®) is pleased to partner with the Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF) to re-launch the successful Educator Scholarship Program for all employees in the Douglas County School District (DCSD).  The program will provide up to $1,000,000 in scholarships for DCSD employees who meet eligibility requirements.

The initial scholarship program was introduced in 2009, when Jones International University 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.  Since 2009, over 135 Douglas County employees have been named scholarship recipients.  The success of the initial program continues to fuel excitement for the re-launch.   

“This is an excellent example of how a private-public partnership works for the benefit of Douglas County students,” said Sean McGraw, executive director of the Douglas County Educational Foundation. “Our goal is to provide exceptional resources for all DCSD employees to continue to grow professionally, affect positive change in our students’ lives and maintain our District’s tradition of providing a world-class education for all students.”

Jones International University has set the standard in quality online learning and this partnership allows educators in the District to take advantage of top-notch degree programs in business and education.  Interested candidates can learn more about this enriching educational opportunity by visiting  Qualified individuals should submit a statement of interest to the DCEF at  For further information, please feel free to call the DCEF offices at 303.387.0505. 

“Jones International University allows busy working adults to make positive changes in their personal lives and careers by pursuing online degree programs via an innovative online learning platform,” said Richard Cox, senior vice chancellor at JIU.  “We look forward to continuing to share our passion for education with the community of individuals in the Douglas County School District.  The continued education of our educators paves the way for a brighter future for all.  Lifelong learning is the positive change that we need in today’s global environment.”

About DCEF

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 our students, citizens and community.

The Foundation will achieve this mission by engaging the community and directing support where appropriate toward the following objectives: facilitate learner development through enhanced educational activities for all ages within the community; enrich individual life experience by promoting cultural activities in the arts and humanities; support the professional growth of teaching by encouraging new and creative ideas for delivering education; and promote school and community partnerships by encouraging individuals and organizations to share resources. The DCEF is a non-profit Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) organization.

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. It offers an array of online undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees and professional certificate programs in the fields of business and education and employs some of the greatest minds from many of the world’s leading universities. JIU was the first entirely virtual university in the U.S. to be granted the highest form of accreditation and continues to make its mark as the Gold Standard Online University®. Visit for more information.




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