2016 Student Scholarship Spotlight

Last month, the foundation announced that thirty-one recent graduates from a variety of online and blended high school programs would be recipients of post-secondary financial support through our 2016 Student Scholarship Program. Scholarship recipients represent more than twenty-one states around the country, attended a mix of traditional public, public charter, and private schools, and have plans to matriculate to a wide range of 2-year, 4-year, and vocational schools to continue their personalized educational journeys. As our executive director, Amy Valentine, stated in remarks at a Washington, DC reception celebrating the scholarship winners:

It is a privilege to recognize the incredible achievements of our first cohort of scholarship winners and to support their future academic pursuits. Having taken the road less traveled through online and blended learning opportunities, these young scholars are poised to tackle the next phase of their schooling with focus and determination.

We are proud to share with you a video featuring a number of our 2016 scholars, in their own words: