2017 FBOL Student Scholarship Program to Celebrate Achievement in Blended and Online Learning

Application portal for post-secondary financial support is open through May 1

CASTLE ROCK, CO — Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Student Scholarship Program from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL). Thirty merit-based scholarships for students matriculating to post-secondary studies and who have completed high school blended or online learning programs will be awarded in June after independent vetting through partner organization Scholarship America. Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2017. Students, families, and teachers should visit http://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org/scholarship-program/ for details.

Amy Valentine, the foundation’s executive director, said, “Recognizing the achievements of students who have found academic success in blended and online learning environments is a cornerstone of our mission to identify and amplify great educational opportunities around the country. We are so proud to help make post-secondary success for our scholars a very real possibility and to support the full range of options open to them, whether it be a two-year, four-year, or vocational program.”

2016 Student Scholarship Program recipients represented traditional public schools, public charter schools, and private schools, and are thriving in Ivy League, state, community, and technical schools, with 100 percent of them persisting through to their second semester. Videos and reflections from 2016 awardees can be found on the foundation’s website and blog.

Complete application requirements and access to Scholarship America’s online portal can be found at http://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org/scholarship-program/.

About the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning

The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning was created to advance and improve the availability and quality of blended and online educational opportunities for students and teachers and to strengthen the outcomes of those programs through active academic, instructional, and technology support for personalized learning. The Foundation works toward these goals through its Student Scholarship and Innovative Educator Grant programs, the development and distribution of original research exploring emerging policy and practice, and ongoing collaboration with diverse leaders across the fields of education, business, policy, and philanthropy. Learn more at www.blendedandonlinelearning.org.