2018 FBOL Scholarship Program Supports High School Students Graduating from Blended and Online Learning Programs

Applications for post-secondary financial support accepted through April 30.

CASTLE ROCK, CO — The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) has opened the application process for its 2018 Student Scholarship Program. Up to 30 scholarships for graduating high school students are available to support post-secondary academic pursuits in two- and four-year colleges or vocational programs. Applicants must have taken a minimum of five blended or online courses to qualify. The deadline for application submission is April 30, 2018. Information about the application process can be found at http://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org/student-scholarship-program/.

Amy Valentine, FBOL’s executive director, said, “As the nature of school and work evolves in the United States and globally, it is important we celebrate the accomplishments of students completing secondary studies including blended and online courses. The independence and self-motivation developed in these new learning environments allow them to enter college and the workforce already possessing skills required for future success. We are proud to play a supportive role in helping these pioneers along their journey.”

For 2018, up to ten scholarships of $10,000 will be awarded to students matriculating to four-year colleges and up to 20 scholarships of $5,000 will be awarded to students planning to attend a two-year college or vocational program. The application process is managed by Scholarship America.

61 students from 26 states received FBOL scholarships in 2016 and 2017. They are currently attending a variety of schools ranging from two-year associate’s programs to top ten universities and are pursuing studies in everything from automotive engineering to medicine. To learn more about the scholarship program and other FBOL activities, please visit http://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org/.

 

About the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning

Through scholarships, grants, original research, and strategic partnerships with a diverse cross-section of leaders, the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning is working to close the gap between the pace of technology in daily life and the pace of change in education. By documenting and sharing their stories, our efforts to keep the student, parent, and educator experience central to the conversations about the future of education help ensure that “school” effectively serves all learners and students can achieve their unique and unbounded potential. Learn more at http://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org/.

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