Pay It Forward Scholarship Program The Pay It Forward Scholarship program is designed to recognize and reward individuals who are not only interested in improving their own lives with education, but who also want to share the gift of education with someone else. Unlike most traditional scholarships, the five chosen recipients will not only be awarded a full-tuition scholarship for an online associate’s degree program at Bryant & Stratton College Online, but they will also be empowered to \”Pay It Forward\” by giving away a matching scholarship to someone they choose, such as a friend, family member, someone they work with, or even anonymously to someone they think is deserving.
All Essays Are In!!! Bryant & Stratton College would like to thank everyone who entered the Pay It Forward Scholarship over the last few months. Completed applications had to be received by midnight on December 31, 2010 for consideration. We received hundreds of applications with compelling essays of inspirational stories, detailing the kindness and generosity of giving back to the community and how each person would \”Pay Forward\” a full time scholarship to someone deserving in their life. Bryant & Stratton College Online has selected ten finalists whose stories, we found to be in the best \”Pay It Forward\” spirit and have met Bryant & Stratton College\’s basic enrollment standards. Of the ten, the top six were chosen and have agreed to be a in the running to receive and \”pay forward\” a full scholarship for an online Associate’s degree at Bryant & Stratton Online.
Voting Has Started!!! Each of the six finalists had a video crew visit them in their homes and have shared their stories of inspiration and kindness and why they should be chosen as a recipient of the Pay It Forward Scholarship. At the end of the two-week voting period, the top five finalists who have the most internet votes will each be awarded a full-tuition scholarship for an associate\’s degree program at Bryant & Stratton College Online, and will receive a second scholarship to \”pay forward\” to an individual or organization of their choice.
Cast your vote now!!! The remaining finalists who do not receive full-tuition scholarships will be awarded a $5,000 partial scholarship for an associate’s degree program at Bryant & Stratton College Online. Additionally, Bryant & Stratton College Online will select a deserving individual from all the applications submitted to receive one $10,000 partial scholarship for an online associate’s degree program. Voting will close on May 13th, and we will announce the winners on May 16th.