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New Partnership Creates Exclusive College Scholarships for Virginia Beach High School Graduates
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, February 20, 2014 – The Optimist Club of Virginia Beach has recently announced a brand new scholarship specifically for Virginia Beach High School graduates looking to pursue a college degree. In an exclusive partnership with Bryant & Stratton College, OCVB will award $2000 scholarships to Beach HS graduates planning to enroll into any degree program at the College's Virginia Beach campus for the Fall 2014 semester.
The deadline for entries is Friday, April 25, 2014. Student contestants and winners will be selected by their high school counselors, coaches and teachers on Optimist-based standards of good character and citizenship. Contestants must meet academic entry criteria for acceptance as a student at Bryant & Stratton College. There is no entry fee and no age criterion other than being a student in good standing at a Virginia Beach area high school. Individual high school contestant selection and judging will be based on each contestant's individual Optimist Scholarship Contest Entry Form. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 9, 2014. To apply, please visit www.vbschools.com/scholarship, click "Search for Scholarship" and type in "Optimist".
About Optimist Club of Virginia Beach
Optimist International is one of the world's largest service club organizations with 93,000 adult and youth members in 3,200 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico and throughout the world. The Optimist Oratorical Contest is one of the organization's most popular programs, with more than 2,000 clubs participating annually.
About Bryant & Stratton College
Founded in 1854, Bryant & Stratton College has built its reputation and success on a commitment to excellence and high standards. We're proud to be regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skills Center. For over 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has offered students access to career-relevant education leading to bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificates in the fields of business, criminal justice, design, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, paralegal studies and information technology. General information can be found on the college′s website at https://www.bryantstratton.edu.