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Rasmussen College Announces Second Round Of 110-Year Anniversary Scholarship Recipients

New Rockford Resident Kimberly Thompson Receives $5,000 Academic Scholarship to Apply Toward Associate's in Surgical Technician Degree Program

September 27, 2010

FARGO, N.D., (September 27, 2010) – Area resident Kimberly Thompson has been named a recipient of the Rasmussen College 110-Year Anniversary Scholarship. An initial group of 25 scholarship recipients was announced on May 2010. Thompson is one of 34 scholarship recipients named in a second announcement. The $5,000 scholarship will benefit her completion of the Associate’s in Surgical Technician degree program through Rasmussen College Fargo-Moorhead. The Scholarship Selection Committee chose Thompson from nearly 1,300 applicants across the country.

“Rasmussen College is proud of its ability to send qualified professionals into the healthcare field. We look forward to assisting Kimberly Thompson as she earns her degree through our School of Allied Health and prepares to enter the expanding industry,” Rasmussen College Fargo-Moorhead Campus Director Betty Largent said. “The 110-Year Anniversary Scholarship allows us the opportunity to give back to our community, make higher education more attainable to more people, and celebrate the extensive history of Rasmussen College.”

In March 2010, Rasmussen College announced that it would celebrate its 110-year anniversary by awarding 110 academic scholarships, valued up to $1 million, to people interested in attending Rasmussen College.  This is only the second of four rounds of awards.

“Rasmussen established the 110-Year Anniversary Scholarship to celebrate our history in higher education and to support students who have demonstrated a commitment to obtaining a college degree,” Rasmussen College President Kristi Waite said. “This scholarship is intended to help students reach their education goals and can be applied toward any education-related costs incurred at Rasmussen College.”

Founded in 1900 in Stillwater, Minn., Rasmussen College serves more than 15,000 students nationwide through its network of campuses and online degree programs. Rasmussen College offers a wide range of Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs in business, technology and design, healthcare, education, justice studies, and nursing. Rasmussen College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Individuals interested in applying for the remaining 110-Year Anniversary Scholarships may complete the scholarship application available online at www.Rasmussen.edu/110Years.

Applications will be accepted and considered through December 31, 2010. For additional information about Rasmussen College, visit www.Rasmussen.edu.


ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.Rasmussen.edu.

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