WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambassador College Bookstores helps the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) continue its tradition of honoring United States military personnel attending career colleges. For the fourth consecutive year, Ambassador College Bookstores has donated $25,000 to the Imagine America LDRSHIP Award Program.
Since 2004, IAF has annually recognized military personnel with LDRSHIP Awards. Nearly $400,000 has been awarded to exceptional military students attending career colleges nationwide. In that time, the awards have provided financial assistance to young men and women returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan, reservists, honorably discharged, retired and active duty military personnel.
"IAF is a much needed resource for military students attending career colleges nationwide," said Steven M. Blicht, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Ambassador College Bookstores. "We are privileged to help honor students who have bravely fought for our freedom!"
To receive the Award, applicants must attend a career college participating in the Imagine America Scholarship and Award Programs, and have a cumulative 3.5 or higher grade point average and at least a 95% attendance record.
"These Awards have a major impact on military students and their families," said Robert L. Martin, President & CEO of the Imagine America Foundation. "We are grateful to Ambassador College Bookstores for their generosity!"
About the Imagine America Foundation
The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $75 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military personnel attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers comprehensive employee development programs through its Center for Excellence in Education. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation's programs, please visit www.imagine-america.org
About Ambassador College Bookstores
As the leading provider of education technology solutions, Ambassador engineers, develops and implements specialized bookstore solutions for post-secondary, proprietary and career schools. Through its service models, Ambassador provides all required student course materials including textbooks, eBooks and custom content, as well as scrubs, kits, supplies and logo apparel. Ambassador also provides print and media requirements for college, university and corporate libraries worldwide. Utilizing its leading-edge technologies, Ambassador simplifies the delivery and management of digital content. The dynamic integration of Ambassador's proprietary supply chain technology and its unparalleled service enables organizations to efficiently fulfill their academic and financial missions. Ambassador has served educational institutions since 1973. For more information about Ambassador College Bookstores, please visit www.ambassadorbookstores.com.
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Source:Imagine America Foundation