WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Students attending career colleges often receive less federal and state grants than students attending other postsecondary institutions. The Imagine America Foundation's (IAF) mission is to offer scholarships and grants to this underserved, but extremely deserving, student population. Champion College Services, Inc., as event sponsor of the 2013 IAF Concert, helps IAF assist more students in reaching their educational goals.
The Imagine America Foundation is the career sector's largest provider of scholarship funds, giving more than $75 million in scholarships and awards since the organization's inception. Each year, IAF works with 900 career schools to provide scholarships that help students achieve their dreams. Over 23,000 students received tuition assistance last year. However, IAF is more than scholarships. Since March 2011, 30,000 applicants have completed the IAF Financial Planning Made Simple (FPMS) Tool. Through FPMS, 49% of survey respondents said they decide to borrow less money for school.
"Champion College Services, Inc. has a similar mission to IAF. Helping students learn life skills to improve their future is a cause near and dear to our hearts," said Mary Lyn Hammer, President & CEO of Champion College Services, Inc. "Champion has been a sponsor of IAF events for many years and becoming the main event sponsor was just another way for us to reach out to career college students."
The 2013 IAF Concert will take place during the Annual APSCU Convention & Exposition in Orlando, FL.
"Events such as the 2013 Concert help IAF underwrite scholarships and grants to thousands of students annually. Without the support of companies like Champion College Services, Inc., these events would not be possible," said Robert L. Martin, President & CEO of the Imagine America Foundation. "We are extremely grateful to Champion College Services, Inc. for their continuing support of IAF and the students we serve!"
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
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