Kaplan launches scholarships


Kaplan University has launched two new scholarship programs — the California Commitment Scholarship and the Experiential Learning Scholarship — which will award up to $2.5 million to California students over three years.

Both awards are designed to help students affected by the fiscal crisis plaguing California’s state college system, according to a news release.

Kaplan has also teamed with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office on an agreement allowing community college students to take single online courses at Kaplan to fulfill their campus-based associate’s degree requirements.

Through its California Commitment Scholarship, Kaplan University will award California-based students up to $5,000 in scholarships to use toward the Kaplan’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The university will also award $1,500 Experiential Learning Scholarships to students who qualify for enrollment in the university’s Portfolio Development course, which enables students to document their mastery of college-level course work using prior professional, military and other experiential learning. The students will develop a portfolio of college-level work they may use to petition for Kaplan University credits, which could help them complete their degree programs faster.

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