Partners Education Scholarship program awards scholarships to low-income students to increase access to career education
October 24th, 2011
IRVINE, CA., October 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a vision to address growing concerns about the rising costs and access to higher education for academically qualified low-income students, International Education Corporation (IEC), a leading national provider of career education and operator of UEI College and United Education Institute (UEI), today announced that so far in 2011 over 250 of its students have received the Partners Education Scholarship. The Partners Education Scholarship program is designed to help meet the challenge of ensuring access to higher education for students who will not be able to afford it otherwise. "We are proud to partner with Exacta Media, Global Financial Aid Services and Wonderlic to offer low-income students much-needed funding in pursuing postsecondary education," said Dr. Fardad Fateri, President and Chief Executive Officer at International Education Corporation. "A college education is often financially out of reach for many students. Through this new scholarship program, we plan to provide access and make college education an attainable objective."
"The Partners Education Scholarship has made a huge difference in the lives of our students and their ability to afford a college education," said Ena Hull, Vice President of Financial Planning. "Our students will be forever grateful for this vital support."
"We are extremely pleased to partner with UEI and the Partners Education Scholarship program" said Frank Flores, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Exacta Media. "Everyone deserves a quality college education, and this opportunity will provide those that are in need to help find a way to pay for the growing cost associated with it. Education is the bedrock of our society and it is needed to sustain an employable workforce and to keep this country competitive. Any contributions we can make on behalf of furthering people's personal intellectual capital is always a plus."
"My time here at UEI was more than a wonderful and unforgettable experience," said Perrisha Vaughn, Dental Assistant graduate from UEI and recipient of the Partners Education Scholarship. "The staff was very helpful and willing to go the extra mile to help me. By the time I graduated, I couldn't recall a staff member that did not know who I was. Everyone expressed an interest in my desires and needs. UEI has helped me transition from a job to a Career. Thanks UEI!"
About International Education Corporation
Headquartered in Irvine, California, and named as one of the fastest growing corporations on Inc. 500, IEC is a premier national provider of postsecondary career education offering top quality programs in high demand verticals such as healthcare, business, technology, transportation, and criminal justice. IEC is the parent company of UEI College and United Education Institute. UEI College has 13 campuses conveniently located in California. United Education Institute has 2 campuses located in Florida and Georgia.