Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Over $600K in Tuition Scholarships Will be Awarded This Saturday

On Saturday, May 2, The Art Institute of California – Orange County will announce the recipients of over $600,000 in tuition scholarships. Graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing a creative education competed for scholarships worth half the cost of tuition for one of the associate’s or bachelor’s degree programs offered at The Art Institute of California – Orange County.

“The scholarship competition is held every year but it has never been more important for students than during this difficult economic climate,” said Daniel Levinson, president of The Art Institute of California – Orange County. “We received an overwhelming number of entries and are proud to be able to do our part to help students pursue their educational goals.”

Requirements for the half-tuition scholarships varied depending on the program the students were interested in pursuing, but all contestants were required to submit a resume, a letter of recommendation, a copy of their high school transcript and an essay describing their career goals.

The recipients of all 2009 scholarships, including scholarships for international students and high school graduates, will be announced at a special awards ceremony at The Art Institute of California – Orange County at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. The second annual Rock the Runway fashion, music and art festival begins promptly at 3 p.m.

For more information on the scholarships offered, visit www.ocscholarship.com . For event information on Rock the Runway, go to http://www.airocktherunway.com/.

Media Contacts
Tricia Cook, 714.338.1303 or tacook@aii.edu
Veronica Orozco, 714.830.0221 or vorozco@aii.edu

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