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New Heritage University website opens up scholarship opportunities

New Heritage University website opens up scholarship opportunities
HERITAGE UNIVERSITY NEWS RELEASE -- Heritage University wants to give seven of the Valley’s brightest students the opportunity to soar in higher education.

Heritage University rolled-out “HU Soar.com,” a new website built specifically for students who want to find out more about Heritage University.

At HUSoar.com prospective college students can not only learn about Heritage University but also apply for one of seven newly announced scholarships. The merit-based scholarships are available to those students wanting to earn their degrees in one of five areas of study: nursing, business, the humanities, education, and the fields of science, technology and mathematics.

Five of the scholarships are available to new Heritage University students and two will be made available to existing students. The students selected will receive a full-tuition scholarship for the achievement of their undergraduate degree.

"Heritage University Students have the opportunity to learn from world-class professors, right here in the Yakima Valley," says HU Provost, Dr. Curt Guaglianone.

"Our students learn about the 'real world of work' through participation in career-launching internships with local businesses, developing relationships with industry insiders, and by working in the fields of their choice, throughout the region," saID Guaglianone.

"The other real advantage for students who choose to study at Heritage University, is our small class size," explains Dr. Guaglianone. "One-on-one time with professors, personal contact and interaction with HU President Bassett and other campus administrators, as well as individual tutoring and advising from our first rate faculty and staff, are opportunities that students who choose a larger university, will never experience," says Guaglianone, "A Heritage University education is personal, individualized, life changing, and first class!"

Heritage University also gets students involved with the local community, which opens more doors for career opportunities after graduation.

“Our students are well prepared, not only for their first job after graduation, but for meaningful and fulfilling careers,” said Harold Wingood, associate vice president for enrollment.

“Those in many of our programs, such as nursing, clinical lab sciences and education are recruited and hired even before graduating. In fact, the hiring rate for education graduates is one of the highest in Washington State.”

Applications for Heritage Soar Scholarships are due March 3, 2014 at 5 p.m. Applications will be scored based on four criteria: high school grades, PSAT/SAT or Act Scores, a personal commitment statement, and the strength of a letter of recommendation. Finalists will be notified on or about April 1, 2014, and must complete an in-person interview in front of a panel of judges before an award will be made.
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