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Docent™ Creates First eLearning Scholarship for Community Colleges

 

Mountain View, Calif. (February 5, 2001) - Docent, Inc., a premier provider of eLearning infrastructure and services, has created the first endowed scholarship for certificate or degree program college students taking online courses. The initial $40,000 will fund a three-year endowment, managed by the League for Innovation in the Community College. All US community college students are eligible and the winners will be announced November 14, 2001 at the League for Innovation’s Conference on Information Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“More than 60% of community colleges in America offer online courses, but the Docent scholarship is the first fund dedicated to the eLearning student,” said Mark Milliron, president and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College. “A great number of community college students work full-time and are also parents, so online courses gives them the flexibility to manage their schedules. The Docent scholarship will help meet the needs of students who are trying to balance work, school and family.”

“We are devoted to supporting the growing use of online education among community college students,” said Dave Ellett, chairman, president and CEO of Docent. "We will devote a portion of our education sales to fund the principle of this scholarship because we hope to raise awareness of eLearning as a smart option for busy students.” 

An essay contest will determine the winners. More detailed information will be posted on the Docent and League for Innovation (www.league.org) websites.

CONTACT:
Mark D. Milliron
League for Innovation in the Community College
(480) 705-8200


Steven Phenix 
Bite Communications
(415) 614-3624