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 Innovations Conference on
Information Technology in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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.
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)
Mark D. Milliron
League for Innovation in the Community College