Brandman responds to CA budget cuts, tougher admissions and impacted colleges by offering students a $500 scholarship toward Brandman University degree
Irvine, Calif. Nov. 4, 2009 – Brandman University, a fully accredited university within the Chapman University System, is offering new transfer students a $500 scholarship toward earning their Brandman University bachelor’s degree. To qualify for the $500 scholarship, students must have completed an associate degree, CSU certification, IGETC certification, or equivalent, and must apply by Dec. 1, 2009 (and start classes by Jan. 18, 2010). The $500 scholarship can be applied to online courses offered by Brandman University or at any of the university’s 25 campus locations throughout California and Washington. The scholarship is only open to new Brandman University students. Interested students should apply soon as there are a limited number of scholarships available. For additional information, call (800) 581-4100.
Encouraged by its Board of Regents, Brandman University approved the scholarships in an effort to aid transfer-ready community college students who may have been impacted by recent enrollment reductions caused by the California budget crisis.
“Brandman University is progressively looking at ways we can help students who are faced with unexpected roadblocks to completing their degrees,” said Brandman University Chancellor, Gary Brahm. “We are all about helping our leaders of tomorrow complete their educational goals. Brandman’s personalized service, flexible schedules and high graduation rate is a testament to this commitment,” added Brahm.
Further evidence for the need of new-student scholarships like the one being offered by Brandman University is echoed in the recent report released August 2009 by the Institute for Higher Education Leadership & Policy. The report states that ‘severe budget cuts included in the 2009-2010 California state budget (and likely beyond) are resulting in sizeable, planned enrollment reductions in all three postsecondary segments’. Striving to raise education levels while confronted with shrinking budgets is a challenge many educational institutions face statewide.
Brandman University is responding to the challenge by offering new students a $500 scholarship toward completing their degree at a respected, quality institution in a manner that works with their schedules. Students and community colleges interested in the Brandman University scholarship can get more information by calling (800) 581-4100. Deadline to apply for scholarships is Dec. 1, 2009.
Brandman University’s commitment to helping students complete their degrees is further demonstrated through its Early Advantage Program. Students at participating community colleges can apply to Brandman while still attending their community college. The program locks students in to the current catalog year, removing the guess work out of which courses will transfer to their academic program at Brandman. Students have access to Brandman academic advisors who work with them to ensure they stay on track to completing their degrees. Community colleges throughout California and Washington can learn more about partnering with Brandman University’s Early Advantage Program by contacting their local Brandman University campus.
About Brandman University
Brandman University, formerly Chapman University College, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and focuses on meeting the unique needs of the more than 10,000 working students it serves both online and through 25 campuses in California and Washington. Brandman University is part of the Chapman University system and is known for providing students with degrees, credentials, certificates and professional development programs.