February 11, 2011

Scholarship For Ivy Tech Grads Enhances Collaboration

Dr. Arthur Snyder and Dr. Jerrilee Mosier

Fort Wayne, Ind.—Leaders from Indiana Tech and Ivy Tech Community College joined together on Friday to celebrate increased collaboration between the two institutions. A key factor in the collaboration is a merit scholarship for Ivy Tech graduates who enroll at Indiana Tech for a bachelor’s degree.

Students who complete an associate degree at Ivy Tech with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible for a merit scholarship equal to a 20% discount on Indiana Tech undergraduate tuition.

Dr. Arthur Snyder, president of Indiana Tech, and Dr. Jerrilee Mosier, chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, spoke of the benefits for students pursuing career success.

“My colleague Dr. Mosier and I share a common goal of preparing young people, and not so young people, for their future, particularly in this region,” Snyder said.

Mosier also highlighted the benefits for the regional workforce as more students are encouraged to continue their education beyond an associate degree.

“There has been much discussion in Indiana about the need for more training and more skilled workers,” she said. “This partnership is a beginning, and we look forward to an ongoing relationship.”

Indiana Tech has several transfer agreements with Ivy Tech allowing students to progress smoothly into a bachelor’s degree program with maximum transfer of credits.

Indiana Tech offers bachelor’s degree programs in three basic formats: traditional, accelerated, and online. The merit scholarship for Ivy Tech graduates is available to students in all three formats. The dollar value of the merit scholarship varies depending on which program the student enrolls in but could be worth up to $4,400 per year.

In the traditional format, undergraduate classes are offered during the day at the main campus in Fort Wayne, and each class lasts 15 weeks. Students can apply now to enroll in the fall semester in August.

Indiana Tech’s College of Professional Studies offers the accelerated degree program in which classes meet one evening per week during a five-week session, enabling students to balance full-time enrollment with work and other responsibilities. There are nine five-week sessions each year, and students can apply now to begin in any session.

The College of Professional Studies (CPS) offers classes at the university’s main campus in Fort Wayne, as well as satellite facilities in Elkhart, Fishers, Greenwood, Huntington, Indianapolis, Kendallville, Mishawaka, Munster, New Albany, Plainfield, and Warsaw.

Online degree programs also use the accelerated pace of five-week undergraduate classes, but provide the added flexibility and convenience of students being able to access course materials anytime, anywhere they have broadband Internet access. Enrollment dates are the same as they are at CPS classroom sites, allowing students to easily combine online and classroom-based courses.


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