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King University News :: Jennifer Stanton Wins College Scholarship from King University, 92.9 WJXA

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 11, 2014 – King University and Nashville’s 92.9 WJXA announced Jennifer Stanton of Gallatin, Tenn., as the winner of the second annual Degree of Success Scholarship contest promotion.  The contest was open to anyone who sought the chance to realize their dreams of obtaining an undergraduate degree at no cost through King’s Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs (GPS) in the Nashville area. King’s GPS programs feature class schedules and learning environments designed for working adults.

“We are thrilled to make Jennifer’s college dream come true by offering her the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree at no cost,” said Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management at King. “She will be able to complete her degree in a workable and convenient environment in as little as 16 months, one day a week.  We know she will serve as an inspiration to other aspiring students that it is never too late to pursue the dream of a college education.” 

“I am super excited,” said Stanton. “I didn’t tell my family I had applied for a scholarship contest until I was told I was one of the five finalists. My family is thrilled for me. I believe this will open up career opportunities to me that have not previously been available.”

One of Stanton’s goals has been to earn her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. In 1991, she received her received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Bluefield State College. In 1995, after her third son was born with special needs, Stanton became the primary caregiver for her chronically ill child. After the addition of a full-time caregiver in her home, Stanton returned to nursing five years ago. 

“Since the birth of my son, my desire to help those suffering from debilitating disease and the family members that love and care for them, has become even more significant,” said Stanton. “I feel expanding my education to include a BSN degree and possibly an MSN degree in the future would help me read goals enabling me to help those less fortunate like never before.”

In addition to a full-tuition scholarship to King to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN), Stanton will also receive her textbooks and a laptop.

92.9 WJXA’s listeners were invited to apply for a scholarship from Sept. 29 through Oct. 26. After the pool of applicants had been narrowed to five finalists, the grand prize winner was chosen and revealed at an open house event at King University’s Franklin campus on Nov. 6. 

“I [will] use ‘this gift’ to touch as many lives as possible while expanding my knowledge and career opportunities,” says Stanton. “Thank you for the generosity of enabling people to reach educational and career goals otherwise not possible for them to achieve.”

“We are honored to offer this opportunity to make a remarkable difference in someone's life,” stated Crews. “Whether you are searching to make yourself more marketable, further a career change, or serve as an inspiration to your family, it is never too late to pursue the dream of a college education.”

For more information about the Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs at King University, visit http://nashville.king.edu or call the Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014. 

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