Five Students Win Invest Scholarships
Invest Learning, a leading publisher of basic skills software for adolescents and adults, has announced the five winners of its inaugural Student Scholarship Program. The students will receive a $500 scholarship to the college or vocational program of their choice.
One scholarship winner, Angie Morris, used Invest Learning courseware to prepare for the GED at the Carthage Adult Basic Education Program in Missouri. Other winners are Debra Hartley, a former student at Bakersfield Learning Center in Bakersfield, Calif., Karla Zarate, who graduated with honors from Desert Oasis High School in El Centro, Calif., and Shalle Zirkle, who spent time at the Davis Center Juvenile Correctional Facility in Davis, W. Va.
The fifth winner, an abused woman from Coolidge, Ariz., who asked not to be identified, credits the courseware with building her confidence and putting her on a promising career path. Each institution with a winning student will receive one year of hotline support services from Invest Learning.
Steve Posten, an employee at the Fluor Daniel Hanford Co. in Richland, Wash., received an Honorable Mention for his efforts to increase his academic skills within a workplace setting. Invest DESTINATIONS courseware provides more than 15,000 learning activities encompassing language skills, writing, mathematics and life skills. Invest Learning, San Diego, CA, (800) 927-9997, www.investlearning.com.
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This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.