Five Students Awarded Linked Learning Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2017

Nancy Xiong, Strategic Communications Specialist
E: nancy@linkedlearning.org | T: 916.248.4848

Five Students Awarded Linked Learning Scholarships
Scholarship Eligibility a Benefit for Pathways Participating in Linked Learning Certification

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Linked Learning Alliance announced today that five high school seniors are the recipients of the Linked Learning Scholarship 2017. This year the Linked Learning Scholarship is being awarded to five students across California.

“Each of these students is on a trajectory of success, which was launched in their Linked Learning pathway,” said David Rattray, chair of the Linked Learning Alliance Board of Directors and Executive Vice President of the Center for Education Excellence and Talent Development, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. “On behalf of the Linked Learning Alliance, I am proud to congratulate each of the scholarship winners. We look forward to your success in college and seeing your professional dreams become reality.”

Each Linked Learning Scholarship winner will receive a $1000 one-time scholarship to help cover college expenses. Winners were selected based on academic achievement and accomplishments in a student’s Linked Learning pathway, financial need, persistence, and leadership. Each winning student also completed an internship aligned with their course of study and was nominated by both a teacher in theirLinked Learning pathway and a supervisor from their work-based learning experience.

The opportunity to apply for the Linked Learning Scholarship is only available to students in Linked Learning pathways that have achieved Candidate level or above on Linked Learning Certification.
“Linked Learning Certification provides a signal that students in pathways achieving Candidate level or above are benefiting from the four pillars of Linked Learning,” said Hilary McLean, Executive Vice President of the Linked Learning Alliance. “We want all students to benefit from high quality Linked Learning pathways so they will be prepared for success after high school. Certification recognizes and incentivizes quality pathways.”

Linked Learning Certification is a platform that supports and provides recognition of continuous improvement and progress toward preparing all students for college, career, and life.
Districts can use Linked Learning Certification to register pathways that provide or are aspiring to provide students a Linked Learning experience that integrates the four core components of Linked Learning: 1) college preparatory academics, 2) high-quality sequenced CTE courses, 3) work-based learning and 4) comprehensive support services for students. Since the release of Linked Learning Certification at the beginning of this 2017, over 200 pathways have registered to participate in the certification process, including pathways in California, Massachusetts, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Kansas, and Saskatchewan, Canada.

For more information about the Linked Learning Scholarship, please go to: linkedlearning.org/scholarships
For more information about Linked Learning Certification, please go to: linkedlearning.org/certificationanalytics/certification/

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About Linked Learning Alliance
The Linked Learning Alliance is a statewide coalition of education, industry, and community organizations dedicated to improving California’s high schools and preparing students for success in college, career, and life. Established in May 2008, the Linked Learning Alliance aims to build a collective voice and coordinate efforts to expand access to Linked Learning in California-an approach to high school that integrates rigorous academics with real-world learning opportunities in fields of engineering, health care, performing arts, law, and more. | www.linkedlearning.org