Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CARLINVILLE, Ill. - Nov 17, 2017 - High school valedictorians and salutatorians can now attend college tuition-free at Blackburn College. A unique college with the only student-managed work program in the country, Blackburn is extending the offer of tuition-free education to all high school valedictorians and salutatorians throughout the U.S.
According to Justin Norwood, Director of Admissions, “Current high school seniors who receive the valedictorian or salutatorian awards in their high schools, and meet admission requirements, will receive up to five year’s free tuition at Blackburn — an estimated $100,000 value.”
“In addition to meeting admission requirements, students will need to have their academic award verified by the student’s high school guidance counselor,” added Norwood. “They will also need to participate in the Blackburn Work Program, reside on campus, and maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.”
Current high school seniors who receive the valedictorian or salutatorian awards in their high schools, and meet admission requirements, will receive up to five year’s free tuition at Blackburn — an estimated $100,000 value.
“Blackburn has always provided a different educational experience,” noted Blackburn President John Comerford. “High academic achievers find that the combination of rigorous academic programs and the experience gained from the college’s work program combine to provide a superior education — one that leads to greater success following graduation.”
“Blackburn students graduate with an excellent academic degree and four year’s work experience in the nationally-recognized Blackburn College Work Program,” Comerford continued. “The one-of-kind, student-managed Work Program provides opportunities for leadership and management, along with experiences that contribute to a student’s field of study or other interests. Each student gains valuable work skills in time management, teamwork, and successful work completion.”
More information is available at www.blackburn.edu.
Founded in 1837, Blackburn College is a four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Carlinville, Illinois. One of nine work colleges in the U.S., Blackburn is the only one with a student-managed Work Program. Blackburn was also ranked by US News as one of the Top 50 Midwest Colleges and the #5 Best Value in Regional Colleges in the Midwest; and The Washington Monthly has ranked the college as the best baccalaureate college in Illinois and among the top 50 in the U.S.
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