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Saint Xavier Extends Deadline on Scholarship for Lifelong Learning to July 31

Awards to benefit adult students enrolled in School for Continuing and Professional Studies

Chicago (April 18, 2005) –  To better aid growing numbers of adult college students, Saint Xavier University’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies has extended the deadline for its Lifelong Learning Scholarship to July 31. These scholarships will provide new adult students, age 23 and older, $1000 per academic year to attend classes at Saint Xavier University starting in the fall 2005 semester. Students must possess a 2.5 transfer grade-point average.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be working toward their first undergraduate bachelor’s degree with a declared major of study. Qualified candidates will also possess a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. 

When applying, applicants must submit a personal statement of 250 words or less stating why the scholarship is important to his/her academic/professional/personal goals. 

Applications must be received by July 31 to be considered for fall semester 2005. A selection committee will review all applications and choose awardees fall 2005 applicants. All applicants will be notified on the status of their application by mail. Incomplete applicant packets and applications received after the deadlines will not be considered for the current semester.

Scholarships will be issued in a two-semester period and are renewable contingent upon maintaining of a 3.0 grade point average. The recipient is required to enroll for a minimum of six (6) credit hours in a semester period.

The scholarship is just one way that the School for Continuing and Professional Studies is supporting adult learners. Courses offered by the School for Continuing and Professional Studies are designed to meet the needs of adult learners by incorporating a variety of learning styles. To request an application or learn more about the School for Continuing and Professional Studies, call (708) 802-6200.
	
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