Wednesday Jul 21 2010
Drexel University offers money for graduates
Leadership Roseville graduates are eligible for a $10,000 scholarship for any master's program at Drexel's Center for Graduate Studies
If you’re a Leadership Roseville graduate and need cash for college, now’s your chance. Graduates of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce-sponsored program will be able to continue their education with substantial tuition assistance for those interested in earning a master’s degree at Drexel’s Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento. The Roseville Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that every Leadership Roseville graduate is eligible to receive a $10,000 scholarship for any master’s program at Drexel University. That could mean millions of dollars worth of investment by Drexel in the future of the region. “Drexel University offers award-winning graduate programs for working adults and its programs are also focused on developing the skills that are essential to leadership,” said Aldo Pineschi, president of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, in a press release. “This is an amazing opportunity for our graduates to receive leadership training that the region’s business, non-profit and government sectors will surely need when the current Boomer generation of leaders retires.” The scholarship is available to any graduate admitted to Drexel. As part of the scholarship, recipients must perform at least 50 hours of public service through the Roseville Chamber. Since 1996, the leadership-training program has brought future leaders together in a 10-month program that exposes them to social and economic challenges and opportunities in Roseville, while creating a network to help them become successful in their jobs and leaders in their communities. “We are delighted that Drexel is making such a generous scholarship offer to our Leadership graduates,” said Wendy Gerig, chief-executive office of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. Drexel, which opened its doors in Sacramento in January 2009, offers six master’s programs and one doctoral degree program. The university’s academic programs focus on health, entrepreneurial business, human resources, education, knowledge management and information science. Drexel has created scholarship and grant programs exclusively for the Sacramento region to help business, civic organizations and individuals press ahead with development initiatives through the current tough economic climate. ~Sena Christian ---------- For more information on Leadership Roseville, visit the Roseville Chamber of Commerce website at rosevillechamber.com or call (916) 783-8136. For more information on the Center for Graduate Studies, visit www.drexel.edu/sacramento or call (888) 389-3781 or (916) 325-4600. The next Drexel information session for graduate programs will be held 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29.