LANDOVER, Md. and ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU), announced it has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to provide Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Alumni Association members with scholarships to four graduate school programs enabled by 2U.
This unique partnership helps make top-tier, graduate-level education more affordable to a large group of alumni of the global nonprofit housing organization. 2U will make scholarships of $10,000 available to eligible AmeriCorps Alumni Association members who have served with Habitat for Humanity through AmeriCorps. For more information about the scholarship program, please visit http://www.habitat.org/americorps/alums/about/scholarships.
Scholarships are available for the following programs:
- International Relations Online: Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations from American University's School of International Service
- MPA@UNC: Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government
- MBA@UNC: Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School
- MPH@GW: Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University
"2U is playing a key role in supporting and expanding access to graduate education programs from top universities in international relations, public administration, public health and business administration. We're proud to be working with Habitat for Humanity to support their AmeriCorps Alumni Association members in furthering their service and career goals by offering scholarship opportunities in these fields," says Jeff Rinehart, 2U's chief marketing officer. "As Habitat for Humanity is committed to helping underserved communities, 2U is committed to enabling nonprofit colleges and universities to serve their missions by delivering their high-quality education to students everywhere."
2U-supported programs offer Habitat AmeriCorps Alumni Association members the chance to earn a masters degree from wherever they are in the world. Live classes are accessible on a dynamic online platform, and students can complete weekly coursework at their own pace at home or on a 2U-developed mobile apps for smartphones and tablets.
"AmeriCorps members have been valued supporters of Habitat for Humanity for 20 years," said Peter Rumsey, director of National Service for Habitat for Humanity International. "We are grateful to 2U for providing this educational opportunity to those dedicated members of Habitat's AmeriCorps Alumni Association."
Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Alumni Association members must be accepted by the university to be eligible for the scholarship. For additional terms and conditions please visit http://www.habitat.org/americorps/alums/about/scholarships
About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)
Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high-quality education to qualified students anywhere. Our cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate their students. Our mission is to enable the education our clients provide to reach its highest potential so students can reach theirs. To learn more, go to 2U.com.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more,
donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.
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