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Partnership Between Averett and Institute to Provide Scholarships

June 9, 2011

Averett has formed another community partnership, this time with the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. The partnership allows every high school student who interns at the Institute to receive a $5,000 renewable scholarship if they attend Averett. The scholarship can be utilized for up to four years for a total award of $20,000. It will be available beginning with the 2011 interns.

"We want to be an impact player in the region, and we want to have a partnership with our regional friends," said Dr. Stuart Jones, Averett's vice president for enrollment management. "It creates a win-win situation for us and for them."

It's a perfect partnership as the Institute's Advanced Learning Internship will give students important hands-on experience in a professional environment. The University has recently added requirements for out-of-the-classroom learning and interactive classes so students from the intern program will be able to continue their hands-on experiential learning.

"We want to encourage students to continue learning and make it possible for these talented scholars to pursue their studies in our region," said Averett President Dr. Tiffany Franks. "The Institute interns are the future innovators and change agents for our region."

In addition to the new partnership with the Institute, the University also has a partnership with the Junior Leadership Southside Program, whereby students who complete the program and attend Averett are awarded a $5,000 scholarship. The University also offers scholarships to high school students from Pittsylvania County who are Graduates of Merit.