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College Unbound Launches Innovative Aquidneck Island Program

Offering $5000 Scholarships to cover 2 years for 12 Aquidneck Island Residents 
at the Newport Community School's Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center

College Unbound(CU), a bachelor degree completion program for returning adult learners, is now accepting applications from Aquidneck Island residents for their $5000 two-year scholarship. Approved in 2015 as the 13th degree-granting institution in Rhode Island, College Unbound will be launching its first cohort in Newport County mid-March 2018 at the Newport Community School's Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center in Middletown, R.I.

Twelve (12) qualified adult returning learners will receive merit scholarships of $5000 to cover 2 years (4 courses). 

Open Houses at AIALC will be held from 5:30pm -7pm on Wednesday, January 17th, Tuesday, January 23rd, and Thursday, February 8th. The application deadline for the $5000 Scholarship is Tuesday, February 13th, 2018. 

About College Unbound 

Approved as the 13th degree granting institution in Rhode Island, College Unbound is currently pursuing regional accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  College Unbound students pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership and Change. 

College Unbound (CU), focuses on adult learners who previously faced significant barriers to attending college causing an unexpected interruption, and ultimately, a withdrawal. With interest-based, project-centered learning as its core model, the program is designed to maximize the returning adult learners’ success with a wraparound network of support. Projects are developed by the students and relate to their real-world work experience, community involvement or interests. At the center of the curriculum are the Big 10 College Unbound Leadership and Change competencies. These are the core competencies that foster the intellectual, practical, and social skills identified as essential to employers and necessary for success in life. 

For further information, contact Jocelyn Keith, Director of Partnerships
401 752-2640 (office)
jocelyn@collegeunbound.org