May 8, 2009–American College of Healthcare Sciences in Portland, Oregon, has been approved as a participating institution in the national Imagine America scholarship program. This scholarship offers veterans with expired military benefits and spouses of active duty servicemembers a one-time scholarship of $1,000 toward tuition. ACHS has been a participant in the Imagine America Military Award Program

(MAP) since March 2009 and is pleased to have already awarded three scholarships. MAP, which is sponsored by the Imagine American Foundation, was established in 2004 for any active duty or honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. military attending a career college.

Visit www.imagine-america.org for more information.ACHS Imagine America applicants must enroll in a minimum of six credit hours and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. For additional scholarship eligibility information, please visit http://www.achs.edu. According to ACHS Dean of Admissions Tracey Miller, the $1,000 scholarship helps “provide a new opportunity for veterans to have successful civilian careers and a much needed tuition assistance option for spouses of active duty servicemembers.

The holistic health industry continues to grow and expand, and by providing scholarships like the Imagine America Military Award Program, ACHS is making holistic health career training as inclusive, affordable, and viable as possible.”

The college, which launched seven new career training certificate programs in January 2009, has a clear mission: To provide leadership in holistic health education through comprehensive professional online and on-campus education and high quality natural products with a commitment to sustainable practices and principles. As such, ACHS is the only DETC accredited, fully online college offering degrees, certificates, and continuing education programs in complementary alternative medicine. In addition to the Masters and Associates of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine, the College’s new certificate programs include: certified wellness coach, certified holistic nutrition consultant, and certified herbal retailer, in addition to the Certificate in Aromatherapy, which the college has been providing for more than 30 years.

ACHS prides itself on their flexible, online classrooms, extensive faculty of highly trained industry professionals, and commitment to sustainable practices and principles. For more information about your ACHS education and the Imagine America Military Award application, call ACHS at (800) 487-8839, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., PST. Or, visit the college website at www.achs.edu to request a catalog.

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