Jun 10, 2010

Nelnet Makes $25,000 Donation to Imagine America Foundation Scholarship Fund

LINCOLN, Neb., June 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- The Nelnet Foundation today presented a $25,000 donation to the Imagine America Foundation (IAF) to fund Imagine America Promise scholarships. The Imagine America Promise Scholarship Program rewards career college students who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication.

With the donation from the Nelnet Foundation, an additional 25 students will be $1,000 closer to paying for their education as they pursue their career goals.

"Imagine America Promise fulfills our commitment to help students who have maintained academic excellence to overcome funding barriers so they can complete their career education," said Robert L. Martin, President of IAF. "Thanks to Nelnet, these students are now closer to seeing their dreams through to graduation."

The Imagine America Foundation is a not-for-profit organization. In addition to its work to provide scholarship support for students of various backgrounds attending career colleges, IAF is also the publisher of vital research for higher education.

"We are excited to provide scholarship funding for deserving students pursuing important educational and career goals," said Jeff Noordhoek, President of Nelnet. "Creating educational opportunities for students has always been, and will continue to be, the focus of our philanthropic efforts."

The Nelnet Foundation carries out this vision by promoting educational opportunities for individuals of all ages and supporting community-focused associations and initiatives. The scholarship and financial aid programs the Nelnet Foundation supports are designed to assist students and families in meeting their life-long goals.

About Imagine America Foundation

The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), established in 1982, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarship, research and training support for the career college sector. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $37 million in scholarship and award support for graduating high school seniors, adult learners and U.S. military veterans attending career colleges nationwide through its award-winning Imagine America(R) programs. The Foundation also publishes vital research publications for the higher education sector, honors achievement in career education and offers faculty development training. For more information about the Imagine America Foundation's programs, please visit www.imagine-america.org.

About Nelnet Foundation

The vision of the Nelnet Foundation is to support educational dreams through charitable contributions and scholarships. It provides financial assistance to expand educational possibilities for youth and adults and support for community-focused programs and organizations.

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