Capella University Awards 2006 Corporate Alliance Scholarships

August 7, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, August 7, 2006Capella University, an accredited online university and a pioneer in online education, awarded $10,000 corporate scholarships to five applicants from such companies as Wells Fargo, Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, Wachovia, and Centra Health.

Applicants were selected based on their personal strengths and goals, their proficiency with internet and technology, and their community involvement. The scholarship opportunity was available to corporations participating in Capella’s alliance program, and 31 companies participated. More than 200 applications were submitted and the winners were chosen in May.

Brian Blackwell from Centra Health, Jeff Hart from Pilgrim’s Pride, and Donna Castorina from Wachovia were enrolled at Capella before applying for the scholarship. The other two winners, including Nathan Akers of Wells Fargo, enrolled in Capella after receiving the scholarship.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor’s degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 77 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 students from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456,

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