Sessions College for Professional Design is delighted to announce the reopening of the Louis H. Schilt Memorial Scholarship for disabled veterans and spouses. The scholarship was first established in 2008 by the owners of Sessions College to honor their inspirational family member and to recognize the substantial sacrifices made by service members and their families. More than 20 scholarships were awarded between 2008 – 2012.
Louis H. Schilt, awarded a Purple Heart for his service, continues to inspire through the memorial scholarship program.
Retraining for a new professional career after the trauma of an injury can be a serious challenge. The Louis H. Schilt Memorial Scholarship offers the selected recipient the chance to develop skills in the visual communications industry.
"My Dad was the epitome of a service member who gave uncomplaining service to his country, in spite of losing his eyes in combat during World War II," commented Louis J. Schilt, investor and EVP of Sessions College. "I saw the personal struggle my Dad experienced in finding his way after his injury. As an educator, I understand how transforming a chance at a new career can be." Read about Louis H Schilt.
Sessions College will immediately begin accepting applications for the Professional Certificate programs in graphic design, web design, multimedia arts, digital arts, marketing design, and fine arts.
Professional certificate programs are 6 months in length and delivered completely online.
Programs are instructor led, project based and include instructional lessons that incorporate multimedia, audio visual and animated materials. All certificate students graduate with a portfolio of work that is a must-have in the design industry.
Two scholarships will be awarded for both the May and September cohorts. The scholarship will cover all tuition and college fees.
In Louis H. Schilt's honor, Sessions College hopes that the scholarship that bears his name will help our returning U.S. service members and their families through their challenging times of transition and adjustment. By offering scholarship recipients the opportunity for creative expression and career development, Sessions College honors their service to our country.
Sessions College offers accredited visual arts online degree and certificate programs as well as individual courses. Its mission is to prepare art and design professionals for successful careers by providing the highest quality of online design education. Students gain a thorough training in the technical, creative, and critical-thinking skills that are required for a fast-changing industry.
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