Stamford, CT, April 3, 2007: Ellis College of NYIT, a fully-accredited online college offering career-based distance learning to working professionals, is launching two additional scholarship opportunities. Designed to recognize academic achievement and to help students in need, the new scholarships will be available to both active undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least nine credits at Ellis College. The annual value of the scholarships, based on current graduate tuition rates and eight terms annually, is nearly $32,000.

Beginning with the May 7th term and continuing with each term thereafter, Ellis College of NYIT will award the Provost and Chairman Scholarships, granting the recipients free tuition towards their next Ellis College online course. The Provost Scholarship is awarded for academic performance and recognizes students who are of honors standing. The Chairman Scholarship recognizes students with good academic standing who have demonstrated financial need.

Students applying for the Provost or Chairman Scholarships will have the opportunity to keep their applications on file, eliminating the need to submit a new scholarship application each term. In addition, in order to maximize the number of students who can benefit from these awards, a student is only eligible for the Chairman or Provost Scholarship once per year.

"Ellis College is always looking for new ways to recognize excellence, especially given the dedication our students have to their studies despite all of the other demands they face as working adults," said David Harpool, PH.D, provost for Ellis College of NYIT. "Our new scholarship endowment will enable us to provide substantial benefits to a large number of students who have demonstrated their academic commitment, while simultaneously easing the financial burdens of those in need."

About Ellis College of NYIT

Ellis College of NYIT is a regionally accredited online university that has been designed specifically to meet the needs of busy, working professionals. A division of the New York Institute of Technology, Ellis features a unique, interactive learning platform and vast virtual campus that bring online classes to life while fostering extensive online communities among students, alumni and faculty. Ellis College offers over 50 different undergraduate and graduate degrees, certificates and specializations, and partners with leading business schools like Stanford, Columbia and the University of Chicago in developing its prestigious online MBA program. In addition, Ellis offers a Free Guest Pass that enables one to preview life as an Ellis student for free by participating in a variety of educational courses and forums. For more information on Ellis College of NYIT, visit, or call 1-877-355-4727 (1-312-669-5027 outside of the U.S.).

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