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05 / 2019 article

Bridgepoint Education's Ashford University and Cox Communications Award Military Spouses Homefront Heroes Scholarships


Ashford University, in collaboration with Cox Communications, has awarded five military spouses Homefront Heroes Scholarships. The scholarships were presented by Ashford University president Dr. Elizabeth Tice on the field at Qualcomm Stadium during the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl on December 28. 

The Homefront Heroes Scholarship recognizes the strength and support military spouses provide our nation’s service members. The scholarship covers tuition and books to help partners of military men and women complete their education at Ashford University. 

The 2011 Homefront Heroes scholarship recipients are: Nicole McIntyre, Oceanside; Elizabeth Berry, Temecula; Helen Sandoval, Murrieta; Stephanie Lentell, San Diego; and Aisha Davis, Spring Valley. The scholarship winners were selected from a pool of applicants, who each submitted an essay on being “married to the military” and how the scholarship would enhance their future. 

Ashford University, an educational institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, created the Homefront Heroes Scholarship program as a salute to the spouses of American service members. The program aligns with Bridgepoint Education’s social responsibility mission to focus on three areas in the community: education, youth and the military.  

About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master’s and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.

About Ashford University

Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association ( The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.