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Genius Group Launches $1 Million Scholarship Fund for Students at University of Antelope Valley

Genius Group Launches $1 Million Scholarship Fund for Students at University of Antelope Valley

Genius Group Limited a world-leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group has announced plans to launch a $1 million scholarship contribution for students at the University of Antelope Valley (UAV) in California, USA.

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The scholarship program is designed to make entrepreneurial education more accessible and affordable for prospective students and to empower students, who are living in the Lancaster, California area, to not only improve their socioeconomic conditions but to also gain a qualification in a new field and to find a rewarding career path. The scholarship program will launch on August 1, 2022 and will be available to students enrolling in a range of undergraduate, graduate degrees and vocational certifications, such as Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Nursing and more.

To qualify for a scholarship, applicants must enrol for an onsite in-person degree or certificate program in the fall of 2022 academic year and have a high school diploma.

This announcement follows Genius Group’s acquisition of the Lancaster-based UAV, which was completed on July 7, 2022, and was the last of four acquisitions completed following the Company’s recent IPO on the NYSE American on April 12, 2022.

UAV’s new President, Dr. David J. Vierra, commented:

“We’re thrilled to be offering the scholarship contribution with the Genius Group. This offering will give students from a variety of backgrounds the chance to gain a qualification and find a rewarding career path. As a university built for the 21st century, we want to welcome and support leaders of the future, whatever their socioeconomic status, and this offering in collaboration with Genius Group is the first step in making that goal a reality.”

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Roger James Hamilton, Founder & CEO of Genius Group, said:

“Making entrepreneurial education more accessible for students is what Genius Group is passionate about, and this scholarship fund will further our mission to do just that. The University of Antelope Valley has established itself as a landmark center for 21st century learning, and our scholarship fund will remove the barriers that many students face in their journey to gain a quality education, as well as support those wishing to change their vocation, but face financial restrictions.”

UAV was founded in 1997 by Marco and Sandra Johnson. The university has been built with strong community links and an excellent reputation in athletics and academics, with a range of vocational certifications, associate degree and degree programs. UAV’s mission is: “To offer higher education that enables students to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals, thereby allowing them to become valuable assets to their communities.” As part of Genius Group, the university will now be in a position to achieve their mission at a global scale.

To date, Genius Group has over 2.9 million students in 200 countries, ranging from primary and secondary school students to start-up founders and experienced entrepreneurs. The acquisition of UAV will further enhance Genius Group’s offering with accredited courses available and provide a campus in the USA where students can carry out in-person learning.

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