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New Horizons Great Lakes provides $125,000 in Scholarships in Chicago

For Immediate Release

Detroit, MI - February 24, 2012 – New Horizons Great Lakes is very proud to announce that we will provide $125,000 in scholarships for the 2012 Fifty for the Future® awardees and their faculty sponsors. Our Chicago office, in partnership with the Illinois Technology Foundation, will provide each Fifty for the Future® awardee a $1,000 scholarship and a separate $1,000 scholarship to his or her faculty sponsor. In addition, a special drawing will be held at the annual reception where we will award an additional $5,000 scholarship to one of the awardees. Recipients of the award will be able to apply the scholarship to training selected from our extensive catalog of offerings.

New Horizons Great Lakes’ CEO, Mark McManus, Jr., had this to say about our involvement: “We are pleased to lend our support to the Fifty for the Future® program. The program has a long history of identifying top student talent in the Illinois market and we are excited to reward students and faculty involved in the program.”

Entering its 6th year, the Annual Foundation Fifty for the Future® Competition and Awards program recognizes exceptional students with an interest in and potential to use technology in innovative ways. Fifty for the Future® provides encouragement and recognition to students who pursue innovation through technology, providing access to business leaders to showcase their talent. Winners are chosen through a rigorous nomination and judging process, focused on high school through university and graduate-level programs. The celebration is attended by industry leaders, judges, winners and their families, and other supporters of the technology industry.

“We are most grateful to New Horizons for this generous gift to the Illinois information technology community,” said Bill Waas, Chairman of the Illinois Technology Foundation. “Not only does it recognize Fifty for the Future® awardees, it also recognizes our hardworking and dedicated academic community.”

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With over 300 centers in 70 countries, New Horizons is the world’s largest I.T. training company. Through an integrated learning approach that ensures new knowledge can be applied to real-life situations, New Horizons offers a wide range of technology, applications, and business skills training from basic application and desktop productivity tools to complex and integrated business systems. New Horizons continues to expand its offerings, locations, and solutions to meet the growing demands placed on organizations and their employees. New Horizons is certified as a Microsoft Partner with a Gold Learning competency, Cisco Partner for Learning Solutions, CompTIA Authorized Partner, and VMware Authorized Training Center.

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