Professional Certification Scholarship

Globe University/Minnesota School of Business encourages students to seek professional certifications in their fields.  The school offers Professional Certification Scholarships that reimburse students for certification examination fees.  The following chart lists qualifying programs, exams and courses, as well as maximum dollar values.

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Professional Exam: Certified Management Accountant(CMA)-Part 1
Qualifying Course: AC450
Maximum Value: $350

Certificate

Professional Exam: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Qualifying Course: AC460
Maximum Value: $350

Certificate

Professional Exam: Other certifications as approved by the Accounting Chair and Academic Dean
Qualifying Course: N/A
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam: LEED Green Associate
Qualifying Course: AR155
Maximum Value: $200

Certificate

Professional Exam:American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Qualifying Course:HS254
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Qualifying Course:HS254
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Qualifying Course:HS254
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA) Level 1
Qualifying Course:HS321 or HS322
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA)
Qualifying Course:HS254
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Qualifying Course:HS254
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:Other certification as approved by the HFS Chair and Academic Dean
Qualifying Course:HS254
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:A+ Essentials, Exam 220-701
Qualifying Course:IT205
Maximum Value: $180

Certificate

Professional Exam:A+ Practical Application, Exam 220 - 702
Qualifying Course:IT155
Maximum Value: $180

Certificate

Professional Exam:Network+
Qualifying Course:NT242
Maximum Value: $260

Certificate

Professional Exam:Security+
Qualifying Course:IT315
Maximum Value: $280

Certificate

Professional Exam:Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration, Exam 70-640
Qualifying Course:IT255
Maximum Value: $160

Certificate

Professional Exam:Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration, Exam 70-642
Qualifying Course:NT272
Maximum Value: $3160

Certificate

Professional Exam:Windows Server 2008 Application Configuration, Exam 70-643
Qualifying Course:IT333
Maximum Value: $160

Certificate

Professional Exam:CCNA: Cisco Certified Network Associate
Qualifying Course:NT322 and NT362
Maximum Value: $260

Certificate

Professional Exam:Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I, Exam 1Z0-051
Qualifying Course:DB211
Maximum Value: $140

Certificate

Professional Exam:Oracle Database 10g: Administration I 1Z0-042
Qualifying Course:DB321
Maximum Value: $200

Certificate

Professional Exam:The Foundation ITIL BH0-012 (ITIL Foundations 3.0 EXO-101)
Qualifying Course:IT330
Maximum Value: $200

Certificate

Professional Exam:Linux + Powered by LPI
Qualifying Course:IT335
Maximum Value: $180

Certificate

Professional Exam:Systems Security Certified Profesional (SSCP)
Qualifying Course:IT425
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:MOS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Exam 77-886: SharePoint 2010
Qualifying Course:WD334
Maximum Value: $160

Certificate

Professional Exam:Other certifications as approved by the IT Chair and Academic Dean
Qualifying Course:N/A
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:American Association of Psychiatric Technicians
Qualifying Course:PD350
Maximum Value: Basic Level 1 = $139, Combined level 1 and level 2, 3, or 4 = $159

Certificate

Professional Exam: National council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX)
Qualifying Course:RN314
Maximum Value: $320

Certificate

Professional Exam: NALA Advanced Paralegal Certification Exam (CLA - Certified Legal Assistant/CP-Certified Paralegal)
Qualifying Course:LA299 or LA499
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:CORE Competency Exam/CORE Registered Paralegal (CRP)
Qualifying Course:LA299 or LA499
Maximum Value: $215

Certificate

Professional Exam:Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE)
Qualifying Course:VT296
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:Other certifications as approved by the VT Chair and Academic Dean
Qualifying Course:VT296
Maximum Value: $215

Certificate

Professional Exam: Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx)
Qualifying Course:MS271
Maximum Value: $200

Certificate

Professional Exam:Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Qualifying Course:MA271 or MA272
Maximum Value: $350

Certificate

Professional Exam:Other certifications as approved by the MA/MAA Chair and Academic Dean
Qualifying Course:MA271 or MA272
Maximum Value: $300

Certificate

Professional Exam:Certified Medical Assistant (CMA (AAMA))
Qualifying Course:MA285 or MA286
Maximum Value: $125

Certificate

Professional Exam:American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography Exam
Qualifying Course:MA227
Maximum Value: $140

Certificate

Professional Exam:Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Apprentice Status
Qualifying Course:MA271 or MA272
Maximum Value: $350

Certificate

Professional Exam: Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)
Qualifying Course:ED180 and successfully passed the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam
Maximum Value: $99

Guidelines

  1. The applicant must be:
    • A current student in good standing and enrolled in at least six quarter-hour credits.
    • Enrolled in the relevant program for the desired professional exam.
    • Currently enrolled in, or have successfully completed, the qualifying course for each professional exam as listed above. If a specific course and certification are not listed, the applicant must have approval from the campus program chair and academic dean.
  2. Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Students may apply multiple times for professional certification scholarships. However, a student may be awarded a professional certification scholarship only twice during his/her enrollment at a Globe Education Network member school.
  4. Applications are due no earlier than the first day of the quarter and no later than Monday of the third week of the quarter.
  5. Recipients will be notified in writing by the beginning of the sixth week of the quarter.
  6. The professional certification exam must be taken within nine months of the date on the scholarship award letter.

Selection Criteria

Scholarship recipients will be selected by a GU/MSB faculty committee based on:

  1. Scholarship
  2. A personal statement of career goals (500 words or less) that addresses the following:
    • Specific career goals
    • How the certification will enhance the student’s career
    • How the student will use the experience and knowledge gained from GU/MSB in his/her career
    • Plans for continuing education
  3. aculty recommendation

Payment

The scholarship covers the fees for taking each professional certification exam up to the maximum amount listed in the chart. Each student can receive only one Professional Certification Scholarship per certification type. Scholarship recipients will receive reimbursement by an account balance adjustment for test fees upon submission of:

  • Payment verification for test fee
  • Confirmation of scheduled test date

Applications are available at http://www.globeuniversity.edu/ or http://www.msbcollege.edu/.