Genius Group launches $1 million scholarship fund for Antelope Valley University students
SINGAPORE, August 01, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genius Group Limited (“Genius Group” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: GNS), a global leader in information technology and education, has today announced plans to launch a $1 million scholarship for students at Antelope Valley University (UAV) in California, USA.
The scholarship program is designed to make entrepreneurial education more accessible and affordable for prospective students and to enable students living in the Lancaster, California area not only to improve their socio-economic conditions, but also to get a qualification in a new field and find a rewarding career path. The scholarship program will launch on August 1, 2022 and will be available to students enrolled in a range of undergraduate, graduate and professional certifications, such as business administration, criminal justice, nursing and Moreover.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must enroll in an in-person diploma or certificate program in fall 2022 and have a high school diploma.
This announcement follows Genius Group’s acquisition of the Lancaster-based drone, which closed on July 7, 2022, and was the last of four acquisitions made following the company’s recent IPO on the NYSE American. April 12, 2022.
UAV’s new president, Dr. David J. Vierra, said:
“We are delighted to offer the scholarship contribution with the Genius Group. This offer will give students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to gain a qualification and find a rewarding career path. As a university built for the 21st century, we want to welcome and support the leaders of tomorrow, regardless of their socio-economic status, and this offer in collaboration with Genius Group is the first step to achieve this goal.”
Roger James Hamilton, Founder and CEO of Genius Group, said:
“Making entrepreneurial education more accessible to students is what Genius Group is passionate about, and this scholarship fund will continue our mission in that direction. Antelope Valley University has established itself as a historic center for 21st learning of the century, and our scholarship fund will remove the barriers that many students face on their journey to obtain a quality education, as well as support those who wish to change their vocation, but who face financial restrictions. »
UAV was founded in 1997 by Marco and Sandra Johnson. The university was built with strong community ties and an excellent reputation in athletics and academics, with a range of professional certifications, associate degrees and degree programs. UAV’s mission is: “To provide a higher education that enables students to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals, thereby enabling them to become valuable assets to their communities.” As a member of Genius Group, the university will now be able to achieve its mission on a global scale.
To date, Genius Group has more than 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 United States where students can conduct in-person learning.
For more information, visit https://www.geniusgroup.net/.
About Antelope Valley University
The mission of Antelope Valley University is to provide quality undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and continuing education to the local and global community. Antelope Valley University offers a higher education that enables students to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals, enabling them to become valuable assets to their communities. Students graduating from Antelope Valley University will have enjoyed an excellent education and an awareness of community service and volunteerism, along with a sense of pride and accomplishment that they will share with family generations.
The university and staff members are dedicated to the commitment to expand educational and technological offerings in the community and to develop a university that meets the needs of current and developing job markets.
Antelope Valley University partners with NASA to create a unique learning opportunity for engineering and business students. NASA’s Technology Transfer University (T2U) program connects universities with NASA-developed technology to give students the opportunity to work with federal government research, innovations, and technology. Student entrepreneurs build case studies with NASA’s patent portfolio while learning about commercialization and licensing opportunities. Students who want to extend their ideas beyond the classroom can use Startup NASA, a special program designed to help early-stage startups commercialize NASA technology.
About Genius Group
Genius Group is one of the world’s leading education and technology technology entrepreneurs, on a mission to disrupt the current education model with a lifelong learning agenda centered on student who prepares students with the leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills needed to succeed in today’s marketplace. The group has more than 2.9 million students in 200 countries, aged 0 to 100. The group comprises four pre-IPO companies (the “pre-IPO group”) and four companies that were acquired at or shortly after the IPO. IPO (the “IPO Acquisitions”).
Our pre-IPO group’s entrepreneur training system was delivered virtually and in-person, in multiple languages, locally and globally, primarily through the pre-IPO group’s custom-built, AI-powered GeniusU Edtech platform adults seeking to develop their entrepreneurial and leadership skills. .
The pre-IPO group includes Genius Group, GeniusU, Entrepreneurs Institute and Entrepreneur Resorts. This group of entrepreneur training companies has grown through organic growth and acquisitions, with a focus on adding value to every business through GeniusU, which is being developed to provide recommendations and personal AI-based advice to each student. The pre-IPO group is now expanding its educational system to age groups beyond its current adult audience, to children and young adults. The four IPO acquisitions are the first step towards this. They include: Education Angels, which offers early learning in New Zealand for children aged 0-5; E-Square, which provides primary and secondary education in South Africa; Antelope Valley University, which grants professional certifications and college degrees in California, USA; and Property Investors Network, which offers courses and events on property investment in England, UK.
Genius Group’s plan is to combine the educational programs of the IPO acquisitions with its current educational programs and its Edtech platform as part of a lifelong learning system, and it selected these acquisitions because they already share aspects of the Genius program and its emphasis on educating entrepreneurs. .
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