San Diego Educators to Receive Ashford University Scholarships in Pre-Game Ceremony at PETCO Park

Ashford University sponsors eleventh annual Teacher Appreciation Night

As part of the San Diego Padres’ May 4 pre-game ceremonies, Ashford University, an academic institution owned by Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), will present four local educators with master’s degree scholarships.

“These scholarships give four deserving San Diego teachers the opportunity to further their education and enhance their skills to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s students,” said Ashford University provost Dr. Rebecca Wardlow, who will present the awards at PETCO Park. “Ashford University’s engaging curricula and progressive digital platforms create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience for these teachers, as well as the flexibility to continue with their daily obligations educating our youth.”

Recipients of the sixth annual Ashford Teacher Appreciation Scholarship awards are Leslie Wilson of Mt. Woodson Elementary School, Ramona Unified School District; Robin Dury of Bear Valley Middle School, Escondido Union School District; Christy Millsap of Rancho Bernardo High School, Poway Unified School District; and Mark Morgan of Lakeview Elementary School, Lakeside Union School District. All recipients will have the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology or the Master of Arts in Education degrees. These scholarships, which are offered in partnership with the San Diego Office of Education, include full program tuition, all books and a technology fee waiver.

“We are pleased to honor some of San Diego’s best teachers with Ashford’s Teacher Appreciation Scholarships,” said Ashford University president Dr. Elizabeth Tice. “Our support of educators is an ongoing part of our effort to give back to the community.”

To apply for the Teacher Appreciation Scholarship, applicants submitted essays on the effects of online learning, the expanding modern classroom and a teacher’s impact on the learning community. All essays were then subjected to a blind review conducted by representatives of the San Diego County Office of Education and Ashford University.


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.