March 3, 2011 | | Leave a comment Walden University, which is an online school, recently announced the availability of four new scholarship programs through its Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership. Officials said that the scholarships were created to help foster the next generation of higher education professionals. Specifically, one program within the education field will allow students to specialize in community college leadership, which will represent the first curriculum of its kind. As a result, the school is awarding three students with $3,000 through the League for Innovation in Community College – Future Education Scholarship. The $25,000 Terry O’Banion Leadership Scholarship will be awarded to one higher education professional who is preparing to contribute to the workforce. One undergraduate will receive $10,000 through the League for Innovation in the Community College Scholarship. This program rewards a student who is making an impact in community college education. Finally, the Higher Education Excellence Scholarship will give three students who have created programs that have improved students’ success $5,000 each. According to The National Center for Education, approximately 66 percent of all undergraduates received some type of financial aid during the 2007-2008 academic year.