Homefront Heroes Scholarships Awarded to Military Spouses by Ashford University and Cox Communications

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), a provider of postsecondary education services focused on providing higher access to higher education, congratulates the five spouses of U.S. military service members who have been awarded scholarships by Bridgepoint's Ashford University and Cox Communications. These full-tuition scholarships will help the unsung partners of American fighting men and women fulfill their educational goals, goals that may have been set aside when life as a military spouse became their primary responsibility.

The 2010 Homefront Heroes recipients are Danielle Brown, Temecula; Sheila Cabuco Butler, Chula Vista; Matthew Day-Reyes, Oceanside; Courtney Garcia, El Cajon; and Elizabeth Steinke, San Marcos. Four of the five spouses are U.S. Marines; Steinke's husband is in the Navy. The scholarship recipients were selected from a field of 120 applicants. The process involved submitting an essay about being married to the military, its effects on their life, and how they believed an Ashford University degree would enhance their plans for the future.

Presented by Cox Communications, the Ashford University Homefront Heroes scholarships were meant to give back to those who give so much. One of Ashford University's three pillars of philanthropy is to support the military and, with these scholarships, Cox Communications has joined Ashford in that effort.

About Bridgepoint Education

Bridgepoint Education's postsecondary education services focus on offering associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in such disciplines as business, education, psychology, social sciences and health sciences. Bridgepoint Education's regionally accredited academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies – deliver their programs online as well as at traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers graduate and undergraduate degree programs online and at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable online and on-campus programs. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.