Ashford University and San Diego Padres Award Scholarship to Padres Scholar
Local student seeks master's degree to enhance a lifestyle of learning


In partnership with the San Diego Padres, Ashford University has awarded a master’s degree scholarship to local Padres Scholar Brenda Ocampo. The award was presented on the field at PETCO Park prior to the June 25 home game against the Atlanta Braves.

“Our partnership with the San Diego Padres has introduced Ashford University to many new faces,” stated Jane McAuliffe, executive vice president and chief academic officer of Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI), parent company of Ashford University. “We’re happy to have the opportunity to support eager graduate students with the Ashford Padres Scholarship.”

A native San Diegan, Ocampo will be applying for her Master’s of Arts in Education. In her application essays, she wrote about a desire to enhance her own education and educate others about the efforts required to overcome life’s obstacles.

All Padres Scholars who had earned their undergraduate degree were eligible to apply for the Ashford University masters’ scholarship, a grant that covers tuition, course materials and technology fees. 


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 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 ( 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 or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.