CAPPS - Avocacy and Communication Professional Development

California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools

CAPPS Memorial Scholarships

Apply for a CAPPS Memorial Scholarship

The deadline for the 2014 scholarships has passed.  Please check back in the middle of 2015 for additional opportunities.

All Scholarship applicants must be enrolled at a CAPPS' Member School.  

Application Step 1
The School Director or President must submit a nominating recommendation on a student's behalf. 
NOTE:  A maximum of two applicants from any one campus may be nominated for each Scholarship.

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Application Step 2
The student will receive an email as soon as the nomination is submitted to CAPPS that will provide the required information for how to complete the scholarship application.  The application is protected by a unique word/number combination to ensure that only those students that are nominated have access to submit a scholarship application.  

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There are four Memorial Scholarships:

  1. Sue Fleming Memorial Scholarship for students enrolled in an Allied Health program
  2. Norma Ford Memorial Scholarship for students enrolled in a Nursing program
  3. Bonnie Manley Memorial Scholarship for students enrolled in a Cosmetology/Esthetics/Massage Therapy program
  4. Mike Mikhail Memorial Scholarship for students who are recent immigrants to the United States or first-generation Americans

About Sue Fleming

Sue began her career in Allied Health in 1986 when she enrolled in a medical assisting certificate program at Western Career College. She became an instructor at the school and then department chair. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from National University, Sue rose through the Western Career College ranks, first as dean of education, then as executive director of the Sacramento Campus. In 2004, Sue was promoted to operations director for the Central Valley campuses. Susan Marie Fleming passed away in 2005.

About Norma Ford

Norma Ford was a long-time CAPPS Financial Aid Trainer, CAPPS Board Member and one of the original Inductees into the CAPPS Hall of Fame in 2009. Norma’s accomplishments were only exceeded by the friendships that she made along the way. Norma worked in the private career school sector for over 28 years and over the last two decades was the primary trainer for the CAPPS financial aid workshops. Norma Ford passed away in 2010 after a long battle with cancer.

About Bonnie Manley

Former CAPPS President Bonnie Manley’s career in the cosmetology industry spanned four decades. She was a licensed cosmetologist and educator and owned and operated three cosmetology schools in the San Diego area. Bonnie served two three-year terms on the NACCAS Commission from 1991 to 1996 and was elected the first woman Chair of the Board of NACCAS in 1993. She was strongly committed to maintaining ethical standards and integrity in business and organizational management. Bonnie Manley passed away in 2004.

About Mike Mikhail

Mohsen Aziz Mikhail, affectionately named Mike, was born in Cairo, Egypt, and earned a Bachelor’s degree from Cairo University. In 1966, Mike boarded a plane to America with a dream and $11 in his pocket. Mike worked as a CPA after arriving in America and held Controller-like positions at both public and proprietary educational institutions. In 1983, Mike began Western Career College with Dick Nathanson. Mike went on to own four schools, which he sold to Gryphon Colleges in 2004. He returned to career education in 2007, when he acquired Advanced Training Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mike Mikhail passed away in 2010.