Students in Southern California’s largest city of Los Angeles will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend a private college that will be offered to anyone who successfully completes the online courses, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
The scholarship will be awarded for a minimum of five years, with the possibility of extending for up to two years.
The school, which opened in 2014, is the latest to try to capitalize on the growth of the “Silicon Valley Model,” which has seen an influx of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists invest in the tech industry, and a surge in student enrollment.
The new program is one of several similar initiatives being touted in the region, according the Los Angeles Business Journal.
The idea is to lure the best students to colleges where they can learn in a more professional environment.
The university hopes that the program will encourage students to take on challenging projects in an effort to improve their English and math skills.
More: More than 80% of Southern California students now attend a school where they complete more than one online class a week, according an annual survey from the Association of American Universities.