Home Base

New York City


Liberal Studies

Expected Graduation


Favorite Class

Introduction to Religions

Roxanne was studying to become a medical laboratory technician early in her career. She earned her associate degree and started taking courses toward a bachelor’s. Roxanne needed to complete 50 weeks of unpaid clinical work that went along with her desired degree—an expense she could not afford since starting a family one year prior.

She worked in banking for 16 years before earning a Dispatch license and moving into the airline industry. 

When she heard about JetBlue Scholars, she was immediately excited. “I want to finish what I started!” she says, “It’s been more than 25 years.”

When Roxanne expressed interest in JetBlue Scholars, she was paired with a success coach who reviewed her transcripts. Combining her previous community college, Dispatch license and military certifications (she spent six years in the Army Reserve), Roxanne had more than 100 credits. Her coach assigned several online courses through JetBlue Scholars partners, with JetBlue covering the cost. 

Aiming for a bachelor’s in Liberal Studies, Roxanne has already taken American Government with and Introduction to Religions through StraighterLine. She will finish her final capstone class at Thomas Edison State University this spring, and is on track to graduate by June 2016 with a bachelor’s liberal studies.