Cortiva Institute and Massage Magazine Announce New Scholarship Fund

May 22, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Hoboken, NJ - May, 2007 – Cortiva Institute and MASSAGE Magazine announced today their partnership in a new Scholarship Fund. The program will provide a scholarship fund for Massage Therapy education at any of Cortiva Institute’s 9 schools nationwide. The scholarships will be awarded to promising massage therapy applicants and the selection process will include top leadership from both organizations.

Cortiva Institute and MASSAGE Magazine will award a total of 9 scholarships, one per school. The nine schools that will receive the scholarships include: Cortiva Institute-Muscular Therapy Institute, Boston, MA; Cortiva Institute - Chicago School of Massage Therapy, Chicago, IL; Cortiva Institute – Colorado, Broomfield, CO; Cortiva Institute – Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy, Oaks, PA; Cortiva Institute – School of Massage Therapy, Scottsdale, AZ; Cortiva Institute – Somerset School of Massage Therapy, Wall Township & Piscataway, NJ; Cortiva Institute – Brenneke School of Massage, Seattle, WA; Cortiva Institute – Humanities Center School of Massage, Pinellas Park (Tampa), FL; and Cortiva Institute – Desert Institute of the Healing Arts, Tucson, AZ.

"Massage Therapy continues to gain momentum,” says Jan Schwartz, VP Education for Cortiva Institute. "Cortiva Institute is committed to keep raising the standards of massage therapy education; by partnering with a publication that is a leader in this industry, we can both give something back,” she adds.

"MASSAGE Magazine has partnered with Cortiva Institute to further the massage-therapy field by supporting and acknowledging the institute's exemplary students," explains Joseph D. Doyle, MASSAGE Magazine CEO.

Students can apply directly at one the Cortiva Institute schools or they can visit, and download an electronic application. All applications for the scholarship fund must be filed no later than June 15, 2007. Each location’s Scholarship Committee will announce its winner on or before July 1, 2007.

About Cortiva Institute
Cortiva Institute is a family of Massage Therapy Schools with 11 locations nationwide, offering full and part-time massage therapy instruction, continuing education courses, student and professional clinic and job placement services for graduates.

About Massage Magazine
MASSAGE Magazine is a monthly, national trade publication for massage therapists and allied health professionals, in publication since 1985. Dedicated to helping massage therapists keep current with established and emerging techniques and grow their practices, MASSAGE Magazine connects therapists with the finest products and services and the providers who support them.

For more information about Cortiva Institute and its Scholarship Program, visit To arrange an interview with Cortiva Institute executives, contact Fernando Lopez, Marketing Director for Cortiva at 201-215-6314.

For more information about MASSAGE Magazine, visit To arrange an interview with MASSAGE Magazine executives, contact Karen Menehan, Editor in Chief for MASSAGE Magazine at 831-338-3434.
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