Aug 25, 2002 (08:08 PM EDT)
Extreme Degrees Of Education

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Live an extreme life, get a free online education. That's the tactic Jones International University is using to get its Internet degree programs noticed.

The accredited online school, along with MonsterLearning, a unit of, is running a contest for people who hold "extreme jobs" such as firefighting and car racing. Contestants submit 500-word essays on how they would fit learning into their careers and lifestyles. The best essayist will win an $18,000 scholarship for one of the university's degree programs, which include a B.S. and an MBA in IT. The entry deadline is Sept. 15. For more information, visit