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  • Program offers college scholarships to immigrant students

    05/11/2016 5:07:08 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 18 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/11/16
    Delaware State University is joining with a national scholarship program to increase college opportunities for immigrant students living in the United States without permanent legal status. Gov. Jack Markell joined school officials and former Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald Graham on Tuesday to announce the historically black school's partnership with TheDream.US, a privately funded scholarship program co-founded by Graham. TheDream.US is also partnering with Eastern Connecticut University to offer Opportunity Scholarships for students who face barriers to higher education in 16 states. "In four states, they are banned from some or all state colleges," Graham said. "Even if they...
  • Rihanna Just Launched Her Very Own College Scholarship Program

    Queen Rihanna wants to help you work, work, work, work, work towards your college degree: On Monday, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter announced that she's officially launching a global scholarship program through her nonprofit, the Clara Lionel Foundation, to help students pay for college. According to its website, the program will assist citizens or natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, and Jamaica in pursuing higher education in the United States. USA Today reports that scholarship grants will range from $5,000 to $50,000; may be renewed up to three years; and will be based on student need. There is no set...
  • (Northwestern) NLRB decision very well-reasoned

    03/27/2014 6:54:21 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 44 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/27/14 | Lester Munson
    The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, Peter Sung Ohr, ruled Wednesday that Northwestern University football players are university employees and entitled to an election that will determine whether they can form a union. The blockbuster ruling and Ohr's reasoning raise significant legal questions: Q: What is the basis that college athletes are employees and entitled to form a union? A: Ohr based his conclusion primarily on the enormous revenue and benefit that result from the efforts of the Northwestern football players and on the rigorous control that Wildcats coaches have over the lives of the...
  • Rosie the Riveter coming back in style for American women

    02/11/2014 9:05:50 AM PST · by usalady · 27 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 11, 2014 | Martha
    The next time there is the need for a plumber don’t be surprised if the person carrying a tool box is a woman. That is because American women are getting the message that a degree in Women’s Studies can be worthless while a plumber’s certification provides a good paying job.
  • Loyola med school to admit undocumented students

    06/14/2013 1:17:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Crain Communications ^ | June 13, 2013 | Claire Bushey
    The university's Stritch School of Medicine not only intends to waive legal residency as an admissions requirement for applicants but aims to offer a financing plan through a state agency
  • ‘Whites only’ Columbia $hock

    05/15/2013 7:47:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2013 | JULIA MARSH
    Jim Crow may be dead in most of America — but not at Columbia University. Almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Act ended legal discrimination, the bastion of liberalism is finally trying to change one of its scholarships, which is restricted to “whites only.” The Ivy League school’s Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship stipulates that the funds be given only to “a person of the Caucasian race.”
  • Amendment extends E-Verify (Immigration Bill)

    05/02/2013 8:59:21 PM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The latest version of the Senate immigration bill still repeals E-Verify but keeps it operational in the meantime so businesses in states that require its use can keep using it over the next five years. That change is part of a new 350-page amendment filed late Tuesday by the “Gang of Eight” senators who wrote the bill, which now runs to 867 pages and covers everything from legalizing illegal immigrants to boosting border security to rewriting the legal immigration system. “We have made some technical fixes and clarifying edits to the legislative language, but that’s it. This is a routine...
  • 4 Hofstra basketball players charged in burglaries

    12/01/2012 4:08:23 PM PST · by re_nortex · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated November 30, 2012, 11:44 a.m. ET | Associated Press
    Four Hofstra University basketball players were arrested on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins, police said Friday. Detectives said the players were charged in six burglaries that occurred between Oct. 4 and Nov. 5, but they suspect there have been numerous other thefts starting at the beginning of the semester.
  • Yale QB's Rhodes bid was suspended (ESPN reports on prohibited NYT story)

    01/27/2012 4:25:48 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 10 replies ^ | January 26, 2012 |
    A Yale football player who said he withdrew from consideration for a Rhodes scholarship in order to prepare for his team's rivalry game against Harvard had in fact been informed his candidacy had been suspended, The New York Times reported. The Rhodes Trust had suspended quarterback Patrick Witt's candidacy when it learned, outside of official channels, that a female student had accused Witt of sexual assault in September, the newspaper reported. Witt had previously announced he had withdrawn his application because his interview for the prestigious scholarship was on the same day as Yale's game against Harvard, its ancient archrival....
  • Radical Muslim Cleric Lied to Qualify for U.S.-Funded College Scholarship

    04/12/2010 6:39:10 PM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies · 594+ views
    Fox news ^ | April 12, 2010 | Catherine Herridge
    Anwar Awlaki, now believed to be an Al Qaeda recruiter hiding in Yemen, is connected to at least two recent suspected terrorism cases – the Fort Hood attack and the attempted Christmas Day jet bombing. The American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, considered by some to be one of the most wanted terrorists behind Usama bin Laden, was educated in the United States with taxpayers money, an ongoing Fox News investigation has found. Awlaki, now believed to be recruiting for Al Qaeda from hiding in Yemen, is connected to at least two recent suspected terrorism cases – the Fort Hood attack...
  • Libya ends college funding for 2,000 US students (Don't let the door...)

    05/13/2011 10:44:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Educators say about 2,000 Libyan students who attend college in the United States are losing financial support from their home government. The Spokesman-Review reports the Libyan government stopped funding the Libyan-North American Scholarship Program after the U.S. froze about $30 billion of its assets. Nearly 40 Libyan students at Washington State University are among an estimated 2,000 nationwide who no longer will receive money for education and living expenses from the Libyan government at the end of the month.
  • Solving the College Affordability Problem

    04/04/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | April 4, 2011 | Dan Lips
    How much should a college education cost? According to the College Board, the average cost of earning a degree at a private, 4-year university is now more than $100,000. If tuition prices continue to rise as quickly as they did during the past decade, a college degree will cost more than $200,000 by the time today’s third-graders are applying. That price tag is enough to cause most parents to break into a sweat. Is a college degree really worth this cost? Some bright minds think Americans are paying way too much. In fact, Bill Gates--one of the country's most famous...
  • Is college athletics a sweatshop?

    01/10/2011 6:39:07 AM PST · by Celtic Cross · 34 replies ^ | January 9, 2011 | Bob Greene
    (CNN) -- On Monday night, with millions of fans watching every play, Auburn will take on Oregon for the national championship of college football. If you're viewing at home, you may notice the same thing you can observe each season at every massive college football stadium or glistening big-time college basketball arena: Everyone working in the place is being paid: the hot dog vendors, the television broadcasters, the guy peddling game-day programs, the person who manufactured the university-logo jerseys and caps that are for sale at the souvenir stands, the employees changing lightbulbs in the tunnels. ... Everyone except the...
  • (RAT) Eddie Bernice Johnson Wins District 30 Despite Scandal

    11/03/2010 11:53:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    DFW CBS Local ^ | 11/02/10 | Carol Cavazos & Matt Goodman
    Johnson Wins District 30 Despite ScandalBy Carol Cavazos & Matt Goodman, CBS 11 News November 2, 2010 10:35 PM DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In the midst of many Republican gains, the Associated Press announced that Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson had defeated her challenger for District 30 U.S. Representative despite a nationally publicized scholarship scandal. Her opponent, Republican Stephen Broden, didn’t want to discuss the race, and refused to concede until all votes counted. With 77 percent of precincts reporting, however, Broden was trailing by 54 percent of the vote. **SNIP** Broden would still not concede the race. In August, officials with...
  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson: 'I broke no rules' in scholarship flap

    09/28/2010 5:18:46 PM PDT · by Free in Texas · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07:13 AM CDT on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | By GROMER JEFFERS Jr. / The Dallas Morning News
    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson said Monday that she should have been more diligent in overseeing the allocation of scholarship money that ultimately went to her relatives and the children of an aide. But she refused to apologize or acknowledge that she did anything wrong.
  • Letters Show Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Steered CBC Scholarship Money Directly...

    09/08/2010 10:34:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 8, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    Complete title: Letters Show Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Steered CBC Scholarship Money Directly to Her Grandsons Nine-term Dallas Democrat caught up in her own culture of corruption. On August 29, the Dallas Morning News dropped a bombshell into the race for House District 30 in Texas: Nine-term Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Democrat, had evidently abused her position to push Congressional Black Caucus scholarship money toward several of her relatives and the children of her aides over the course of several years.  According to the News: Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships...
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson's signature ask that scholarship money be sent directly to her grandsons

    09/07/2010 3:05:53 PM PDT · by engrpat · 17 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/9/11 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson apparently asked the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to send scholarship funds directly to her grandsons and great-nephews, rather than to their colleges, according to letters released today by her GOP challenger. It is unclear whether such a request is, by itself, improper under the foundation's rules.
  • Texas [Dem] Lawmaker Repays $31,000 to Foundation [diverted to family members]

    09/02/2010 6:13:33 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/2/2010 | ANN ZIMMERMAN
    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, a longtime Texas Congresswoman, repaid from personal funds about $31,000 to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation after disclosures that she had awarded scholarships meant for needy students to her relatives and those of her staff... "While I have unknowingly made a mistake and am, too, disappointed by this, I will continue my fight towards making opportunities for eligible young people and under-represented populations," Rep. Johnson said in a statement... The foundation, a nonprofit group that seeks the advancement of African-Americans, provides help for college-bound students by awarding money it receives through private donations. Every year, the...
  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) said she did not know she was another corrupt Democrat

    08/31/2010 5:55:32 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 15 replies
    BluegrassPundit ^ | August 31, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    After awarding as many as two a year Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships to her family members and relatives of an aide, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) claims she did not know that was wrong. "Rep. Johnson told us that she did not know the rules of our scholarships, and that once she realized she erred, she would make retribution to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in terms of returning the money," she said. Now that she has been busted as another corrupt Congressional Black Caucus member, Rep. Johnson is willing to give the money back. I wonder if she...
  • CBC foundation plans audit of scholarships

    08/31/2010 5:10:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 31, 2010 | Susan Crabtree
    The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is investigating the way its members use its scholarship program after Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) admitted doling out education awards to relatives and her top aide’s children. 

In a lengthy statement Tuesday, foundation chair Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) said the propriety of the scholarship selection process is of “extreme importance” to him, the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and the foundation’s leadership.

 As part of the audit, Payne said he has instructed every member of the Caucus, along with foundation staff, to immediately review systems to “ensure the highest degree of transparency,...
  • Congresswoman redirected scholarships to relatives, aide’s children

    As if Democrats didn’t have enough troubles on the ethics front with two trials coming up in the House. Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters have company after the Dallas Morning News reported that Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson gave scholarships from a charitable fund to four relatives and the two children of her aide. The scholarships violated an anti-nepotism rule that keeps Congressional Black Caucus members from using such charitable funds as payoffs and featherbedding accounts:
  • (Vanity) Seeking College Scholarship Info

    07/04/2010 9:34:31 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 24 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 7-4-2010 | grey_whiskers
    A vanity request here. I am looking for information on sources to look up and apply for college scholarships. The problem is, as a *conservative* white male, I am too responsible to be eligible for Obama's "free money" (remember he's all about redistributing wealth to the "rightful owners" [sic]), but not yet rich enough that I can pay the costs out of pocket for a top school, or even a mid-tier school. And there is more than one up-and-coming high schooler in the family. Wondering about either merit-based scholarships open to white males (as if), or fellowships / scholarships /...
  • Is this fair? National Merit qualifying scores differ by state

    02/15/2010 11:16:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies · 686+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2010 | Valerie Strauss
    If you live in West Virginia, your child needs to score at least 203 on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which is used to screen for candidates for the National Merit Scholarship program. But if you live in Virginia, that score has to be at least 218, as it is in New York. The cutoff score for Washington D.C., Maryland, Massachusetts and New Jersey is 221. In fact, the cutoff scores vary in each state, and they vary from year to year. Some college admissions counselors think this is patently unfair, and that a national scholarship program should...
  • CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Fight for D.C. Opportunity project

    12/16/2009 10:13:02 AM PST · by ReleaseTheHounds · 3 replies · 217+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Dec. 16, 2009 | Virginia Walden Ford
    With Congress phasing out the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, D.C. parents and students are looking to President Obama/administration to step in and save the federal initiative, which has given hope for a brighter future to thousands of families. However, Mr. Obama has been silent on the issue.... Asked ...why he didn't support the Opportunity Scholarship Program -- given that the Department of Education's own evaluation found it was benefiting participating students. Duncan explained that he was focusing on reforms to turn around the entire public school system, not just save a few children: "As a country, we like to save...
  • University of Texas pulls out of National Merit Scholarship program to focus on need-based aid

    09/01/2009 10:31:00 AM PDT · by freespirited · 16 replies · 1,040+ views
    Taragana ^ | 09/01/09
    AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin is pulling out of the National Merit Scholarship Program to focus on needs-based financial assistance. The university — second only to Harvard in the number of merit scholars enrolled — said budget pressures were causing it to end its participation in the merit-based program, which awards scholarships to top high school achievers. Colleges nationwide are struggling to meet higher demand for financial aid amid fewer resources from states and their own endowed scholarship funds. “The financial constraints brought about by the economy on families and the university require the redirection of...
  • VID: Biden: Obama Will Send You To College "If You Don't Have The Money"

    05/13/2009 11:17:17 AM PDT · by politicalhub · 53 replies · 1,956+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/13/2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Joe Biden addresses students at Bellevue Elementary School in New York on May 10th: BIDEN: How many of you kids want to go to college? Well, guess what? Barack Obama and Joe Biden are going to make sure that every single one you who qualify are going to get to go to college even if you don't have the money in your family to go. We're going to make sure you get there.
  • Caddying and duct tape can pay big bucks: Scholarships aren't earned just for good grades

    04/19/2009 3:12:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 502+ views
    The Colorado Daily ^ | April 19, 2009 | Brittany Anas
    BOULDER, Colo. — Sharon Harper, coordinator of scholarship services at the University of Colorado, posed a challenge to a group of college-bound students: Apply for a national scholarship granted to vegetarians, and a second one sponsored by McDonald's. Her point: "There are scholarships out there for literally everybody," she said. (In fact, Harper will buy a roll of duct tape for high-schoolers willing to go to prom in a dress or suit made of the material. Turns out, duct tape offers a $3,000 "Stuck at Prom" scholarship for such a wardrobe). Financial-aid experts say the economic crisis, coupled with rising...

    03/13/2009 7:51:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 1,793+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 13, 2009 | Adam Brodsky
    IT sounds like parody, but it's not: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last week an nounced a four-year program of US scholarships and "opportunity grants" for "disadvantaged young Palestinians" to attend universities. What next? Mortgage-refinancing seminars for Somali warlords? Universal health-care for at-risk children of homeless (caveless?) al Qaeda refugees?
  • (Hillary Rodham Clinton Gives) Millions Of US Taxpayer Dollars For Palestinian Scholarships

    03/11/2009 5:30:53 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 8 replies · 756+ views
    Keep studying: Uncle Sam pay for college. When you are blowing millions by the minute, what's another one million? The Obama administration has announced plans to provide Palestinian students with scholarship money to help them enroll in Mid East and American universities - pending congressional approval. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made the announcement last week when visiting the West Bank. The four-year program will support about 10 scholarships each year for disadvantaged students to attend four-year courses at Palestinian universities. The program will also offer 25 “opportunity grants” to enable promising but disadvantaged young Palestinians to apply to American-accredited...
  • Service-minded students have new scholarships

    01/01/2009 1:56:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 509+ views
    With the hospice care volunteer work she's done in Belize, Kara Pennino is one of those millions of youngsters challenging the myth of the selfish teenager. But while the Rochester, N.Y., high school senior always figured her service work might impress a college, she never imagined it could help make college more affordable. So she was stunned earlier this month when she got her acceptance letter from Drew University in New Jersey. She stopped reading after "Congratulations" to celebrate with her teary-eyed mom. It was mom who noticed the second letter — telling Kara she'd won a new community service...
  • Support Group’s Scholarships Help Spouses Finish Education

    12/10/2008 3:31:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 173+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2008 – Military spouses with an eye on professional certification or a post-secondary education may not have to foot the entire bill, thanks to a National Military Family Association scholarship program. The group is accepting applications for its annual Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to spouses or surviving spouses of servicemembers on active duty or in the National Guard or reserves and of military retirees. The scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1,000, can be used for tuition, fees, and school room and board while the spouse obtains professional certification or attends...
  • ‘Sentinels of Freedom’ Scholarships Help Wounded Veterans

    12/03/2008 9:24:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 182+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2008 – Thanks to a recommendation from the Army Wounded Warrior Program at Fort Riley, Kan., retired Army Sgt. Victor Thibeault of San Ramon, Calif., will study general education with the help of a “Sentinels of Freedom” scholarship that also benefits his family. “The Sentinels of Freedom scholarship has helped me to secure gainful employment [and] a rent-free living space and a minivan for my family, not to mention the unwavering support of the local community,” Thibeault said. The Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation provides four-year “life scholarships” to help severely wounded veterans become self-sufficient. Scholarship...
  • America Supports You: Organization Celebrates 100 Scholarships

    10/09/2008 5:13:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 151+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2008 – Operation Life Transformed honored six scholarship recipients, including the recipient of the 100th “Caregivers of War Wounded Training Scholarship,” during its “Celebrate 100” reception held here recently. Operation Life Transformed provides education and resources to wounded-warrior caregivers and military spouses through private and corporate entities. Its focus is to enable caregivers and military spouses to create a portable lifestyle. “Forty-three percent of our applicants are moms and dads that move across several states [and] give up their jobs so that they can sit bedside with the loved one,” said Tania Mercurio, chief executive officer...
  • America Supports You: Group Awards Spouses Record Number of Scholarships

    08/28/2008 5:37:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 126+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2008 – More military spouses than ever before are heading back to school this year, and they’ve earned some financial help to study for their chosen degree, National Military Family Association officials said. The association, which prepares military spouses, children, and parents to better deal with the unique challenges of military life, recently announced the nearly 400 recipients of its 2008 Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program. This number represents a dramatic increase over previous years, officials said, thanks to new partnerships with the Fisher House Foundation and Health Net Federal Services, who helped meet...
  • California National Guard losing budget battle in Legislature

    08/20/2008 5:10:54 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 5 replies · 127+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 20, 2008 | Nancy Vogel
    For the second year in a row, state lawmakers have rebuffed the Guard's effort to win state money to help cover the cost of college for its members... California is the only state that gives no educational benefit to National Guard members
  • America Supports You: Scholarship Keeps Military Families ‘In the Fold’

    08/04/2008 4:22:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 128+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2008 – A military child’s education is one of many things a servicemember’s injury or death in the line of duty could jeopardize. To make sure that never happens, retired Air National Guard F-16 pilot and Iraq War veteran Maj. Dan Rooney created Oklahoma-based “Folds of Honor.” “Folds of Honor is dedicated to providing deserving families with tailored, effective, lasting change through education,” said Jason Ohrenberger, the organization’s senior vice president for future development. “[It] provides current- and future-use educational scholarships for spouses and children of military servicemembers killed or disabled in action in Iraq or...
  • Save D.C.'s Vouchers

    07/08/2008 8:02:58 PM PDT · by Amelia · 8 replies · 143+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2008 | Margaret Spellings
    Better schools. Higher scores. And satisfied parents. That's the record of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program. It is helping us keep our promise to leave no child behind in America. If Congress is thinking of breaking this promise, the nation deserves to know the story. Signed into law by President Bush four years ago, the program is the first to provide federally funded education vouchers to students. It awards up to $7,500 per child for tuition, transportation and fees; in 2007-08 it enabled 1,900 students from the underperforming Washington public school system -- the highest total yet -- to attend...
  • Safer Kids, Better Test Scores: The D.C. Voucher Program Works

    06/23/2008 1:35:21 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 15 replies · 136+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 20, 2008 | Shanea Watkins, Ph.D.
    "In January 2004, Congress passed the District of Columbia School Choice Incentive Act of 2003, the first federally funded school voucher program in the United States. Now known as the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, this initiative provides scholarships of up to $7,500 to more than 1,900 low-income students in the District. A recent U.S. Department of Education (DOE) evaluation of the program should provide policymakers with some encouragement, as the report demonstrates that the Opportunity Scholarship Program is having a positive impact on students and families alike.[1]" "The DOE evaluation reviews the first two years of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship...
  • College scholarships revitalize Arkansas town

    03/18/2008 3:32:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 356+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 18, 2008 | Steve Brawner
    One oil company's offer to pay tuition for all graduating seniors brings hope and economic development to El Dorado. When officials announced the El Dorado Promise to an assembly of this Arkansas city's best and brightest high school students, there was a moment of stunned silence. A local oil company had just committed to paying college tuition and fees for all graduating seniors, regardless of their family income or their grades. Then the students – known as "Arkansas Scholars" because they carry intense course loads – cheered and returned to class. Art teacher Patrick Johnson will never forget what happened...
  • Athletic Scholarships: Expectations Lose to Reality

    03/10/2008 7:27:37 AM PDT · by Amelia · 28 replies · 772+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 10, 2008 | Bill Pennington
    ...Excluding the glamour sports of football and basketball, the average N.C.A.A. athletic scholarship is nowhere near a full ride, amounting to $8,707. In sports like baseball or track and field, the number is routinely as low as $2,000. Even when football and basketball are included, the average is $10,409. Tuition and room and board for N.C.A.A. institutions often cost between $20,000 and $50,000 a year. “People run themselves ragged to play on three teams at once so they could always reach the next level,” said Margaret Barry of Laurel, Md., whose daughter is a scholarship swimmer at the University of...
  • America Supports You: AMVETS, DeVry Offer Vets Scholarships

    02/08/2008 5:21:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 83+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2008 – Veterans pursuing higher education through DeVry University may be eligible for scholarships up to $1,000, but the deadline to apply is quickly approaching. Applications for 2008 AMVETS/DeVry University scholarships are due Feb. 15. Veterans and their family members are encouraged to apply for one of 10 scholarships being offered for 2008 spring semester. The scholarships of up to $1,000 may be applied to undergraduate and graduate programs at both DeVry and its Keller Graduate School of Management for online and on-site programs, AMVETS officials said in a recent news release. Applicants are eligible for...
  • NCAA Moves Toward Protecting Pregnant Athletes From Needing Abortions

    01/23/2008 3:43:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 614+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/23/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- The NCAA has adopted a new rule to help pregnant student athletes not have to choose between having an abortion or losing their scholarship or place on a team when they become pregnant. The new rule comes after exposes that students at Clemson University and University of Memphis had abortions rather than lose their sports standing.The Division I Management Council voted 46-5 to support a proposal that prevents schools from retracting scholarships to student athletes who become pregnant.According to a report in the Daily Aztec, the student newspaper at San Diego State University, San Diego...
  • Filling the Void After High School {illegal alien}

    01/14/2008 7:24:55 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 42 replies · 666+ views
    Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2008 | Michael Alison Chandler
    Marcelino Benitez said his best academic year was 12th grade. He got all A's and B's, learned to install heating and air-conditioning systems and won a college scholarship. But unlike many of his classmates, he dreaded graduation. After that ceremony, the Mexican immigrant had a diploma from Virginia but still lacked the other documents he needed to make his way in the United States.... For illegal immigrants, public school is a rare refuge. There's no requirement to prove legal immigration status to enroll. But the transition into the adult world can be abrupt. About 65,000 illegal immigrants graduate from U.S....
  • Scholarships for Military Children application deadline is Feb. 20

    01/04/2008 4:38:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 75+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Caroline Williams
    1/4/2008 - FORT LEE, Va. -- Applications for the 2008 Scholarships for Military Children Program must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 20.  Scholarship applications are available in commissaries worldwide or online through at and directly at, where they can be filled out on the computer and printed, or printed and filled out by hand.  At least one scholarship will be awarded at every commissary location with qualified applicants.  The scholarship program kicked off in 2001 and has awarded more than $5.5 million dollars in scholarships to 3,532 of the best and brightest children of military families, agency officials...

    11/20/2007 11:41:50 AM PST · by tripod · 22 replies · 126+ views
    ALEXANDRIA DEMS SUPPORT GAY HIGH SCHOOL CLUB SUPPORTING T.C. WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL GAY SCHOLORSHIP FUND More than $1,000 - Rob Krupicka (Alexandria City Council) and Lisa Krupicka $250 or more, David Englin (Virginia State Delegate 45th District) and Shayna Englin $100 or more, Adam Ebbin (Virginia State Delegate 49th District) $50 or more, Redella Pepper - Alexandria Vice Mayor; S. Randolph Sengel - Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney. The Alexandria Gay and Lesbian Community Association (Alexandria GLCA) sponsors an annual scholarship for a graduate of Alexandria’s public high school, T.C. Williams High School. Donations to the Scholarship Fund of any amount...
  • Gays & Lesbian Group Awards Scholorships to Local High School Students

    11/14/2007 6:00:02 AM PST · by tripod · 24 replies · 168+ views
    Alexandria GLCA Scholarship Dedicated to Karen Gautney & Sue Misslbeck At the Alexandria [Gay and Lesbian Community Association's] GLCA's September 4th Social, the 2007-2008 Board of Directors officially dedicated our annual scholarship award to Karen Gautney and Sue Misslbeck in a ceremony attended by approximately 70 members and guests. During her two year tenure as Alexandria GLCA President, Karen and her first-year Board of Directors founded the scholarship fund which rewards a TC Williams High School senior with a $1,500 stipend to assist with college expenses. Over the past two years, Karen, her partner Sue, and AGLCA members, friends, and...
  • Marine Corps group gives scholarships to children of slain Broward deputy

    11/12/2007 5:40:31 PM PST · by Moonman62 · 7 replies · 146+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 11/12/07 | Andrew Tran
    The two youngest children of fallen Broward Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Chris Reyka each received $15,000 college scholarship bonds from the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation on Monday. Reyka, who served in the Marine Corps between 1976 and 1978, was shot and killed Aug. 10 after attempting to check on two suspicious vehicles behind a Walgreens drug store in Pompano Beach. Authorities are offering $267,000 for information leading to the arrest of Reyka's shooter. No arrests have been made. "Your husband served the Marine Corps and this department with honor," Agostino von Hassell, a foundation representative, told Reyka's wife Kim during...
  • LA Times: Give State Scholarships to Illegals

    10/10/2007 8:18:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies · 748+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With politicians and newspapers like they have in California, it's no wonder the state has become a magnet for millions of illegal immigrants. The latest lunacy? The legislature has enacted a bill giving illegals scholarships to state universities. And the Los Angeles Times predictably wants Gov. Schwarzenegger to sign it into law. The so-called "California Dream Act" was cooked up by state Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles). In its editorial of today, "Make the Dream Reality," The Times plays lip service to the problem the law would create: "We understand the objections that arise when a society extends benefits to...
  • 9/11 FUND HAS NO CLASS: KIN STIFFED BY $125M SCHOLARSHIP CHARITY (Bill Clinton helped promote)

    09/09/2007 9:55:17 AM PDT · by Stoat · 31 replies · 1,521+ views
    The New York Post ^ | September 9, 2007 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    9/11 FUND HAS NO CLASS KIN STIFFED BY $125M SCHOLARSHIP CHARITY By SUSAN EDELMAN September 9, 2007 -- A charity that tapped the influence of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Sen. Bob Dole and raised more than $125 million to send the children of 9/11 to college is stiffing families it promised to help, The Post has learned. Clinton and Dole spearheaded a campaign for Scholarship America that raked in millions to "guarantee a college education to the children and spouses of everyone who was killed or disabled on Sept. 11," as Clinton vowed on the Larry King show...
  • Black caucus feels heat over scholarships (Keep it in the family!)

    06/30/2007 7:27:26 AM PDT · by SergeiRachmaninov · 9 replies · 853+ views
    (Raleigh NC) News and Observer ^ | 6/30/07 | L. Bonner & R. T. Beckwith
    The Legislative Black Caucus is a force at the General Assembly. It is a steady and sometimes effective advocate for causes, such as raising the minimum wage and funding historically black colleges, that at times face long odds. It can be a powerful voting bloc, particularly in the state House. Its members hold leadership positions on important legislative committees. But this week, the caucus has faced more questions about its nonprofit foundation than about votes or legislative work. The foundation collects donations from politicians, political committees and corporations to pay for college scholarships and an annual dinner and education conference....