Thursday, October 31, 2013

Greater Than

UNC Asheville's Mathematics Department Sums Up Success

Average would not be a word used to describe the Mathematics Department at UNC Asheville. Faculty members teach across disciplines with courses in humanities, history, environmental studies, religious studies, the MLA Program and the honors program. Each year, several students go on to graduate programs in mathematics. Many students also choose other career paths, including culinary schools, divinity schools and graduate degrees in economics, psychology, computer science and engineering. And in 2013, the program graduated the highest percentage of math majors in the UNC system.

Of course, the department's numbers do not stop with commencement. They are looking toward the future of mathematics in Asheville, engaging middle schools and high schools along with national experts and making sure students have the financial and intellectual support they need.

Most recently that support has come in the form of a $100,000 gift in honor of Jane Oliver Swafford, a nationally recognized math educator, who lives in Hendersonville. She retired from Illinois State University after 12 years there, where she chaired the mathematics department for five years, and she edited the seminal study of mathematics learning from the National Science Foundation, Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics.

"I'm delighted to have a formal attachment to the Mathematics Department at UNC Asheville," Swafford said. "I have spent my entire professional life in a mathematics department, so I miss being around mathematicians. The UNC Asheville mathematics faculty are not unlike those that I've known at other universities, except they do a better job of undergraduate programming than any other university I've been at, including the one that I've chaired."

By the Numbers

Half of the $100,000 gift will go toward department programing, specifically for continuing the community Math Summit, offering additional public lectures, such as the popular Pi vs. e Debate, and sending students to regional and national conferences. The remaining $50,000 will establish an endowed scholarship for mathematics majors. Seniors Zoe Hamel from Sedan, France, and Georgia Mason from Richmond, V.T., have received the first awards for the fall semester.

"The scholarship is helping me pay for tuition, which is extra useful since I am an out-of-state student," said Mason, who is taking three senior-level math classes and a special honors topics course called Evil Genius in the fall.

Hamel plans to use the funding to finish her degree, focus on undergraduate research and continue her success on the court. The women's tennis player has earned the scholar-athlete award for the past two years.

"I am really excited about my undergraduate research on Pythagorean sequences with my advisor Dr. Bahls," Hamel said. "It is dealing with number theory which is the subject I would like to specialize in when going to graduate school."

Adding to the Degree

The mathematics degree from UNC Asheville prepares students for their next positions in a wide variety of careers and graduate programs. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of mathematics, the mathematics department graduates a large number of double majors and minors.

As Department Chair and Professor Dave Peifer explained, "I think of mathematics as a language. We are teaching more like the literature or language department, or even a foreign language like French or Spanish. We teach students how to speak quantitatively. Every discipline has the same quantitative side. If you go into chemistry, economics or business, there's going to be a side that uses the standard deviation, the mean, the integral, the derivative. We are teaching them the language."

That common denominator becomes recognizable to community members as well, as was the case with Swafford and her brother Jim Oliver, owner and founder of AvL Technologies, who sponsored the gift.

"The math department at UNC Asheville, with its liberal arts focus, is much bigger and much better than you would expect. The energy and passion of the department matches that of Jane," he said. "I believe this will be a great combination".

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Minneapolis Federal Reserve executive to speak at NSU

ABERDEEN, S.D. - Ron Feldman, executive vice president of the Federal


Bank of Minneapolis, will speak at Northern State University on Thursday, Nov. 7.

Feldman will deliver his presentation, "Trends in the Banking Industry that Affect the Ninth District: Consolidation among Community Banks," at 11 a.m. in the NSU Student Center Centennial Rooms.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the NSU School of Business.

Feldman, who also serves as senior policy adviser for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, has degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Syracuse University. He has published research on various financial topics and is co-author of "Too Big to Fail: The Hazards of Bank Bailouts."

While on campus, Feldman will also meet with NSU banking and financial services majors as well as members of the School of Business Banking and Financial Services Advisory Committee.

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Win up to a $5,000 scholarship for the spring semester

It's that time of the year again! As they have for multiple semesters, the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum is thrilled to announce that they will once again be offering a scholarship for up to $5,000 for the Spring 2014 semester. Not only can students get a generous scholarship, but they're given the opportunity to network with the biggest CIOs in the country.

The qualifications are as follows:

  • 3.6 GPA or higher

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior status

  • Must be attending full-time (12.0 credit hours/semester or more)

  • Completed one full year at TU

  • Open to Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, or E-Business majors whose future goals are related to gaining a position in the field of Information Technology

To apply:

  • Visit

  • Click on the blue "Application" link in the center to upload the document

  • Fill out the information (preferably typed within the document)

  • Include your resume

  • Include 500 word typed essay describing your future goals related to gaining a position in the field of Information Technology

  • Mail or email all 3 document to by Monday, December 2, 2013.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Nicole Schiraldi at 410-704-2415 or

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JSP Educational Scholarship

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus is proud to offer the JSP Educational Scholarship to students admitted to the College of Education. The goal of this scholarship is to support single parents raising K-16 child(ren) who are enrolled full-time at Sarasota-Manatee . The scholarship is valued up to $5000.00 per year and is renewable up to eight semesters. Students that meet the criteria below are encouraged to apply!


$2500 fall and spring semesters only; for up to 8 semesters


  • Submission of FAFSA and financial need established

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3

  • Undergraduate

  • Single parent status raising K-16 child(ren)

  • Enrolled in at least 12 Sarasota-Manatee credit hours

  • Admitted to the College of Education

McCracken Educators Scholarship

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus is proud to offer the McCracken Educators Scholarship program to College of Education majors. The goal of this scholarship is to encourage both undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Manatee County to actively pursue degrees and careers in the field of education. The scholarship is valued up to $2500.00 and is awarded on a competitive basis to the most qualified applicants. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee receiving a scholarship.


$500 per semester for up to 5 semesters; total up to $2500.00


  • Submission of FAFSA and Statement of Financial Need.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for undergrads; 3.0 for graduate students.

  • Evidence of leadership position( s) and community service activities.

  • Resident of Manatee County.

  • Enrolled in USFSM and accepted into the College of Ed.

The William G. Selby and Marie Selby Foundation - Future Educators Program

(Up to $2,000 annually, Fall and Spring Semesters) Student must be a Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee or Sarasota resident and a degree-seeking student enrolled at least half time (6 hours) on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus in the College of Education. A current year FAFSA must be completed and financial need established. Student must have an overall 3.0 GPA. The semester award will be prorated based on the number of hours enrolled on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. Open to all undergraduate students.

College of Education Dean's Scholarship

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UCOP staffers help raise nearly $1.2M for scholarships | Welcome to the UCOP e-newsletter

Assistant Vice Provost Yvette Gullatt has already met her promise and raised her target amount of $1,100 for undergraduate UC scholarships through Promise for Education, UC's crowd-funding campaign that kicked off in mid-September.

About 30 UCOP "promisers" have helped raise nearly $1.2 million through the university-wide effort, with promises ranging from running a marathon to wearing a tutu to work. The campaign ends this Thursday, Oct. 31, so you still have time to donate to a promise that inspires you - and it all goes to support deserving UC undergrads.

Gullatt's promise is unusual in that she's not just helping raise funds for scholarships, but she's also helping students in another way: Her promise was to provide 20 high school seniors with individual assistance on the personal statement for their UC undergraduate application.

"I reached out to every parent I know who has a high school senior and put the word out through organizations like the Council of African American Parents and Destination College Advising Corps," Gullatt said.

The result? She now has about 50 kids lined up for help with their UC applications, and she's not turning anyone away. Each year she also conducts a workshop in writing statements for OP staff with children who are applying to UC.

Senior leaders lead the effort

Other OP promisers include CFO Peter Taylor, who also met his goal, raising more than $2,600 as part of a three-pronged promise: He will wear a tuxedo to a Regents meeting, grow a goatee for three months and play his cello at next year's Staff Appreciation Week talent show.

Several other senior leaders are among the UCOP staff who have made worthy and fun promises that deserve your support:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources VP Barbara Allen-Diaz has a two-tier promise; help her meet her $2,500 goal and she will wear a colony of bees. For $5,000 she promises to eat protein-rich insects. She raised more than $1,500 to date.

  • EVP Nathan Brostrom promises to tutor in an Oakland school every month next year, grow a beard through the holidays and lead UCOP employees on a monthly run around Lake Merritt if he hits his $4,000 goal. He's about halfway there.

  • External Relations EVP Dan Dooley already met his goal and has promised to get his fortune told and post the results on Facebook.

  • General Counsel and VP Charlie Robinson has nearly met his $2,500 goal and promises to not only donate 40 hours of tutoring to an Oakland public school, but also wear a penguin costume to a meeting of the President's cabinet.

Through the Promise campaign, nearly 1,000 people across the UC system - from celebrities to students - have made promises and pledged to fulfill them if they reach their fundraising goals. More than 3,000 donations, averaging $75 each, have been made; all funds go to financial support for UC undergraduate students.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Incoming Freshman

  • The incoming Freshman 2013 class received an average of $20,000 in grants and scholarships from all sources including federal, state, and institutional funds.

  • Over 98% of the Freshman 2013 class received grants or scholarships from Centenary College.

Admitted students are automatically reviewed for the following scholarships during the admission process. Students will be notified of their award with their admissions packet. These scholarships are renewable for up to 8 semesters as long as students maintain continuous full time enrollment and meet the minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Presidential Scholars Program

Presidential Scholars are selected from accepted students who have graduated high school with at least a 3.6 cumulative high school GPA and at least an 1100 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or at least a 24 ACT Composite Score. The selection process will begin on January 15th.

Grace Harris Scholarship

This scholarship may be awarded to entering students, up to $18,000, with at least a 3.4 cumulative high school GPA and at least an 1100 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or at least a 24 ACT Composite Score.

Faculty Scholarship

This scholarship may be awarded to entering students, up to $16,000, with at least a 3.2 cumulative high school GPA and at least an 1000 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or at least a 21 ACT Composite Score.

George Whitney Scholarship

Dr. George H. Whitney served as President of Centenary Collegiate Institution for nearly 26 years from 1869 - 1896. This scholarship may be awarded to entering students, up to $15,000, with at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and at least a 1000 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or at least a 21 ACT Composite Score.

Achievement Scholarship

The Achievement Scholarship may be awarded to entering students, up to $14,000, with at least a 3.00 cumulative high school GPA - OR - at least a 1000 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or at least a 21 ACT Composite Score.

Recognition Award

The Recognition Award may be awarded to students whose cumulative high school GPA falls below 3.00. These awards range from $8,000 to $12,000.

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Beloved horse Credit Card lives on through scholarship

The first recipient of the Credit Card Memorial Scholarship at Southern Arkansas University is fittingly a calf roper - TyDaniel Haller.

Haller, a junior from Corydon, In., is majoring in Agriculture Business at SAU.

Last season, Haller won the long-go in calf roping at Missouri Valley and made the short-go in team roping at Murray State. These and other standout performances put him at the top of the SAU point earnings for the season.

As the returning top point earner, this year he received the scholarship that keeps the memory alive for a dedicated horse whose tragic end touched the hearts of people from across the United States.

Credit Card was a 15 year-old quarter horse who carried Shaun Smith as the duo competed in calf-roping rodeo events. In 2011, only days before Smith left to participate on CMT's hit television show "Sweet Home Alabama," Credit Card was stolen in a raid at the SAU Mulerider Stables. Smith learned while taping the show that Credit Card had been killed.

Smith was on hand recently at the new SAU Story Arena as the rodeo team gathered for this season's team photo shoot. He flashed his signature smile and borrowed a cowboy hat to pose in a photo with Haller and SAU Rodeo Coach Rusty Hayes.

"Credit Card lives on," said Smith. "It was neat that the scholarship went to a calf-roper this first year. I like Ty; it's nice to give it to a friend, too."

Smith graduated from SAU in the fall of 2012 from the College of Business with a marketing degree. He is now an insurance agent for Farmers' Insurance at Orr Insurance Agency in Hope, Ark.

"I recently bought a little house and 23 acres outside of Hope with a three-acre pond, and I plan on putting cows on it soon," said Smith. "I also recently started back rodeoing after nearly two years of absence since the Credit Card ordeal, and I am doing very well."

When the Credit Card Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established, word quickly spread across the U.S., according to the SAU Foundation.

"Horse lovers from Florida to Washington State began mailing and making online donations of all sizes. The scholarship reached the level to begin being awarded after only six months," said Josh Kee, director of major gifts for the SAU Foundation. "Any additional donations will serve to increase the amount of the scholarship to its recipient."

For more information on how to invest in this or other scholarships at SAU, contact the SAU Foundation at 870-235-4078 or visit

"I love SAU and am glad to support this University as much as I can," said Smith. "SAU and Coach Hayes have had a major impact on my life."

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Over 1,000 Came! The 2013 College Scholarship Conference was a Smashing Success

Category: Features

Published: Oct 30 2013 12:00AM

The 2013 College Scholarship Conference, held on Saturday, October 26 at the Universities at Shady Grove, was a tremendous success!

A record-crowd of more than 1,000 Montgomery County students and families showed up early on Saturday morning to learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities at Montgomery College and local colleges and universities.

The Scholarship Conference featured 11 workshops on a broad range of topics, including the following: "Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math College Scholarships," "If I Knew Then, What I Know Now!" "College and Financial Aid Planning," and "Transferring to Four-Year Schools: Understanding the Process."

Twenty-seven information tables were staffed by representatives from four-year universities, nonprofit organizations, and Montgomery College programs. Representatives from the following organizations lent their energy and expertise to making the day meaningful to students and their families: American University, Esperanza Education Fund, Herb Block Foundation, MC Hillman Entrepreneurs Program, MC Macklin Business Institute, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Maryland, College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove. Attendees had the opportunity to attend two workshops on institution scholarships, financial aid, writing essays, and preparing resumes.

Keynote speaker Marianne Ragins, who won more than $400,000 in scholarships during her senior year of high school, gave advice to a packed multipurpose room of high school and college students for two hours.

A special thanks to the College Scholarship Conference Planning Committee, co-chaired by Jessica Present and Chelsea Waugaman, the Transfer Scholarship Coordinating Committee, and all of the MC volunteers who contributed to make this event an extraordinary one. The conference is co-hosted by Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Universities at Shady Grove.

Materials from the conference will be posted on as they are made available.

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Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund for New 15 Month Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Students

NYU College of Nursing Scholarships and Awards

August 15th for Fall 2013; December 2nd for Spring 2014

Established by Dr. Leonhard Felix Fuld and his sister, Florentine, in honor of their mother, the Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund assists new 15-Month Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Students at the NYU College of Nursing. Scholarships are based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Through a competitive selection process, eight (8) recipients in both the fall and spring semesters will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $10,000 divided equally over the four semesters of enrollment ($2,500 per semester) in the 15 Month Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program.

Applicants should demonstrate an interest in one of the following areas

  1. Career in academic leadership and research toward a PhD in nursing

  2. Career in community health settings

Eligibility and Submission Requirements

  1. Applicants must be matriculated and enrolled full-time in the 15-Month Accelerated Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Program.

  2. Demonstrate strong academic performance from prior degree or degrees with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)

  3. Applicants must submit a brief 500-word essay describing their interest or commitment to one of the above specified areas of interest. Please include any information that will be helpful to the College of Nursing Scholarship Committee

  4. Applicants must complete or have on file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for the Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund which demonstrates financial need

  5. Completed application form

  6. Current resume that includes the grade point averages (GPA) of all degrees

  7. All transcripts from completed degrees 8. Submit the attached application along with a current resume, essay and official transcripts (copies of official transcripts acceptable)

Please Note: All application materials must be contained in ONE PDF document. Separate PDF's will not be accepted.

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Ways of Giving | Eastern Shore Community College

Ways of Giving/Opportunities to Give

Cash (usually in the form of a check) is the most common way to give. Gifts of cash can be deducted up to 50% of your adjusted gross income in the year you make the gift; any unused deduction can be deducted in any of the next five tax years. Please mail your check to the ESCC Foundation, 29300 Lankford Highway, Melfa, VA 23410

Stocks and Bonds are, next to cash, the most popular way of making a gift. Giving securities owned for more than a year creates an income tax deduction equal to the securities' cash value, while avoiding capital gain tax.

Real Estate or real property gifts are considered by the ESCC Foundation on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the property's marketability or the location's usefulness to the college among other factors. Please obtain professional advice regarding any tax benefits of giving real property.

Personal Property with a use in the college's educational programs are welcomed as Gifts in Kind (see below). Other valuable property such as antique furniture, works of art, or otherwise will be considered for acceptance by the ESCC Foundation. Please obtain professional advice regarding any tax benefits of giving personal property.

Gifts in Kind includes any tangible personal property which the college can use in its educational programs, such as some works of art, certain computer equipment, certain industrial equipment or machinery, books, school supplies, etc. Please contact Eve Belote to discuss a gift in kind at 757.789.1767 or . Please also obtain professional advice regarding any tax benefits of giving personal property.

Honorary or Memorial gifts recognize special individuals, anniversaries or events. Memorial gifts recognize the lifetime accomplishments of those who have passed away. Honorary or memorial gifts can be unrestricted or designated for a specific use. A letter is sent to the surviving family mentioning the name of the donor, but not the amount of the gift. Named scholarships can be established through memorial / honorary gifts totaling $500 and endowed gifts totaling $10,000.

Your Gift's Impact

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts are allocated to the area of greatest need, as determined by the college administration and the Foundation's Board of Directors.


Gifts to endowment create a fund designed to last forever. The Foundation invests all endowment gifts, drawing a limited amount from the return on the invested fund every year for the college's needs. The fund principal remains intact, and may increase with excess investment returns, to continue to provide for the college's needs in future years. Draws from endowment funds may be for the unrestricted needs of the college, or may be for specific purposes named by the donor of the fund.


Helping deserving individuals gain access to education at ESCC is the Foundation's greatest priority. Gifts to current scholarship funds are used now to help today's students pay college tuition and expenses. Gifts to a scholarship endowment create a fund designed to last forever, one that will provide scholarship assistance to students for years to come.

Planned Gifts for Eastern Shore Community College

Your Legacy for Your Community

Hope, achievement, fulfillment, and success - all these things come from an educated mind. Of course, so do more concrete necessities like nurses, accountants, and technicians. People on Virginia's Eastern Shore look to ESCC for the education and skills they need to succeed. Meanwhile, the community as a whole has come to depend on skilled workers who train in ESCC programs.

Whether the motive is gratitude for a good start in a career, or simple understanding that this college brings good things to our community by bringing out the best in its people, many citizens have acted to create a legacy for the college in their estate plans.

Keep your resources as long as you need them.

  • A bequest in your will - Look at some approaches that have worked for alumnae and friends of the school, complete with sample bequest language (click here).

  • Giving with retirement plans - By including ESCC in your IRA or 401(k) plans, you can make a gift without changing your will (click here).

  • Giving with life insurance. Find out more (click here).

Receive an income back from your gift.

  • A secure lifetime income - Charitable gift annuities provide both fixed and secure lifetime payments, and a gift to the school (click here).

  • An income with flexibility - Charitable remainder trusts can provide variable or fixed income for persons, and for a time period, chosen by you (click here).

Pass assets along to heirs more easily, at lower tax.

    Giving with retirement plans: Giving part of your retirement plan to the school will save you taxes, whether you are concerned about estate taxes or not (click here).
Join the Legacy Society

Several long-standing supporters of ESCC have joined the Legacy Society by including ESCC in their financial or estate planning and informing the school of their decision. Their gifts, large and small, take many different forms. Common to all planned gift donors is a desire to perpetuate their support for the college's mission to brighten their community's future.

Please let us know. By creating a legacy for your community here at ESCC/joining the Society, you lead by example. If you have included the school in your plans, or when you should do so, please let us know. Doing so creates no legal obligation, but simply allows us to say "thank you," and encourages others to follow your lead.

Please also let us know of any gift that you wish to designate for a particular use. Advance planning will help the college observe any restriction in a way that brings satisfaction to all concerned.

To inform the college and the foundation or your gift, or to hear more about giving, please contact Eve Belote, ESCC Foundation Executive Director, at 757-789-1767, or email

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Scholarship recipient hopes to pass on passion for reading | News | University of North Texas

Donors Byron Killen, far left, and Jan Killen, far right, pose with UNT senior Atticus Shaskan, middle, at the College of Education scholarship banquet Oct. 24. Shaskan received four scholarships from the College of Education to help him pay for his last year of school. Photo credit:

DENTON (UNT), Texas - As a high school student, Atticus Shaskan was captivated by classics like The Great Gatsby, 1984 and Flowers for Algernon.

Now a senior at the University of North Texas, Shaskan is pursuing a degree in education in hopes of helping other high school students develop the same love of reading his teachers gave him.

Shaskan was recently awarded four scholarships from the College of Education to help pay for his last year of school. Without the scholarships, Shaskan said he might not have been able complete his education.

"My highest hope for my future students is that they become independently interested in reading," said Shaskan, 22, who graduated from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst. "Reading can be a lifelong pursuit, and it can bestow incredible benefits on us."

The College of Education handed out roughly $150,000 in scholarships to 131 students, including Shaskan, who spoke at the college's annual scholarship banquet Oct. 24 (Thursday) at Apogee Stadium. The banquet was sponsored by Verizon.

Byron Killen, a longtime donor to the college, also spoke at the banquet. Killen and his wife, Jan, created the Bessie and Joe Killen Education Scholarship, intended for full-time undergraduate and graduate students majoring in education and seeking teacher certification.

To learn more about how philanthropic support is transforming UNT or to make a gift, visit

About UNT's College of Education

UNT's College of Education prepares students to contribute to the advancement of education, health and human development. Founded in 1890 as a teacher's training college, UNT now enrolls more than 4,000 students in the College of Education and certifies about 1,000 teachers a year - making it the largest producer of new teachers in the north Texas region.

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Connors State College

The Agriculture Division offers a $600 scholarship to new incoming freshman students. The scholarship is offered for the first two semesters at $300 per semester. Students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average the first semester to be considered for the second semester. Applications are Due March 1 st of each year. Students must be an Agriculture major while at Connors State College and must maintain full time status carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

Agriculture Ambassadors

Second Semester Freshman and sophomore students may apply for the Agriculture Ambassadors program. This organization is a leadership opportunity for agriculture students at CSC. Students have specific organizational objectives and guidelines (See advisor). Agriculture ambassadors receive a scholarship each semester for full time students maintaining a 3.0 grade point average each semester. Application must be made each semester.

Rodeo Team Scholarships

Rodeo Team Scholarships are available for selected students who complete successful tryouts March or who are selected by the team coaches from applications. See Rodeo coaches for specifics.

Equine Scholarships

Select Equine Scholarships are available. Contact Equine program administrators for details.

Livestock Judging Team Scholarships

Freshman and Sophomore scholarships are available to students on the Livestock Judging Team. Contact the Livestock Judging Coach for more information.

Beef Show Team Scholarships

Show Team scholarships are available to students who make successful application to the CSC Beef Show Team. Contact the Show team coach for applications and details.

Shooting Sports Team Scholarships

The Shooting Sports Team members may apply for scholarships at CSC. Contact the Team coach for applications, guidelines and details.

Horticulture Scholarship

The Muskogee Garden Club sponsors a horticulture scholarship for students attending Connors State College. Application deadline is in June. Contact the horticulture instructor or Muskogee Garden Club for applications and details.

Connors has many Scholarships available. For a full list please see our Scholarships page.

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Scholarship - Scholarship Guidelines - Daytona State College Foundation, Inc.

Scholarships may be as specific or as general as you wish. The items below represent criteria that you may want to consider when establishing scholarship restrictions and guidelines. We will work with you to ensure that the scholarship you support helps students in accordance with your desires.

Download this document as a PDF

Amount of Award - Tuition and books cost approximately $1,000.00 per semester for full-time students at Daytona State College.

Duration of Award - Is the scholarship award for one semester or will it continue for subsequent semesters?
(e.g. The student will continue to receive the scholarship as long as he/she meets the criteria.)

Frequency of Award - Will the scholarship be offered each semester or once per year?

Selection Committee - Will the scholarship recipient be selected by the Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee or by an objective committee of at least two persons from the donor organization?

Enrollment Status - Is the scholarship available to all students or must they be enrolled for a minimum number of credit hours per semester?

Minimum Grade Point Average - Is the scholarship available to all students or must they maintain "satisfactory progress" or a minimum GPA?

Program of Study - Is the scholarship available to all students or only to students in particular programs?

Degree Sought - Is the scholarship available to all students or must they be specifically pursuing a BAS, AA, AS, or Certificate?

Year in School - Is the scholarship available to new students at Daytona State College or must they have completed one or more semesters at Daytona State College?

Educational Goals - Do you require that the scholarship recipients intend to continue to a 4-year college or university after receiving an AA from Daytona State College?

Residency - Is the scholarship available to all students or only to residents of a particular city, county, state, etc.?

High School Attended - Is the scholarship available to all students or only to graduates of specific high schools?

Citizenship - Is the scholarship available to all students or only to citizens of particular countries?

Race/Ethnicity - Is the scholarship available to all students or must they be of a particular race or ethnicity?

Gender - Is the scholarship available to all students or must they be of a particular gender?

Special Status - Is the scholarship available to all students or must they have a special status such as veteran, displaced homemaker or a disability?

Financial Need/Aid - Is the scholarship available to all students or must they demonstrate financial need?

Other criteria may be defined by the donor provided they do not conflict with the Daytona State College Foundation's mission.

Thank you on behalf of our students for your interest and support of the Daytona State College Foundation.

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Northeastern Makes $1,000 Promise to CPS Students

Northeastern Illinois University Makes $1,000 Promise to 400 CPS Students

CHICAGO - Northeastern Illinois University teamed up with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to host the HACU Youth Leadership Development Forum for middle and high school Chicago Public Schools students on Friday, October 25. To close out the day's events, Northeastern announced that the 400 students in attendance would receive a $1,000 scholarship if they chose to attend Northeastern after high school.

"The promise scholarship from Northeastern is what these students need to realize their college dreams," said Wendy Stack, director of the Chicago Teachers' Center at Northeastern. "It makes the path to college real for them because now they have some money for college and a university that wants them to enroll."

"This event has inspired me because I can actually go to this university, and I didn't know that before," explained Evelyn Cueto, Irene C. Hernandez Middle School student. "It has shown me what I want to be and that I can actually come to Northeastern and do what I want."

The 400 middle and high school students attending the conference were all part of a GEAR UP program coordinated by the Chicago Teachers' Center at Northeastern. There were 200 each from Irene C. Hernandez Middle School and Eric Solorio Academy High School.

GEAR UP, which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is about making college a real possibility for CPS students. More than 14,000 Chicago students and their families participate in the program, which strives to improve student academic performance, increase college and career awareness, and increase the college going and graduation rate.

After attending the event on Friday, Marilu Lara, a student at Irene C. Hernandez Middle School said, "I'm inspired because I want to go to college, and now I feel like it's a possibility."

The Youth Leadership Development Forum focused on science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. In addition to a college fair, students participated in multiple student-led STEM workshops. The 30 students who led the workshops were all part of another program run by the Chicago Teachers' Center, called the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program.

"These workshops were offered by other STEM students, so that gave my students excitement that they might be able to conduct a workshop some day," said Raul Bermejo, principal at Irene C. Hernandez Middle School.

The TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in math and science professions.

"Upward Bound Math and Science and GEAR UP are giving first-generation, low-income students the support and knowledge in their future," said Jeanette Morales, assistant director for K-12 initiatives at HACU.

Sharon Hahs, president of Northeastern, added, "Northeastern Illinois University is committed to extending outreach to the local community. Through our programs at the Chicago Teachers' Center, we help young students prepare for college-level coursework, encourage them to apply and enroll in college, and demonstrate that careers in math and sciences are within their reach."

Students described the day as inspiring. Stack added that the students' eyes lit up as they listened to a motivational and personal story, experienced a college campus, participated in STEM activities, attended a college fair, and, ultimately, learned they had been given a promise scholarship for their freshman year of college.

About Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is a fully accredited public university serving more than 11,000 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in the Chicago metropolitan area. NEIU engages its diverse campus community in a rich environment of teaching, learning and scholarship. The University offers more than 80 academic programs in the arts, sciences, education and business. Newsweek magazine has named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth best investment among all universities in the nation and number one in Illinois. The University also is recognized as one of the most diverse universities in the nation and is federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

SWCC Educational Foundation, Inc. | SWCC-Southwest Virginia Community College

Welcome to the SWCC Educational Foundation, Inc.

The Southwest Virginia Community College Educational Foundation was founded in 1981 as a means of seeking needed funding for the college and students. The Foundation's purpose is to support the mission of the college and to help meet the needs of and provide opportunities for students, faculty and staff. The Foundation is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors representative of community leaders.

Since 1981, the Foundation's assets have grown significantly, which has enabled the Foundation to provide thousands of financial scholarships to deserving students from the college's service region of Buchanan, Dickenson (partial), Russell and Tazewell Counties. Gifts of cash, securities, bequests and trusts, equipment and services have been provided by individuals, families, foundations and service organizations.

The SWCC Community Center is the result of the $7.5 million Fulfill the Vision campaign funded by the private sector, and numerous gifts have been provided expressly for faculty and staff professional development, instructional equipment, cultural programming, endowed faculty chairs, and special events for students and the community.

All gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible within the guidelines of the Internal Revenue Service.

Contact Information:

Susan Hagy
Educational Foundation Executive Director
Director of Major Gifts Campaign

King Community Center, Room K203
Phone: 276.964.7304

Annette McClanahan
Educational Foundation Office

King Community Center, Room K113
Phone: 276.964.7347
Fax: 276.964.7531

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Nursing Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Madison, Wis. (March 23, 2012) - Dr. Rachel Rodriguez has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for 2013. Rodriguez, an associate professor in the School of Nursing at Edgewood College, will serve as a visiting professor at the Kamuzu College of Nursing in the African nation of Malawi. There, she'll mentor new Ph.D. faculty in research, and teach in the graduate program in the newly-developed Community Health Nursing specialty program, and continue to develop the Malawi Women's Health program, a project she's been leading for the past year.

"We are both humbled and thrilled to congratulate our colleague Dr. Rodriguez," Dean of the School of Nursing at Edgewood College said. "Rachel is dedicated to a global view of community health, and to bettering the lives of others. These qualities make her an excellent example of personally helping to create a more just and compassionate world."

Dr. Rodriguez is no stranger to the developing African nation. She has traveled there on four occasions over the past several years, and is actively engaged in the creation of a women's center, one of the components of the Malawi Women's Health program.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants-chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Waynesburg student attains PICPA scholarship

Waynesburg University junior, Alyssa Daniel, recently became one of 51 students in Pennsylvania to receive the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) scholarship award for 2013.

Through the PICPA scholarship, Daniel, a forensic accounting major from Manheim, Pa., will receive a multi-year renewable scholarship for $3,000 for three years.

"Alyssa was a perfect candidate because she has an excellent academic record and wants to be a Certified Public Accountant," said Anthony Bocchini, professor of business administration at Waynesburg University, who recommended Daniel for the scholarship due to her professional manner and work ethic as an accounting student at Waynesburg.

The PICPA is the second-oldest Certified Public Accountant (CPA) organization in the United States and the premier statewide resource for top-class continuing professional education programs, professional networking, business-friendly advocacy, thought leadership and a full range of services for accounting professionals.

Students attending a Pennsylvania college/university and who meet the requirements are eligible to apply for the PICPA scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. These scholarships can be renewed annually until the completion of a recipient's degree. Said requirements include high intellectual capacity, leadership potential, financial need and intent to pursue a career in accounting. Awards are given on a competitive basis to candidates that best satisfy these requirements.

"I was extremely excited to receive the scholarship, not only for the help it provides with paying my college tuition, but also for the opportunities in networking that come along with it," said Daniel. "It's really gratifying to see that there are tangible benefits to working hard in college and that employers and organizations appreciate the work we do in school."

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Extending our appreciation for military service, DeVry University offers a Veteran's Appreciation Grant to help provide assistance for hardworking, talented students who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Open to new and continuing students who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Navy Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, their respective reserve forces, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard) and can provide a copy of one of the following items:

  • DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

  • NGB22 National Guard Report of Separation or Record of Service

  • Award amount: $500 per semester (valued up to $4,500)

  • Offered: United States, onsite or online

  • Continued eligibility:
    • Must maintain a 2.5 CGPA

    • Enroll in at least 9 credit hours per semester

Note: Current members of the U.S. Armed Forces (those serving on active duty, guard, reserve, and their spouses) who qualify for the military tuition rate and veterans who received a dishonorable discharge are not eligible for this grant.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Nova Southeastern University College of Nursing Dean Marcella M. Rutherford Selected for Prestigious National Nurse Fellowship | NSU News Center

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.- Marcella M. Rutherford, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N., dean of the College of Nursing at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), has been named one of just 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows for 2013. Rutherford joins a select group of nurse leaders from across the country chosen to participate in this world-class, three-year leadership development program designed to enhance nurse leaders' effectiveness in improving the United States health care system.

In her role as dean, Rutherford is directly responsible for overseeing the nursing program, which transitioned to the College of Nursing in January of 2012. Rutherford's extensive nursing and finance background has informed her interest in research, including her knowledge of health care reimbursement and its impact on nursing and the health care industry. Her publications have focused on health care economics, finance, and policy and include textbook chapters on health care policy, the business of health care for nurse practitioners and entry-level nurses, and a historical research exemplar chapter for qualitative research text. Her current research focuses on the use of online learning in Ph.D. programs. Rutherford is the nursing director of Florida Funding for the Rural and Underserved Program, offering nursing students at all levels experience educating patients on health promotion and disease prevention.

Begun by RWJF in 1998, the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows (ENF) program strengthens the leadership capacity of nurses who aspire to shape health care in their communities, states and nationally. The program will provide Rutherford and her colleagues with coaching, education and other support to strengthen their abilities to lead teams and organizations working to improve health and health care. The ENF program is located at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and co-directed by: Linda Cronenwett, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., the Beerstecher Blackwell Term Professor and former dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and David Altman, Ph.D., executive vice president of Research, Innovation and Product Development at CCL.

"At this pivotal moment when the country's health care system is being transformed, we need nurse leaders to help ensure that the changes we adopt improve patient and population health," Cronenwett said. "The RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program is building and enhancing the leadership skills of talented nurses around the country. Our alumni are a virtual 'who's who' of accomplished nurses, and we know that Dr. Rutherford and the other members of our 2013 cohort will also make enormous contributions to improving health and health care in our country."

"I am honored to have been chosen for this extraordinary program," Rutherford said. "I look forward to engaging with the impressive community of current and alumni fellows, to work in the national arena and with policy-makers, and to develop opportunities to document the value of nursing to the health care industry. I expect to use this fellowship to enhance my knowledge of reimbursement policies and finance, and to identify effective ways to give new nurses a foundation of knowledge that helps them engage in the redesign of our nation's health care system."

Executive Nurse Fellows hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, and national professional, governmental and policy organizations. They continue in their current positions during their fellowships, and each develops, plans, and implements a new initiative to improve health care delivery in her or his community.

The full list of 2013 RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows - selected from more than 100 applicants - includes:

  • Susan Apold, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N.,dean, health and human services, Concordia College, Bronxville, New York;

  • Colonel Rachel Armstrong, Ph.D., M.S.N., M.B.A., U.S. Army, Northern Regional Medical Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia;

  • Lynn Babington, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., dean and professor, Fairfield University School of Nursing, Fairfield, Connecticut;

  • Margaret Baker, Ph.D., R.N., associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor, University of Washington School of Nursing Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Seattle, Washington;

  • Susan Bauer-Wu, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Tussi and John Kluge professor in contemplative end-of-life care, University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia;

  • Katherine Bechtold, M.H.A., B.S.N., senior vice president and chief nurse executive, MultiCare Health System, Tacoma, Washington;

  • Joan Ching, M.N., R.N., C.P.H.Q., administrative director of quality & safety, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington;

  • Angela Green, Ph.D., M.S.N., B.S.N., director of professional practice, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas;

  • Deborah Green, D.N.P., R.N., C.E.N.P., vice president, nursing and patient services, Cone Health System Annie Penn Hospital and Penn Nursing Center, Reidsville, North Carolina;

  • Kristi Henderson, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.A.E.N., chief advanced practice officer and director of telehealth, University of Mississippi Medical Center Hospital Administration, Faculty-School of Nursing and Medicine, Jackson, Mississippi;

  • Cheryl Jones, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., associate professor and chair, division of health care environments, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina;

  • David Keepnews, Ph.D., J.D., R.N., associate professor and director of graduate programs, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), New York, New York;

  • Erin Maughan, Ph.D., M.S., R.N., director of research, National Association of School Nurses, Silver Spring, Maryland;

  • Melinda Noonan, D.N.P., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C., assistant vice president for hospital operations and executive director, Rush Children's Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois;

  • Raymond Phillips, Ph.D., R.N., M.S., chief nurse for inpatient nursing and nursing research, Veterans Administration Northern California Health Care System, San Francisco, California;

  • Marcella M. Rutherford, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.N., dean, Nova Southeastern University, College of Nursing, Fort Lauderdale, Florida;

  • Susan Schrand, M.S.N., C.R.N.P., executive director, Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania;

  • Marni Storey, B.S.N., M.S., interim director, Clark County Public Health and 2013 Chair-Elect, Association of State and Territorial Public Health Directors, Vancouver, Washington;

  • Janis Sunderhaus, M.S.N., R.N., N.E.A.-B.C. , chief executive officer, Health Partners of Western Ohio, Lima, Ohio; and

  • Yvonne VanDyke, M.S.N., R.N., vice president, nursing education and administrator, Clinical Education Center Brackenridge, Seton Healthcare Family, Austin, Texas.

The fellowship is supported through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

For more information about the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program visit:


About The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable, and timely change. For more than 40 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at or on Facebook at

About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 300 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels. NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with an enrollment of 27,000 students. NSU awards associate's, bachelor's, master's, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie's Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:

Jeremy Katzman, M.B.A. | Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5408 (office)
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Tags: Marcella M. Rutherford Ph.D. M.B.A. M.S.N., NSU College of Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows for 2013

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Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship's Jack Pinkowski Discusses the Recent Government Shutdown in Sun Sentinel and Huffington Post | NSU News Center

Jack Pinkowski, Ph.D., associate professor and Chair of Public Administration at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship published an opinion piece in the Huffington Post and the Sun Sentinel in which he discusses the our system of checks and balances and puts the recent government shutdown into perspective.

"I don't believe that the Founding Fathers ever imagined that statesman would behave in such an unstatesmanlike manner as to risk default on government debt, penalizing federal workers, or those in the military, with job suspensions and related pay suspensions," said Pinkowski.

The entire article can be accessed at: Jack Pinkowski: Putting government shutdown in perspective and Checks and Balances: The Government Shutdown in Perspective.

Tags: Checks and Balances, Government Shutdown, H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Jack Pinkowski Ph.D.

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UWI SPEC International Half Marathon

The 10

Donate or Text to a Charity of your choice

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC)'s International Half-Marathon 2013 is not just about the race this year. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the organisers of the Half-Marathon have embarked upon a charitable initiative, where 10 specially-invited persons, dubbed "The 10" will participate in the race, each representing one of 10 charities, and enlisting the public's support to contribute pledges of $10 in support of their chosen charity.

Supported by mobile telecommunications operator, Digicel Trinidad and Tobago, the public has the opportunity to donate $10 or more to the charities by texting donations to a code assigned to each. To contribute to one of the charities, simply send a blank text to the assigned code with your Digicel handset. Each text donates $10.

  1. CODE: 11210
    The Guardian Neediest Cases Fund was founded in 1934 during the dark days of world wide depression. Originally the Fund was organised to identify the ten most "Neediest Cases" in Trinidad & Tobago so that they could have been be given financial assistance. Over the years the Guardian Neediest Cases Fund expanded its reach to assist the Needy throughout Trinidad & Tobago.

    One of the most important activities of the Fund is to help the Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) carry out their work of helping the less fortunate.

  2. In 2002, Avonelle Hector-Joseph was at the funeral of a young man she'd taught in Sunday School. She was horrified and pained by the violence of his short life. "I got a sense of the anger these young people were feeling, and the need to make some positive influence in their lives." Like most of us, she wondered aloud why someone didn't 'do something' about it.

    Her mentor, Bevery Loobie Alleyne, whom she knew from Holiness Revival Ministries in Woodbrook where they both worshipped, answered with a simple question of her own: "Why don't you?" Out of that challenge, she began doing outreach work in Maloney. She saw photos of children in Haiti and decided to send clothes, but even then had no inkling of how involved she would eventually become. The name Is There Not a Cause is Biblical, a quote from 1 Samuel 17:29. The organisation doesn't compromise its position as a Christian one, but is grateful for the support of volunteers from all faiths. "We took over 300 people to Haiti, and not all of them were Christians," she points out. Although it's a sticky point for many companies who don't donate to ethnic, political, or religious organisations for fear of appearing discriminatory, she refuses to remove the line of scripture from her letterhead." One of the values my mother taught me was never to compromise my faith." If she bends, she explains, people will assume she's not serious about her beliefs.

    They let donors know they aren't about religion but about community building and outreach.

  3. Keith Sobion, Attorney at Law, former MP for Ortoire Mayaro, Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago and Prinicpal of the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica sadly passed away from this earth on 14th February, 2008 at the University of the West Indies Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica. The Keith Stanford Sobion Foundation was established by the immediate family of Mr. Keith Stanford Sobion Esq. H.B.M with the aim of the Foundation is to promote legal education within the Caribbean Region via scholarships, prizes and bursaries.
    The Foundation was also established to promote the welfare of persons who are less fortunate within our communities. Mr. Sobion was deeply passionate about regional legal education and the promotion of law within the Caricom region, and his family considers the endeavour as simply a way of giving something back.

  4. The Trinidad & Tobago Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Renata Sankar-JaimungalThe T&T Coalition Against Domestic Violence operates specifically in the field of domestic violence. It is a loose coalition of associations that work in the field of anti-domestic violence, pro-peace in the family and the community. The Coalition's purpose is to assist its members in any way it can to carry out their functions, and to carry public education programmes aimed at prevention and eradication of domestic violence and the promotion of domestic peace and harmony. This covers abuse and neglect of children, the handicapped and the aged as well as spousal abuse, the abuse of spouse's relatives and destruction of property as a means of spousal child, elderly or handicapped intimidation. Members of the Coalition run homes for battered, abused and abandoned children, homes for battered women, counselling centers for victims of violence, women's development and empowerment groups, programmes for training women in income generating skills, self help groups and support groups for disadvantaged peoples. Our members include the Rape Crisis Society, the Shelter for Battered & Abused Women & Children, Halfway House, Families in Action, and the other organisations and individuals working in this field in Trinidad & Tobago.

  5. SylPhil's Home in Love is the oldest home for displaced, abandoned and abused children on the island of Tobago. The SylPhil home was founded by Sylvia Phillips and is now managed by her daughter, Susan Phillips-Jacks.

  6. Habitat for Humanity (UWI Chapter) - Stephen Sheppard
    Habitat for Humanity operates on the basis that the basic right to human dignity includes shelter. The UWI Chapter continues its work out of the University, recruiting staff and student volunteers for projects all over Trinidad. It is a non-profit, Christian organization focused on eradicating poverty housing and homelessness in Trinidad and Tobago. As of June 30, 2012, HFHTT has assisted 953 families with 256 housing solutions. Through this, many low-income families have been able to access simple, decent and affordable housing that otherwise may not have been possible. We continue to strive and work towards a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

  7. In January 2008 the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (managed by UNIFEM), UNICEF, and the Centre for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS)1 at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine campus signed a joint partnership to advance this action research project. The Project seeks to break the silence on the taboo subject of child sexual abuse (CSA)/incest and its implications for HIV throughout Trinidad and Tobago by empowering children, parents, communities, policy makers and service providers who work in child protection, HIV/AIDS and women's rights.

    The long-term goal of the Project is to reduce the prevalence of child sexual abuse (CSA)/incest and its implication for risky sexual behaviour and HIV. (To achieve this goal, the Project will produce new research findings and a best practice research model, which will begin to be disseminated during the third year (Phase III) of the Project.)

  8. The Rape Crisis Society of Trinidad and Tobago (RCS) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation established in 1984 by a group of concerned men and women, following an upsurge in media reporting on rape. The organisation is the countrys main group to actively address the issues of violence that impact on the most vulnerable members of society, particularly women and children. The mission of the RCS is accomplished through the provision of daily on-site counselling services at its two centres, a 24-hour hotline service and community-based outreach workshops. What makes this Centre unique is that it goes beyond traditional counselling of victims and has a preventive focus. The Centre serves as a model in the Caribbean for effective strategies to educate and sensitise the population about violence in order to prevent and reduce it. It has shown an understanding of the broader issues and teaches conflict resolution skills.

  9. This organisation's primary goal is to facilitate the needs of the differently able community despite the disability and the need. We hope to provide information and services which can help better the lives of the differently able, empowering them with a sense of independence to accomplish their own dreams and aspirations in life, to which our motto depicts "Your Only Limitation is Your Mind".

    Company Overview
    Arts-Insight is a new ngo geared towards catering to the needs of differently abled citizens. Arts-Insight intends to focus on the area of Advocacy for equality.

  10. Student Bursary - Jeremy Bellamy
    Not to be confused with the UWI Student Bursary, the funds donated to this charitable cause will go towards the presentation of a bursary to a UWI St. Augustine student in need. The student will be selected by the Faculty of Social Sciences based on level of need and other factors.

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Water Law in a Nutshell

Former 26-year Water Referee for the Colorado Water Court, Division 4

November 8, 2013 8am - 5pm

Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction, CO

University Center Room 221

This seminar has been timed to supplement the 3rd annual Upper Colorado River Basin Water Conference at CMU November 6-7, 2013.

This seminar will cover all aspects of the law related to water rights and ditch rights as applied in Colorado. Subject matter includes the appropriation, perfection, use, limitations, attributes, abandonment and enforcement of various types of water rights. Additional subject matter will include special rules for groundwater, public rights in appropriated water, Federal and interstate compacts and more.

Continuing Education

We anticipate accreditation for 8 continuing legal education credits for CO attorneys. The course qualifies for 8 continuing education credits for CO realtors. Colorado Mesa University has approved the course for .5 CEU's if you register at the $114 price (see below).

Basic Registration - $89

(Still eligible for Continuing Legal Education credits)

Registration for .5 CEU's - $114 Click here.

(.5 Continuing Education Units from Colorado Mesa University)
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Friday, October 25, 2013

SouthEast Bank awards scholarships to UTC students

SouthEast Bank and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga announce that five students have been selected to receive the SouthEast Bank Scholar award for the 2013-2014 academic year. This scholarship will provide Olivia Simmons, Jennifer Lopez, Kelsey Stansell, Danielle Ducheny, and Joshua Seaton with $5,000 annually to offset the cost of tuition and assist in accomplishing academic and personal goals.

Along with Regional President Tom Hughes, SouthEast Bank President Monty Montgomery said, "SouthEast Bank is proud to support The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in awarding scholarships that help keep our future leaders right here in Tennessee. We are a true community bank operated by local employees who live and work alongside the people we serve, and we are committed to using our resources to reinvest in our schools, organizations, and neighborhoods. Through the SouthEast Bank Scholars program, we fulfill this mission by rewarding outstanding students who demonstrate a combination of academic excellence, community service, and financial need with the opportunity to reach their greatest potential through higher education."

"We appreciate the generous scholarship support that SouthEast Bank provides our students. This partnership enables students to pursue a college education with their focus on their coursework rather than financial matters. At UTC, we are focused on helping our students achieve academic success and on strengthening our connections in the community. This partnership with SouthEast Bank helps us reach both goals, and we are quite thankful," said Dr. Steven Angle, UTC Chancellor.

Recipients of the SouthEast Bank Scholars include a prestigious group of incoming students from Tennessee chosen by participating post-secondary institutions for their exceptional character and academic commitment. In addition to meeting the minimum criteria of achieving a 3.25 high school grade point average or a 23 ACT score, students who are awarded this distinct honor have also demonstrated financial need and community involvement.

SouthEast Bank Scholars is a scholarship program designed to recognize and reward outstanding students seeking higher education in Tennessee. This program underwrites tuition expenses for qualified incoming freshmen at participating colleges and universities statewide. SouthEast Bank, with total assets in excess of $500 million, operates full service banking offices throughout the regions of East and Middle Tennessee. To learn more about SouthEast Bank, please visit

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University Announces Class of 2017 Presidential Scholars

Presidential Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen with outstanding records in high school and notable community involvement. The scholarship covers four years of full tuition provided that the student maintains at least a 3.25 grade point average. The following students were awarded Presidential Scholarships.

Karissa Barbarevech, Moosic, is a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School. In high school she was a member of the Classics Club, Culture Club, and Spanish Club. She also bowled for four years and was team captain. Barbarevech is an active member of her community and volunteers at the Good Shepard Church in Scranton. A biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology major at the University, she a member of the University's Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Program. She is the daughter of Teresa and University of Scranton alumnus Christopher Barbarevech, M.D. '88.

Sean Bassler, Horseheads, N.Y., graduated as salutatorian from Horseheads High School, Horseheads, N.Y. A National Merit Scholar, he served as treasurer of his high school's drama program for two years. Active in the community, he served as a judge at the local youth court program and volunteered at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, N.Y. He served as the youth representative on the St. Mary Our Mother parish's pastoral council and was a member of the parish's youth group leadership team. At the University, Bassler was elected to serve as one of the four student senators representing the Class of 2017. A counseling and human services major, he is a member of the University's Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honor Program. He is the son of Julie Lynch and Ken Bassler.

Ryan Burdick, Taylor, graduated from Scranton Preparatory School. An AP Scholar with Distinction and president of the National Honor Society in high school, he was also co-captain of the state-champion Mock Trial team, freshman orientation student director, Kairos retreat leader and Scranton Prep entrance exam tutor, among other activities. In the community, he volunteered at Project Hope at Camp St. Andrew, Seasons of Love at Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Francis of Assisi soup kitchen. He also volunteered with the Boy Scouts, where he was an Eagle Scout and completed his Eagle Scout project to renovate steps and benches at the Taylor Memorial Cemetery. A chemistry major, Burdick is a member of the University's Special Jesuit Liberal Arts program. He is the son of Kelly and Ken Burdick.

Kathryn Hoffman, Jamison, is a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Flourtown. An AP Scholar with Distinction and member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society, she was member of her school's varsity and indoor track teams and served as captain of the cross country team. She received the National Spanish Examination Award for Excellence and was an Archdiocese of Philadelphia Diocesan Scholar nominee. She volunteered as a camp counselor for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and at St. Mary's Medical Center, among other organizations. She is a member of the University's cross country team. A biology major with minor in Spanish, Hoffman is a member of the University's Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honor Program. She is the daughter of University of Scranton alumni Alice '83 and James Hoffman '82.

Christa Howarth, Somerset, N.J., graduated as salutatorian from Bishop George Ahr High School, Edison, N.J. A National Merit Commended Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction, She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society. In high school, she was captain of the varsity cross country team. She participated in the parish choir and led a religious retreat with members of the youth group. Howarth is a member of the University's Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honor Program and plans to double major in psychology and theology/religious studies. She is the daughter of Anthony and Kerstin Howarth.

Michael Gilbride, Scranton, graduated as valedictorian from West Scranton High School. He was selected as a Times-Tribune Scholastic Superstar and as his high school's Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit Scholar of the Year. An AP Scholar with Distinction and member of the National Honor Society, he was the student council president, and part of his high school's Gifted Program, Freshman Mentoring Program, and Scholastic Bowl team. He was a member of the Leadership Lackawanna's Tomorrow's Leaders Today, through which he helped to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Gilbride is a member of the University's Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honor Program and has not yet declared a major. He is the son of Robert and Diane Gilbride.

Victoria (Tori) Malstrom, Phoenix, Md., graduated from Notre Dame Preparatory School, Towson, Md. An AP Scholar and member of the Science National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society, she received the New College of Florida Math and Science Award. In high school, she was a four-year member of the cross country team and a Gym Meet Poster Committee participant. She also served as president of her school's Mu Alpha Theta honor society. In the community she served as a peer minister at the Catholic Community of St. Francis Xavier and volunteered at a center for developmentally disabled adults and at a food/daytime shelter for homeless women and children, among other organizations. Malstrom is a member of the University's Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honor Program and has not yet declared a major. She is the daughter of Paul and Catherine Malstrom.

Matthew Owens, King of Prussia, graduated as valedictorian from Upper Merion Area High School, King of Prussia. He received the National German Award, John Philip Sousa Band Award and the Senator Daylin Leach Community Service Award, among others. Vice president of the concert band in high school, he participated in the jazz band, advanced choir, advanced orchestra, and stage crew where he was the head sound technician. He was also vice president of the Interact Club. His volunteer service included working on his Eagle Scout project to repair the playground at Caley Elementary School. Owens is a computer science major. He is the son of University of Scranton alumni Margaret '80 and Raymond Owens '78.

Sarah Payonk, Schwenksville, graduated from Spring-Ford Area High School, Royersford. She was a National Merit Commended Scholar, an AP Scholar with Distinction, and received a Certificate of Merit from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.A member of the National Honor Society in high school, she participated in Spanish Club, SADD, soccer and lacrosse. She was also captain of the varsity basketball team where she was named to Third Team, All State. She volunteered at Spring-Ford Girls Basketball Campus, Wonderland of Wishes, Girl Scouts and Phoenixville Hospital, among other organizations. She was also Shooting Stars coach. Payonk is a nursing major. She is the daughter of John and Ann Payonk.

Juliana Vossenberg, Fredericksburg, Va., is a graduate of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Washington, D.C. A National Merit Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction, she is a member of the French Honor Society. In high school, she was a member of chorus, Madrigal Singers and the editor-in-chief of her school's literary magazine, among other activities. She volunteered at numerous organizations, including as a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad. She won first place for an original piano composition entitled "Whither Thou Goest" at the Virginia Federation of Music Club's Junior Composer Contest. A theology/religious studies major, who plans to pursue a career in medicine, Vossenberg is a member of the University's Special Jesuit Liberal Arts Honor Program. She is the daughter of Karen and Frans Vossenberg, M.D.

David Yatsonsky II, Jefferson Township, graduated as valedictorian of his class at North Pocono High School. He was selected as a Times-Tribune Scholastic Superstar and as his high school's Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit Scholar of the Year. An AP Scholar and member of the National Honor Society, he was a four-year member of his school's baseball team and served as captain of its Science Olympiad team, where he medaled in the state competition. He volunteered at the North Pocono Food Pantry, among other organizations. Research he conducted under the guidance of Wilkes University Professor William Biggers, Ph.D., was published by "The Society of Comparative and Integrative Biology." At the University, Yatsonsky will major in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology. He is the son of Linda and University of Scranton alumnus David Yatsonsky, M.D. '87.

The University of Scranton has awarded 11 members of its Class or 2017 four-year, full-tuition Presidential Scholarships. Seated, from left: Matthew Owens, Sarah Payonk and University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. Standing: Karissa Barbarevech, Sean Bassler, Juliana Vossenberg, Ryan Burdick, Kathryn Hoffman, Michael Gilbride, Christa Howarth and Victoria (Tori) Malstrom. Presidential Scholar David Yatsonsky II was absent from the photo.

From left: Presidential Scholar David Yatsonsky II and University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

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Campus Voices: Suma Datta | TAMUtimes

Many of you read that we recently lost one of our original Mercury Seven astronauts and national Space heroes, Scott Carpenter, who was also one of the founders and ongoing supporters of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). Since 1986, ASF has awarded more than $3.7 million in scholarships and now awards 28 scholarships annually of $10,000 each to outstanding college students who exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in science and technology fields. These scholarships go to a select group of institutions that include MIT, Georgia Tech, and others, as well as Texas A&M, based on these institutions' initiative, creativity, and excellence in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering.

For the first time in its history, AFS has awarded two scholarships to the same institution in a single award year-Texas A&M University. I am thrilled to congratulate both of our outstanding nominees, and winners, on this honor: Dillon Amaya '14, majoring in meteorology and Amanda Couch '14, majoring in electrical engineering. One is already a gifted scientist and the other, a gifted engineer. Both have demonstrated a passion for solving complex research problems.

Dillon Amaya says he had a love of science from childhood and a curiosity to "understand how the world works." By the time he arrived at Texas A&M, he knew he wanted a hands-on approach to his field and was inspired to focus on understanding, predicting, and publicizing the immense implications of global climate change. His drive and curiosity to explain the future by investigating the past began in an Oceanography research laboratory on campus that led him to an internship in Alaska, then out onto the open ocean on a research vessel. Last year, Dillon presented his research and defended his work at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

Amanda Couch's childhood dreams of superpowers and Space battles have matured into a fascination with communication-both in Space and to local communities, to inspire others with the enormous potential of applied electronics. Her journey has taken her from the Texas A&M Electromagnetics and Microwaves Laboratory to high school engineering summer camps and an internship with Boeing. Currently she is developing a reconfigurable antenna and measurement system for educational purposes, intended for use in a high school physics or engineering setting, and presented on her work last year at a symposium of the Institute of Electronics and Electronics Engineers.

Both of these exceptional students have combined intellectual drive and talent with unique opportunities for undergraduate research at Texas A&M, and found a lifetime calling, one that we hope will lead them to become established as visionaries of their fields and improve the world for all of us. Both will be recognized for these accomplishments next week with their scholarship presentations from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

The program will be an occasion to hear from one of our leaders in the Space industry, Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana, a veteran of four space shuttle missions that included the first assembly mission for the International Space Station. (If you haven't seen the movie Gravity yet, I encourage you to do so and then come to hear from someone who has actually been in Space!) The program is open to the campus community and public, and is free of charge, thanks to sponsorship by the ASF, Honors and Undergraduate Research, and the Office of the Provost.

Programs like this bring to the forefront the academic scholarship of our students and the value of opportunities for them at an institution like ours through internships, international experiences, research with renowned faculty, and service to the community at large.

I hope you will join me on October 28!

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Interior design majors get national scholarships (Mississippi State University)

Mississippi State interior design majors Anna Strohm and Jessica Kent, center left and right, respectively, are receiving major scholarships from the American Home Furnishings Alliance. With them are Beth Miller, interim associate dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, and interior design program director, and Bill Martin, director of the university's Franklin Furniture Institute. Photo by: Beth Wynn

STARKVILLE, Miss.--Two Mississippi State students in the university's College of Architecture, Art and Design are each receiving nearly $17,000 in scholarships from the American Home Furnishings Alliance.

The 2013 AHFA Scholars include interior design majors Jessica Kent, a junior from Arab, Ala., and Anna L. Strohm, a sophomore from Gallatin, Tenn.

Based in North Carolina, AHFA is the world's largest and most influential trade organization serving the home furnishings industry. Last year, it awarded four scholarships to MSU majors in the college.

Kent is the daughter of Jeff and Sonya Talley and Shane and Shawn Kent, and Strohm, is the daughter of Chris and Susan Strohm.

Kent said she plans to open a design and furnishing business after graduation.

"When I first found out that I had received this scholarship, I was in disbelief," said Kent. "When I finally came to the realization that it was true, I was so happy because all of my hard work thus far is paying off. The committee could see how much it means to me to be successful in school and in my career, and they want to help me fulfill my dreams."

Similarly, Strohm said she was honored, shocked and excited, and immediately called her parents.

"The smile literally could not be wiped off my face all day," she said.

Strohm is working to expand her efforts to become more environmentally conscious, with a goal of incorporating that knowledge into her design creations. She also has plans to create more multifunctional furniture pieces that meet the demands of today's market.

Bill Martin, director of MSU's Franklin Furniture Institute, was instrumental in helping the students achieve these scholarships.

"The institute is pleased to be able to secure scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in the furniture and home furnishings industries," Martin said.

To qualify, scholarship candidates must write an essay describing how they would apply their degrees in the furniture and home furnishings industries. They also must be enrolled in one of four partnering academic units of the furniture institute, including MSU's colleges of Architecture, Art and Design; Business; Forest Resources or the Bagley College of Engineering.

"We appreciate the opportunity for interior design students to be considered as applicants for this prestigious scholarship," said Beth Miller, director of the interior design program and interim associate dean of the College of Art, Architecture and Design. "We always are excited for our students who receive the scholarships and look forward to their continued success."

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How Scholarships Affect Your Financial Aid Award

Scholarships are among the most coveted financial aid awards. They are considered gift-aid and do not have to be repaid. If you receive a scholarship, some of your other aid, such as federal work-study or loans, may have to be reduced. According to federal guidelines and university policy, the total annual amount of a student's financial aid award cannot exceed the cost of attendance for the student's degree program, or the student's financial need, based on the student's expected family contribution.

If you have already been awarded up to the cost of attendance when you receive a new scholarship award , the Office of Student Financial Assistance will reduce your least favorable source of funding, such as a loan which needs to be repaid with interest. This reduction will make room in your budget for the more favorable scholarship award.

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High school seniors and graduates are invited to create an original poster design expressing the theme "You Can Create Tomorrow." Professional graphic designers will judge your work on originality, visual impact, presence of required elements, and demonstration of basic concepts.

High school seniors could earn a first-place $3,000 tuition scholarship through a local competition, and up to a full-tuition scholarship to The Art Institutes school you represent in the national finals.

High school graduates could earn a first-place $1,000 tuition scholarship in a local competition, and up to a $10,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institutes school you represent in the national finals.

Click here for complete rules and requirements, and to find out how to enter.

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