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Sent March 5, 2007

2009 Achieve Your Dreams College Success Tour

Execute Your Passion, LLC (EYP) in partnership with, the Atlanta Hawks, Thrashers and Philips Arena will host the 2009 Achieve Your Dreams College Success Tour Live in Atlanta on Friday, April 10, 2009 from 3:00pm - 10:00pm and Saturday, April 11, 2009 from 8:30am to 6:00pm at the Philips Arena.  This event is a high energy, interactive and inspirational experience designed to challenge 5,000+ High School and Collegiate students to define success for themselves and after having done so, gain insight to put a plan in action to Achieve their Dreams.   The overall focuses are four key areas: Education, Financial Literacy, Community Mobilization and Success Strategies.  Students will be engaged in numerous activities throughout the conference including:

* Team Building Activities

* An Empowerment Session

* College & University Fair

* Mini- Career Fair

* An Atlanta Hawks vs The Indiana Pacers Basketball Game

* Insightful Breakout Workshop Sessions

* An Empowerment Lunch Reception

* And a Community Impact Project in Metro Atlanta

* Special Mini-Concert

The theme for the event is "Ignite the Fire Inside."  For more information go to www.AchieveYourDreamsTour.org or Contact Mr. Christopher Cooper at 404-962-4478 or by email: info@executeyourpassion.com

Registration $20.00 per participant and Community Partners Discounts available!!

 

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

SUMMARY

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is awarded annually to ten US and Canadian students, aged 8-18, who have developed an extraordinary service project that helped people and the planet. Half of the winners are focused on helping their communities and people, and half are focused on protecting the environment. Winners receive a $2,000 scholarship. For more information, write to The Barron Prize, PO Box 17, Boulder, CO 80306-0017.

What is the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes?

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is an annual award that honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Each year, the Barron Prize selects ten winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow human beings; half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment. Since its founding, the Barron Prize has won the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation, Girl Scouts of America, National Youth Leadership Council, and many other national organizations.

What is the history of the Barron Prize?

The Barron Prize was founded in 2001 by author T.A. Barron. The Barron Prize is named after his mother, Gloria Barron, an unsung hero who worked for twenty years to create the “Touch Museum” of natural history at the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind. She instilled in each of her seven children the idea that one individual can make a lasting difference in the lives of others. In 2001, the Barron Prize honored ten young heroes from Colorado. In 2002, the Barron Prize expanded to a national level, with winners representing great diversity from all across the country.

What is the purpose of the Barron Prize?

The Barron Prize was founded on the premise that young people need real, heroic role models who have made a meaningful difference in the world. The goal of the Barron Prize is to celebrate such heroic young people-and to inspire others to do their part. As prize founder T.A. Barron explains, “Nothing is more inspiring than stories about heroic people who have truly made a difference to the world. And we need our heroes today more than ever. Not celebrities, but heroes-people whose character can inspire us all. That is the purpose of the Gloria Barron Prize: to share positive examples of heroism with as many young people as possible.”

What are the criteria?

The Barron Prize honors outstanding young people, ages 8 to 18, who have shown leadership and courage in developing and implementing an extraordinary service project. The project must clearly benefit other people, our fellow creatures, or the planet we share. Winners must have demonstrated strong personal initiative as well as positive spirit, courage, intelligence, generosity, and high moral purpose. While outside help may have been obtained, the activity must be largely the winner's own creation. The service activity cannot have been done primarily to complete an assignment for work or school. The Barron Prize places significant emphasis on recognizing young people who help the environment.

How are young heroes nominated?

Nominations are made by adults who have solid knowledge of the nominee and his or her work, but who are not related to the nominee. This could include teachers, librarians, civic or religious leaders, among others.

Who is eligible for the Barron Prize?

Young people who are no younger than 8 and no older than 18 at the time of the April 30 nomination deadline are eligible for the Prize. Nominees must be legal residents of and currently residing in the United States or Canada at the time of nomination. Nominees must have participated in the heroic work for which they are being nominated within the 12 months prior to the nomination deadline.

How do I obtain an application?

Go to the To Nominate page of the website to download a Nomination Packet as a PDF.

Can a group of young people be nominated for the Barron Prize?

Barron Prize applicants must be nominated as individuals. This policy most fully honors the prize's namesake, Gloria Barron, who believed passionately in the power of the individual to make a difference. At the same time, the Barron Prize recognizes the value of group efforts, and accepts nominations from individuals who are the true leaders of group projects.

How do I submit a nomination for the Barron Prize?

Nominators must submit a completed Nomination Packet, obtained on the To Nominate page of the website. Completed packets must be received in our Colorado office by April 30 (end of business day) of each year. When the Prize deadline falls on a weekend, nomination materials must arrive by 5 pm (MDT) next business day. Packets may be sent via the U.S. Postal Service, FederalExpress, or UPS to the mailing address below:

 

The Barron Prize

545 Pearl Street

Boulder, CO 80302

What do the winners receive?

Barron Prize winners each receive $2,500 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project. Each winner also receives widespread publicity. See the Nominate page of the website for details.

Scholarship Name:  UNCF-Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

Scholarship Value:  up to $5,000

Classifications: Open 

Minimum GPA: 2.5 

Eligible Majors: Open 

Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities 

Eligible Locations:  Open 

Application Deadline :  Wednesday, April 01, 2009 

Scholarship Detail:  Founded in 2001, Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. provides support for educational and sports programs across the country that equip children and young adults with the necessary tools to achieve their goals and be successful in life. Continuing in its efforts to serve in the community, Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. has partnered with UNCF to fund this scholarship program for high school seniors or students attending or planning to attend a UNCF member college or university during the fall of 2009. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to selected students.

Apply Online 

Donor/Sponsor Name: Foot Locker Foundation, Inc.

Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.footlocker.com 

If you have a child or children entering college this fall, make sure that you have them apply at the www.uncf.org site.  They have a general application that is applicable to all of the scholarships that are available to any student.  Here are some below that they could qualify for:

 

Scholarship Name:  Kroger Scholarship

Scholarship Value:  Up to $5,000

Classifications: Other  

Minimum GPA: 2.5 

Eligible Majors: Open 

Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities 

Eligible Locations:  Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee 

Application Deadline :  Wednesday, April 01, 2009 

Scholarship Detail:  This scholarship is awarded to students residing in the targeted Kroger retail store locations. Students must be an entering freshman attending a UNCF school in the fall of 2009.

Apply Online

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Scholarship Name:  Lockheed Martin/UNCF Scholarship 2009 

Scholarship Value:  up to $ 5000 

Classifications: College Freshman, College Sophomore 

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Eligible Majors: Accounting, Business, Finance, Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Systems Engineering, Supply Chain Management 

Eligible Schools: Allen University, Benedict College, Bennett College, Bethune-Cookman University, Claflin University, Clark Atlanta University, Dillard University, Edward Waters College, Fisk University, Florida Memorial University, Huston-Tillotson University, Jarvis Christian College, Johnson C. Smith University, Lane College, LeMoyne-Owen College, Livingstone College, Miles College, Morehouse College, Morris College, Oakwood University, Paine College, Paul Quinn College, Philander Smith College, Rust College, Saint Augustine's College, Saint Paul's College, Shaw University, Spelman College, Stillman College, Talladega College, Texas College, Tougaloo College, Tuskegee University, Virginia Union University, Voorhees College, Wilberforce University, Wiley College, Xavier University of Louisiana 

Eligible Locations: Open 

Application Deadline :  Friday, April 24, 2009 

How to Apply :  Apply Online

Scholarship Detail:  Lockheed Martin is an industrial corporation leader which specializes in the areas of Aeronautics, Electronic Systems Information Technology & Global Services, Integrated Systems & Solutions and Space Systems. Lockheed Martin and UNCF have partnered to create this opportunity for candidates to apply for a $5,000 Scholarship. In addition, applicants will be considered for internship opportunities during Summer 2010. 

Donor/Sponsor Name: Lockheed Martin Corporation 

 

Scholarship Name:  Sallie Mae Fund American Dream Scholarship

Scholarship Value:  $500 - $5,000

Classifications: Open 

Minimum GPA: 2.5 

Eligible Majors: Open 

Eligible Schools: Open 

Eligible Locations:  Open 

Application Deadline :  Wednesday, April 15, 2009 

How to Apply :  or download the following Files:

Frequently_Asked_Questions.pdf

 

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader

Click here to download 

 

Scholarship Detail:  The Sallie Mae Fund is partnering with the United Negro College Fund to offer scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to African American citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States who are enrolling full-time at an approved institution as defined as Title IV eligible, accredited, post-secondary two- or four-year college or university, vocational, or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico for the 2009-2010 academic year. Applicants must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria and have a financial need as verified by the attending college or university financial aid office.

Apply Online 

Donor/Sponsor Name: The Sallie Mae Fund

Donor/Sponsor URL: http://www.thesalliemaefund.org/ 

 

http://www.questbridge.org/cps/info.php

2009 QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship

The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges.

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. You may be concerned about tuition costs, but QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.

Last year, QuestBridge's partner colleges offered admission and more than $90 million in financial aid to over 900 students who applied to the National College Match.

The key benefits of the National College Match program include:

Full four-year scholarships with no loans

Top-tier colleges

A focus on outstanding low-income students

Two opportunities for college admission

A free application

A national alumni network

QuestBridge’s College Prep Scholarship provides more than 1,000 awards that equip outstanding low-income high school juniors with the knowledge necessary to compete for admission to top-ranked colleges.

Raise Your Sights: A Top-Tier College Education Is Possible

Students from low-income backgrounds with strong academic records actually have significant advantages in college admissions. Leading colleges are actively seeking to increase socio-economic diversity on their campuses. Admissions officers view academic success in the face of economic challenges as an indicator of a student’s potential to succeed in college.

QuestBridge’s College Prep Scholarship prepares high-achieving low-income students to make the most of their advantages in the admissions process.

You Can Afford It

Attending a selective private college actually can be less expensive than going to a community or state college, because aid packages at many leading schools cover 100% of students’ financial need.

QuestBridge’s College Prep Scholarship helps high-achieving low-income students learn how to get the full benefit of top-ranked colleges’ generous financial aid policies.

College Prep Scholarship Awards

Selected students will receive one or more of the following awards:

Full scholarships to summer programs at leading universities: 10 students will receive free counseling from QuestBridge to support their applications to summer school programs at Harvard, Notre Dame, Stanford, or Yale. If accepted, they will receive scholarships covering the full cost of travel, tuition, and room & board.

 

Individualized college admissions counseling: 40 students will be paired with an experienced counselor from QuestBridge's staff who will provide personalized admissions and financial aid advice.

College Admissions Conference invitations: 1,000 students will be invited to QuestBridge conferences at Stanford and Yale. Participants will attend workshops on how low-income students can successfully apply to leading colleges. They will also meet college admissions officers and learn more about the opportunities that QuestBridge offers.

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

All-expense-paid campus visits: 100 students will have their travel expenses, and room & board covered to visit a QuestBridge partner college campus.

Tele-mentoring with college students: 100 students will be paired with an Amherst College student who will advise them by phone and e-mail about the college admissions process.

In addition, qualifying Jewish students are eligible for the Edward Fein Foundation Scholarship Awards program at QuestBridge. Students selected as "Fein Fellows" will be rewarded for their academic achievement with scholarships to summer programs at leading universities, laptop computers, and scholarships for SAT preparation courses.

Further QuestBridge opportunities

The College Prep Scholarship is a gateway to further opportunities that QuestBridge offers. It is designed to prepare students to be successful applicants to the QuestBridge National College Match program at the start of their senior year. The National College Match pairs outstanding low-income high school seniors with admission and full scholarships to QuestBridge partner colleges.

Students who receive College Match scholarships will also join a national alumni network of hundreds of Quest Scholars who are as committed to helping others as they are to their own academic excellence and professional aspirations.

Click here for more information on QuestBridge opportunities

Who is eligible?

If you are a high school junior with a strong academic record and an annual family income of less than $60,000 with typical assets, we encourage you to apply. Many past award recipients have also been part of the first generation in their family to attend college.

QuestBridge seeks students whose academic achievement demonstrates that they have the potential to be strong applicants to highly selective colleges.

Some of the factors we use to assess academic ability include:

Grade Point Average (GPA): Both unweighted and weighted GPAs are considered.

Class rank: The majority of awardees are in the top 5 to 10% of their class.

Rigor of high school curriculum: Awardees typically take the most challenging courses available at their high school.

Standardized test scores: PSAT, PLAN, SAT and ACT scores, as well as any SAT Subject Test and/or AP test results, are considered.

Essays: Most awardees' essays show evidence of intellectual spark, determination, and altruism in addition to strong writing ability.

Teacher Recommendation: The Teacher Recommendation tells us how a student interacts in the classroom and compares to other students at his or her school.

Financial Criteria

It is important to note that QuestBridge seeks to provide scholarships to students who come from families experiencing financial difficulties.

Some of the factors we use to assess financial need include:

Annual household income: Last year's scholarship recipients typically came from households earning between $0 and $60,000 annually. If you come from a household earning more than this amount but still feel that you have faced economic hardship, there is room on the application to explain your situation.

Additional information about your household circumstances such as:

Number of people in the household.

The cost of living in your area.

Other financial commitments, such as medical bills or support payments to family members outside the United States.

Other Criteria

Your parents' level of education: Many award recipients are among the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college.

Extenuating circumstances: For example, working to help parents pay the bills, time spent caring for younger siblings in the absence of parents or other adults, or difficult living conditions.

Other achievements: Accomplishments and leadership positions in extracurricular and community activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Standardized test scores are not required, but are given significant weight in the selection process. QuestBridge strongly encourages students to submit any PSAT, PLAN, SAT, ACT, AP, or SAT Subject Test scores they may have received.

You must be a high school junior at the time of application.

US citizens, Permanent Residents, and international students residing in the United States are eligible to apply for the College Prep Scholarship

 

 
Sent to us February 4, 2008
 
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - 9-12GRADES (MARK THE DEADLINES)

AXA Achievement Scholarships: To qualify for these two scholarship opportunities the student must demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in an activity in school, the community or the workplace. For more information and an application on two AXA scholarships, please visit their website at

www.axa-achievement.com One deadline is December 15th and the other is February 15th.

Best Buy Scholarship Program: This scholarship is open to students in grades 9-12. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and must demonstrate commitment to and involvement in volunteer community service or work experience. For more information and the online application, please visit their website at www.bestbuy.com/scholarships The deadline is February 15th.

Burger King Scholars Program: Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and work part-time an average of 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year. Applicants do not have to be employed by Burger King. He/she must also be actively involved in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Applications are available on-line at www.bk.com/scholars The deadline is Feb. 15.

Florida A&M University: African American Women in Computer Science Scholarships - For African American women who are attending Florida A&M University in the Fall of 2009 and planning a major in Computer Science. For more information contact Dr. Jason Black, jblack@cis.famu.edu.

KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program: This scholarship is dedicated to assisting students with financial need who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a public institution within their legal state of residence. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Applications are available on line at www.kfcscholars.org  Online applications will be available from December 1st through February 10th.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships: The RMHC Scholarship Program is comprised of 4 individual scholarship programs including:

* RMHC / Asia Scholarship Program: Asian Students Increasing Achievement

* RMHC Scholars

* RMHC HACER Scholarship: Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources

* RMHC African-American Future Achievers

For more information and applications for these scholarships, please visit their website at www.rmhc.org The deadline is February 16th.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund: For information on scholarships please visit their website at www.maldef.org

SAMMY Athletic Scholarship: The SAMMY (Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year) rewards high school senior athletes who demonstrate excellence in academics, athletics, community service, leadership and include milk as part of their healthy lifestyles. Applications and official rules are available online at www.sammy.bodybymilk.com. The got milk?/Milk Mustache campaign, in partnership with USA Today recognizes 25 high school senior student athletes nationwide with a $7,500 scholarship for achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership and is kicking off the 2008 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) awards. 2008-2009 athletes only. Online application only. Students may apply - Coaches and teachers may nominate at this link.The deadline is March 6th.

PLEASE GO TO THE WEBSITES, FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION AND COMPLETE THE APPLICATIONS DEADLINES ARE SHORT NOTICE BUT ARE DOABLE. 

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

Much Success!

Jackie Dugger
Office of Community Service
Morehouse College
The Leadership Center, Room 426
830 Westview Drive, SW 4th Flr.
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-525-6391(direct)
404-681-2800 x6391
404-507-8600 (fax)
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Sent to us February 4, 2008

FOR ANYONE WHO CAN USE THIS INFORMATION - LET'S BE THE CONNECTING COMMUNITY AND FORWARD THE INFORMATION

 USA Funds Access to Education ScholarshipsUSA Funds® will award $1,500 individual scholarships to students with economic need through USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships®.
 
USA Funds is the nation’s leading education loan guarantor. A nonprofit organization, USA Funds works to enhance postsecondary education preparedness, access and success by providing and supporting financial and other valued services.

Application deadline: Feb. 16, 2009.

   USA Funds Access to Education ScholarshipsUSA Funds Access to Education Scholarships are open to high school seniors, currently enrolled college or professional degree students or incoming college or professional degree students who:

  • Plan to enroll or are enrolled in full- or half-time undergraduate or full-time graduate  or professional degree coursework at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school. GED recipients also are eligible. Students must plan to enroll or be enrolled beginning with the fall 2009 term through Feb. 1, 2010.
  • If studying abroad, are attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution that is eligible to participate in student aid programs under Title IV of the federal Higher Education Act.
  • Have an annual adjusted gross family income of $35,000 or less, as documented on a 2008 federal 1040 income tax return on which the applicant is claimed as a federal tax exemption.
  • Are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens. Students studying in the U.S. on an F1 visa are not eligible. Eligible noncitizens must be permanent U.S. resident aliens with a Green Card, or refugees with a Departure Record (Form I-94) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services showing one of the following designations:
    • Refugee.
    • Asylum granted.
    • Alien paroled into the U.S. for at least one year.
    • Alien granted a stay of deportation due to fear of persecution on account of race, religion or political opinion.
    • Conditional entrant (if I-94 was issued before April 1980).
  • Are not currently in default on a federal education loan.

Students attending postsecondary institutions, such as United States service academies, that do not charge tuition and room and board to the general student body are not eligible to receive awards under this scholarship program.

Applicants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and all U.S. territories and commonwealths are eligible for USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships. Priority consideration for the awards will be given to applicants from Arizona, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi, Nevada and Wyoming, states that USA Funds serves as the federally designated guarantor of federal student loans, and from Washington and Idaho, states that USA Funds’ affiliate Northwest Education Loan Association® serves as the federally designated guarantor of student loans.

Scholarships awarded under this program to residents of Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington states are made possible with the support of College Spark Washington.

Additionally, up to 50 percent of the scholarship awards will be targeted to applicants who are members of an ethnic minority group or have a documented physical disability. Ethnic minority groups are defined as follows:

  • Alaskan Native/American Indian.
  • Asian.
  • Black/African-American.
  • Hispanic or Latino.
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals are considered to have a disability if they have a physical impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, have a record of such an impairment or are regarded as having such an impairment. Applicants who are physically disabled must submit a doctor’s statement describing the disability, including the degree and limitation on their ability.

Awards
The program will award scholarships of $1,500. The scholarships are non-renewable, but students may reapply in subsequent years, as long as their cumulative awards under the program do not exceed $6,000.

Application
To be considered for a scholarship, an application must be submitted online by Feb. 16, 2009. We strongly encourage students to submit their application well before the application deadline.

By March 11, 2009, all applicants will be notified whether they have been selected as a finalist. Only finalists will be required to mail the following additional documentation to Scholarship Management Services, the administrator of this scholarship program:

  • IRS 1040 tax forms for 2008 showing a combined household adjusted gross income of $35,000 or less.
  • Current complete transcript(s) of grades (including grading scale and undergraduate transcript if attending graduate school) or GED test scores. Online transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course and the term in which each course was taken. Scholarship Management Services reserves the right to verify all information on transcripts.
  • Doctor’s statement (if physically disabled).
  • Copy of Green Card or I-94 with the appropriate designation (if you are not a U.S. citizen).

To receive consideration for a scholarship, only applicants who are notified that they have been selected as finalists must mail the required documents postmarked by April 6, 2009, to:

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
P.O. Box 297
Saint Peter, MN  56082

Applicant Responsibilities
Applicants are responsible for submitting all necessary information. Because Scholarship Management Services evaluates applications on the information supplied, it is important to answer all questions as completely as possible. Scholarship Management Services and USA Funds keep all submitted information confidential.

Selection of Recipients
Scholarship awards will be based on the applicant’s:

  • Past academic performance and future potential.
  • Leadership and participation in school and community activities.
  • Work experience.
  • Career and educational aspirations and goals.
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances.

By June 30, 2009, Scholarship Management Services will notify all finalists whether they have been selected to receive an award.

Payment of Scholarships
Each recipient will receive one check mailed by Aug. 31, 2009. The check will be payable to the school for the student, but mailed to the permanent home address specified by the student at the time of scholarship acceptance.

Obligations
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships must be used for tuition, room and board and/or other education-related expenses.

Students who accept a scholarship grant USA Funds permission to use their names, photos and testimonials for publicity purposes. Finalists must supply Scholarship Management Services with additional documentation requested on the application and notify Scholarship Management Services of any change of address, school enrollment or other relevant information.

Revisions
USA Funds reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of these scholarship programs and to make changes, including termination of the program, at any time.

Additional Information
USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships are administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America.  Scholarship Management Services is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

For additional information about USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships, first read our frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, send us an e-mail or call Scholarship Management Services, toll-free, (800) 537-4180. For answers to questions about the scholarship application, please call prior to Feb. 16, 2009. We cannot guarantee a response by the application deadline to inquiries received after 12 p.m. Central Time on Feb. 16, 2009.

Application Link: http://www.usafunds.org/planning/access_to_education_scholarship/index.html

Jackie Dugger
Office of Community Service
Morehouse College
The Leadership Center, Room 426
830 Westview Drive, SW 4th Flr.
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-525-6391(direct)
404-681-2800 x6391
404-507-8600 (fax)

 

 
 
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Sent to us February 5, 2008
 
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Science & Engineering Apprenticeship program
(summer) - Applications due: Feb. 27, 2009 - This program places
academically talented H.S. students (at least 16 yrs old, sophomores/
juniors)
with interest in science & math in Dept. of Defense laboratories
for an 8-wk period over the summer. This is an invaluable experience in the
world of scientific research, with hands-on exposure to scientific &
engineering practices not available in the HS environment. It is a paid
apprenticeship ($2,000) and the students are assigned a scientist or
engineer as their mentor.
To apply online or get more information about the
program:
http://www.usaeop.com. Students must submit their transcript
(minimum GPA 3.0) and teacher recommendation to the program director for
consideration and daily transportation is the student's responsibility.
Program runs from June 22 - August 14, 2009.

 
 
FREE!!   The National Center for Health Marketing's Global Health Odyssey
Museum is pleased to offer the 2009 CDC Disease Detective Camp (DDC). DDC
is an academic day camp for students who will be high school juniors and
seniors during the 2009-2010 school year.
Campers will take on the roles of
disease detectives and learn how CDC safeguards the nation's health. The
camp will be offered twice from June 22-26 and July 13-17. For more info
and to apply to go
www.cdc.gov/gcc/exhibit/camp.htm.   Deadline is April 20
 
FREE!!    The American Legion sponsors a week-long summer leadership
program called Boys State. This year's program will be held at McDaniel
College in Westminster, Maryland from June 21-27. If you are a junior
interested in a leadership opportunity see your guidance counselor right
away for more information.

 
The Leadership Center at Morehouse College presents the 2009 Coca-Cola
Pre-College Leadership Program. There are 2 programs, one for male students
completing their sophomore or junior year, and the other for male students
completing their senior year.
Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a
4.0 scale). The curriculum focuses on personal and interpersonal leadership
skills. The program runs from June 20 to June 26. The cost is $400.00 and
the application deadline is February 20. To apply, go to
www.morehouse.edu.
Application access is listed under "Events at the Leadership Center."

 
NASA sponsors the National Space Club Scholars Program, a 6 week summer
internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It is open to students
who will be 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade by June 2009,
have demonstrated high academic success, and have an interest in space
science or engineering as a career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Applications are available in the Career Center or online at
www.education.gsfc.nasa.gov/pages/placement.html Apply now! The application
must be postmarked by February 17, 2009.

 
CITY YEAR, WASHINGTON DC (Americorps)  - Graduating seniors who are not
sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying for a
paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC., a group of
17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months in the
Washington, DC community.  Benefits include:  living stipend ($200 per
week), health care coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725 educational
scholarship.  For more info:  
www.cityyear.org or email:
cmurphy@cityyear.org/dc or call:  202-776-7780, Amanda Seligman.
Recruitment open houses will be held once a month at their headquarters:
918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20001.

City Year supports corps members during their service year by providing the following full-time, education and career benefits:

  • Weekly Stipend

You will receive a stipend to help you meet living expenses while participating in the program. The stipend amount varies from site to site. Please contact the recruitment team at your prospective location for more information.

  • Educational Stipend

At the end of your City Year service year, you will receive an education award of $4,725 through AmeriCorps. You can apply the award toward a college degree, graduate school, or existing or future qualified student loans. Learn more about the institutions that match the education award.  

The AmeriCorps Education Award is taxable in the year it is used. Eligibility is based on a minimum of 1,700 service hours, completion of all City Year graduation requirements, and serving for the entire program length. A school is qualified if it is a Title IV institution of higher education. 

  • Federal Student Loan Deferment**

You can request that qualified student loans be put into forbearance during your term of service. You can also request to have any accrued interest paid by AmeriCorps at the successful completion of your service term.

** Most federal student loans qualify for mandatory forbearance based on AmeriCorps enrollment. To ensure participation, please verify the policy on forbearance with your individual lending institution(s).

  • Health Insurance

Basic health care coverage is provided during your active service.

  • Childcare Coverage

AmeriCorps*CARES child care benefits are available to City Year corps members if they meet eligibility requirements. For specific guidelines, please contact your prospective City Year site.

  • Uniform

Provided by our official outfitter, The Timberland Company, the City Year uniform has become a symbol of service to the community. Corps members receive their uniforms, valued at $1,200, upon completion of the training program at the beginning of the year.

  • T-Mobile Cell Phone

T-Mobile is a National In-Kind Sponsor of City Year and provides each corps member with a cell phone and service for the duration of the service year. Corps members are granted 300 minutes of usage per month.
 

 
Jackie Dugger
Office of Community Service
Morehouse College
The Leadership Center, Room 426
830 Westview Drive, SW 4th Flr.
Atlanta, GA 30314
404-525-6391(direct)
404-681-2800 x6391
404-507-8600 (fax)

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