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    Savannah Rychcik March 8, 2021 0 Comments Burger King U.K.’s attempt to celebrate International Women’s Day backfired. The company tweeted on Monday, “Women belong in the kitchen.” It followed with another tweet providing an explanation. “If they want to, of course. Yet only 20% of chefs are women. We’re on a mission to change the gender ratio in the restaurant industry by empowering female employees with the opportunity to pursue a culinary career,” the account added. The company went on to announce it is “launching a new scholarship programme which will help female Burger King employees pursue their culinary dreams!” If they want to, of course. Yet only 20% of chefs are women. Were on a mission to change the gender ratio in the restaurant industry by empowering female employees with the opportunity to pursue a culinary career. #IWD— Burger King (@BurgerKingUK) March 8,...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A historic donation to the University of Baltimore was made to help more students get the education they want without having to worry about the bill. Alumnus Samuel Rose donated $5 million that will go into a scholarship fund to help undergraduate students afford tuition and get their degrees. Rose grew up in northwest Baltimore and graduated from the University of Baltimore’s law school in 1962. He previously donated $1 million to help students during the pandemic.
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A University of Baltimore alumnus has donated a record $5 million for the school to establish a scholarship fund for students needing financial assistance to complete their degrees. The university announced the gift from retired commercial real estate developer Samuel G. Rose on Monday. Officials said in a statement that the fund is set to help undergraduate students who may not otherwise be able to complete their degrees afford tuition. Rose grew up in Northwest Baltimore and graduated from the University of Baltimore’s law school in 1962. He previously donated $1.2 million to help students continue their education during the pandemic. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BALTIMORE (AP) — A University of Baltimore alumnus has donated a record $5 million for the school to establish a scholarship fund for students needing financial assistance to complete their degrees. The university announced the gift from retired commercial real estate developer Samuel G. Rose on Monday. The fund is set to help undergraduate students who may not otherwise be able to complete their degrees afford tuition, officials said in a statement. The donation marked the largest cash gift from a single donor to the school’s endowment, university President Kurt L. Schmoke said. Rose, 84, grew up in Northwest Baltimore and graduated from the University of Baltimore's law school in 1962. “Sam wants to help undergraduates who are lower-income like he was growing up," The Baltimore Sun quoted Schmoke as saying. The money for the new scholarship fund came from the sale of two artworks from Rose’s personal collection, the...
    A Maryland woman has created a scholarship for Anne Arundel County students to honor her husband, a detective who died of an unexpected illness in May 2015. Navy Commander DeDe Duncan White and Detective Shelley C. White were a dynamic duo in the community, a naval officer and a police officer who spent their spare time helping others. After Shelley White died, DeDe decided to create the Shelley C. White Junior Memorial Scholarship. “He knew that education was the key to breaking out of your environment,” White said. The fund annually awards one or more scholarships of $1,000 to high school graduates from Anne Arundel County interested in attending college or trade school. DeDe said the scholarship is intended for a specific type of student: “Those kids in the middle who are college or trade school material but they may get overlooked,” she said. The scholarship fund’s mission is to...
    GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4) – Starting this fall semester, WeldWerks Brewing Co. in Greeley will be funding a scholarship program for students of color at the University of Northern Colorado. The company says the effort began after employees took a look in the mirror following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor last summer. “We are committed with our own resources and everything we have here to investing in this community and making it as great and diverse as a place as it can be,” said Jake Goodman, CMO for WeldWerks. The WeldWerks Diversity Scholarship will be a yearly scholarship for current and prospective University of Northern Colorado (UNC) students of color, with an additional preference towards those who have an interest in Brewing Science. WeldWerks has donated $25,000 to seed the endowment with an additional $4,000 to fund the fall 2021/2022 scholarship. The application process is open now. Students can apply online through...
    (CNN)Father John Ubel has been collecting baseball cards for 50 years. Now, he is stepping up to the plate and auctioning off his most valuable cards to raise money for grade school scholarships in St. Paul, Minnesota.Ubel, a lifelong Minnesota Twins fan and the rector at St. Paul's Cathedral, began collecting baseball cards in 1970, when he was in first grade. Since then, he has saved around 2,000 cards, and he plans to auction 50 of the most valuable to raise money for the Aim Higher Foundation, an organization that offers tuition assistance to local students enrolled at Catholic schools."I was in a conversation with somebody about the pandemic and schools," said Ubel. "And someone used the phrase that the Catholic schools are 'hitting it out of the park.' Henry Aaron, one of Ubel's favorite players growing up, had just passed away and Ubel said he "started connecting the dots."Ubel's...
    ARSENAL are keen on Bournemouth’s whizkid contract rebel Ajani Burchall. Burchall, 16, became the Cherries’ third-youngest-ever player when making his debut as a late sub in December’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield. 4Arsenal are keen on Bournemouth’s whizkid contract rebel Ajani BurchallCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Burchall is set to leave on a free transfer in the summer amid interest from several clubsCredit: Getty Images - Getty But he has snubbed a scholarship deal at the Championship club. Burchall is now set to leave in the summer amid interest from several Premier League clubs. The Gunners head the queue for the Bermudan winger, who is still at school. Meanwhile, Arsenal will launch major cost-cutting plans this summer - despite slashing their wage bill by almost £700,000 a week in January. The Gunners could listen to offers for Alexandre Lacazette and release David Luiz in a monster overhaul. With no prospect of...
    Jordan Bohannon recently dropped an all-time stupid line about Wisconsin. Bohannon and the Hawkeyes play my beloved Badgers this Thursday night, and it’s one of the best rivalries in all of sports. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) For some reason ahead of the game, Bohannon felt the need to claim that he would have needed $20,000 in cash to play for Wisconsin, according to David Eickhol. Jordan Bohannon: “It would have taken about 20,000 dollars in a McDonalds bag to go to Wisconsin.” — David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) February 16, 2021 There’s just one major problem with Bohannon’s comment. According to his scholarship list on 247Sports, he never even garnered a scholarship offer from Wisconsin, which is where his brothers Jason and Zach played. Don’t you just hate it when you claim you need a large sum of money to play for a...
    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has received a $50,000 gift from an alumnus to establish a scholarship for qualified Black students or for students from other underrepresented populations to study to become pharmacists. Fewer than 5% of all pharmacists are Black, the university said in a statement this week, citing information from Pharmacy Times. RELATED: Wrentham Outlets Smash And Grab Being Investigated By Police The scholarship established by the donation from Dr. Kenneth Lawrence, who graduated from URI’s pharmacy program in 1990, is named the Robert and Birdie Lawrence Endowed Scholarship in honor of his parents. RELATED: Dropkick Murphys Streaming Free Virtual Concert This St. Patricks Day “Pharmacy is not a job; it’s a career, and it is something you have to work extremely hard on, especially if you’re African American,” Lawrence said in a statement. “The disparity in this country still exists. There is...
    SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has received a $50,000 gift from an alumnus to establish a scholarship for qualified Black students or for students from other underrepresented populations to study to become pharmacists. Fewer than 5% of all pharmacists are Black, the university said in a statement this week, citing information from Pharmacy Times. The scholarship established by the donation from Dr. Kenneth Lawrence, who graduated from URI’s pharmacy program in 1990, is named the Robert and Birdie Lawrence Endowed Scholarship in honor of his parents. “Pharmacy is not a job; it’s a career, and it is something you have to work extremely hard on, especially if you’re African American,” Lawrence said in a statement. “The disparity in this country still exists. There is an implicit bias toward students of color; there are always different expectations. I hope this gives some students an increased chance...
    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A proposal from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem to send $50 million towards a needs-based scholarship endowment cleared its first test in the Legislature Monday. South Dakota is the only state without a significant scholarship endowment for low-income students, but Noem is trying to create a $200 million fund by combining the state funds with $150 million from private donors. Lawmakers have an extraordinary amount of one-time funds after the state offset pandemic-related expenses with federal relief money. The governor's chief of staff, Tony Venhuizen, described the scholarship allotment as an “investment” that would benefit the state's students long into the future. Barry Dunn, the president of South Dakota State University, said the university has seen declines in students who receive need-based federal grants as those grants fail to keep up with tuition increases. He connected the drop-off to the declining rates of enrolment at state...
    Nine Cameras, 25-Minute Takes: How ‘Chicago Fire’ Pulled Off Its Bottle Episode How Much the Model T and 11 Other Best Fords From Every Decade Are Worth Today Folds of Honor opens scholarship applications for K-12 recipients Folds of Honor announced scholarship applications are now open for kindergarten through 12th graders interested in receiving awards for private education tuition and tutoring. © Provided by Golfweek The scholarships, which began accepting applications Feb. 1, also cover higher education tuition assistance for spouses or dependents of fallen or disabled service members. Since its founding by PGA Member and F-16 fighter pilot lieutenant colonel Dan Rooney in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded over 29,000 scholarships totaling more than $145 million. Forty-one percent of scholarship recipients are minorities. Rooney, played college golf at Kansas and has spoken twice for the U.S. Ryder Cup Team, is currently stationed at Eglin AFB Florida as...
    (CNN)As the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, they're also giving back -- to the tune of $40 million -- to support the careers of future civil rights lawyers.Thanks to an anonymous donor, the legal organization is launching the Marshall-Motley Scholars Program, named after Thurgood Marshall, the founder of the Legal Defense Fund (LDF) who was the first Black Supreme Court justice, and Constance Baker Motley, the first Black woman to serve as a federal judge and argue a case before the Supreme Court. Biden calls for racial justice in inaugural speech as civil rights leaders demand action The scholarship will fund the education and training of 50 aspiring civil rights lawyers over the next two decades -- including fully funding law school, summer internships, and a two-year postgraduate fellowship at a racial justice law practice in the South. That amounts to an investment of $40...
    Library ends late fines The Santa Clara County Library District has eliminated late fines for all materials, including books, magazines, music and movies, effective, Jan. 1. Existing late fines will also be forgiven so that patrons can start the year with a clean slate. Patrons may not see existing fines removed from their accounts until later in the month. Fees for lost items will remain, and the processing fees have been reduced for most items. County libraries also recently launched a new auto-renewal feature that automatically extends due dates on eligible materials. There are a few requirements for eligibility, including more available copies than holds, and not reaching the maximum number of five renewals. Patrons will receive notifications with each successful auto-renewal. Curbside and walkup pickup services for holds continue at all seven county libraries, including Cupertino. Software scholarships To help aspiring software developers learn their trade, Facebook this...
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A private university in Mississippi is preparing to award a second scholarship to an incoming freshman who will major in creative writing. The Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship will cover tuition, room and board at Belhaven University in Jackson. The program might also provide smaller scholarships to other students. Belhaven established the scholarship to honor Thomas, who earned her degree there in 2011. She wrote the bestselling novels “The Hate U Give” and “On the Come Up.” Her new novel, “Concrete Rose,” is being published this month. “The pandemic has affected so many families financially, and suddenly many students may not know how to pay for college,” Thomas said in a Belhaven news release Friday. “I’m thankful that the Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship exists so that it’s no longer a concern for a young person and their family.” Scholarship applications are due March 15 and...
              Utilities provider Dominion Energy has announced $500,000 in 2021 scholarships aimed at helping underrepresented minority high school seniors or graduates enrolling in college or vocational schools for the upcoming academic year. “We have partnered with historically black colleges and universities for nearly 40 years, offering volunteer and financial support,”  Dominion Energy’s Executive Chairman and former CEO Thomas Farrell, II, said in a press release. “This scholarship program is another way for us to support the students who will one day lead our nation.” Dominion Energy has come under fire from progressives for its record on race, with a March 2020 lawsuit alleging discrimination against Black employees, and a July 2020 article from The Huffington Post that questioned the way Farrell portrayed Confederate soldiers in the Civil War drama “Field of Lost Shoes.” In October, Dominion announced that Farrell would step down from President...
    The Utah Jazz are giving back to the community following every win this season. The Utah Jazz are under new ownership with billionaire Ryan Smith leading the organization. He showed up and paid Rudy Gobert, proving there is a commitment to chase a championship with the current core of talent that is already in place. But Smith is going beyond just helping the players on the team. He has recently revealed a plan to help those in underrepresented and minority groups get a college education for free. New Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith on his intentions to leverage the NBA’s platform. Full audio: https://t.co/RoRtGVfPPA pic.twitter.com/etFS6zVlYw — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 7, 2021 Utah Jazz giving backThe commitment is to give a full, four-year scholarship for every Jazz win this season. As expected, some replies on social media are against this plan for one reason for another. But that won’t matter...
    ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) — This morning friends and loved ones will gather together in North Texas to remember son, student and athlete Ty Jordan. It was on Christmas Day when the 19-year-old Mesquite native and star freshman running back for the University of Utah died after accidentally shooting himself while in Denton. The funeral service for Jordan will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington and begins at 11:00 a.m. Ty Jordan #22 of the Utah Utes gets away from Jahad Woods #13 of the Washington State Cougars during their game December 19, 2020 at Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images) Jordan was a graduate of West Mesquite High School, where he also played football. He was also the first Utah player to earn the Pac-12 Football Freshman Offensive Player of the Year award. One day before the teenager was set to be laid...
    Reuters Videos ‘All I took was my backpack’ – DACA recipient is named Rhodes Scholar STORY: In a first, a beneficiary of the U.S. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program has won the prestigious Rhodes scholarship. Santiago Potes is a 23-year old recent graduate of Columbia University in New York. “I was born in the southern part of Colombia in South America, and I just came from a long line of, I guess, farmers and plantation owners, and I really would have just stayed there pretty much growing up had my family not been attacked by FARC terrorists,” Potes told Reuters in a recent interview, referring to the rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, which in 2016 signed a peace deal with the government after five decades of civil conflict in Colombia that left 260,000 dead and millions displaced. Potes’s journey from the battlefield of Colombia to...
    US coronavirus: The first public Covid-19 vaccines have been injected just as the US death toll tops 300,000 Trump tweets resignation of Attorney General William Barr Kyle Pitts had funny reason for turning down Alabama scholarship Had things gone a bit differently, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts could have been lining up across the field for Alabama at this weekend’s SEC Championship. © Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports Pitts was a three-star tight end recruit in 2017 when he received a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide. He turned it down, ended up signing with Florida, and has promptly become one of the most dangerous offensive players in the country. So why did Pitts pass on Alabama, regarded by many recruits as the ideal college football destination? “I feel like I’m not a country boy,” Pitts said Monday, via Michael Casagrande of al.com. “I mean, I got an offer from...
    PILSEN — The organizers behind Pilsen’s popular Fiesta del Sol are accepting applications for their annual scholarship program for Latino students from the Southwest Side. The Pilsen Neighbors Community Council has started accepting applications for the Guadalupe A. Reyes Fiesta del Sol Scholarship Program. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. April 16. Applicants must be of Latino descent, enrolled in an accredited college or university and have a 2.5 or higher grade point average. Students must live in the area between 16th and 79th Streets and Cicero Avenue and Canal Street. The scholarship is open to DACA recipients and undocumented students. More information to apply for the scholarship can be found here. For more than two decades, the council and sponsors have given out scholarships benefitting first-generation, low-income, undocumented students from Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park and other Southwest Side communities. More than $800,000 has been awarded to more...
    (CNN)It's hard to imagine two more different places than an elite private school and California's Soledad State Prison, which houses the state's largest concentration of men sentenced to life behind bars. But for the past seven years, the two worlds have collided in an unusual way: through a book club. Palma School, a prep school for boys in Salinas, California, created a partnership with the Correctional Training Facility (CTF) at Soledad State Prison to form a reading group for inmates and high school students -- bringing the two groups together to learn and develop greater understanding of one another. But the reading group has developed into much more than an exchange of knowledge and empathy. When one Palma student was struggling to pay the $1,200 monthly tuition after both his parents suffered medical emergencies, the inmates already had a plan to help. "I didn't believe it at first," said English...
    The DELL company offers a scholarship of $ 20,000 for 4 years of higher education, $ 5,000 for personal expenses, $ 500 for book expenses and a laptop. They must apply immediately because there are several rounds of selection and the first one expires this December 1. Applicants must enter an AVID or similar program, depending on each high school. See your counselors for more information. Follow this link for all the requirements and to apply.
    Students from the 9th. Graduates can open an account online under the ” Raise Me ” scholarship and can start by saving and organizing all their achievements during their high school years. This includes your report cards, awards, advanced classes, sports, volunteer work, and then participating universities and community colleges begin to send you offers individually. Garland School District Counselor Ivan Luna says that once a student selects the college or university they are interested in, the Raise Me scholarship pays for tuition. There are more than 300 universities and community colleges participating. In Texas there are about 30, one of them is TCU in Fort Worth. Follow this link to learn about the program and to register.
    SAN ANTONIO – Joseph Liedecke is on a mission to raise $25,000 to honor his beloved mother. “I think she was an amazing lady,” Liedecke said. “I want other people to know who she was.” His mother, Esther Morales Liedecke, passed away in early June of 2019. In her 92 years of life, Esther earned two degrees from Our Lady of the Lake University, several certifications, celebrated 68 years of marriage with the love of her life and together raised five children. Esther was deeply loved and respected by her students. “She loved family. She loved God. She loved education,” Joseph said. Joseph remembers the stories his mother shared of her giving shoes from her trunk to students in need when she was a young teacher at Harmony Elementary School. “Sometimes these students wouldn’t show up to school, and my mom would go and check on them at their houses...
    The Dallas County scholarship was called Promise and as the name implies, the main requirement is to commit to going to college or community college. Students who are currently in 12th grade can apply. Grade at any school in this county and does not require high grade or essay writing. Some of the requirements that are asked, obviously after making the promise, is to fill out an application for admission by February 5. Apply for government financial aid through FAFSA or if the student does not have social security, they must apply for TAFSA aid by March 5. Finally enroll in the classes that you will take in your higher education for July 30. For more information follow this link.
    The SHOT scholarship is for those seniors who are the first in their family to go to college. Melissa Rodriguez, a counselor for the Grand Prairie School District, said interested students may be eligible for up to $ 6,000. In addition to having a mentor for the process. Some of the requirements are: Submit the FAFSA and TAFSA application. Letters of recommendation and write an essay why you need financial aid. For more information follow this link.
    SOUTH SHORE — A $500 scholarship organized by two South Siders aims to ease students’ financial stresses as they adjust to the new experience of higher education. The inaugural Endurance Scholarship is available to all students of color living in the Chicago area continuing their education at a college, university, vocational school or certification program. Non-traditional students — including those above age 25 who are beginning their undergraduate studies — and Dreamers are eligible, organizer Sierra Jackson said. There are no restrictions on how the funds must be used. “We want to tag as many people as we can, and allow them free rein and the empowerment to navigate their educational experiences in the ways they see fit,” Jackson said. The application period runs through Dec. 1. Two students will receive the award in January. You can apply for the scholarship here. The Endurance Scholarship was founded by Jackson, a...
    HARVEY, Ill. (WLS) -- As the pandemic has put student athletes on the sidelines, some of them have picked up jobs to earn cash for college because their chances to earn scholarships have been kicked to the curb.Jonny Rodriguez is getting pretty good at fixing flat tires. He's working at the J.R. Tire Shop about five hours a day after school.RELATED: IHSA to allow basketball this winter, defying Pritzker's guidance EMBED More News Videos The decision is in conflict with guidance released by the governor's office Tuesday that deems basketball a high-risk sport and that teams should not compete. He's the valedictorian of his class at Thornton Township High School and also a star player on the school's soccer team. But with soccer on hold, he's got a little extra time on his hands these days."Now that there's no practices going on, no games or none of that, I just...
    STORRS, Conn (AP) — The University of Connecticut is suspending a new scholarship program for lower-income students as it struggles to raise private funds during the pandemic. The university is halting scholarships through its Connecticut Commitment program, meant for students from families who make less than $50,000 a year, University President Thomas Katsouleas told the UConn Board of Trustees on Wednesday. It will honor commitments to the 260 students currently receiving aid. “Pausing the program is the hardest decision I’ve had to make since arriving here,” said Katsouleas, who announced the Connecticut Commitment program at his inauguration in 2019. “While unfortunate and regrettable, I believe that this is a prudent and necessary choice to make at this time." The program makes up the difference between the cost of tuition and other aid that students receive, including federal Pell Grants. The students currently in the program receive an average grant of...
    LSU has self-imposed scholarship reductions, banned Odell Beckham, Jr. from the facility and the NCAA may levy a postseason ban for improper booster payments. Remember when Odell Beckham Jr. handed out cash as LSU celebrated winning the National Championship Game last year vs. Clemson? Remember how LSU said it was fake money initially before relenting and saying it was real after Joe Burrow said as much in an interview, but playing it off like it was a joke? Well, the former Tiger standout’s action has cost LSU eight scholarships over the next two years and resulted in Beckham being banned from the facilities for two years, according to Ross Dellenger and Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated. LSUs National Championship has @obj fired up ???? pic.twitter.com/ZzYDHrB1c1 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 14, 2020 LSU self-imposed those scholarship reductions and barred Beckham from the team with the hope the NCAA will take...
    By Imani Moise (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said on Wednesday it will cover college expenses for 60 students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the banking industry's latest attempt to address racial injustice after the death of George Floyd. The Morgan Stanley HBCU Scholars program will fund the entire cost of attending Howard University, Morehouse College or Spelman College for students in any field of study. The bank has committed to spending $12 million on the program over four years. “This is about something much bigger than banking and Morgan Stanley," Chief Diversity Officer Susan Reid said in an interview. “This was about helping young adults of color who might not otherwise be able to afford college, regardless of whether they want to be a banker, or a doctor or a lawyer." The bank has also tapped its internal network of HBCU alumni to provide career readiness...
    Megan Thee Stallion's scholarship fund will award two women of color $10,000. David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Megan Thee Stallion partnered with Amazon Music's Rap Rotation to create the "Don't Stop" scholarship initiative for women of color. The "WAP" rapper announced via Instagram on Thursday that the scholarship will award $10,000 to two women of color pursuing a degree in any field in any part of the world. The artist is currently a student herself — she's studying to earn a bachelor's degree in health administration at Texas Southern University while pursuing her rap career. "Women remain underrepresented and undervalued in society and female students of color are at a larger disadvantage when it comes to access to financial resources," reads the scholarship website. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Megan Thee Stallion is supporting women of color with a new scholarship fund. The "WAP" rapper...
    By CEDAR ATTANASIO, AP/Report for America SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say they’re making funds available to mid-level public school teachers to cover the cost of continuing education certifications that can lead to a significant salary increase. The Public Education Department said Thursday it will cover the approximately $2,000 cost of pursuing National Board Certified Teacher credentials to become a “Level 3” teacher. The state legislature designated $500,000 toward the scholarships in 2021. Teachers who complete the certification are eligible for a nearly $7,000 pay increase. About 25 teachers immediately applied for the scholarship. “When a New Mexico teacher earns this distinguished credential, our children, our communities and our state benefit,” PED Secretary Ryan Stewart said in a statement. “We can’t do that work for them, but we can and we are eliminating the burden of cost.” School districts across the state struggle to attract and retain teachers...
    Rapper Megan Thee Stallion on Thursday announced a $10,000 scholarship fund in partnership with Amazon Music's hip-hop brand Rap Rotation. The "Don't Stop" fund will be awarded to two women of color pursuing college educations, according to a press release.  Named after her recent release, "Don't Stop (feat. Young Thug)," the scholarship fund aims to help two recipients push past "the obstacles" of 2020, and "work it" as they pursue their degrees. According to the regulations, the scholarship is open to any woman of color pursuing "a degree in any field of study in any part of the world." Widely praised for her meteoric rise in the music charts, Megan Thee Stallion is also known for coining the term "hot girl summer," which celebrated female freedom while pursuing a college education.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Megan herself is a college student and was enrolled at Texas...
    Grant for gardening Sacred Heart Community Service’s La Mesa Verde program, a San Jose-based urban gardening initiative, is getting a boost of nearly $40,000 from the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority. The program educates residents on starting and cultivating backyard gardens to grow their own food. The new funds come from the open space authority’s Urban Grant Program, which is in turn funded in part by the 2014 Measure Q initiative passed by voters in 2014. Surveying the city The City of San Jose’s annual resident survey asks for anonymous feedback from residents regarding issues that influence quality of life in San Jose, including safety, infrastructure and public services. This year’s survey is open through Oct. 16 and is available in four languages at www.sanjoseca.gov/2020residentsurvey. Flu shot fair Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is hosting a free flu shot fair Oct. 17 at Valley Health Center Moorpark, 2400...
    There is little question that Judge Amy Coney Barrett has a terrific academic record, one that has helped her receive a nomination to the country’s highest court by President Donald Trump. But amid her illustrious career as a top student, lawyer and judge, there is one thing that she is not: a Rhodes scholar. At least not in the manner that it was presented by Kayleigh McEnany during a Thursday morning press briefing. Towards that start of what became a contentious event, the White House press secretary touted Barrett’s impressive career saying “Judge Barrett is extremely well qualified. She graduated summa cum Laude from Notre Dame law school and achieving the best record in scholarship and is a Rhodes scholar.” The thing is though, she isn’t a “Rhodes scholar” in the traditional sense. She did not attend Oxford University in England on a Rhodes scholarship. She was a student of...
    An Ohio nonprofit group has awarded a scholarship to the two Little Miami High School football players who were suspended from school after carrying a Thin Blue Line flag and a Thin Red Line flag before a Sept. 11 game. What's a brief history here?Brady Williams, whose father is a sheriff's deputy, and Jarad Bentley, whose father is a fireman, insisted that they wanted to honor those killed in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Following the move, school authorities suspended the two and in a statement said that the teens were turned down when they initially requested to fly the flags before the game. Superintendent Gregory Power said, "We can't have students who decide to do something anyway after they've been told they shouldn't be doing it. ... We did not want to place ourselves in a circumstance where another family might want a...
    Ever since this coronavirus outbreak has happened and affected lives of people across the country, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has stepped up to help the needy. In this hour of crisis when someone like him came forward and decided to take up things in his hands and do all the needful, it has indeed turned out to be like a blessing for the affected ones. From helping the migrant labourers, to students stranded in overseas to helping many other underprivileged people, Sonu Sood is like one guardian angel to many. Now, the actor has come forward and announced that he is launching full scholarship for students for higher education. Sonu Sood Shares A Heartfelt Post Remembering His Mother Saroj Sood On Teachers’ Day 2020. According to a report in TOI, Sonu Sood has launched a scholarship programme in his late mother’s name, Professor Saroj Sood. About it he was...
    In this time of disruption due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to celebrate young people making a difference through volunteer service. Now through November 10, Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) are calling on Georgia youth volunteers to apply for scholarships and national recognition through The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Georgia students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteering within the past 12 months — virtually or otherwise. The application is available here. “More than 25 years ago, we founded The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards to honor young volunteers working to meet the needs of our changing world — a mission that feels especially timely today,” said Charles Lowrey, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. “As life...
    It wasn’t luck and it wasn’t playing favorites. It was a surprising and sentimental coincidence for Carly Longtine, one of two Mount Arlington residents who received this year’s Joseph S. Wargo Memorial Scholarship. The recent Roxbury High School graduate received the scholarship named in honor of the same Mount Arlington officer who helped her mother give birth to her nearly two decades ago. “This is a great accomplishment in and of itself, and Carly should be commended for her hard work and dedication to her studies,” the department said in a social media post. Officer Wargo died in 2011 after his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Route 80, his memorial page says. Wargo, who worked with Hunterdon County Corrections as well as police departments in Clinton and Lebanon before settling in Mount Arlington, was known for saving several lives with CPR and even delivering a...
    It wasn’t luck and it wasn’t playing favorites. It was a surprising and sentimental coincidence for Carly Longtine, one of two Mount Arlington residents who received this year’s Joseph S. Wargo Memorial Scholarship. The recent Roxbury High School graduate received the scholarship named in honor of the same Mount Arlington officer who helped her mother give birth to her nearly two decades ago. “This is a great accomplishment in and of itself, and Carly should be commended for her hard work and dedication to her studies,” the department said in a social media post. Officer Wargo died in 2011 after his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunk driver on Route 80, his memorial page says. Wargo, who worked with Hunterdon County Corrections as well as police departments in Clinton and Lebanon before settling in Mount Arlington, was known for saving several lives with CPR and even delivering a...
    Hamburg, Germany. Westend61/Getty Images HFBK University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany, is offering three people a $1,900 scholarship if they can come up with a good reason to do nothing. The university's "Scholarships for Doing Nothing" program was announced on August 25, and submissions are open until September 15. Applicants must answer four questions about how their plan to not take action could be beneficial. The scholarship was created by a professor in hopes of encouraging students to strive for "a lack of consequences" rather than success. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. One university is offering students from around the world the opportunity to win a $1,900 scholarship for doing nothing at all. The unique scholarship program — called "Scholarships for Doing Nothing" — is offered by the HFBK University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany. The application opened on August 25, and submissions are...
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — A Maryland-based substance abuse and mental health treatment provider is now offering a special scholarship for those struggling with addiction. Amatus Recovery Centers’ Social Justice Scholarship is offering $750,000 to African Americans to cover the costs of care, ranging from detox to outpatient treatment. Leaders with the organization said the goal is to offer an opportunity for those who otherwise wouldn’t have access to treatment. “If one mom gets to sleep good tonight because their son’s in treatment, it’s all worth it,” Matt Bell, the CEO of Amatus’ Midwest Recovery Center, said. Jarryl, a patient in recovery, knows the importance of the right opportunity while battling addiction. “I was always that person that said I wouldn’t take it, but after I got in the car wreck and I did take it… It was just like it changed me,” he said. After battling 15 years of...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Terps senior guard Reese Mona was surprised Wednesday on the team’s Zoom call by head coach Mark Turgeon with a scholarship for the 2020-21 season. “Reese Mona has earned his scholarship in every way and I am so happy to reward him for his senior season,” Turgeon said. “Over the past three seasons, he has made our entire program better due to his tireless work ethic and positive attitude. Reese is incredibly deserving of this scholarship and I am thrilled for him and his family.” Mona has appeared in 32 games for the Terps over the last two seasons and was named a 2020 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for posting a 3.7+ GPA for the academic year. He is also a two-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient.
    They're satanists with hearts of gold. The Satanic Temple wants to award two lucky 2020 high school graduates with a "Devil's Advocate Scholarship" this summer, CNN reported Wednesday. The organization, which focuses its efforts on the separation of church and state, wants applicants to send in creative applications — essays, poetry, works of art — by the end of August. It will then go through the submissions and give two $500 scholarships.What's all this then? The Satanic Temple's mission, according to the group's "The Devil's Advocate Scholarship" webpage, is "to encourage benevolence and empathy, reject tyrannical authority, advocate common sense, oppose injustice, and undertake noble pursuits" by "championing religious pluralism" and "protecting free-thought." More from group about its take on education: The Satanic Temple advocates the protection of bodily autonomy and the pursuit of knowledge. TST views intellectual exploration as a critical component of individual fulfillment. Often,...
    The Satanic Temple is offering its first scholarship to college students - and it's called the Devil's Advocate. The Salem-based group, which aims to drive a wedge between religion and politics, will award two winners $500.  Co-founder Malcolm Jarry told CNN the scholarship had 50 entries on Wednesday, just two days after applications opened.  He said he was inspired to set up the scholarship by a student who wrote to him for a recommendation for a religious scholarship. Satanic Temple members gather around a statue of Baphomet, the goat-headed representation of the devil, in Salem, Massachusetts in 2016. The Salem-based group, which aims to drive a wedge between religion and politics, will award two winners $500 He added: 'I was disappointed that she did not receive the scholarship and saw that moment as an opportunity to offer our own scholarship that reflects our values.' Entrants have to submit a creative...
    The executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Tuesday in response to Communist China’s crackdown on Hong Kong will end U.S. training for Hong Kong police and terminate Fulbright scholarship exchanges for graduate students from China and Hong Kong. “The order, signed on Tuesday, revealed that the city’s police officers and security services personnel have attended training at the International Law Enforcement Academies (ILEAs), administered by the U.S. Department of State. Hong Kong is among the 15 participating countries and regions that has frequently visited the ILEAs’ branch in Bangkok, Thailand,” the Hong Kong Free Press reported on Friday. The academy in Bangkok was founded in 1998 and provides training for law enforcement officials in combating financial and cyber crimes, drug trafficking, and terrorism, among other subjects. Hong Kong police told the HKFP they have sent 604 officers overseas for training during the past five years, but they stopped sending...
    US designer Virgil Abloh acknowledges the audience at the end of the Off/White Menswear Fall/Winter 2018-2019 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images) The Virgil Abloh “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund has been initially endowed with $1 million through contributions by Evian, Abloh’s partners at Louis Vuitton, and New Guards Group-a fashion conglomerate of which his brand, Off-White, is a member. Abloh has also contributed his own money.   READ MORE: Louis Vuitton’s Virgil Abloh accused of stealing design for Pop Smoke cover According to Vogue, Abloh’s fund will be operated in partnership with the Fashion Scholarship Fund which has created opportunities for young fashion creatives since 1937.  The Chicago-native said that he hopes to start by putting “100 kids, Black kids, through a wide spectrum of educational institutions.”  He has said that he hopes the fund will create...
    Cat gets voter registration application in the mail – after dying 12 years ago I spent the night in a New York hotel that made 3 core changes to help guests feel safe during the pandemic — and I think it sets a good model for beachfront hotels everywhere Virgil Abloh Launches $1 Million Scholarship Fund for Black Students © Kristy Sparow - Getty Images Designer Virgil Abloh announced that he is starting The Virgil Abloh™ “Post-Modern” Scholarship Fund for Black Students to better their fashion education. Virgil Abloh, the artistic director of Louis Vuitton men's wear and the founder of luxury streetwear label Off-White, today launched a $1 million scholarship for “students of academic promise of Black, African-American, or of African descent.” Abloh is among the only Black designers leading a French luxury goods house—Rihanna, whose Fenty is also owned by conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy, and Olivier...
    President Trump touted a Supreme Court Tuesday ruling which struck down a state ban on taxpayer funding for religious schools, calling it a “historic win” for school choice. “Today’s SCOTUS ruling is a historic win for families who want SCHOOL CHOICE NOW!” Trump tweeted. “#SchoolChoice is a civil rights issue, and no parent should have to send their child to a failing school. I will continue to fight for School Choice and will always defend Religious Freedom!” Earlier this month, Trump called school choice the civil rights issue "of all-time in this country.” Speaking to reporters while announcing an executive order on law enforcement reform, Trump said: “We’re fighting for school choice, which really is the civil rights [issue] of all-time in this country. Frankly, school choice is the civil rights statement of the year, of the decade and probably beyond. Because all children have to have access to quality...
    Chief Justice John Roberts again jumped the aisle, siding with the Supreme Court’s conservatives in a landmark decision issued Tuesday, striking down a Montana law preventing taxpayer-funded scholarship money from going to the state’s religious schools. Roberts authored the opinion in the court’s school choice case, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, backing a Montana “tax-credit scholarship program” that gave families $150 in state tax credits if they chose to donate to a scholarship program to help other families afford to attend religious or private schools. “The state’s revenue department made a rule banning those tax-credit scholarships from going to religious schools before the state’s supreme court later struck down the entire program,” Fox News reports. “Under the program, a family receiving a scholarship originally could use it at any “qualified education provider,” which the court’s opinion noted means ‘any private school that meets certain accreditation, testing, and safety requirements,'”...
    DEVELOPING ...  The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a ban on taxpayer funding for religious schools, in a narrow but significant win for the school choice movement. In the 5-4 ruling, authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court essentially backed a Montana tax-credit scholarship program that gave residents up to a $150 credit for donating to private scholarship organizations, helping students pay for their choice of private schools. The state's revenue department made a rule banning those tax-credit scholarships from going to religious schools before the state's supreme court later struck down the entire program. Tuesday's ruling is a victory for school choice proponents and some conservative religious groups who had challenged the provision in court.
    The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday in a high-profile case involving the Constitution's separation of church and state, reversing a lower court ruling that invalidated a scholarship program on the basis that it indirectly provided state funds to religious schools.  Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court. He was joined by fellow conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The court's four Democratic appointees dissented.  The case concerned a scholarship program enacted in Montana in 2015, which provided individuals and businesses with up to $150 in tax credits to match donations to private, nonprofit scholarship organizations. Shortly after the program was enacted, the Montana Department of Revenue put in place a rule that barred scholarship recipients from using funds from the program to pay for religious schools.  That rule was intended to comply with a provision of Montana's state constitution, which forbids "any direct...
    Photo via NSFGov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed legislation that will dramatically expand a voucher program that helps students go to private schools, the latest step in a two-decade push to expand school choice in Florida.  The Republican governor said the bill “expands and builds off the success” of the Florida Empowerment Scholarship program, which he pushed to create shortly after taking office in 2019. The bill (HB 7067), passed during the legislative session that ended in March, will help nearly 29,000 more students receive vouchers next school year. “This will be more opportunity,” DeSantis said during a news conference at Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School, a Catholic school in Tampa.  When Florida launched the program last year, enrollment was capped at 18,000 students for the 2019-2020 school year. But in signing the bill Thursday, DeSantis raised the cap to more than 46,600 students for the 2020-2021 school year....
    North Central University in Minneapolis has established a scholarship in George Floyd’s name and is urging other colleges to do the same. The scholarship, which was announced at Floyd’s memorial service on June 4 by University President Scott Hagan, will contribute toward “the educational promise of aspiring young black American leaders,” per the university. Floyd died last month after a Minneapolis police officer, who has since been fired and arrested, knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes as he pleaded for his life. Hagan has challenged other universities across the country to establish their own George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Funds. Since then, more than 15 other schools have followed suit, including the University of Arizona, Missouri State and Alabama State. “It is time to invest like never before in a new generation of young black Americans who are poised and ready to take leadership in our nation. So, university...
    Texas Southern University (TSU) announced Tuesday that it will provide a full scholarship for George Floyd’s daughter Gianna. In the statement released on Facebook, the university says that its Board of Regents and the TSU Foundation Board approved the full scholarship for the 6-year-old girl. “TSU’s executive and academic staff will prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the University,” the post read. (RELATED: Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison Adds Charges For 3 Other Officers In George Floyd Case) George Floyd grew up in Houston and graduated from Jack Yates High School, according to CNN. The high school is located right next to TSU’s campus. Hundreds of people visited Jack Yates High School on Monday to hold a candlelight vigil for George Floyd, reports KHOU.  “Your family is going to miss you George, but your nation is going to always remember your name. Because...
    George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter will get a full ride to Texas Southern University when she graduates from high school, the school announced this week. The historically black university in Floyd’s hometown of Houston said the offer is a gesture, which came Tuesday, the day of his funeral, that “honors the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest,” CBS News reported. “Mr. Floyd was a lifelong citizen of the Third Ward and a revered graduate of Jack Yates High School,” TSU said on the school’s Facebook page. “The Board (of Regents), in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd’s beloved daughter, Gianna.” Floyd, 46, died May 25 while being pinned down by police in Minneapolis, repeatedly pleading, “I can’t breathe.” His death has sparked worldwide protests and calls for racial justice, and has spawned...
    Texas Southern University announced Tuesday that they will provide a full scholarship to George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter if she decides to attend in the future. Located in Houston -- where Floyd grew up and where his family and friends gathered for his funeral Tuesday -- the university promised in a Facebook post to "prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the University." MOURNERS SAY GOODBYE TO GEORGE FLOYD IN EMOTIONAL FUNERAL SERVICE AHEAD OF PRIVATE BURIAL IN HOUSTON Albert Myres, the school's chair of the Board of Regents, who attended Floyd's funeral, said the gesture is meant to honor Floyd -- who died in police custody after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes -- and to present an opportunity for his youngest child, Gianna. “This Board is committed to education and understands that a college degree is one of many powerful steps toward a...
    (CNN)On the day George Floyd was laid to rest, Texas Southern University announced it would give a full scholarship to the 6-year-old whose father's death in custody has spurred global demands for an end to police brutality. TSU's Board of Regents, with its foundation board, "has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd's beloved daughter, Gianna," the university announced in a social media post. "TSU's executive and academic staff will prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the University."George Floyd was born in North Carolina and grew up in Houston, where he graduated from Jack Yates High School in the shadow of TSU. Floyd later moved to Minneapolis, where he died on May 25 while detained by police. "My daddy changed the world," Gianna says in a video posted last week by Floyd's close friend, NBA player Stephen Jackson. "Daddy changed the world."My...
    It cannot be stressed enough that the vast majority of “Justice for George Floyd” protestors in the United States have been peaceful and nonviolent. Buffalo is no exception; most of Buffalo’s protestors have been nonviolent. In that city, 18-year-old high school senior Antonio Gwynn Jr. even took the initiative with cleanup — and according to CNN, he is being rewarded for it with a college scholarship and a car. “When Antonio Gwynn Jr. saw the damage from protests in his home town of Buffalo, New York,” CNN’s Gabriel Kinder explains, “he grabbed a broom, bought some trash bags and started cleaning the streets by himself. He started at 2 a.m. on Monday and did not stop cleaning for the next 10 hours. When an organized group of neighbors arrived later that morning to start clearing the damage, they found that Gwynn had already done most of the work.” Bailey Avenue...
    (CNN)When Antonio Gwynn Jr. saw the damage from protests in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, he grabbed a broom, bought some trash bags and started cleaning the streets by himself. He started at 2 a.m. on Monday and did not stop cleaning for the next 10 hours. When an organized group of neighbors arrived later that morning to start clearing the damage, they found that Gwynn had already done most of the work. Gwynn is an 18-year-old high school senior. He told CNN that he saw on the local news that Bailey Avenue in Buffalo was covered in glass and garbage, and he knew people needed to use that street to get to work in the morning.When word spread of how Gwynn single-handedly took action, his community responded.Matt Block saw Gwynn's story on the news and decided to give him his prized 2004 red Mustang convertible. Block, 27, told...
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