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  • Friends Of Dixon May Fair To Award $15K in College Scholarships
    Dixon, CA Patch

    Friends Of Dixon May Fair To Award $15K in College Scholarships

    The Friends of the Dixon May Fair this year will award $15,000 in college scholarships to Solano County residents majoring in an agricultural-related field in a California college. The top applicant in the four-year category receives the Ester Armstrong Scholarship Award of $3,000, and the second top applicant receives the JoAn Giannoni Scholarship Award of $2,500. The top applicant in the two-year community college category will be awarded the $1,500 Jack Hopkins Scholarship. The Friends, the service-oriented and fundraising arm of the Dixon May Fair, raises funds from the sale of beverages at the four-day fair and donates the proceeds for exhibitor awards, building and grounds improvements, and college scholarships.

  • Struggling community college students could get a helping hand
    The San Francisco Examiner

    Struggling community college students could get a helping hand

    State legislation introduced Thursday aims to keep community college students experiencing unforeseen hardships enrolled and in the classroom by offering a financial cushion to weather tough times. AB 943, also referred to as the Emergency Aid for Community College Students Act, would allocate $25,000 in existing state funding per campus for eligible students facing unexpected financial emergencies, such as medical expenses or childcare. “The price of education goes well beyond tuition; books, housing and health care costs can be real burdens,” said Assemblymember David Chiu, who authored the bill, adding that colleges can “opt-in” to the program. With state funding tied to student enrollment, it is also a means for community colleges to avoid losing students permanently from the system, according to Chiu.

  • Marathoner to run 224 miles in 72 hours to raise money for Natalie Corona Scholarship Fund
    The Sacramento Bee

    Marathoner to run 224 miles in 72 hours to raise money for Natalie Corona Scholarship Fund

    One runner, 224 miles, 72 hours. He won't stop and he won't sleep until the course is done. This feat of endurance is being attempted by a Davis resident who is hoping to raise awareness – and money – for a scholarship fund established in the memory of slain Davis Police officer Natalie Corona. Colin Schmitt is an ultra marathon runner. Before that, he was the first boxer in UC Davis history to win a national collegiate championship. He runs a boxing academy at a gym in Davis, where he also coaches. And now he's using his love of fitness to raise money for the Natalie Corona Scholarship Fund, designed for students pursuing careers in law enforcement. He designed a 200-mile course for training,

  • Volunteers hope to ease stress by helping Hoosiers fill out FAFSA forms

    Volunteers hope to ease stress by helping Hoosiers fill out FAFSA forms

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Each year Hoosiers are missing out on thousands of dollars because they choose to not fill out federal student aid forms known as FAFSA forms. College Goal Sunday is a free event on Sunday, February 24 to help students and their families across the state file their FAFSA. A study last year by the National College Access Network found only 60 percent of high school graduates across the country filled out a FAFSA form. That means many are missing out on free money. Filling out the forms can be stressful for families, and people sometimes don't do it because they don't think they will get any money. Bill Wozniak with College Goal Sunday says every single high school student

  • Boohoo and PrettyLittleThing bring back student discount on Student Beans
    Daily Mirror

    Boohoo and PrettyLittleThing bring back student discount on Student Beans

    Fans of online fashion retailers Boohoo and PrettyLittleThing were up in arms when it appeared that student discount was no longer available. Disgruntled student shoppers have been taking to social media to complain about the removal of both brands from student discount sites UNiDAYS and Student Beans. Many fans of Boohoo and PrettyLittleThing , which are both extremely popular among teens and 20-somethings, had noticed discount codes were not being issued by the brands on the student apps. Leading many to believe that the retailers had pulled the discounts indefinitely, and they hoped on social media to vent their frustration. One Twitter user wrote: " @boohoo_cshelp trying to add student discount

  • New Florida survey shows strong support for private school choice
    Tampa Bay Times

    New Florida survey shows strong support for private school choice

    With legislative proposals emerging to expand school choice for Floridians, a new survey released Friday indicates that such a push is exactly what many of the state's residents want. The question remains whether there's money enough to support the efforts while maintaining a sound public education system. It also showed 72 percent supported the idea of education savings accounts, described as a “flexible education scholarship that parents can use to pay for their child's education” instead of sending the student's share directly to a public school. The poll had similar strong responses for backing voluntary prekindergarten vouchers, tax credit scholarships for low- to middle-income children and Gardiner scholarships for children with disabilities — programs that already exist in Florida.

  • The Amazon-New York Deal Is a Perfect Example of Why You Should Never Forget Opportunity Costs

    The Amazon-New York Deal Is a Perfect Example of Why You Should Never Forget Opportunity Costs

    As cities and states vie to attract new business, the now-scuppered New York-Amazon deal remains an important cautionary tale. Critics said the deal was simply too expensive, with the city and state offering a mix of tax breaks and incentives adding up to roughly $3 billion contingent on new jobs and capital investment generated by Amazon. However, the $3 billion cost quoted in the press is not a check cut to Amazon. This number captures headlines and imaginations, but it ignores a basic tenet in financial decision-making: opportunity costs. As states and municipalities continue to offer tax incentives to attract businesses, it's important to go beyond the headlines for a deeper understanding

  • School of Dentistry receives largest single donation in its history
    The Daily Tar Heel

    School of Dentistry receives largest single donation in its history

    “I was completely charmed by what brought him to this decision,” said Executive Vice Provost and Chief International Officer Ronald P. Strauss. “Which was not the school he went to, but the school that was in the community that he was working in, and the school that was dedicated to the betterment of North Carolina.” UNC's School of Dentistry is established as one of the most prominent dental programs of its kind, with a number two ranking worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2018. The School has alumni in 96 of 100 North Carolina counties, and over half of the dentists in North Carolina have been trained at UNC. With the School of Dentistry thriving, UNC Board of Trustees

  • Holy Angels experiences positive changes
    Sidney Daily News

    Holy Angels experiences positive changes

    SIDNEY — Holy Angels School has experienced many positive changes and considerable growth in the 2018-19 school year. “At 210 students, Holy Angels enrollment has remained steady,” said Principal Beth Spicer. “Most class sizes are between 15 to 28 students. We employ 15 full time teachers, one intervention specialist, one general tutor, one school nurse, and one school psychologist. Our maintenance crew consists of one full-time custodian and a number of part time Lehman students who round out the 'cleaning crew' in the after school hours.” Her report continues: Some of the positive changes this year were both structural and cosmetic for this 161-year-old school. First, a new roof was installed

  • Four Evanston schools would be affected by Empower Illinois funding cuts
    The Daily Northwestern

    Four Evanston schools would be affected by Empower Illinois funding cuts

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker's plan to scale back state-funded private school scholarships would affect families at four secondary schools in Evanston. In its first budget plan, Pritzker's administration recommended reducing funding for Empower Illinois, a private school scholarship program. The bipartisan program, which awards tax-credit scholarships to low-income children, passed under former Gov. Bruce Rauner. Students at four private schools in Evanston — Beacon Academy, St. Athanasius School, St. Joan of Arc School and Pope John XXIII School have all received scholarships through Empower Illinois, which began in 2017. The Illinois General Assembly passed the Invest in Kids Act in 2017, which established


    Downsizing hits legal education

    For nearly a century and a half, Valparaiso University in northwestern Indiana has been training Midwestern lawyers. As recently as five years ago, the law school was aggressively recruiting incoming students with a promotional video on its website saying: “Since 1879 we've been generating lawyers to leadership and to service. Here, we teach law both as a science and as an art.” But soon the school won't be teaching law to anyone. Dial up the admissions office and a recording plays: “Valparaiso University Law School is no longer accepting applicants. This number is no longer accepting voicemail.” Citing declining enrollment and financial difficulties, as well as the failure to broker a transfer

  • The Times of India

    For 8 yrs now, a scheme that's helped Kashmiris study outside the state

    NEW DELHI: After the Pulwama attack on February 14, Kashmiris have been targeted across the country. A large number of them were students. A CRPF helpline launched for the purpose has been getting 60 to 70 calls a day and the central paramilitary force claims to have helped 250 Kashmiri students (till February 19) studying or working in other states reach their homes safely. This is not the first time students from Kashmir have felt threatened. There have also been reports of students being expelled from colleges or being booked for sedition on complaints made by the local students. The Supreme Court will hear a plea today seeking a direction to authorities to protect Kashmiri students in the

  • $1.8 Million Education Scam Gets Euclid Woman Sentenced
    Mayfield-Hillcrest, OH Patch

    $1.8 Million Education Scam Gets Euclid Woman Sentenced

    EUCLID, OH — A Euclid woman will spend more than nine years in prison for her scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Education out of $1.8 million. The woman was fraudulently enrolling students in Ohio community colleges and collecting financial aid on the "students'" behalf. "These programs were designed to help make college more affordable to people who want an education, but this defendant used them to enrich herself," U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. "She was a one-stop shop for fraud." Basheera Perry, 45, was sentenced to 114 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $1.9 million in restitution. She had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy, wire and mail fraud, and aggravated identity

  • The Seattle Times

    Sponsored: Medical school run by Kaiser plans to waive student tuition, joining NYU

    Kaiser Permanente, the California-based health system that is preparing to open one of the only U.S. medical schools not connected to a university, said Monday it would waive tuition for every student in its first five graduating classes. Kaiser Permanente, which has its own hospitals, clinics, doctors and insurance plan, is following the New York University School of Medicine, which announced in 2018 that it would eliminate tuition for all current and future students. Like NYU, Kaiser's main goal is to keep students from forgoing lower-paying specialties such as family medicine because of crushing debt, or foreclosing the option of medical school altogether because of the cost. “Even middle-class

  • New Mexico Senate backs lottery changes
    The Farmington Daily Times

    New Mexico Senate backs lottery changes

    SANTA FE - The New Mexico Lottery would no longer have to send at least 30 percent of its revenue to a popular scholarship program, under a bill that won broad approval Wednesday in the state Senate. Backers say the proposal, Senate Bill 283, could give the lottery more flexibility and, eventually, lead to bigger prizes being offered. "What you've seen is stable revenues, but we have not had the opportunities for growth," said Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque, one of the bill's sponsors. But the measure, which is similar to legislation that has stalled in the House in previous sessions, passed the Senate on Wednesday only after several changes were added. Those changes include a provision