Archive for October, 2010

AXA Scholarship

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

AXA Scholarship
  • Are you active in your community?
  • Have you lead a project that benefits others?
  • Have you overcome personal challenges?

You may qualify for an AXA Achievement Scholarship of $10,000 or $25,000.
Learn more and download an application at :  http://www.axa-achievement.com/
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2010

Need assistance with the application, contact TemFrances@guidetoscholarships.org.

Love,
Fran

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Discover Scholarship Program

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Discover Scholarship Program

The Discover Scholarship Program reaches out to high school juniors to provide funds for education and training beyond high school. High school juniors with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher are eligible to apply for the grant. Student community service and leadership capabilities are examined to determine winners for this contest. The program distributes as much as $400,000 each year; as many as 10 scholarships are available, and each can be as much as $40,000. Scholarship funds are valid for any post-secondary training, including certifications, licenses, college degrees or trade and technical education.

Discover Financial Services
P.O. Box 30943
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0943
1-866-756-7932

For more information visit http://www.discoverfinancial.com/

Love,
Fran

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Summer Talent Academy for Professions in Health (S.T.A.P.H.)

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

An “Infectious” Summer Program for Rising High School
Juniors and Seniors Interested in Health Care Careers
Co-Sponsored by Truman State University and A.T. Still University
July 17-24, 2011

The Summer Talent Academy for Professions in Health (S.T.A.P.H.) offers talented students interested in science and health a head start on college life and future careers in medicine and allied health professions. Students live as college students while exploring the work of medical professionals: they move into a residence hall, adapt to living with a roommate, eat dorm food, make new friends, attend classes, and—most importantly—they work with highly regarded faculty and health professionals from Truman State University and A.T. Still University of Health Sciences.

S.T.A.P.H. offers an integrated curriculum that exposes students to the methods and skills of a variety of health professions, including, but not limited to: osteopathic medicine, nursing, and allied health careers such as exercise science, audiology/speech pathology, physical and occupational therapy, and nutrition.

***Interested students must be nominated by their high school counselor or
principal by Friday, October 29, 2011.***

For more information, contact temfrances@guidetoscholarships.org or contact us at 1.877.515.GUIDE.

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FREE ACT Prep Classes

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

FREE ACT Prep Classes
Sponsored By:
The Jefferson County Alumnae Chapter
of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

October 9, 2010

Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Business-Engineering Complex
1150 10th Avenue South
Room 105
9 AM – 3 PM
All sections of the ACT will be covered.
Please come prepared with a pencil, pen,
and/or calculator.

October 16, 2010

Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
Business-Engineering Complex
1150 10th Avenue South
Room 105
8 AM – 12 PM
A mock test will be given on this day. Please
come prepared with a pencil, pen, and/or
calculator.

For more information, please contact:
Carol Reedus via phone: 853-9768 or via email: carol_delta1@yahoo.com
Please be advised that there is no need to register for this event.

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Ayn Rand Essay Contest

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Ayn Rand Essay Contest

The Ayn Rand Institute, founded on the works of the author and philosopher, supports a number of essay contests that benefit high school sophomores and juniors. The “Anthem” essay contest is open to eighth-graders and high school freshmen and sophomores. Entrants read Rand’s “Anthem” and respond to one of three topics regarding the philosophical statements made in the novel. First prize for the contest receives $2,000. Five second-place winners receive $500 each, 10 third-place winners each receive $200, 45 finalists receive $50 each, and 175 semifinalists receive $30 each.

The second essay contest, based on Rand’s “The Fountainhead,” is open to high school juniors and seniors. Like the previous contest, students are expected to read the work and respond to one of three topic choices. First prize for the contest receives $10,000. Five second-place winners receive $2,000 each, 10 third-place winners each receive $1,000, 45 finalists receive $100 each, and 175 semifinalists receive $50 each.

In both essays judges look for clear and articulate writing, organization and thoughtful content. Any works of plagiarism will be immediately disqualified.

The Ayn Rand Institute
P.O. Box 57044
Irvine, CA 92619-7044
949-222-6550 ext. 247
aynrandnovels.com

Need help, contact temfrances@guidetoscholarships.org

Love,
Fran

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Linly Heflin Scholarship

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

LINLY HEFLIN SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES

ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Scholarships are restricted to Alabama women who are U.S. citizens.
2. Scholarship recipients must attend a four year Alabama college accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Recipients may have transferred from a Junior College to a four year college to complete degree requirements.
3. Minimum ACT score of 23.
4. Demonstrated financial need and academic proficiency
5. An applicant may be single or married. If an applicant marries after being granted a scholarship, her need for continued scholarship will be reviewed by the committee.

OBLIGATIONS:

Each woman receiving a scholarship must comply with the following:
1. Must be a full time student enrolled in an average course load
2. Maintain at least a 2.5/4 grade point average
3. Send a copy of her transcript in January and June each year to the Linly Heflin Office in Birmingham, or to the email address
lhcurrentscholars@bellsouth.net. Recipients are asked to sign a release form in their college Registrar’s Office so the committee will receive reports on their academic performance.
4. In January of each year, return the Linly Heflin update form with current home address, phone numbers, current school address, email address, major and graduation date.
5. Notify Linly Heflin of any change in college choice or status including a transfer or significant change or decrease in course load.
6. Withdrawal should be reported immediately to the Scholarship Chairman.

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, books, fees, or college—sponsored room and board only. Scholarships are $3,000 per year. The money is sent directly to the school in August.

SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL

Scholarships are generally renewed until a woman graduates. Exceptions are:
1. If she no longer has need
2. If she does not comply with the Scholarship Committee policies
3. If she is not a full time student carrying an average class load

Applications may be downloaded at www.linlyheflin.org
Need more assistance, please contact temfrances@guidetoscholarships.org.
Love,
Fran

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More Scholarship Websites

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Try these sites out for more help and assistance:
http://www.schoolsoup.com/
http://www.blackcollegedollars.org/

Love,
Fran

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UAB’s Scholarship Program

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

UAB’s Scholarship Program
  • PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS, PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS, AND ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS

From full tuition to approximately $18,500
Based on academic achievement (33-36 ACT and at least 3.0 GPA) AND submission of the Supplemental Scholarship Application mailed to qualified applicants.
These scholarships are highly competitive and limited in number.

  • GOLDEN EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

$6,000
Based on academic achievement (28+ ACT and at least 3.3 GPA)

  • COLLEGIATE HONORS SCHOLARSHIP

$3000
Based on academic achievement (25-27 ACT and at least 3.5 GPA(

  • UAB BREAKTHROUGH SCHOLARSHIP

$2,000
Based on academic achievement (24 ACT and at least 3.5 GPA)

  • UAB ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000
Based on academic achievement
24-27ACT and 3.0-3.49 GPA 28-32 ACT and 3.0-3.29 GPA

  • NATIONAL MERIT/NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT/NATIONAL HISPANIC FINALISTS

Full tuition, required fees, and housing (up to 15 credit hours per semester)
A $2,500 stipend to be used for Experiential Learning (Study Away, internships, co-ops, etc.).

Love,
Fran

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Auburn Reception

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The Office of University Recruitment
and
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Invites you to a
Reception
October 26, 2010
6:00 p.m.
The Harbert Center
2019 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 100
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Helen.Stewart@auburn.edu
334.844.6440
Business Casual Attire

Please send an email to: Helen.Stewart@auburn.edu  to confirm attendance.

The purpose of the reception is to meet prospective students and provide them with first-hand information about programs and services that are available at Auburn University.  Activities includes a guest speaker (Auburn Engineering Alum); student speaker (Plus Scholar); departmental browse with individuals on hand to speak one-on-one with students. Several AU minority alums will also be there to talk with students about their experiences at Auburn, as well as members of the Auburn Parents Association.

Love,
Fran

Have a question?? Contact me at TemFrances@guidetoscholarships.org.

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Economic Smart Fair and Entrepreneurs’ Showcase

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Economic Smart Fair & Entrepreneurs’ Showcase

Brought to you by the Omicron Omega, Upsilon Eta Omega and Phi Iota Omega Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

 

  • Always wanted to buy a house, but you don’t know what steps to take?
  • Or you have a business and need practical advice on building your brand and reputation?
  • Or you just want to know how to better manage your money and save for the future?
THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!
WORKSHOPS & FREE LUNCH PROVIDED

Date: Sunday, October 10, 2010
Location: Lawson State Community College
East Campus-A.G. Gaston Building
3060 Wilson Road, SW
Birmingham, AL 35221
(Across from Wenonah High School)
Time: 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
Attire: Casual
Cost: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
More Info: Call (205) 305-0214 or email programs@akaomicronomega.net

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