21st Century STEM Academy

On the dates below, our 21st century schoolhouse (1549 Clairmont Road, Decatur GA 30033) is open for the whole family to explore! Come see our flight simulator, 3D printers, LEGO Mindstorm robots, and a ton of other cool STEM fun. Our open houses give you and your child an opportunity to see our engaging learning environment–and we have no doubt you will leave inspired by the wonders of STEM education!

Friday February 17th from 1-7pm RSVP HERE!

Monday February 20th from 1-7pm RSVP HERE!

More Open House dates to come. In the meantime, send an email to info@21stcenturystem.academy to schedule a personal tour

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Training and Empowering the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Since 2011, over 250 high school girls from across the U.S. have been trained, mentored, and inspired to become the next generation of female leaders and 165 social impact projects have been funded through the HERlead Fellowship, a fellowship for young women on their way (formerly known as the ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative). A groundbreaking partnership between ANN, parent company of Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey, and Vital Voices, the preeminent non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to invest in women leaders who improve the world, the HERlead Fellowship is designed to empower young women and equip them with the leadership skills they need to affect global progress, invest in their communities and begin their journeys as the next generation of leaders.

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Black College Expo – February 4th

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Got Talent?

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Duke University Summer Sessions

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Are you interested in interactive courses that reach far beyond the classroom?

If so, you’ll like this.

We are thrilled to announce that Duke Summer Academy is offering more of its dynamic courses than ever before.  Whether you want to spend this summer implementing your business ideas, building the foundation for a career in biomedical engineering, or building up community service hours to strengthen your college application, we have a course for you.

Check out the list below to get a taste of what we are offering next summer:

The Global Leader – Develop leadership skills and put them into practice as you learn about world diplomacy.
The Global Entrepreneur – Improve your skills in problem solving, risk analysis, creativity, ingenuity, and teamwork to become a cutting-edge innovator.
The Global Incubator – Take your idea to the next level and make your entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
The Global Giver – Give back by learning about philanthropy from the ground up, and earn 60 hours community service hours.
The Global Researcher – Learn about biomedical engineering research and experience a real Duke laboratory.

Interested in learning more?  Check out our full course descriptions.

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STEMS Gems – Inspire girls with this new book

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Emory University Math Circle – Registration is now open

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Hidden Figures Scholarship Opportunities

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PGSF Scholarship

scholarship-poster-2016-683x1024Selection of Finalists

The Scholarship Selection Committee of PGSF is comprised of college educators and industry leaders experienced in interpreting test scores, school records, and other pertinent information. The confidential file of every candidate who becomes a semifinalist in the competition is carefully reviewed. Scholarship candidates are judged on the basis of their academic records; recommendations offered from instructors, advisors, and employers; biographical records, which indicate academic honors; extracurricular interests, etc.

Announcement of Winners

In July, a letter will notify scholarship winners. Each scholarship award becomes official when the winner returns a form that confirms enrollment in an approved college and the student’s signature verifying acceptance of the scholarship.

Value of Awards

Scholarship awards vary in amount from $1,000 to $5,000 per academic year, in most cases, for up to four years. In addition, all current recipients are given an honorary membership in the Printing Industries of America for the duration of their studies. Thus, they receive the same benefits that other Educational Members receive, such as discounts on Printing Industries of America products. PGSF students may post their résumés on printworkers.com for those who are seeking internships, part-time, or full-time employment. The Scholarship Selection Committee of PGSF will determine the amount of each scholarship. The amount of the scholarship is not made public. The award will be paid in a lump sum directly to the college financial aid office, in the student’s name. The college will be authorized to draw upon the grant for payment of tuition and other fees.

Scholarship Renewal

A scholarship is awarded for up to four years of college (unless otherwise specified) provided the scholarship recipient maintains a high scholastic average and continues in an approved program of study. The student’s record is reviewed at the end of each grading period and, if satisfactory, the award is extended for the following year. Students are required to maintain a cumulative “B” (3.0) average. If a student’s grades fall below this cumulative average, the student will be put on academic probation and the funds withheld until the grades are raised. If the student does not raise the grades during the same academic year, the student loses the scholarship and must reapply.

Scholarships for Graduate Study

Some fellowship (graduate study) awards are available for college graduates who want to pursue advanced training in some specialized areas that relate to the graphic communication/printing industry. Deadline for applications for the Fellowship Program is February 15. Separate application forms are available by contacting the PGSF office. Email pgsf@printing.org or phone: 412-259-1740

Protracted Illness

Serious protracted illness or injury that would delay a college career would be considered reason for holding an award on reserve. Time limits and other restrictions are to be set by the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation. Other leaves of absence will be considered individually.

Canadian Scholarships

Residents of Canada interested in pursuing further education for careers in graphic communication/printing should contact the Canadian Printing Industry Association; 151 Rue Slater Street, Suite 1110; Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3.

 

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Burger King Scholarship

The BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation has opened enrollment for the BURGER KINGS Scholars program. Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2016. Open for high school seniors and BURGER KING® team members, the scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $50,000 and are made possible through the ongoing support of BURGER KING® guests, franchisees, suppliers and the McLamore Family Foundation.

“As a brand, we are committed to empowering individuals and feeding the potential of students and BURGER KING® team members across the country. We are excited to help create brighter futures by investing in students with the BURGER KINGSM Scholars program,” said José Cil, BURGER KING® Brand President and President of the BURGER KING McLAMORE Foundation.

Created in memory of BURGER KING® Co-founder James “Jim” W. McLamore, the BURGER KINGSM Scholars program has awarded over $28.3 million in scholarships to more than 26,800 high school students, BURGER KING® employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. In 2016 alone, the Foundation awarded $3 million to more than 2,800 students in North America.

In 2011, the McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER® Scholarship Award, granting a $50,000 scholarship to three students each year. The four-year scholarship is intended to help the top students that apply achieve their educational and professional dreams, along with serving as a tribute to Jim himself.

The requirements to become a BURGER KINGSM Scholar are simple. You must apply within the application period, and fit the prerequisites below:

Have a strong academic record with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
Be active in the community through volunteering, sports, clubs and/or religious organizations
Be a graduating high school senior with plans to attend a two- or four-year program at an accredited university, college or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico; or be a BURGER KING® employee.

Non-high school senior BURGER KING® employees can further their education by using the scholarship for non-degree courses such as accounting, computer or language courses.

The application window for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Oct. 15, 2016 and closes Dec. 15, 2016 visit https://bkmclamorefoundation.org to apply today. For additional information regarding the scholarship program, call 507.931.1682 or email burgerkingscholars@scholarshipamerica.org.

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