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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University of Miami – George Jenkins Scholarship

High school counselors of college-bound students play an essential role in helping students make their educational goals an affordable reality.

The George W. Jenkins Scholarship, funded by Publix Super Markets Charities, is one of the premier scholarships available to students at the University of Miami. This four-year scholarship is awarded based on academic merit, financial need, and an essay that demonstrates a history of overcoming significant adversity.

The scholarship is valued at more than $62,000 per year; in total, it is worth more than $250,000 over four years. The award includes tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, a meal plan, University health insurance, and a laptop allowance. Students may also receive a stipend for books, transportation, and personal expenses.

The Jenkins Scholarship is one of UM’s distinguished Programs of Academic Excellence. With the support of the Office of Academic Enhancement, Jenkins Scholars take part in exclusive programs, benefit from one-on-one advising, participate in group community service efforts, and are personally referred for additional prestigious academic opportunities.

To be considered for the Jenkins Scholarship, candidates must be nominated by their high school counselor.

Scholarship Criteria

Residency

Open only to U.S. citizens who are residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, graduating from a high school within their home state, and enrolling full time at the University of Miami.

Academics

Minimum GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum.

Personal History

Participation in school or community activities, a strong work ethic, and a history of overcoming significant adversity.

Financial need

High financial need, as determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

Program Brochure

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Ronald Regan Presidential Foundation & Institute

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate study and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar. Counselors and teachers, download a program flyer here.

Applicants who have questions about the application process may contact the program’s administrator, Scholarship America, at 1-844-402-0354 and ask for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program or email ge-reagan@scholarshipamerica.org. Applicants should anticipate a response to inquiries within one business day. Personnel at GE and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute cannot address applicant questions.

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The Boost – SAT Prep

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Lexus Eco Challenge

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Since 2006, students and teachers have been making a difference in the eco health of our planet through the Lexus Eco Challenge, a STEM contest for grades 6–12.

In the Lexus Eco Challenge, student teams tackle environmental issues related to land, water, air, and climate, and create practical solutions while competing for amazing prizes—for eligible teachers, students, and schools, $500,000 in scholarships and grants awaits.

The contest is broken into three main parts. The Land & Water Challenge is first, followed by an Air & Climate Challenge. The Final Challenge is by invitation only, open to winners of the previous two challenges.

The Lexus Eco Challenge gets students involved in project-based learning, teamwork, and skill building as they identify an environmental issue that affects their community, use their critical-thinking and research skills to come up with a solution, and report on the results by way of an Action Plan. Teams of five to ten students look to the Challenge Planner for time-management guidance, and are led by one or two Teacher Advisors—who are full-time teachers employed at the school (not volunteers or parents)—to help their community while getting a chance to compete for scholarships and grants.

Ready to begin? Find out how to enter the Lexus Eco Challenge now.

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John Kennedy Scholarship

Eligibility

The contest is open to United States high school students in grades nine through twelve attending public, private, parochial, or home schools; U.S. students under the age of twenty enrolled in a high school correspondence/GED program in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the U.S. territories; and U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Past winners and finalists are not eligible to participate. Employees of John Hancock Financial Services and members of their families are not eligible to participate.

Requirements

  • The 2017 contest deadline is January 4, 2017.
  • Essays can be no more than 1,000 words but must be a minimum of 700 words. Citations and bibliography are not included in the word count.
  • Essays must be the original work of the student.
  • John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward M. Kennedy are not eligible subjects for essays.
  • JFK Centennial Year Contest Topic: Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. See Contest Information and Topic Guidelines and Helpful Tips for Writing Your Essay for more information.
  • Essays about past recipients of the Profile in Courage Award  will be disqualified unless they describe an act of political courage other than the act for which the award was given.
  • Essays must have a minimum of five sources.

Source Material

  • Essays with fewer than five listed sources will be disqualified.
  • All participants must cite sources they used to research their topic throughout their essay. Please use parenthetical citations within the text. We can not accept citations in footnote form.
  • Essays must include a bibliography. Accepted formats include APA, MLA, or Turabian. You must use a minimum of five selected sources. Please refer to Guidelines for Citations and Bibliographies.

Essay Submission

  • Students have the choice of either submitting their essay online (preferred) or of mailing their essay. All students must complete and submit a registration form online for student and school information. For instructions on how to submit your essay, see Registration and Submission.
  • Mailed in essays must be postmarked by January 4, 2017.

Nominating Teachers

  • All students must list the name of their nominating teacher on the registration form. The role of a nominating teacher is to provide students with support and advice during the writing of their essay. Nominating teachers are also asked to read students’ essays to make suggestions for improvement before they are submitted to the essay contest. As part of this review process, the nominating teacher reviews the essay for syntax, grammatical, typographical and spelling errors and ensures the essay meets the contest requirements listed above. The first place winner and his/her nominating teacher, as representatives of their school, will be invited to receive awards at the annual Profile in Courage Award ceremony held each May at the Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.
  • Nominating teachers can be former or current teachers, but must still be teaching at the same high school as the essay participant. Usually students ask their English or History/Social Studies teachers. In very few cases, we will make an exception if a student is unable to ask a teacher from their high school to be their nominating teacher. The parent or legal guardian responsible for the instruction of home schooled students can also serve as a nominating teacher.

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