Sholarship program – Wendy Foundation http://wendyfoundation.org/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 19:47:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://wendyfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Sholarship program – Wendy Foundation http://wendyfoundation.org/ 32 32 New scholarships available for transfer students from Aurora University https://wendyfoundation.org/new-scholarships-available-for-transfer-students-from-aurora-university/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 18:45:06 +0000 https://wendyfoundation.org/new-scholarships-available-for-transfer-students-from-aurora-university/ AURORA, IL – Will you be graduating from a two-year community college in the future? Maybe you just graduated and are wondering what to do next. Aurora University offers a host of scholarships and financial aid opportunities to help you complete your education. For students wishing to transfer, the AU has launched a Transfer Merit […]]]>

AURORA, IL – Will you be graduating from a two-year community college in the future? Maybe you just graduated and are wondering what to do next. Aurora University offers a host of scholarships and financial aid opportunities to help you complete your education.

For students wishing to transfer, the AU has launched a Transfer Merit Scholarship program to reward students for academic achievement and encourage them to continue their education. Transfer scholarships range from $4,000 to $10,000 and are available for the 2022-2023 academic year for full-time transfer students pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

AU also has scholarships designed specifically for transfer students from Elgin Community College and Waubonnee Community Collegeand AU is offering additional scholarship opportunities ranging from $500 to $5,000 to qualified students which can be combined for even greater financial support.

“Transfer students are a vital part of the UA community,” said Deborah Maue, senior vice president for enrollment and marketing at UA. “Aurora University’s supportive and student-centered atmosphere is one of the main reasons so many students transfer to UA to complete their studies.”

Each year, approximately 40% of AU’s incoming class is made up of transfer students. In addition to local community colleges, AU recruits from more than two dozen community colleges in Illinois and southern Wisconsin. UA also has partnerships with many community colleges that allow students to plan ahead to complete their bachelor’s degree in four years, similar to a traditional undergraduate degree.

Meanwhile, for students who want to pursue a second undergraduate degree, AU offers the AU Second Degree Promise award. This award provides a $5,000 scholarship to select students who wish to obtain a second bachelor’s degree.

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Mayor Marion S. Barry’s 2022 Summer Youth Jobs Program Marks the End of its 43rd Year and Tops $1.2 Million in Scholarships https://wendyfoundation.org/mayor-marion-s-barrys-2022-summer-youth-jobs-program-marks-the-end-of-its-43rd-year-and-tops-1-2-million-in-scholarships/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 00:49:00 +0000 https://wendyfoundation.org/mayor-marion-s-barrys-2022-summer-youth-jobs-program-marks-the-end-of-its-43rd-year-and-tops-1-2-million-in-scholarships/ (Washington DC) – Today, the Bowser administration closes the 43rd year of the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) with the awarding of Mayor’s Scholarships to deserving young participants. Administered by the Department of Employment Services (DOES), MBSYEP provides young people in the District of Columbia with their first job and has […]]]>

(Washington DC) – Today, the Bowser administration closes the 43rd year of the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) with the awarding of Mayor’s Scholarships to deserving young participants. Administered by the Department of Employment Services (DOES), MBSYEP provides young people in the District of Columbia with their first job and has awarded more than $1.2 million in Mayor’s Scholarships since 2017.

“The Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program is a District legacy program and a passion project for Mayor Bowser. The District is proud to partner with local businesses to provide unique and memorable experiences for our local youth,” said DOES Director Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes. “The majority of our participants are black and brown youth and will likely work for a minority-owned business during their summer employment experience. It allows them to see like-minded leaders leading teams and companies. August is Black Business Month, and we find it quite fortuitous that our annual program ends at a time when we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Black business owners across the District and the country.

Established in 1979 by Mayor Marion S. Barry and expanded in 2015 by Mayor Bowser to include youth ages 14-24, MBSYEP is a locally funded initiative that provides district youth with six weeks of work experience in been through subsidized private placements. and the public sectors. The program partners with hundreds of district employers who provide training and work opportunities for DC youth to develop job skills and other educational and employment opportunities.

MBSYEP 2022 was funded to provide 14,000 district youth with the opportunity to earn a living while learning and exploring potential career paths. MBSYEP partners with local organizations and businesses that provide young people with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in various industries in the city. This year, the program will award $265,000 in Mayor’s Scholarships, ranging from $2,000 to $3,500 each for young adults ages 18-24, who have successfully graduated from high school or equivalent, have participated in MBSYEP 2022 and are enrolled in post-secondary education. education or vocational training or the military.

As part of Mayor Bowser’s FY23 budget, $21 million was allocated to increase the salaries of training program participants in all DOES programs, including MBSYEP. The budget also includes $3.4 million to help small and medium-sized businesses grow and $500,000 to increase employer spending on minority-run businesses. Local black-owned businesses, especially east of the Anacostia River, have benefited greatly from MBSYEP and the expansion of funding to hire employees. Some MBYEP youth also participate in the Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute (MBYLI), a year-round program founded in 1979 and designed to train DC youth with leadership and professional development tools. The MBYLI training model emphasizes hands-on experience and a holistic approach to developing 21st century leaders.

MBSYEP continues to be the largest youth summer employment program per capita in the country and stands as a national model. The district has been recognized as one of the best cities for summer jobs by Forbes and WalletHub. For more information on MBSYEP, please visit summerjobs.dc.gov.

The Department of Employment Services (DOES) is the district’s primary workforce development agency and is responsible for providing district residents with essential employment readiness and skills training services. To learn more about the apprenticeships, programs and services offered at DOES, visit fact.dc.gov Where es.does.dc.gov.

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Autumn Finke and Tori Bindi receive NCAA graduate scholarships https://wendyfoundation.org/autumn-finke-and-tori-bindi-receive-ncaa-graduate-scholarships/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 01:42:20 +0000 https://wendyfoundation.org/autumn-finke-and-tori-bindi-receive-ncaa-graduate-scholarships/ 2021-2022 NCAA Winter Graduate Scholarship Recipients Phenomenal people are known to come from Gators athletics. Autumn Finke and Tori Bindi are prime examples. The two former swimmers both received $10,000 in NCAA graduate scholarships. The NCAA Graduate Scholarship Program honors 126 college athletes each year. Selections go to student-athletes who excel athletically and academically, while […]]]>
2021-2022 NCAA Winter Graduate Scholarship Recipients

Phenomenal people are known to come from Gators athletics. Autumn Finke and Tori Bindi are prime examples. The two former swimmers both received $10,000 in NCAA graduate scholarships.


The NCAA Graduate Scholarship Program honors 126 college athletes each year. Selections go to student-athletes who excel athletically and academically, while demonstrating active involvement in their community. This announcement brings to 59 the number of Gators receiving NCAA graduate scholarships since 1969. The scholarships will help Finke and Bindi in their pursuits of higher education.


For Finke, the scholarship goes to law school. She recently completed her first of three years at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. However, Finke didn’t always know she wanted to pursue a law degree. She originally planned to follow in her mother’s footsteps.


“My mom is actually a teacher. And growing up, I wanted to be a teacher. And then I became more interested in the laws and politics surrounding the education system here in America. And that kind of led me to law. “

 

Autumn Finke





In 2017, Finke graduated from Florida with honors with a bachelor’s degree in English. During his time as a Gator, Finke received numerous academic accolades. She has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll four times, received US CSCAA Scholar honors, and was named UF Female Athlete of the Year at the 2015 Florida Letterman Awards (FLA). was a finalist in the 2017 SEC 1650 freestyle and qualified for this season’s NCAA championships in the 1650 and 500 freestyle.


Finke describes the job of a student-athlete as “really difficult”. She attributes her success in Florida to her family, teammates and coaches. She also believes her academic advisor Tim Aydt was a valuable member of her support group.

After completing undergraduate, Finke used his love for swimming to be an active member of his local community. She spent a few years starting a youth swim lesson program in St. Petersburg, Florida. Finke enjoys giving back to his hometown and helps run the pool program at his former club. Swimming is part of the Finke family, as his mother, Jeanne, swam at Ball State and his sister, Summer, competed at Florida State. His younger brother, Bobby, just finished his senior season at UF.

In addition to her community work, Finke has already gained professional experience in law. She is spending this summer as a judicial intern for the Honorable Patricia D. Barksdale at the United States District Court for the Intermediate District of Florida. Finke continues to shine academically, professionally and within his community, demonstrating exactly what the Gators are all about.


For Bindi, the NCAA scholarship allows him to study at the UF College of Medicine. She is returning to Gainesville to start classes this summer. Bindi’s passion for the medical field began at a very young age and grew significantly in high school.


“At first, I identified with science and that kind of stuff. But it was through high school and being able to have relationships with doctors that I started to get interested in medicine in as a career as possible. While I was swimming, things happened and you have knee and back problems, so you can work with pediatricians and doctors. They were people I really looked up to.


Bindi plans to one day become a surgeon. Her interest in operating room work began with her internship at UF Shands Surgical Center after her sophomore year. Bindi describes the experience as “life changing”. She now turns to female surgeons working at UF for advice in the field.


In 2020, Bindi graduated with honors with her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. During undergraduate, she achieved a plethora of academic and athletic achievements. Bindi has made the SEC All-Academic Honor Roll four times and was named to the All-America Scholar CSCAA Second Team in 2018 and 2020. She was also the recipient of the 2018 Anderson Scholar Award and received a scholarship from $10,000 graduate scholarship as the nominee for the 2020 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Honor. In the pool, Bindi has competed in the SEC Championships every four years and swam the third leg of the Gators 800 freestyle relay at the 2019 NCAA Championships.

 

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Tori Bindi



Additionally, Bindi has made a name for herself as a campus leader. She was the 2020 Chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and attended the 2019 SEC Leadership Conference. In her senior year, she was selected by the UF Alumni Association for the 2020 Outstanding Leader Award Awards. Overall, Bindi was a phenomenal student, athlete, and leader during her undergraduate studies.


In the two years since graduation, Bindi has gained a lot of practical experience for her medical career. She worked full-time at UF’s McKnight Brain Institute under the supervision of Dr David Fuller. During her work, Bindi conducted research on cervical spinal cord injury and the effects of neural respiratory rehabilitation. She enjoys working with Dr. Fuller and the experience he taught her in his lab. Additionally, Bindi was able to study cures for Pompe disease using viral technology. His research has even been published in The Journal of Neurophysiology in the fall of 2021.


Going back to UF for medical school was an easy choice for Bindi. She believes Florida offers a unique opportunity to both achieve academic success and have a national championship experience. Additionally, Bindi appreciates the faculty, professors, and academic advisors she has met over the years. “I have nothing but good things to say about the support they gave me,” says Bindi, “They allowed me to do what I had to do to excel.”


Bindi proudly returns to Florida with the support system that helped her become the woman she is today.

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Five visually impaired students get scholarships worth US$2,455 https://wendyfoundation.org/five-visually-impaired-students-get-scholarships-worth-us2455/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 09:09:24 +0000 https://wendyfoundation.org/five-visually-impaired-students-get-scholarships-worth-us2455/ Five visually impaired students from the Christian Association of the Blind, School for the Blind and United Blind Association of Liberia have been awarded scholarships to further their educational goals. The scholarships, worth US$2,455, will cover tuition fees and other benefits for selected students at their respective schools for the 2022-2023 academic year. Based on […]]]>

Five visually impaired students from the Christian Association of the Blind, School for the Blind and United Blind Association of Liberia have been awarded scholarships to further their educational goals.

The scholarships, worth US$2,455, will cover tuition fees and other benefits for selected students at their respective schools for the 2022-2023 academic year. Based on the academic performance of the students, the scholarship is subject to extension.

The scholarships were provided by Dr. Ben A. Roberts Foundation Incorporated, a US-registered institution that aims to support visually impaired students.

Uniforms, notebooks, braille papers, t-shirts, personal hygiene supplies, rice and many other items are covered by the bursaries.

The Dr. Ben A. Roberts Foundation provides scholarships, training and resources to the visually impaired less fortunate in Liberia through private and public donations, according to the institution’s authorities.

This foundation was founded by the children of the late Dr. Ben A. Roberts, in remembrance of their father’s work to give back to visually impaired students.

Dr. Roberts was an educator and civil servant in various capacities in Liberia. He was formerly the head of the National Social Security and Welfare Cooperation (NASSCORP), as well as a former president of the University of Liberia.

Terence B. Krangar, scholarship program coordinator and educational consultant for the Foundation, said that before Dr. Roberts died in 2020, he had lost his sight, which gave his children a desire to support the visually impaired.

“My wife and her siblings decided to start this foundation and give back to Liberia, including helping the blind or visually impaired,” Krangar said.

Currently, Krangar said, the foundation is funded by his wife, siblings and a few friends to help with the goal.

“Our goal is to continue helping the visually impaired in Liberia, especially through education. Our initial plan is to sponsor five students,” Krangar said.

According to Krangar, the foundation has worked with a group in Liberia to help vets, focusing on academic and need-based grants.

Krangar, who has more than 20 years of classroom experience in Liberia and the United States, said the foundation plans to increase the number of beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, Krangar provided a certificate to each recipient and urged them to take advantage of the opportunity given to them.

The Executive Director of the Christian Association of the Blind Liberia (CAB), Beyan Kota, expressed his gratitude to Krangar and the entire leadership of the foundation for their support.

“Dr Roberts is sorely missed as he was always a gentleman who kept his plea. He advocated for us to go places we couldn’t go and represented us at the Truth and Reconciliation Conference in Gbarnga, Bong County,” Kota said.

Kota praised Krangar and the entire family for establishing the Foundation in honor of Dr. Roberts, saying, “We all need to keep this foundation alive.”

Kota said the administration is committed to providing quality education to students that enables them to succeed in society at large.

“No blind person has come here and returned to their community in the same way. When they came discouraged, they came back with hope. When they arrive uneducated, we provide them with an education, and that is a task we are committed to doing,” he said.

According to Kota, in Liberia, the Christian Association of the Blind (CAB) is a resource center that now provides visually impaired people with education and skills to function in the wider society.

“The school used to have over 80 students before the Ebola outbreak, but currently has just over 40 students,” he said.

According to Kota, when Dr. Roberts lost his sight, he was trained at CAB in the use of Braille and others.

The principal of the school for the blind, Jackson Suah, expressed his joy and called on the foundation to increase the number of beneficiaries of the scholarship program.

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Fontana Residents Receive Scholarships to Help With College Expenses | New https://wendyfoundation.org/fontana-residents-receive-scholarships-to-help-with-college-expenses-new/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 00:48:00 +0000 https://wendyfoundation.org/fontana-residents-receive-scholarships-to-help-with-college-expenses-new/ Fontana residents Carolina Rodriguez and Alana Okonkwo recently received scholarships worth $2,500 to help pay for their college fees. California Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes honored the two students through the Minerva Scholarship Program, which was created by Women in California Leadership to support the advancement and empowerment of women . Okonkwo will enter […]]]>

Fontana residents Carolina Rodriguez and Alana Okonkwo recently received scholarships worth $2,500 to help pay for their college fees.

California Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes honored the two students through the Minerva Scholarship Program, which was created by Women in California Leadership to support the advancement and empowerment of women .

Okonkwo will enter his freshman year at Stanford University, having graduated with the class of 2022 from Etiwanda High School with a grade point average of 4.4. She was a member of the LGBTQ Pride Club, the Black Student Union, the Link Crew, and the Government Affairs and Policy Committee. She was also a member of the matching committee for a youth-led voting initiative.

“This scholarship has had a very significant impact on my life and on the trajectory of my academic career. This scholarship will help me pay for my university education which is very important for me as it will also allow me to continue devoting my time to my advocacy work,” Okonkwo said.

Rodriguez started on the path to higher education in 2013. While in school, she also entered the professional world and worked with San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services as a marketing campaign manager, and at the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, Office of Victim Services. . Now, she has been admitted into the Masters of Public Administration program as well as the two-year Masters of Social Work program at Cal State San Bernardino.

“Winning the Minerva Scholarship gives me the validation I need to continue and pursue my educational goals,” Rodriguez said.

“The Minerva Scholarships are an important step in empowering our young women as they pursue higher education,” Reyes said. “I have every confidence that Alana and Carolina will be successful in their businesses.”

For more information on the requirements and full details of the scholarships, go to the Foundation’s website at https://wicl.us/scholarship-program/

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Summer and Fall Events at UMaine Hutchinson Center – By University of Maine Hutchinson Center – Rockland – Camden – Knox – Courier-Gazette https://wendyfoundation.org/summer-and-fall-events-at-umaine-hutchinson-center-by-university-of-maine-hutchinson-center-rockland-camden-knox-courier-gazette/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 08:34:44 +0000 https://wendyfoundation.org/summer-and-fall-events-at-umaine-hutchinson-center-by-university-of-maine-hutchinson-center-rockland-camden-knox-courier-gazette/ Belfast, Maine – The Hutchinson Center at the University of Maine in Belfast is offering a wide range of in-person and online opportunities this summer and fall, all open to the public. Community Outreach “Finding Our Voices,” an exhibit featuring Patrisha McLean’s photographic portraits of 43 survivors of domestic violence in Maine, is on display […]]]>

Belfast, Maine – The Hutchinson Center at the University of Maine in Belfast is offering a wide range of in-person and online opportunities this summer and fall, all open to the public.

Community Outreach

“Finding Our Voices,” an exhibit featuring Patrisha McLean’s photographic portraits of 43 survivors of domestic violence in Maine, is on display through October in the downtown H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The show features framed color photographs of Patrisha McLean, a domestic abuse survivor, founder and president of Finding Our Voices. Documentation of abuse suffered by women on the show, including custom power and control wheels, is featured alongside their portraits. The exhibition is sponsored by Camden National Bank.

Until October 1, 2022, the Hutchinson Center is the temporary headquarters of the Waldo County Cooperative Extension Office. The contact details remain the same: 207.342.5971 or 800.287.1426; fax: 207.342.4229; extension.waldo@maine.edu. Waldo County Extension hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Senior College will return to the Hutchinson Center in the fall with in-person classes on Thursdays. For more information on Senior College offerings, visit belfastseniorcollege.org.

Professional development

In-person professional development programs will also return to the Hutchinson Center this fall, alongside continued online programming. In September, Peggy Smith will be teaching the popular online program Helping Calm Strong Emotions with Resonant Language. Tom Dowd will teach several programs, including his in-person offerings on career transformation and public speaking, and his online offerings on time management and virtual presentations. Terry Porter, Associate Professor Emeritus of Maine Business School, offers two in-person programs on critical thinking and corporate sustainability strategies. More information on all upcoming professional development opportunities through the UMaine Hutchinson Center is available here. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for all programs; learn more here.

Academics

A variety of academic programs are available through the Hutchinson Center, including early and adult college graduation. Scholarships are available.

UMaine’s Early College program allows students to take college courses while they are still in high school. Maine public high school students can take up to 12 credit hours per year, tuition-free. Fall registrations are now open. More information is available at umaine.edu/earlycollege.

UMaine’s Bachelor of University Studies program is designed to help people who already have college credit complete their studies. The program is designed to be flexible and easily integrated, offering part-time study both on campus and fully online. Advisor Tiffany Peterson can help interested students find out if the program is right for them. Contact 207.581.5858; umaineonline@maine.edu Where schedule a meeting.

Students from Knox or Waldo counties who are enrolled in UMaine courses are eligible for Hutchinson Center scholarships. These scholarships are available to UMaine students taking UMaine courses at the Hutchinson Center, as well as midcoast students taking UMaine or UMaine at Machias courses online. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of August 15, 2022. More information is available on line.

Conference services

The Hutchinson Center continues to welcome past conference attendees and new clients for meetings and events as they carefully facilitate and manage the need for in-person events and learning opportunities. Those interested in hosting events at the Hutchinson Center are encouraged to schedule a visit or request a quote: hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu; 207.3388.8000.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact hutchinsoncenter@maine.edu or visit hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.

About the Hutchinson Center:

The Hutchinson Center is an outreach center at the University of Maine at Orono that serves as an educational and cultural center for the Midcoast region. It is named after the President Emeritus of the University of Maine, Frederick E. Hutchinson. The Hutchinson Center’s mission is to expand access to University of Maine academic and non-degree programs and services, lifelong learning opportunities, and professional and career development experiences using innovative approaches that increase synergy between University of Maine system entities and University of Maine departments. and divisions, and that engage a larger Maine community. For more information about the UMaine Hutchinson Center, visit hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu.

About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land, maritime, and space grant university, with a regional campus at the University of Maine at Machias. UMaine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. UMaine Machias is located in the homeland of the Passamaquoddy Nation. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of education, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the only public research university in the state and one of the most comprehensive institutions of higher education in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and 81 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,989 undergraduate and graduate students, and UMaine Machias enrolls 747 undergraduate students. Our students have the opportunity to engage in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn a master’s, doctoral, or master of professional science, as well as graduate certificates. UMaine Machias offers 18 degree programs. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial campus-wide efforts to save energy, recycle, and meet green building standards in new construction. For more information on UMaine and UMaine Machias, visit umaine.edu and machias.edu.

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$250,000 Donation to Benefit Engineering and Environmental Studies at Penn State Altoona https://wendyfoundation.org/250000-donation-to-benefit-engineering-and-environmental-studies-at-penn-state-altoona/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 19:15:41 +0000 https://wendyfoundation.org/250000-donation-to-benefit-engineering-and-environmental-studies-at-penn-state-altoona/ ALTOONA, Pa. – Paul Moravek ’77 and Kathy Costello, of Old Bridge, New Jersey, have made a $250,000 estate pledge to support scholarships for Electromechanical Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies programs from Penn State Altoona. The donation leveraged an additional $10,000 for students through the recently concluded Legacy Challenge Matching Program, which encouraged donors to […]]]>

ALTOONA, Pa. – Paul Moravek ’77 and Kathy Costello, of Old Bridge, New Jersey, have made a $250,000 estate pledge to support scholarships for Electromechanical Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies programs from Penn State Altoona. The donation leveraged an additional $10,000 for students through the recently concluded Legacy Challenge Matching Program, which encouraged donors to create scholarships through planned giving.

The donation will be divided into two separate scholarships: “The Moravek-Costello Endowment for Engineering Excellence at Penn State Altoona,” to benefit engineering students, and “The Moravek-Costello Endowment to Save the Planet at Penn State Altoona” , for students of environmental studies.

The University’s $10,000 matching funds will be awarded as the “Moravek-Costello Excellence Scholarship for Engineering and Saving the Planet” and will be distributed for two years to engineering students and two years to undergraduates. in environmental studies.

“Penn State Altoona is where I started, really where my career started,” Paul said. “Kathy and I see the college as a place where we can really make a difference for students who need financial support. This is a fantastic opportunity for us, and we’re thrilled to be able to do this as a legacy gift, but see it implemented today.

A native of Warren, Pennsylvania, Paul earned an associate’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State Altoona in 1977. After graduation, he worked for Bethlehem Steel in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. In 1983, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology. He then worked for General Electric in Charlottesville, Virginia. Eager to move from engineering to marketing, he eventually earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1986. He worked for AT&T in several capacities, including leading the installation of one of first broadband Internet networks across Western Europe. Paul said, “Working across cultures and responding to needs was as rewarding as taking on the technological challenge. He is now finishing a career in real estate. In 2007 he married Kathy Costello, a native of Hamilton Township, New Jersey.

Kathy earned an associate’s degree in allied health from Mercer County Community College, followed by a bachelor’s degree in health science from Northeastern University while attending the Forsyth School for Dental Hygiene, now affiliated with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Kathy practiced dental hygiene for 20 years before returning to school to earn her Masters in Special Education. She is currently employed in West Windsor, New Jersey as a high school special education teacher, teaching environmental science, chemistry, forensic science, and physics.

Both Paul and Kathy are keen to help students who need financial support. “Neither Kathy nor I have children, so this is our way of giving back and paying it forward. There are so many bright and capable young people who just need financial support to achieve what they are capable of.

“Paul and Kathy are loyal donors,” said Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry, chancellor and dean of Penn State Altoona. “Their legacy to Penn State Altoona students reflects their passion for our students majoring in engineering and environmental studies. Their unwavering and generous support of our students and colleges is inspiring. Scholarships often make the difference in a student’s ability to stay in college. I am grateful for the benevolence of Paul and Kathy and their investment in the success of our students.

With the record-breaking success of “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” which raised $2.2 billion from 2016-2022, philanthropy helps maintain the University’s tradition of education, research, and service to communities across the Commonwealth and around the world. . Scholarships enable our institution to open doors and welcome students from all walks of life, support for transformative experiences enables our students and faculty to realize their vast leadership potential, and donations toward discovery and excellence help us serve and influence the world we share. To learn more about the impact of donations and the continued need for support, please visit increase.psu.edu.

For information on all donations to Penn State Altoona, contact Director of Development Mary Ann Amato at 814-949-5154 or [email protected].

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PRCC to make education affordable – Picayune Item https://wendyfoundation.org/prcc-to-make-education-affordable-picayune-item/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 19:11:04 +0000 https://wendyfoundation.org/prcc-to-make-education-affordable-picayune-item/ By Laura O’Neill PRCC Public Relations POPLARVILLE, Mississippi — Finding ways to make higher education affordable and accessible is a cornerstone of Pearl River Community College’s mission. One of the ways the college helps students is through Nelnet payment plans which help to cover the remaining balance after all financial aid and scholarships have been […]]]>

By Laura O’Neill

PRCC Public Relations

POPLARVILLE, Mississippi — Finding ways to make higher education affordable and accessible is a cornerstone of Pearl River Community College’s mission. One of the ways the college helps students is through Nelnet payment plans which help to cover the remaining balance after all financial aid and scholarships have been applied to the account.

Instead of having to pay the entire semester balance at once, students can choose to spread the payments over the semester. Automatic payments can be taken from a checking or savings account or debited from a credit or debit card.

The earlier a student commits to the payment plan, the lower the required down payment percentage and monthly payment amounts. To avoid being marked as overdue, all payments will be made by December. Students who enroll in the program before August 11 will require a 15% deposit and will have 5 payments for the balance on the 20th of each month through December. Later start dates are available with increasing down payment required and fewer months to complete the payment plan.

PRCC has been using Nelnet for payment plan options for a few years. It provides a convenient way to ensure that a student’s account is not flagged as overdue. It is necessary to keep the account current and in good standing to enroll in the next semester and graduate when classes are completed.

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR NELNET

Students should log in to RiverGuide with their PRCC credentials and then select the Nelnet tile. The system will ask you for the information needed to register, including the payment method you wish to use.

There is a $35 non-refundable registration fee per agreement and a $30 non-refundable returned payment fee.

The business office is happy to assist students with any questions regarding their accounts. You can email businessoffice@prcc.edu, come to campus, or contact us by phone at 601-403-1204.

TUITION FEES FREEZE

The PRCC has announced that in-state tuition has been frozen again for the 2022-23 school year.

This is the sixth consecutive year that tuition fees have been stable, an anomaly in a rising price environment. The PRCC administration and board have taken this step to ensure that education remains affordable, accessible and effective.

PAY FOR COLLEGE

Pearl River offers a variety of ways for students to reduce their out-of-pocket expenses to attend college. More than $4.5 million in institutional scholarships, both academic and service-based, were awarded in the 2021-22 school year. Additionally, the PRCC Development Foundation offers hundreds of scholarships that students can apply for through a simple application. These scholarships total over $1 million each year and are made possible through the generosity of donors.

PRCC students who reside in Forrest County, Hancock County, or the City of Hattiesburg are eligible for additional assistance through the County Tuition Assistance Program (CTAP). CTAP will cover current tuition per semester up to a maximum of four consecutive semesters (excluding summer school) after all federal, state, and institutional scholarships awarded to a student have been applied .

HOW TO REGISTER

Enrolling in Pearl River Community College requires just three simple steps:

1. Apply online and have your transcripts sent. There is no fee for the PRCC application.

2. Apply for financial aid, including completing your FASFA.

3. Join ROAR, our orientation program to help you have the BEST experience as a Wildcat.

Visit PRCC.EDU/Admissions to become a Wildcat today.

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Binance Announces Fellowship Program https://wendyfoundation.org/binance-announces-fellowship-program/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 02:51:08 +0000 https://wendyfoundation.org/binance-announces-fellowship-program/ Financially limited students can apply for funding to boost their education and potentially work in the blockchain industry. Crypto Exchange Global cryptocurrency exchange Binance sponsors a scholarship program to enable students to develop their skills, knowledge, and experience, without the financial barriers. Posted at Binance Charity page and shared via Twitter by Binance CEO Changpeng […]]]>

Financially limited students can apply for funding to boost their education and potentially work in the blockchain industry.

Crypto Exchange

Global cryptocurrency exchange Binance sponsors a scholarship program to enable students to develop their skills, knowledge, and experience, without the financial barriers.

Posted at Binance Charity page and shared via Twitter by Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao (CZ), the new scholarship will focus on improving education that will empower the next generation of blockchain experts. The blog notes that in addition to financial support for tuition, books, and other fees, Binance will offer scholars the opportunity to gain exposure to the Binance blockchain ecosystem.

How it works

First, the eligibility criteria are based on a per institution basis. Applicants should carefully review the requirements of the institution they wish to apply to and if any fees are incurred during the school application process, Binance scholarship applicants may request a refund under the scholarship if they are accepted.

Applicants should be academically inclined and demonstrate a keen interest in blockchain technology. Finally, they must demonstrate, with evidence, the financial barriers that prevent them from accessing education.

Potential applicants can view participating universities here. Note that at this time the list appears to be under construction.

Scholarships will be available for vocational education (currently for 1,000 Ukrainian students), for undergraduate studies and for master’s degrees.

There is no limit to the number of institutions you can apply to, but choose carefully and give yourself plenty of time to put together a well-thought-out application package. Be aware that incomplete applications or applications with missing documents will hamper your chances. Of course, references are always encouraged and can help. For more information, applicants can follow here.

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Hokuala launches the 1st scholarship program https://wendyfoundation.org/hokuala-launches-the-1st-scholarship-program/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 10:05:00 +0000 https://wendyfoundation.org/hokuala-launches-the-1st-scholarship-program/ LIHU’E – Hokuala Kaua’i inaugurated its Hokuala Kaua’i Scholarship Program by awarding five students each with $1,000 awards to assist students in their respective undergraduate pursuits. “Everyone at Hokuala Kaua’i sends their best wishes to these brave young men and women as they pursue higher education,” said Chief Operating Officer Carrie Bligh. “We would like […]]]> ]]>