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14-year-old wins geography bee

What city, divided by a river of the same name, was the imperial capital of Vietnam? The answer to this question – Hue – won 14-year-old Caitlin Snaring from Redmond, Wash., a $25,000 college scholarship Wednesday at the 19th annual National Geographic Bee. Caitlin is only the second girl to win in the bees history.

I dont know why more girls arent interested in geography, she told reporters after winning the championship round. I wanted a girl winner this year.

This was Caitlins second time representing Washington state at the competition which challenges 10-to-14-year-old knowledge of geography, culture and geology. Last year she was eliminated in the preliminary round. Her father, David Snaring, said she started studying for the 2007 bee the day after her loss. She even studied while attending her brothers baseball games, he said.

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S. Burlington family creates $1 million scholarship

S. Burlington family creates $1 million scholarship

IDX co-founder Robert Hoehl and his family have donated $1 million to establish a college scholarship fund to benefit dozens of children of Vermont veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Scholarship, underwritten by the Hoehl Family Foundation of South Burlington, will help pay for college-level education of 15 students a year for the next four years. The annual scholarships, ranging from $3,500 to $7,000, will be awarded to incoming college freshmen on a competitive basis starting next fall.

The Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will administer the fund, said Tom Little, vice president and general counsel for VSAC.

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Richard Ryman column: Money smarts lead to $500 scholarship for student

Jeremy Meulemans, an eighth-grader at Bayview Middle School in the Howard-Suamico School District, received a $500 scholarship from the Students in Free Enterprise chapter at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as part of Money Smart Week.

Students in Free Enterprise is a nonprofit organization that promotes the practice of free enterprise at two- and four-year colleges and universities across the nation. SIFEs mission is to help all ages learn about the value of basic business practices, economics and everyday financial skills.

Meulemans wrote the winning essay on how to save money to buy a new refrigerator in an emergency, a subject determined by the Federal Reserve bank of Chicago, one of the Money Smart Week sponsors.

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High school seniors can apply for a 2007 Best Buy Scholarship

High school seniors can apply for a 2007 Best Buy Scholarship

The Best Buy Childrens Foundation recently unveiled the 2007 Best Buy Scholarship Program, which will award more than $2.7 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors across the U.S. Online applications are being accepted and winners will be announced in May.

Winners will be selected based on their outstanding commitment to and involvement in community service along with a solid academic performance, according to a press release sent by Best Buy.

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Michigan Tech grad student wins Google scholarship

Michigan Tech University student Alicia Thorsen was this close to not applying for the 2007 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

I just kept thinking, This is a national scholarship; theres just too many people to compete against, she said.

Much to her benefit, though, Thorsen applied last year and was selected as a finalist before applying again this year and winning the $10,000 scholarship.

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Randolph-Macon College Student Awarded Prestigious Witt Mares Scholarship

Randolph-Macon College Student Awarded Prestigious Witt Mares Scholarship

Bo Garner, a Randolph-Macon College junior from Suffolk, Va., has been selected as a recipient of the Witt Mares Scholarship, which is provided through the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

Garner, an accounting and economics and business double major at R-MC, was selected by way of a statewide competition with applicants from five of the VFIC member colleges in the VFIC consortium. This prestigious scholarship, worth $2,500, carries with it the opportunity to be considered for a paid summer internship at Witt Mares, an accounting and financial services firm headquartered in Newport News.

We are delighted to partner with Witt Mares for the second year on this important initiative. With their generosity we have been able to reward talented young men and women with academic scholarships as well as career development opportunities in their chosen field of study, said Ned Moore, president of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges.

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Michigan Tech grad student wins Google scholarship

Michigan Tech University student Alicia Thorsen was this close to not applying for the 2007 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship.

I just kept thinking, This is a national scholarship; theres just too many people to compete against, she said.

Much to her benefit, though, Thorsen applied last year and was selected as a finalist before applying again this year and winning the $10,000 scholarship.

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Berkeley creates scholarship

Berkeley creates scholarship

While some students might enjoy getting high, those who get caught will not enjoy getting federal financial aid.

In 1998, Congress passed an amendment to the Higher Education Act making students ineligible for federal financial aid if they have drug convictions. In response, one school has created a special scholarship for students who cannot receive Free Application for Federal Student Aid because of drug convictions.

The University of California, Berkeley student government passed a bill to create a $400 scholarship for students denied FAFSA aid. Berkeley is the first school to create a student government funded scholarship for this purpose.

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Cattlewomen offer $1000 scholarship

Cattlewomen offer $1000 scholarship

College students majoring in a division of agriculture, foods, nutrition or beef-related area of study are invited to apply for a $500 per semester scholarship for two semesters sponsored by the Southwest Kansas Cattlewomen.

The Cattlewomen will award their scholarship to a young person who will be a college, junior, senior or graduate student working toward a degree from a major four-year university next fall, and whose permanent residence is within the following Southwest Kansas counties: Clark, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Seward, Scott, Stanton, Stevens or Wichita. The student must exhibit past involvement with cattle production and plan to promote the beef industry in the future.

Persons interested in the scholarship may request to obtain an application form by e-mailing Kim Miller at redkim@pld.com, calling 620-649-2445 or going to www.kansascattlewomen.org and clicking on the SW KS Cattlewomen link. The completed application form and college transcripts must be received by April 30. The selection committee will select the recipient and notify them so that the recipient can attend Beef Empire Days, June 2007 in Garden City.

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MCC Foundation Awards Scholarship

MCC Foundation Awards Scholarship

Brandi Michelle Wright is the recipient of the WTOK-TV Broadcast Communication Scholarship at Meridian Community College.

The $1,000 award is funded through the MCC Foundation by the television station.

Wright was the salutatorian for her graduating class at Clarkdale High School in 2005. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the varsity softball team.

At MCC, Wright is currently president of the Student Association of Broadcasters and a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges.

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STPGA scholarship applications now available

STPGA scholarship applications now available

The Southern Texas PGA Foundation expects to award at least $17,000 in scholarship money this year.

Applications are available at the STPGA website, which contains a link for Junior Golf & Scholarships.
The deadline for applications is April 4. Winners will be announced May 18.

The foundation has distributed $232,000 in scholarships to 100 students since 1999. Applicants must reside within southern Texas. Applicants must have completed high school or be enrolled in a certified college or university by Sept. 1, 2007. A grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is also a requirement, as is the ability to demonstrate plans for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year institution within the United States.

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John Deere scholarships

John Deere scholarships

John Deere Foundation has awarded scholarships to 10 stu¬dents of Ansal Institute of Technology (AIT), Gurgaon. Each student will receive $1,000. All the awardees are pursuing pro¬fessional undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in collaboration with North Dakota State University (NDSU), US, and would be completing their final year studies at the NDSU cam¬pus in Fargo.The foundation has allocated a grant of $100,000 to the NDSU-AIT cooperation to be utilised over a period of four years.

Sudhir Mehta, associate vice president, NDSU, presented the scholarships to the students based on excellence in academ¬ics. One of the three American students from NDSU, who is cur¬rently studying at AIT on a John Deere scholarship, said: With¬out this scholarship, it would not have been possible to experi¬ence Indian education, culture and the people so closely.

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Lee Otersen accepts football scholarship to VMI

Lee Otersen accepts football scholarship to VMI

Lee senior Chris Otersen has accepted a half-scholarship to the Virginia Military Institute. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Otersen was recruited by VMI as a quarterback, but will have a chance to try out as a wide receiver as well.

Im ecstatic, Otersen said. Ive been working my whole life to play college football.

VMI was looking for an experienced option quarterback, and the coaching staff liked what it saw out of Otersen, who started at that position for the first time in 2006.

His first year was just a taste of what he can do, Lancers coach Rob Everett said of Otersen, who played wide receiver on the varsity team as a sophomore and junior. Hes big, hes got good speed and hes a smart football player.

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Norwegian government scholarships are intended to finance a temporary stay, and not a complete education in Norway

Norwegian government scholarships

Three Norwegian government scholarships for 2008-2009 are intended to finance a temporary stay, and not a complete education in Norway. Scholarships are for a period ranging from one to 10 months, maximum of one academic year, tenable at public universities, research institutions, colleges and other institutions at university-level in Norway in subject fields: management of natural resources and sustainable agriculture; electrical power engineering; development studies, specialising in geography; hydropower development; petroleum engineering and petroleum geoscience; international fisheries management and special needs education. Scholarship rates are $1,000 per-month for candidates who hold a Bachelors or Masters degree; $1,400 per month for PhD students or post docs. In addition, an extra $ 900-1,300 will be granted to cover initial expenses depending on the length of the stay. The Norwegian scholarship authorities do not provide candidates travel, to and fro, costs between India and Norway.

Requirements: Hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree in the relevant subject field with 60% or more marks; not exceed 40 years of age as on January 1,2008; enclose a letter of invitation from a host institution in Norway where they wish to study or carry out research, a description of the project/purpose of the planned study/research stay in Norway, a recent letter of invitation from (or on behalf of )a member of the scientific staff of a Norwegian host institution- valid for the planned study/research stay in Norway a recent letter of recommendation from home institution with relevance to the planned study/research stay in Norway; good working knowledge of English or Norwegian (Danish/Swedish).

To apply: A hard copy of the application with attested photograph and documents as required must be submitted to the Section Officer, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Scholarship Division (ES 5 Section), A-2/W-4,Curzon Road Barracks, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001 within one week of closing date along with the registration number received on line,

Submission: December 31,2007.

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Barring court order, university foundation to keep Ferrell scholarship money

Barring court order, university foundation to keep Ferrell scholarship money

The charges against former Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell wont affect a Southeast Missouri State University scholarship in his name unless a court gets involved.

University foundation executive director Wayne Smith said Friday the trial proceedings will not affect the scholarship unless a court tells the foundation to give up the money.

Ferrell was indicted by a Scott County grand jury Feb. 23 for allegedly stealing an unspecified amount from the William Ferrell DARE and Crime Prevention Fund. An investigation into the fund was initiated by a 2006 state audit that questioned how $18,200 was taken out of the fund between Jan. 1, 2004, and Feb. 18, 2005. Ferrell claimed at the time that the money didnt belong to the county, but to him.

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MPCC Presidential Scholarship Deadline is March 1

MPCC Presidential Scholarship Deadline is March 1

Students planning on attending any of the Mid Plains Community College campuses during the 2007-2008 school year have until March 1 to meet the priority deadline for MPCCs Presidents scholarships.

For the 2007-2008 year, MPCC will award a tuition waiver of up to 15 credit hours per semester to students who have completed the MPCC scholarship application process by the March 1 deadline.

The Presidents scholarship is awarded to students who have a minimum ACT test score of 25 (or 1130 on the SAT tests), and a high school grade-point average of 93 percent or higher. The student must enroll as a full-time student in the fall 2006 semester.

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DPS Gurgaon

DPS Gurgaon

DPS Gurgaon, Sector 45 held its scholar badge ceremony on Nov 27 and 29 for classes VI to XII. Pramod Grover, vice chairman, Delhi Public Society and Deepender Pathak, ACP were the chief guests. School princi¬pal Aditi Misra welcomed the guests. The blue tie was awarded to the most deserving student of class XI. The scholars were awarded blue badges, blue blazers and the scholar badges.

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Jayanti Ghose Runs You Through Scholarships Available To Fund Your Studies Abroad

Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) provide exceptional educational opportunities in Australia/They provide scholarships for longer-term postgraduate study at master’s or doctoral level and fellowships for short-term research, study or professional attachments for commencement at an Australian university in January 2007. ALA will be managed by Aus AID, the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia’s official overseas aid programme.

Requirements: Citizens of the listed countries in the Asia-Pacific region including India. Preference is given to candidates who can demonstrate that they are in a leadership role or have the potential to assume a leadership role. Relevant fields of study include management, economics, business, political science, philosophy, history, law and public policy. In 2007, priority fields will include international trade, disease pandemics, security and clean energy.

Submission: July 31,2006.

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Scholarship set up in memory of murdered student

Scholarship set up in memory of murdered student

A scholarship has been set up in the memory of a University of Vermont student who was abducted and murdered earlier this year, said the family of victim Michelle Gardner-Quinn.

The scholarship will benefit UVM seniors interested in environmental studies, the same field that Gardner-Quinn was studying when she died, said her parents John-Charles and Diane Quinn.

Were working with the Development Office with an eye toward making the fund a permanent endowment, John-Charles Quinn wrote.

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Local performers vie for scholarshipsLocal performers vie for scholarships

Local performers vie for scholarships

Only scattered seats were filled, and the lights stayed on.

But the 11 high school students poured their hearts out as though they stood on a glittering Broadway stage.

Each sang, danced or recited dramatic monologues Saturday afternoon at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center, all hoping for a performing arts scholarship from The Clare Fund.

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