Visual art: Its celebration of women, scholarship
Art is indeed life. Its vibrancy was felt last year as visual artists played their roles through their works and exhibitions. Aside major improvement in the sector, the year also witnessed significant input by women artists who came out to celebrate their creativity in major art exhibitions. The womens outing was almost unprecedented even as they joined other artists who made their marks with solo exhibitions for the first time.
For instance, renowned art historian Mrs. Peju Layiwola of the Department of Creative Art, University of Lagos noted during the year that there have been an increase in female exhibitions exploring various media in the last few years.
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Scholarship named for hardworking volunteer
Jordy Koenig, a longtime local Telus employee, is being honoured with a scholarship in his name. Telus is donating $25,000 for a new scholarship to support students enrolled in Okanagan Colleges network and telecommunications engineering technology program.
Koenig, a communications and networking technologist with 25 years of service at Telus, took a personal interest in students in the colleges program in early 2003 and has since contributed countless hours of his time working with students over the past three years.
I am deeply honoured that this scholarship bears my name, said Koenig. The scope of possibilities that this scholarship may foster brings to me a wondrous lesson in humility. I had hoped my efforts with these students would help them along their way and asssis them in their careers. I never dreamt of the outcome.
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LCCC professor says scholarship taking away students
A Laramie County Community College instructor says the states new Hathaway Scholarship program could be responsible for a drop in students enrolling in engineering and physics classes there.
Kevin Kilty, who teaches math, physics and engineering at the college, said enrollment in his courses has dropped as more freshmen have signed up for programs at the University of Wyoming.
While Kilty praised the scholarship program, he doesnt believe students understand they would get the same amount of scholarship money if they attended LCCC or another state community colleges.
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UK introduces scholarship program to boost college attainment
The University of Kentucky is launching a new scholarship initiative to help more students go to college.
UK said the program, called 2020 Scholars, will cost $2.7 million in the 2007-08 school year and will grow to $5.5 million by the time it is fully implemented in 2011. About 1,500 students are expected to receive scholarships this fall.
New scholarships included in the program are:
â€¢ Trustees Scholars — This is designed to increase the number of students transferring to UK from the states community and technical colleges. The program will offer students who earn associates degrees and 3.5 GPAs the opportunity to transfer to UK and continue to pay Kentucky Community and Technical College System tuition rates for two years.
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NextStudent Releases the Largest Online Scholarship Search Directory
According to NextStudent, the Phoenix-based premier education funding company, many college students neglect to maximize FREE money for college because they are not aware of the vast array of scholarships for which they are eligible.
With the newly released NextStudent Scholarship Search Directory that has more than 2.4 million awards, located at NextStudent Scholarship Directory, students now have the opportunity to select many scholarships that meet their personal needs, by specific criteria for which they are qualified. The directory has an award base of more than $3.4 billion, includes more than 42,000 college funding sources, and is one of the largest online college scholarship search directories in the nation.
One of the most unique characteristics of the new directory is that it offers both students and parents the ability to quickly and easily target the awards they need for college. For instance, applicants may review scholarships based on their year of study, state of residency, college of attendance, preferred major or ethnicity. Students also may search by the high school activities in which they were involved, such as athletics, the arts, honors, religious or other affiliations.
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UT Arlington Interior Design student named inaugural scholarship winner
University of Texas at Arlington student Diana Kang has been named as the inaugural recipient of the Kimball Office Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship is sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Foundation and was made possible with funding from Kimball Office. The Kimball Office Scholarship fund was created to emphasize diversity at the college/university level. The three-year program annually awards $5,000 to a senior year student pursuing a degree in interior design. The winning student, of African, Asian, Latin or Native American heritage, is selected based upon excellence in both academics and promising design talent.
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HSBC Scholarships Programme is for the aim to nurture leaders around the world and help build global knowledge. The HSBC Scholars will form an influential international alumni network, bringing vision and commitment to improving lives of citizens throughout the world.
1. Must be study as undergraduate or graduate studies at Oxford, Cambridge or London Universities
2. Must be maximum period of three years at UK university
3. No scholarship for the PhD candidates
How to Apply:
Registration is done online on the HSBC website. It is filled on the online. It is beginning path for the scholarship.
05/26/09 – Last date for application form
Student art show, scholarship program set
The Atlantic City International Airport will honor the memory of a young artist by hosting a student art show and scholarship program in the airport ArtPort gallery in April.
Dozens of high school and college student artists will compete for a $450 college-level scholarship and a $250 high school-level scholarship. The scholarships will be awarded by the JAN-AI Scholarship Fund, which was created to honor Jennifer Cakert, who grew up in Ventnor and died in June 2006 at age 26.
The students art will be displayed during the entire month of April in the gallery in the security screening area of the airport. Scholarships will be awarded during a public open house at the gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 10.
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HOXIE — A Kansas State University student from Hoxie has been selected to interview for a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
Jenna Kennedy — a KSU senior studying microbiology, natural resources and environmental science, and premedicine — will interview Nov. 17 in Kansas City, Mo., said James Hohenbary, K-State’s assistant dean for nationally competitive scholarships.
The Rhodes Scholarship provides full funding to support two years of study at Oxford University in England. The Rhodes has an estimated value at more than $75,000.
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Genevieve Edsall Mortensen Scholarship Applications Available at UW
Applications for the Genevieve Edsall Mortensen scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year are now available at the University of Wyoming. Application deadline is Thursday, Feb. 15.
UW undergraduate or graduate students with a physical, cognitive, or emotional disability are eligible to apply. Preference is given to students from Wyoming or Colorado with a business major, however, any UW student with a disability may be considered. Awards may be used for costs of attendance or to purchase assistive technology.
The scholarship was established by James E. Mortensen to honor his wife, Genevieve Edsall Mortensen. Late in life, Genevieve developed a neuro-muscular disease that eventually resulted in her using a scooter for mobility.
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The Public Service Commission (PSC) is diversifying its scholarship programme to attract future civil servants.
Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean, who oversees the civil service, says the PSC is introducing three new initiatives to create more opportunities for its scholars.
Tham Zheng Kang is the first PSC scholar to specialise in a particular field of study.
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La Conner student awarded business scholarship
Kristen Foss, the daughter of Allan Foss and Patricia Weber of La Conner, received a $1,500 Seattle Business Forum Scholarship from Western Washington University for the 2006-2007 academic year.
Foss graduated from La Conner High School with a 3.96 cumulative GPA, while active in sports and other school activities. She plans to major in business or marketing.
The scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen and transfers with outstanding academic achievement.
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ISB hikes scholarships
The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, has announced a range of scholarships worth a total of Rs. 3.3 crores for students selected for the class of 2009. The total scholarship amount is a 55 per cent hike over the financial help offered to the previous class. The scholarships both merit and need based are for outstanding students with exceptional academic and professional performance, as well as personal qualities such as leadership, integrity, and community service.
Tight end Brandon Warren was one of Florida States most promising freshmen last fall. Now, barely five months later, no one knows where his future will be — or if it will even be at the Division I-A level.
A three-member panel of FSU faculty members Monday unanimously rejected Warrens appeal to be released from his scholarship, upholding Bobby Bowdens decision in February that Warren should stick with his commitment to FSU or pay his own way elsewhere.
Warren left school in early February to return home to Alcoa, Tenn., where his mother, Deirdre, has been in remission from cancer for two years. His sudden return prompted speculation that he was preparing to transfer to Tennessee, which waged a tough recruiting battle with FSU for his services out of high school.
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Max Weber fellowships
Funded by the European Commission, the Max Weber fellowship is the largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences in Europe. Fellows have the opportunity to work in close cooperation with the departments of the European University Institute (EUI) and/or the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS).The fellowships are awarded for 12 or 24 months (period will be indicated in the award letter; extensions or renewals are not possible). Fellows are required to reside in Florence for the duration of their fellowship. The basic stipend is 2000 Euros per month.
Requirements: Candidates of all nationalities; fellows should have a good knowledge of English, the working language of the programme, and any other language relevant to their proposed research; candidates who have recently received their doctorates in economics,social and political sciences, law or history and who wish to pursue a career nationally or internationally as academics. The fellowships are open to candidates whose PhD thesis has been officially submitted and accepted for its final defence at the time of the start of the programme (September 1). The PhD should be completed between September 1,2003 and September 1,2008,or officially submitted by September 1,2008.
Submission: October 25,2007.
IPRS Scholarship stands for International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. It is available for citizens of overseas country. Doctoral candidates may apply for a 6 month extension for research related reasons. The IPRS is not available to continuing students and does not proved a living allowance or any other benefits.
How to apply:
Application form can be taken online and taken as downloaded from the website. The submission is held at the university with specified payment.
University of Wollongong
NSW, 2522 Australia
Phone: +61 2 4221 3555
City grants call center scholarship to 20 students
MAYOR Celso Lobregat distributed last Monday certificates of commitment amounting to P100,000 worth of scholarship to 20 students who qualified to undergo call center training for free in Zamboanga City.
Lobregat told Sun.Star that the certificates entitle the awardees to undergo 100-hour free finishing course for call center agents.
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New scholarship programme for Vietnamese students
The programme will present scholarships, each worth $200, to 100 students of five universities – the Ho Chi Minh City National University, the Ha Noi National University, the HCM City Economics College, the Ha Noi University and the HCM City Foreign Trade College.
The programme encourages outstanding students from all higher educational institutions to apply for scholarships. Beneficiaries are students in need of financial aid for their study and chosen according to their scholastic achievements and extra-curricular activities.
SMBC Global Foundation, established in April 1994 under sponsorship of SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., has provided scholarships to students of 25 universities in China, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines. Vietnam and Malaysia have been added to the list of the programmes beneficiaries as from 2006.
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Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards proposed an $8 billion scholarship program that would pay the first-year bills for nearly every college student in the country.
SPENDING: The former North Carolina senator said eliminating bank subsidies for student loans would free up about $5 billion. Another $3 billion could come from various sources, including windfall profit taxes for oil companies or a restructuring of capital gains taxes.
SNOW HILL: Edwards has been testing the program at a high school in Snow Hill, an impoverished rural town about 60 miles southeast of Raleigh. Nearly three-quarters of graduating seniors are now bound for college, compared to the 54 percent who enrolled in college before the privately-funded program began in 2005.
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Student Receives Neuroscience Scholarship Award
Greg Digby, a Medical College of Georgia graduate student, has received the second annual Darrell W. Brann Scholarship Award in Neuroscience.
The $1,000 scholarship, administered by the School of Graduate Studies and Institute of Neuroscience, was established and endowed for the next nine years by Dr. Brann, neuroscientist and associate director of the Institute of Neuroscience. The award was created to support the neurosciences Ph. D. program that began last year.
The Institute of Neuroscience Steering Committee selects the award recipient based on criteria including outstanding academic performance and excellence in neuroscience research.
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