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Past Features Archive for January, 2009 - Page 2

Universities Start Reaching Out of State

Are you planning on staying in-state for your college education, due to the pricey rates that come with non-resident status? You could be missing out -- according to Associated Press, several universities around the country are offering big deals to out-of-state students, offering in-state resident prices for all in an effort to beef up enrollment… | Read More

Northern Plains Eye Foundation offers $11,000 in Scholarships

It is a great time to earn a degree in health care, and the Northern Plains Eye Foundation wants to encourage students to enter the field of health care.�� Students in South Dakota, northeast Wyoming, northwest Nebraska, southeast Montana and southwest North Dakota, have an opportunity to apply for a great scholarship opportunity.
For the… | Read More

Western Washington University Terminates Football Program

In another sad example of the economic downturn effecting so many institutions at this time, administrators from Western Washington University announced yesterday a monumental decision to terminate the school's 98 year old football program. Both team and staff, who had seen a 6-5 season capped by a final victory at the Dixie Rotary Bowl, were… | Read More

K12 Inc. Goes Public With Online Education for Children

We're a couple of days behind on this one, but it's pretty relevant news so let's proceed: K12 Inc has just been qualified to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and started trading under the ticket symbol LRN last week.
The Herndon-based company, which provides online curriculum to teachers and students in schools… | Read More

Michigan State Offers Scholarships for 4-H

Michigan students might want to consider being involved in their area 4-H club.�� The Michigan State University is providing 6 scholarships worth $10,000 a piece for qualified students who have been involved in 4-H.
Selection of MSU 4-H scholarship winners is base on academic achievement; 4-H involvement at county, regional, state, and national levels; proven… | Read More

Fed Ex Provides Money for Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Fed Ex Corp has announced that they will continue to support the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to the tune of $352,000 over the next three years.�� The Hispanic Scholarship Fund known as HSF, provides scholarships to Latino students who meet a certain criterion.
FedEx recently completed a previous three-year, $332,500 commitment that provided 15 four-year scholarships… | Read More

UC Officials Look to Out of State Students.

Do you dream of heading to California for college? Out of state students may find that now is a great time for entering the University of California system.
University of California officials are debating whether or not to allow more out of state students to boost university revenues.�� They cite that many other states have… | Read More

Claiborne Pell, Senator Behind College Grants Dies

The Creator of the Pell grant, Claiborne Pell died this week at age 90. In 1972 he set out to create a federal scholarship and grant program based on financial need to help students go to college.�� This would become the largest program for federal college grants.

His most widely known legacy is the… | Read More

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