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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

Childhood Cancer Survivors Offered Scholarships

The American Cancer Society's Mid-South Division has made scholarships available for young cancer survivors who want to earn their degree.�� Eligible candidates who have fought cancer may be awarded $1,000 scholarships toward higher education at accredited colleges or vocational schools.

"Childhood cancer survivors have faced incredible challenges and overcome them," said Angel Strange, quality… | Read More

FCC Names MMORPGs as Major Player in College Dropouts

Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game: they first came to social forefront as players neglected their real lives for the siren song of Everquest, and they haven't really gone away. In fact, to the contrary, they have only gained speed with even the more casual players as choice of games and playable options have increased. Millions… | Read More

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