Monday, January 31, 2011

NNOA Memorial Scholarship

About Us:
NNOA is an organization composed of active duty, reserve and retired officers, academies, midshipmen and cadets, and interested civilians. The organization is sanctioned by the Secretaries of the Navy and Transportation and is a member of the Navy and Marine Corps Council. NNOA has members of all ranks and ethnic groups.
The National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) actively supports the Sea Services in the development of a diverse officer corps through recruitment, retention, and career development. NNOA is essential in maintaining operational readiness by providing professional development, mentoring, and support of cultural awareness. NNOA establishes and maintains a positive image of the Sea Services in communities and educational institutions


Scholarship Information:
The scholarships are targeted for seniors planning to attend a two year college or four year university.
The contact person for the National Naval Officers Association Jacksonville Chapter is Lieutenant Commander Brian Martin, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve – Scholarship Chairperson. For additional information regarding these scholarship opportunities, please call 904-542-7200 ext. 8139 or send an email to brian.k.martin@med.navy.mil. The selectees and their family members will be invited to a luncheon or ceremony, where they will be honored for their scholastic achievements.
Additional information regarding the Awards Luncheon Date will be provided at a later date to each scholarship recipient.
DEADLINE:  1 May 2011
SEE MRS. CURRAN IN GUIDANCE FOR A COPY OF THE APPLICATION!

Scholarship of the Day - Gus Archie Scholarship Program

Description:
The Archie Fund endows each scholarship at $6,000 per year. The program provides support of an individual student through up to four years of university study, provided that he/she makes satisfactory academic progress. The program ordinarily requires a grade point average of 3.0 / 4.0 or higher for the current semester and a grade point average of 3.0 / 4.0 or higher on a cumulative basis. Students rotate off the program after 4 years of scholarship support.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.spe.org/about/foundation/gus_archie.php

Deadline:
April 30, 2011

Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships

Description:
Interested applicants must apply for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships through their local Rotary club. Before completing the application, contact your local Rotary club to make sure that the district participates in this program.

How To Apply:
To Apply - http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/AmbassadorialScholarships/Pages/Howtoapply.aspx

Deadline:
March 01, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Need money for college? ANOTHER $2,000 OPPORTUNITY RIGHT HERE!

The Duval Association of Educational Office Professionals Scholarship
The D.A.E.O.P. is an organization composed of clerical employees of Duval County Public Schools. 
1. Award is based on academic standing, financial need and initiative.
2.Criteria for selection:
A. scholarship record
B. financial need
C. recommendations
D. brief essay on "Why I am applying for a scholarship"
3. An impartial panel of judges will determine the selection of awards to recipients.
***SEE MRS.CURRAN IN GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION - deadline to be received by organization - APRIL 15th, 2011

ATTENTION PARENTS: Parent University 2011!

SATURDAY
January 29, 2011
8:00 a.m—2:30 p.m.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
(North Campus)
4501 Capper Road
* Breakfast and Lunch will be provided
  • FCAT (Reading, Math, Science)
  • Preparing for College
  • Family Literacy
  • Bullying and Gangs
  • Riverdeep
  • Destination Success/Compass Odyssey
Registration includes: workshop materials, certificate, and meals.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Interested in journalism? Scholarship for you!

Description:
NABJ awards more than $60,000 in scholarships annually to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. Scholarships are worth up to $25,000. Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born student, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDScholarships

Deadline:
April 04, 2011

Going to FSU, FAMU, UF or FGCU?

As the Directors of Student Affairs for the Southern Scholarship Foundation  As you may be aware, we are a non-profit organization which awards qualifying students with an affordable living option on four Florida campuses: Florida State University, Florida A & M University, University of Florida, and Florida Gulf Coast University (females only). All applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated financial need.
Scholarship recipients live in a home-like setting with students representing a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Each scholarship house maintains an environment that is drug, alcohol, and smoke free with quiet study hours. Head residents (like R.A.’s in a dorm) are assigned to each house to ensure that the daily operations run smoothly. Students work in a cooperative partnership to purchase and prepare meals and assume responsibility for all household tasks.
Students do not pay rent, but are responsible for their fair share of the basic household expenses which includes food, utilities, cable, internet, laundry and social activities. Each student contributes approximately $950 per semester (may fluctuate a bit with the economy). Once accepted, the scholarship is renewable as long as students demonstrate continued financial need, maintain the required GPA, and live cooperatively within the house.
Applications and further information are available on the website, http://www.southernscholarship.org/
Included on the application is a detailed list of all necessary application materials. Only complete application packets will be reviewed for acceptance. There is not a deadline for application, however, early submission is encouraged as spots do tend to fill quickly.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Scholarship

Eligibility:
1. be a current resident of Duval County
2. be a US citizen
3. be a graduating female senior
4. have a GPA of 3.0 or better
5. have an ACT of 19 or an SAT of 940
6. provide a letter of college acceptance
7. include an official transcript and first semester grades
8. indicate financial need
9. attach a recent photo
10. provide a typewritten essay
Scholarship Awards:
$2,500 to HBCU institutions
$1,500 to the college of your choice (no HBCU)
$500 to the college of your choice
Application deadline is February 15, 2011.
Applications can be found in the guidance office. See Mrs. Curran.

TEST PREP & MONEY FOR COLLEGE

Check out these new great resources that Education World Weekly and Wolfson High School told me about!
~ MRS. CURRAN

FINANCIAL AID GUDIANCE



TEST REVIEW


REPORT CARD DATES

PARENTS AND STUDENTS: Second quarter report cards will be distributed next week (Jan. 31st) - click on the picture for a link to the DCPS report card calendar.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

DON'T FORGET! ED WHITE'S FINANCIAL AID NIGHT - TONIGHT!!!!!

Come learn about all things financial aid - loans, scholarships, grants, etc. Do you know what you need in order to fill out your FAFSA? What IS a FAFSA?! Come find out! Tonight, January 26th at 6pm @ Ed White in Houston Hall - BE THERE! We will have a financial aid expert to answer all of your questions.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

American Citizenship Public Speaking Contest

The American Citizenship Public Speaking Contest sponsored by the Florida District Ex­change Clubs owes its origin to the foresight of the late Mr. Ray Earnest.
Ray Earnest was a dedicated Exchangite having served his own club, The Exchange Club of Miami, in many capacities and the Florida District as its President.
The need to provide young people with an opportunity to address themselves to the challenges confronting our democratic institutions was realized and the first contest was con­ducted by the Miami Exchange Club in 1946.
The American Citizenship Public Speaking Contest was subsequently adopted as a part of the Florida District Program to encourage an understanding of the rights, privileges and responsibilities which are fundamental to our democratic process.
In recognition of his unselfish interest in American Citizenship and the ideals of American youth, in 1970 the District Board directed that the scholarship awarded each year to the out­standing contestant shall be known as the Ray Earnest Memorial Scholarship.

SEE MRS. CURRAN IN GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION

Honorable Alfred Washington $500 Scholarship for MALE SENIORS

The Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Nu Beta Sigma Chapter) has established a scholarship program with the following eligibility requirements:
  • must be a high school senior
  • must be accepted to an accredited university or college for the upcoming fall semester
  • must participate in an award luncheon - you will be notified of the exact date and location of the luncheon
  • scholarship is open to MALES ONLY
  • must type a 300 word essay on the following: "The need for youth to aspire and obtain a college education" - please use double spacing
The scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $500 for the current school year. Applicants much be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university of his choice.

SEE MRS. CURRAN IN GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION!

Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund

Description:
The Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund, founded by ICMA-RC, provides scholarships to the surviving children and spouses of US city, county, and state public employees* who have died in service to their communities.  Applicants must enroll in and attend an accredited college, university, or vocational-technical school on a full-time basis. High school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to apply.

ICMA-RC founded the Vantagepoint Public Employee Memorial Scholarship Fund in 2001 to honor the lives of our Nation's police officers, firefighters, and other local and state government employees who have died in the line of duty.
The Fund provides the surviving spouses and children of these employees who have given so much to their communities financial assistance in education as they move forward with their lives.
Scholarships in amounts of up to $10,000 are awarded to students who plan to attend a two- or four-year accredited college, university, or vocational school full-time.
The Scholarship Fund is a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. The Fund's Board of Directors manages and oversees the eligibility and award selection process. Scholarships are managed and administered through Scholarship America and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.vantagescholar.org/xp/plans/vantagescholar/

Deadline:
March 15, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

2010-11 WRI Scholarship

Description:
Scholarships are awarded by the WRI Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization, formed for the specific purpose of funding and awarding these scholarships to qualified high school seniors, as well as current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in structural and/or civil engineering at accredited four-year universities or colleges. Scholarships, ranging from $2,500 up to $5,000 are awarded for a specified single academic year and paid by the Foundation directly to the university or college designated by the recipient.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.wirereinforcementinstitute.org/pages/scholar/2010-11.html

Deadline:
 April 15, 2010

***Love.Hugs.Smiles.***

Through our Huggable Heroes® program,
Build-A-Bear Workshop recognizes and encourages young leaders, ages eight to 18, who provide extraordinary service in their communities and around the world. The 8th annual search for these special kids is now on! Anyone, ages eight and above, is eligible to nominate a candidate by completing one of the forms below or by picking up an entry form at participating Build-A-Bear Workshop stores. Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 28, 2011.
There are many pawsome kids doing great things to help others and Build-A-Bear wants to hear about them! They will award 10 young people each a $12,400 prize for their outstanding community service – a $7,500 college scholarship, a $2,500 donation to their special 501 (c)(3) or a registered Canadian charity cause, a video camera and an exciting three day, two night trip where they will meet the other 2011 Huggable Heroes®.
CLICK HERE for the online nomination form!

Scholarship of the Day

2011 BMI Student Composer Awards Competition Opens

Description:
The opening of the 59th annual BMI Student Composer Awards competition has been announced by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant and BMI Foundation President Ralph N. Jackson. The competition, which is co-sponsored by BMI and the BMI Foundation, will award $20,000 in prizes.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.bmifoundation.org/news/2011_bmi_student_composer_awards_competition_opens

Deadline:
February 11, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Second semester schedules will begin Monday, January 24th. Enjoy your three day weekend, students!

Raymond A. Vinson Scholarship Fund Application

Applicants must:
  • be a member or dependent of a member of Community First Credit Union with an account in good standing for at least one year
  • be an entering freshman college student and under the age of 24 at the application deadline
  • demonstrate leadership ability and financial need
  • attend a two- or four-year public or private accredited Florida college or university
  • have a high school grade point average of at least 3.0 (unweighted) plus a minimum ACT score of 24 or SAT score of 1110
  • fill out and return the scholarship application by March 1st
Recipient may continue the scholarship on an annual basis until graduation, not exceed four years. A GPA of or at least 2.5 the freshman year and 3.0 each succeeding year are required for continued eligibility.

Selection is based on:
  • Academic qualifications
  • Financial need - applicants must include completed free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA!)
  • Interview with applicant
  • Essay - 200 words or less explaining how the scholarship will help the applicant attain his or her educational and financial goals
  • Letters of recommendation - must submit a letter from two of the following people: high school principal, teacher, or guidance counselor; religious or civic leader; and/or current or former employer
  • Community and Leadership activities - includes honors and awards
SEE YOUR COUNSELOR IN GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

ATTENTION JUNIORS: Econ Camp!

What Is It?
EFL teaches high school students how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making through a hands-on, experiential environment. Economics professors and leadership instructors, selected nationwide for their expertise and teaching effectiveness, lead classes that introduce students to "the economic way of thinking," and help them develop an understanding of and skill in leadership. Students will also be challenged by creative decision-making simulations in which they apply the concepts learned in the classroom.

Sites and Dates
Programs are held on college campuses throughout the 2011 summer.
Lodging, meals, and materials are provided by the Foundation. The only expenses not covered are an administrative fee (site-specific, ranging from $125 - $500), transportation to and from the site, and incidental spending money.  
 
Who Can Apply?
EFL is open to high school students who will complete their junior year in 2011.
 
Deadline to Apply
Applications will be accepted until March 4, 2011

Health Care Summer Institute


The Office of Minority Affairs and the University of Florida Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) co-sponsor a 4-week summer camp (June 19 - July 16) for minority high school students with career interests in health professions. Participants shadow several health care professions and attend workshops on study skills and test taking, including a preparatory course fot the SAT. Students reside in campus housing and are supervised by the camp coordinator and health profession students who serve as the camp counselors.
MUST:
  • be a rising Junior or Senior
  • be a minority student
  • have a 2.5 GPA
  • have a teacher and counselor recomendation
The application and more information can be found at http://oma.med.ufl.edu/
DEADLINE IS April 1st!!!!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

whowhatwhenwherewhy? - A 100 word essay contest for Grades 3-12

Starting today, TeenTribune & TweenTribune are accepting entries in another 100-word essay contest with cash prizes for Grades 3-12. 
Click for details: http://tweentribune.com/who

Give yourself a better chance to win this new contest by studying the winners in the $10,000 technology essay contest that ended last week: 

Here's one of the 60 winning entries which answered this question: How does technology make the world a better place?

The world has changed.
From the small village to massive cityscapes,
Technology has shaped and sculpted with steady hands
A new earth.
With grace and fluidity
We have reached for the stars
And now hold handfuls.
There is no one my voice
Can’t tell stories to.
Through film and text
And a simple phone call,
The masses can hear me
And I can embrace
Those across the frigid seas.
Satellites protect me
From losing myself in the jumbled streets.
The ever stretching web
Keeps me from losing touch
With those after my heart,
So yes,
Technology has made a difference.
—Jonathan7259

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Need community service hours?

 Please forward our request/invitation to the right high school coordinators. The Enterprise Learning Academy PTA is hosting a Carnival Saturday, March 19th from 11 am-3 PM. We welcome any high school volunteers who could assist with booths and rides with our children that day. Please contact me for further information or with an affirmative.

>THANK YOU<
Sherry Brown

Sheridan Brown, Principal
Enterprise Learning Academy
8085 Old Middleburg Road
Jacksonville, FL 32222
http://www.duvalschools.org/enterprise
http://2fbmom.blogspot.com/
(904) 573-3260 (p) (904) 573-3270 (f)
Ed White will host a blood drive on Tuesday January 25th from 8:00 to 1:00. Please contact Coach Gwynes in Student Activities to schedule an appointment. You must have a government issued ID card.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Florida Striders Track Club Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

-         Must be a resident of Northeast Florida for the past two years.
-         Must be a graduating high school senior.
-         Must be a runner or active in track and field events.
-         Please be advised that NCAA regulations may prohibit you from accepting this scholarship if you attend college/university on an athletic scholarship.

ENTRY DEADLINE:  Applications must be received by March 10, 2011

A completed application should include:

        1 - The completed application (4 pages, including items I through X)
        2 - Essay about your running  (item IX)
        3 - Personal recommendation
        4 - High school transcript (if desired, not required)

Please return the completed application to (prior to March 10th):
 
   Florida Striders Track Club
   Scholarship Applications
   P. O. Box 413

  Orange Park, FL 32067-0413

2011 Student-View Scholarship Program

The 2011 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $10,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes:
  • One $4,000 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Eight $500 scholarships
It's quick and easy to apply:
  • No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy application forms
  • No application fees
Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.
The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winner will be announced in May, 2011.
Don't wait. The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2011.
Student Insights is a market research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors. For more information about the company, log on to www.studentinsights.com.

Take note of simple tactic to beat test stress...

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Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship

One of you has an opportunity to win between $1000 to $5000. Each year, the Zonta Club of Jacksonville offers the Young Women in Public Affairs Award to a local young woman in recognition of her leadership and volunteerism. All pre-university and pre-college female students ages 16 - 19 are encouraged to apply. Because Zonta International recognizes the international need for increased participation of women in public affairs at all levels, the Young Women in Public Affairs Award hopes to encourage young women to pursue careers in government, public policy, and community organizations.
The application can be downloaded directly from our website: www.zontajacksonville.com. Students must submit the application, essays, letters of recommendation, and certification of school enrollment to the Zonta Club of Jacksonville by March 1, 2011. The winner of the Jacksonville ’s $1000 award will go on to compete at the District level for an additional $1000. District winners will then vie for one of five International awards of $3,000 each.

Bechtel GlobalScholars Awards

Description:
Sponsored by Bechtel Group Foundation, the program offers 25 scholarships to first-time college and university students who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-, three-, or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://www.bechtel.com/assets/files/GlobalScholars-application.pdf

Deadline:
February 16, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Black History Oratorical Competition

The Ritz is proud to announce the 4th annual Black History Oratorical Competition!!

This year's competition will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011.

APPLICATION DEADLINE- Monday, January 24

The theme is PORTRAITS: Color! Rhythm! Melodies! Soul!

Join us as we embark on an oratorical journey from African drums to street beats, from work songs to jazz rhythms, from Negro spirituals to ‘golden’ gospel, from singing the blues to painting the blues, from the Griot to the poet, from bebop to hip hop; the music we hear, the songs we sing, the dances we perform, the poetry and rap we feel, the pictures we see, the style and color of clothing we wear, even the food we eat are all framed inside an artistic and cultural portrait of struggle, faith and triumph with words and stories. The cultural portrait of Africans and African American life is a canvas of creative words, music, dance, poetry, song, style, design and movement. Traditional African culture, art, music and dance have a defined imprint on world culture. African American art and culture is classic, creative and spiritual and likewise has influenced world culture and industry. The performing and visual arts are mirrored in the social, economic, educational and spiritual climate of the times. These cultural and artistic expressions define the persons, the places and the things that have profoundly become a part of our society, our journey and our history.
Using these elements of heritage as a foundation, each contestant’s presentation should address the culture, the art or the artists of the African Diaspora that has framed the arts. The contestant can explore an individual(s), contribution or style, types of artistic expression or culture, influences of art and culture that create the Portraits: Color, Rhythm, Melodies and Soul.

GUIDELINES

Eligibility:  High Schools students currently enrolled in Grades 10, 11 or 12 are eligible to apply.
  • A letter from a guidance counselor or other administrative equivalent must be submitted with application to verify academic standing.
  • Contestants shall prepare orations and speak on the theme. Each contestant will have 4-6 minutes for their oration (not less than four minutes and no more than six minutes).
  • A typed copy of the presentation MUST be presented to the contest committee by Friday, February 11, 2011.
  • All orations must be memorized. Reading from note cards, paper, or other written materials during the final competition will not be permitted.
  • Contestants should not include their name, school, city, state or any other identifying information about themselves during the oration.
  • All applications must be received by January 24, 2011. Applications may be submitted by fax to 904-632-555, Attn: Teneese Williams, by email to tthomas@coj.net, or by standard US mail.
  • Costumes and hand props are permitted. No stage props permitted. A podium & chair will be provided upon request.
  • No audio-visual or CD accompaniment permitted.
  • Contestants are required to attend an orientation on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 6PM at the Ritz Theatre and Museum.

SCORING

Scoring procedures will conform to a point system, where each contest can receive up to a total of 100 combined points in four categories.  Categories and points are:
  • Delivery-  25 points
  • Effectiveness-  30 points
  • Content-  35 points
  • Appearance/Appropriateness of Attire-  10 points
Further details on penalties and scoring will be given at the contestant orientation.

PRIZES

Contestants will compete to win prizes including
  • 2-day all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. including hotel, travel aboard Amtrak, and meal allowance.
  • Savings bonds
  • Super Gift Card prize pack
  • Many more incredible prizes!

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW!

The Annual Black History Month Oratorical Competition is presented by the Ritz Theatre and Museum in association with AMTRAK, Citi, and the 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

DCPS TECHNOLOGY DIVISION ANOUNCEMENT!

CompassOdyssey will be unavailable this weekend starting from 1PM Saturday through 6AM Monday.

Tools For Success Famliy Conference


March 9th, 2011
16th Annual Conference
for and about Families of Children with Special Needs
8:00am - 3:00pm
Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership
4019 Boulevard Center Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32207
CEU Points available for Mental Health Therapists licensed under Chapter 491 by Child Guidance Center, provider number 50-367 expires 03/31/11. The Maximum number of CEU’s for this event is 3.0
Six In-service Points may be earned for certificated educators attending the full conference.
Pre-ordered boxed lunches will be available for $8.
Please pay by 9am on the day of the conference.

~ SEE MRS. CURRAN in GUIDANCE FOR A REGISTRATION FORM ~

If you need special accommodations, please contact
FDLRS/Crown at (904) 346-4601 x118 or x119 by February 10, 2011

Scholarship Essay Contest for future Fortis College Students

What:
Ø  Fortis College 2011 High School Senior Scholarship Essay Contest
Where:
Ø  Fortis College (computer lab-students may use spell check, grammar check, etc in MS Word)
560 Wells Rd
Orange Park, FL 32073
When:
Ø  Saturday, February 26th, 2011 @ 9:45am (students sign-in first; essays will start at 10am)
How Many and How Much:
Ø  Multiple winners—amount varies based on what place winners receive
Requirements:
Ø  Be a student who may graduate this summer 2011 with a high school diploma
Ø  Attend event, provide contact information
Other Information:
Ø  No GPA requirements
Ø  Winners may only use funds at Fortis College Orange Park, FL campus (students do not need to be enrolled at Fortis College prior to event, although those that are, are welcome to attend event also)
Ø  Although not required, calling to reserve a seat at event is recommended
Ø  Winners will be notified prior to high school graduation so that we are able to present it during their high school award ceremony (as able)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

SAT Prep at Main Library

The Jacksonville Public Library’s Main Branch, in partnership with Sylvan Learning, will present, “Acing the SAT,” a free session offering tips and tricks for test taking and writing the essay, and strategies for improving scores. Registration is required.
Choose one of their dates:
(January 15, March 5, or April 2) and call the Main Library's Teen Department at 630-0673 to register
The class is from 11am-1pm.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Are you of Italian descent? SCHOLARHIP 4 U!

To Whom It May Concern:
MY NAME IS MARK GREGORIO, I AM THE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT & SCHOLARSHIP CHAIRMAN OF THE ORDER OF THE SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA IN JACKSONVILLE AND WOULD LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW, THAT THIS YEAR WE WILL AGAIN BE GIVING OUT ( 1 ) A $1000.00 SCHOLARSHIP TO A STUDENT OF ITALIAN DESCENT WHO IS ATTENDING A DUVAL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL WEST OF THE INTRCOASTAL AND WOULD LIKE YOU TO NOTIFY THOSE STUDENTS.
APPLICATIONS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE: http://www.osiajax.org/. OR HAVE THEM CONTACT ME AT MARKG@ALLSTATEELECTRICAL.COM OR GREGORIO05@COMCAST.NET, THE DEAD LINE IS MARCH 30TH, ALSO OUR STATE AND NATIONAL LODGES ALSO GIVE OUT SCHOLARSHIPS RANGING FROM $ 4,000.00 TO $ 25,000.00 THEY CAN GET THAT INFORMATION ON LINE @ http://www.osia.org/, OR @ http://www.osiaflorida.org/, OUR BEACHES LODGE ALSO GIVES OUT SCHOLARSHIPS TO THOSE STUDENTS EAST OF THE INTERCAOSTAL, PLEASE SEE THERE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AT WWW.BEACHESOSIA.COM , IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT ANY TIME AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.

MARK J. GREGORIO
SCHOLARSHIPS CHAIRMAN
AMICI D’ITALIA LODGE # 2791
JACKSONVILLE, FL

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES IN HONOR OF DR. KING

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the first national holiday of the New Year. While many people get the day off from work, HandsOn Jacksonville is choosing to make it a day ON, not a day OFF. 

Come join HandsOn Jacksonville in community service as they commemorate the inroads Dr. King made toward equality.  Here are some of the opportunities available:

Saturday, January 15
Get a head start and join HandsOn JacksonvilleHOPE worldwide in creating a community garden for an adult day care center. More Info

Monday, January 17
Join us at the Teacher Supply Depot for one or more projects:
  • Work at various work stations to sort, make sense of, prepare and organize shipments and donated items so they can be distributed during monthly giveaways to  Duval County Public School teachers.
  • Bring the kids for family friendly projects that include creating global peace tiles  (art project to promote peace and diversity); peace bracelets to be donated to a selected nonprofit organization in Jacksonville; Hugs for the Homeless (warm, no sew scarves wrapped in a hug); assembling snack kits for children; decorating mini flower pots for seniors and creating cloth reusable bags for our environmental clean ups.
  • View a documentary of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and join a facilitated group discussion to address ways we can better face community challenges.
     
Please visit their website to get more information about these opportunities and sign up today!  Space is limited.
Water and refreshments will be served.

Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference

ATTENTION: high school juniors with a passion for journalism who would be good candidates to attend the journalism conference and to be awarded scholarships.

Effective this year, the conference will be held July 9-14 rather than in March. Also, the conference will be for students who are between their junior year and senior year of high school. Previously, the conference was for high school seniors who were about to graduate.

Juniors can apply online until Feb. 15 at www.freespirit.org
This will be an incredible, potentially life-changing opportunity for 51 fortunate students from across the country. Free Spirit is committed to encouraging, mentoring and supporting young people who aspire to or are curious about journalism careers.

Women's Retail Network Dealer Development Scholarship Program


Description:
The GM Women's Retail Network is pleased to launch a new scholarship program designed to encourage more women to consider and pursue a career in automotive retail with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of women assuming key management roles in automobile dealerships.
The program is open to women pursuing undergraduate, graduate or non-traditional continuing eduation programs in automotive retail areas. Acceptance and full-time enrollment in an accredited/recognized automotive program or institution providing automotive retail and/or service management degrees or certificates is a requirement.

To Apply:
To apply, visit: www.gmsac.com

Deadline:
Applications must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2011 to receive consideration.

Chartwells Thompson School Dining Services Scholarship

Description: Chartwells Thompson School Dining Services is a strategic partnership between Chartwells and Thompson Hospitality, the largest minority-owned foodservice company in North America. We have provided foodservice management for Duval County Public Schools since June 2009.

A one-time $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year to one student at each Duval County Public High School who plans to continue on to post-secondary education: colleges, universities, technical or trade schools.

Eligibility: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who will graduate from a Duval County Public High School. 1 winner from each school will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied towards their post-secondary education.

Requirements:
·        2.5 GPA and above
·        Acceptance into a post secondary institution
·        Provide a copy of official transcript
·        Submission of essay (1000 words or less)
Scholarship deadline: April 1, 2011
*Scholarships post-marked after April 1, 2011 will be returned to the sender with no action taken

SEE MRS. CURRAN IN GUIDANCE FOR AN APPLICATION!


Military Commanders Scholarship Fund

Description:
The New York Chapter of the American Logistics Association (ALA) has established a scholarship program to assist children of select active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

How To Apply:
To Apply – http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/militarycommanders/

Deadline:
February 15, 2011