Thursday, April 28, 2011

Scholarship of the Day

The ILA Local 1408 Scholarship Fund has proudly awarded over 1/4 of $1million in scholarships to qualified high school seniors and returning college students. The ILA College Scholarship Fund is a not-for-profit entity formed by the International Longshoremen's Association Local 1408 (Port of Jacksonville, Florida). Eligibility criteria:
  • 3.0 or better GPA
  • current high school senior, entering college freshman for fall of 2011
  • currently enrolled college student (at least 12 credit hours each semester for college or at least 22 contact hours per week for vocational)
  • demonstrate financial need (your parents'/guardians'/your 2010 tax return may be required)
  • Community Service Vita (attached to application)
  • Essay - "Politics" On March 19, 2011 President Barack Obama declared war in the Middle East by launching deadly Tomahawk cruise missiles at Libya. Do you feel President Obama was justified in his attack on Libya? Please explain your answer in detail. (text should be 2-3 pages, double spaced & typed)
DEADLINE: June 30, 2011 - SEE MRS. CURRAN in guidance for an application

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


As you know, group registrations for dual enrollment are scheduled each term. These registrations enable dual enrollment students to get their earliest possible opportunity to secure a seat in the classes of their choice. FSCJ has always accommodated students who were not able to attend the registrations, and they will continue to do so. However, due to the growth of the dual enrollment program, it has become necessary for them to establish final deadlines each term for applications and registrations for courses taught at the college campuses. These deadlines will be uniformly enforced collegewide.

The deadlines will take effect immediately. FSCJ will be incorporating them into their program information materials, but they are effective now.

Term        Deadline
Fall           August 1
Spring      December 1
Summer   April 1

Important Note: Once a student has registered for the upcoming term, changes to the student class schedule will still be accommodated where possible, up until the beginning of the start of class.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

First in your family to go to college?

Center for Student Opportunity College Center is offering a $2,000 four-year renewable scholarship to first-generation college students graduating in the high school class of 2011 (entering the college class of 2015). The CSO College Center aims to promote college and access and opportunity to historically underserved, first-generation student populations. Qualifying students are currently high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending in the United States, involved in extracurricular and leadership programs in school or in the community and seeking financial aid for college. To qualify, the student’s parents must not have earned a four-year college degree. The student must also be attending a CSO partner college or university. A complete list of CSO College Partners can be viewed here: The application can be found at and the deadline to apply is May 27, 2011.

Gus Archie Scholarship for Petroleum Engineering majors

The Gus Archie Memorial Scholarship is supported by the Archie Fund of the SPE Foundation and awards an outstanding student who plans to enter a university and pursue an undergraduate degree in petroleum engineering. The student will receive $6,000 per year for up to four years of university study.

How To Apply:

April 30, 2011

Will to Win Scholarship

If you are an outstanding high school senior, disciplined, determined, and successful in managing your asthma, and are pursuing a higher education, you may be an ideal candidate for a Will to Win Scholarship.

How To Apply:

April 30, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

ARA Foundation scholarship

Since it began in 1976, the ARA Foundation has supported the rental industry’s educational needs by offering scholarships. In the early days, these were for improving the business and technical skills of those in the rental industry. As times have changed, so has the scholarship program.

How To Apply:
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May 01, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

April 22nd is Earth Day!  
TEACHERS: When planning your upcoming lessons, visit to see the 2011 Earth Day Recommended Reading List for PreK – 12th grade.  In addition, many teacher sites, such as, offer great teachers guides for all subjects areas based on these popular books.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

FREE ACT prep review!

The review session will help prepare students to take the ACT. Math and Science session will be taught by DeVry professors using official ACT review materials. Each student will receive an ACT review booklet. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to the first 40 students, so please reserve your place early. Event is complimentary to all attendees!
SATURDAY, MAY 21 @ 10:00am
Crystol House, Assistant Director of Admissions
Jacksonville Campus
5200 Belfort Road
Suite 75
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Army Aviation Association of America

The AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation established to render financial assistance for the college-level education of members of the Army Aviation Association of America, Inc. (AAAA), and the spouses, unmarried siblings, unmarried children and unmarried grandchildren of current and deceased AAAA members.

How To Apply:
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May 01, 2011

MassMutual Scholars Program

The MassMutual Scholar Program is funded by the MassMutual Financial Group, and is focused on expanding access and opportunity of higher education and employment to citizens who reflect the rich cultural diversity of our nation. MassMutual seeks to increase the number of minority students completing college nationally and raising awareness of our national agencies and careers in financial services.

How To Apply:
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May 02, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

National Hiring Day @ McDonald's

McDonald’s Corp. plans to hold its first national hiring day April 19 to fill 50,000 openings at its restaurants nationwide.
The company says it is making a concerted effort to add staff as its business improves and as more of its restaurants stay open 24 hours a day.
The company’s hiring goal translates to between three and four new hires per restaurant.
McDonald’s says turnover slowed because of the weak economy. The company sees an opportunity to attract employees in a tough job market.
McDonald’s held a similar event in its Western region last year. More than 60,000 people applied for the 13,000 positions.
Those who are interested can apply in stores or online. Some restaurants will hold events and interviews that day.

Accounting Careers and Money Program

Dates and Locations June 13-15 – University of North Florida, Jacksonville June 20-22 – Miami Dade College, Miami June 27-29 – Florida Southern College, Lakeland July 13-15 – University of South Florida, Tampa
This fun and interactive three-day “daytime” program is aimed at top-performing students in high school and college. Students will explore accounting and career opportunities through classroom presentations, hands-on activities, a case study, and field trips.
Program Goals
  • Increase awareness of accounting and business careers;
  • Learn accounting and business concepts through structured activities;
  • Increase skills in leadership and communication;
  • Increase skills and knowledge in personal finance; and,
  • Acquaint students with the college experience.
Eligibility The program is open to students of any ethnic or socio-economic status who are interested in business and accounting. To be eligible to attend, students must currently be classified as a high school junior or senior or a freshman attending a two-year college. Though not a requirement, we suggest students have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The target attendance is 25-30 students. Students must be nominated by a teacher.
Deadline The application deadline is Monday, May 16, 2011.
How to Apply Students must complete an application form and be nominated by a teacher. Student Application form. Teacher Nomination form. Teachers may nominate more than one student.
Hours Hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On-site supervision is available from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for students being dropped off/ picked up
Cost There is a $20 registration fee. (Payment instructions will be provided once the student is selected to attend.)
Lunch, snacks, instructional materials, and other program-related expenses will be provided by the FICPA. However, students will need to provide their own transportation to and from the hosting university.
Notification Teachers and students will receive confirmation of the application and final notice of acceptance. Students selected to attend will receive information regarding the program agenda, location, time, parking instructions, on-site contacts, and more.
Scholarships One student (current senior or college freshman) from each campus site will be selected to receive a $500 scholarship.
Questions If you have any questions, please contact:
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Brenda Hubbard (Ext. 419) or Vicky Wade (Ext. 220) Phone: (850) 224-2727 Email:

Monday, April 18, 2011

LA Kelley Scholarships for Persons w/ Disabilities

Today’s scholarship post is for several scholarships available to persons with various disabilities. Review the site posted below for various scholarships.

How To Apply:
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April 30, 2011

OAR Schwallie Family Scholarship Program

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) holds an annual Schwallie Family Scholarship Competition to support qualified individuals with autism or Asperger Syndrome residing in the United States pursuing post-secondary education. OAR will present awards of $3,000 each across three categories: 1) Four-year undergraduate college or university; 2) Two-year undergraduate college, and; 3) Trade, technical or vocational school. For more information click here and AT&T Scholarship

Description: and AT&T are teaming up to offer $35,000 in college scholarships to students committed to rethinking what’s possible and making a difference. want to get in on the action? Apply online by telling us why the community action you do is awesome!

How To Apply:
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April 26, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

HandsOn Jacksonville's Youth Council Presents: Online Tutoring for Students

DATE: Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and17 , 2011
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

If you have a child attending an elementary, middle or high school and needs help in a subject or concept, have them sign up to join one of our tutoring sessions!
How it works:
For one of the Global Youth Service Day 2011 approaches, the HandsOn Jacksonville Youth Council has created a  online tutoring event.  On April 16th and 17th anytime during the hours of 10:00am and 7:00pm  students can login to receive tutoring in subjects like English, Math, Social Sciences and electives.  All the student needs is access a computer with access to the internet!  
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers will assist students in understanding subjects and tasks that student may need may need additional support with in order to be successful.  ALL personal information is CONFIDENTIAL so individual security is guaranteed.
If you are planning on having your child attend, please RSVP with name, grade level, and subjects needing help with to:
Parents or teachers with questions can contact Jenny at

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hamilton Award for Juniors

The purpose of the Hamilton Award is to recognize high school students for their academic, personal, and service achievements and to select students for the Hamilton Leaders Academy – a no student cost program that helps students get into college, transition to college, succeed while in college and transition to the post college world. Some of the services provided by the Hamilton Leaders Academy include: individual college admissions assistance, peer and adult mentoring, financial aid navigation support training in vision and goal development, and internship programs.

How To Apply:
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April 15, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Since 1998, this national leadership program identifies, inspires, prepares and positions a vetted network of Latino high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom and community in various categories including: Science, Math, Education, Engineering, Healthcare, Business & Finance, Technology, and Innovation. A teacher is also honored in each region. 

How To Apply:
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June – July 2011

3rd Annual Turkish Food & Musical Festival

Event Description:
A cultural heritage festival celebrating Turkish art, food and traditions organized by Amity Cultural Center a 501 C 3 non-profit organization. It is North Florida’s only Turkish Festival with tons of delicious Turkish food, live music and arts & crafts. See live Turkish folk dances and Turkish pop music on stage, Turkish food, arts & crafts, children’s entertainment and activities and more. The attendees will be awarded gifts.

April 17, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
4540 Southside Blvd Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL 32216.
What else:
  • authentic Turkish cuisine
  • traditional music & folk dancing performances
  • Turkish ceramics and crafts vendors
  • calligraphy
  • kids' games, arts & crafts
  • cultural activities
$2/adult, children FREE
About Amity Turkish Cultural Center
Amity Turkish Cultural Center(ATCC) was established in 2006 as a 501-c-3 non-profit educational organization by Turkish-Americans and their friends. ATCC aims to eliminate or reduce false stereotypes, prejudices and unjustified fears through direct human communication.
Amity Turkish Cultural Center has built its principles upon respect and genuine concern for the spiritual quality and welfare of all people.
We support activities that provide better service to humanity, such as promoting conflict resolution. As such, we are committed to universal values of freedom, justice, and the rights of all people. We warmly welcome those who wish to support peaceful relations, respect, and understanding between people of all faiths and beliefs.

Sam Sirianni Scholarship

The awards committee will select one boy and one girl this summer at the awards committee meeting prior to the board meeting. This scholarship of $1000 each must be to a graduating senior. The application needs to be returned to the FACA office with a copy of the transcript by May 15th.

How to Apply:

May 15, 2011

A & F Scholarships

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
Between the ages of 16 and 30
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at:

How to Apply:
To apply visit –

June 18, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011


This scholarship is not a traditional scholarship focused on rewarding academic achievement and financial need. Its specific goal is to reward and encourage innovative and creative problem solving.
The Scholarship aims to honor these students and to help make their higher education goals more accessible.

How To Apply:
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April 18, 2011


Scheduled Shutdown Weekend:
Saturday April 9, 2011 from 7:30AM – 4:30PM 

Each month the district’s technology team must apply updates and critical patches to systems to make sure that they are not vulnerable to security threats that are identified by companies such as Microsoft on a regular basis (Once a month).

Systems that are affected by this outage include (but not limited to):
Exchange (ALL Email)
Learning Village
Destination Learning Management
Pearson Limelight/Inform

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


This month, students will be taking the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). This is an important test for our students, and it's important for our parents, guardians and community to understand the FCAT.
Answers to FCAT-related questions, plus a schedule of testing dates, helpful resources and links, are available on our website.
McDonald's will be offering FREE breakfast to students on Monday, April 11 from 6 to 8:30 a.m. in preparation for the FCAT. The offer includes an egg mcmuffin, apple dippers and a milk or small orange juice. No substitutions. No group redemptions. In store offer only while supplies last. Students under 15 must be accompanied by a parent. Child must be present for offer.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lee Company Scholarship fund

Leighton II and Marietta F. Lee established an education fund to assist spouses and children of Lee Company employees who are currently pursuing or plan to pursue postsecondary education in undergraduate and vocational programs. The Lee family’s strong belief in the value of education. The establishment of this fund builds upon the Lee family's strong belief in the value of education.

How To Apply:
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April 11, 2011

Interested in the foodservice industry?

This scholarship is for students who will be first-time freshmen including graduating high school seniors, GED graduates and high school graduates enrolling in college for the first time.

How To Apply:
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August 17, 2011

$20,000 Scholarship Contest

Open to high school seniors in the United States
Scholarship payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; student must enroll in semester beginning no later than fall 2011.
Winners not based on financial need
Relatives of AFSA staff or board members may not enter.
Home-schooled students may apply as long as your course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.

How To Apply:
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April 05, 2011

College JumpStart Scholarship Program

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition — financial need is not considered — that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education.

How To Apply:
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April 15, 2011

Top Twenty High School Scholarship Challenge

The Blood Alliance challenges YOU to give blood and FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION!

The Blood Alliance is awarding a single $750 scholarship to a total of 20 students - one student from each school that meets the eligibility requirements - good toward their first year of higher education!

How does it work? Each student who qualifies for this scholarship (see eligibility requirements below) will be awarded a Blood Alliance certificate, which the awarded student must submit to The Blood Alliance for tuition assistance once registered in a post-high school education program. Vocational schools and traditional colleges/universities are all eligible under this scholarship. The Blood Alliance will send payment directly to the post-high school education program within 60 days of when the certificate is submitted.
If fewer than 20 schools have eligible students The Blood Alliance will present $750 scholarships to multiple students of a same school.
Student eligibility requirements:
·        Student must be a senior
·        Student must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher at the end of their third grading period (for most schools this is the 3rd quarter) of the school year.
·        For schools that have previously held drives with The Blood Alliance, students must have donated or registered to donate at a minimum of two blood drives with The Blood Alliance on their high school campus during the school year.
·        For schools that have not previously held drives with The Blood Alliance, students will be eligible to qualify if they have donated or registered to donate at least once with The Blood Alliance on their high school campus during the school year.
·        Student must write a letter in the downloadable application form on the importance of donating blood (250-word min./500-word max.)
·        Student must have donated with The Blood Alliance in the following Florida, Georgia or South Carolina counties: 
Florida counties: Duval, Clay, Nassau, and St. Johns,
Georgia counties: Effingham, Bulloch, Liberty, Bryan, Chatham, Camden, Charlton, and Glynn.
South Carolina counties: Jasper and Beaufort.

Project SOS Leadership Internship

When: 13 June 2011 – 1 July 2011

Where: University of North Florida

Project S.O.S., Inc. was founded in 1993, with a mission to strengthen families by empowering parents, and educating youth to make healthy life choices. The organization provides a positive youth development program, focused on building self-esteem, healthy relationships, and improving decision-making skills.

For the first time ever, Project S.O.S, Inc. is holding a Leadership Internship to build up our future leaders than to mentor 20 top notch students during an intense 3 week internship.
The first week of camp will be centered on getting our attendees creative juices flowing. The attendees will be challenged to create a short skit that best exemplifies the positive message Project SOS endeavors to pour into middle and high schoolers on the first coast.
The second week will be spent in revamping the current Project SOS classroom and mentoring club presentation. The students will do research on the latest statistics involving bullying, drugs, alcohol, teen sex, suicide, self-abuse and violence. They will give our classroom instructors ideas on how to make our program even more relevant to middle and high school students.
The third week will be spent preparing for a youth rally that will take place at Murray Hill Theater the evening of June 30th. This rally will spread our positive message to over 500 kids in a full-filled exciting atmosphere.
The last day of the camp; our 20 graduates will receive some special day of fun at Adventure Landing to reward them for a job well done.

Applications will need to be returned to Project SOS by close of business on the 29th of April to be eligible for consideration!