Monday, October 28, 2013

Scare Fair Open House - Keiser University

Keiser University Scare Fair Open House

October 30th, 2013 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Whether you're just starting out or want to advance your career, Keiser University can help you achieve your goals. Join us at our open house and experience the Keiser University advantage for yourself.
Join us on October 30th!
  • Activities for all ages
  • Games
  • Refreshments
  • Prizes
  • Costumes are welcome!
Explore these exciting fields:

  • Health Care
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Studies
  • Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Business
  • Biotechnology
  • Sports

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Contact Korey, their Event Coordinator, with your contact information to volunteer at: 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Plans are underway for the 2013 Mayor's Holiday Festival scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The City of Jacksonville has produced this event for more than 30 years with a great deal of community support. 

This celebration allows THOUSANDS of senior citizens the opportunity to be among friends, savor a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings, and enjoy outstanding entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus and fabulous door prizes. Approximately 3,000 seniors will be attending this Holiday Festival. Some have little or no family in the area and will probably spend the holidays alone. They truly look forward to this event each year to spend time with others and celebrate the season. 

To pull off an event of this magnitude, we need a large contingent of volunteers. This would be a great opportunity for students to earn community service hours. Volunteers will be needed for the following:

They will need assistance with set up, decorating, serving and cleaning up.


8AM - 1PM: set up & decorate - 100 volunteers needed

1PM - 6PM: serving and clean up - 250 volunteers needed

Please call Mary Ferrell at 630-2681 or email at to schedule volunteers. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013


The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level.

The program's goals are to applaud young people who already are making a positive difference in their towns and neighborhoods, and to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities. Over the past 18 years, more than 345,000 young Americans have participated in the program, and more than 100,000 of them have been officially recognized for their volunteer efforts.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is also conducted in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Ireland, India, and China, where Prudential has significant business operations.

Who is eligible?
Any young person who:
  • is in grades 5-12 as of November 5,
  • is a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.,
  • has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least partly during the 12 months prior to the date of application, and
  • submits a completed application to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by November 5.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013



Community Hospice Thrift Shops are looking for teen volunteers for every aspect of running the store. From assisting customers and operating cash registers to receiving and pricing donations and creating displays, Community Hospice volunteers are vital to the success of the Thrift Shops. 

Volunteering doesn't require any special talents. A commitment of a few hours a week can make a world of difference for adults and children with life-limiting illnesses, along with support for their loved ones. 

Opportunities are available at our Orange Park and Jacksonville stores. Volunteers must be 15 years old. 

If you would like additional information on volunteering, please contact Moira Minta, Thrift Shop coordinator, at or call 904-998-1718. 




Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report provides $670,000 in annual scholarships to young people throughout the nation.

The 2014 program is underway.  Apply online.

APPLY EARLY:  only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.

The application deadline is December 15, 2013, but if 10,000 applications are received

before that date, the program will automatically close.

Winners on the State and National levels

State Winners

Fifty-two winners – one from each state, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico – are selected by our nonprofit partner, Scholarship America, to receive one-time scholarship awards of $10,000 each.

National Winners

From the pool of 52 state winners, ten are selected as national winners and earn an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000. This brings the top AXA Achievers total scholarship awards to $25,000 each.

Our scholarships winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities:
  • Ambition and drive
  • Determination to set and reach goals
  • Respect for self, family and community
  • Ability to succeed in college


Florida State University welcomes you to participate in a virtual college fair hosted by Cappex on Wednesday, October 9th.
Admission representatives will be available to answer questions from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. (EDT). Current FSU students will also be present to share their personal experiences about campus life and academics. Please visit to register for and attend this free event.

We look forward to chatting with you soon!

Florida State University
Office of Admissions
282 Champions Way
PO Box 3062400
Tallahassee Fl  32306-2400

Phone: 850.644.6200
Fax: 850.644.0197

Monday, October 7, 2013

Another Scholarship Resource!

Your Scholarship Provider has been providing scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies since 2003.

1) Scholarship Management Services for Companies
We take great pride in helping non-profit organizations and private companies distribute their scholarship information to students across North America. From program design to program promotion and judging, we have the necessary expertise in delivering you the quality service you have come to expect. Call us today to discuss your Scholarship Program needs.

2) Scholarship Database for Students
Our staff spends countless hours searching both online and offline sources to find new and exciting scholarships for students to apply for. Our database is considered the largest and most comprehensive source for finding scholarships online and is 100% free for students to use.


Edward H. White High School
Houston Hall
7:30am - 12:30pm on the following dates:
JUNE 3rd

MCEC is joining the popular HISTORY® program, Take a Veteran to School Day, to encourage schools to connect Veterans with young people. Take a Veteran to School Day events allow students to learn more about Veterans Day while connecting with local Veterans, and gives Veterans an opportunity to share stories of service. These events, organized on or in the weeks leading up to November 11th's Veterans Day, can range from a simple one-class visit to an all-school assembly. This is an excellent opportunity to show Veterans how much we value their service, while bringing history to life in the classroom.

Visual Art Contest 2013

In conjunction with Mayor Brown’s Essay Contest and Duval County Schools’ Jacksonville Goes to College Week, we are having a visual art contest.
We are requesting that student art work be submitted for judging and inclusion as potential cover design of a children’s book of essays. Submitted art work will be judged in the categories of Elementary school, Middle school and High school. At least three winners will be chosen from each category.
The art work should relate to the Essay theme of “Education is …” The theme seeks to “explain what education means to you or tell us in your own words what you believe education is and how it will help you reach your dreams and goals.”

Art work should be submitted by midnight, October 18, 2013 to:
Cedric Cruse
Program Manager, Education Initiatives
117 West Duval Street, Suite 240

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Starting this year, there will no longer be Scholarship Books printed by the district for each and every senior. In order to save trees and save dollars, they have updated the following DUVAL COUNTY SCHOLARSHIP LINKS: