Tuesday, November 26, 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING - we appreciate all our Commanders!

Enjoy your holiday break!!!
See you back at Ed White on December 3rd...


Join us to learn more!

January 7, 2014
5:00-7:00 p.m.

4019 Boulevard Center Dr.
Jacksonville, Fl 32207
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 We Want You for #EDSPARK!

The Schultz Center's #EDSPARK is the new education component of One Spark,
the World's Crowdfunding Festival that will be held in Downtown Jacksonville April 9-13, 2014.

 We want you to be a part of it!
December 1st!

We are looking for Creators with ideas or projects at any stage of development: 
  • Educators or other adults with an innovative education-related idea 
  • Students under age 18, who have ideas in the areas of art, innovation, music, technology, science, and beyond

Want more information? Check us out at: 

and Save the Date for our
#EDSPARK Open House! January 7, 2014

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What is #EDSPARK?
The Schultz Center's #EDSPARK initiative is the educational component of the One Spark Crowdfunding Festival scheduled for April 9-13, 2014 in Downtown Jacksonville, Fl. The #EDSPARK venue which will be located on the second floor of the Wells Fargo building will showcase innovative education Projects as well as student Projects during the five days of the Festival. Adult and student Creators will be competing for part of One Spark's $300,000 crowdfund and bonus prizes.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mensa of Jacksonville's Scholarship

Emphasis in judging will be placed on a goal statement that includes specific information on experience or steps taken toward the goal, persuasiveness (e.g., how your past achievements/experiences and your future planning increase the probability of reaching your goal), why you think that you will succeed, and also grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Only one application is allowed per student in this public award competition.
  • Applicants must intend to enroll in an accredited U.S. institution for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Applicants must complete all required information on the entry form.
  • Essays must be the applicants' original work and no more than 550 words in length.
  • Essays must be entered via cut/paste on our scholarship application form on this Web site. Essays will be truncated to the limit specified.
  • Essay submissions are stored and reviewed as "plain text" without additional markup.  Please make note of this when crafting your essay.
  • Applicants' names, addresses and other identifying information MUST NOT be included in their essays.
  • By submitting the form electronically via our Web site, applicants provide their digital signature certifying that their information and essays are their own work and that they have read these rules and guidelines. Applicants who provide a valid email addresses will receive confirmation of their applications via email. Please contactDirector@mensafoundation.org if you are unsure of the status of your application.
  • Applications must be submitted online on or before 11:59 p.m., Central time, on January 15, 2014.
  • Application judging is done anonymously. The judges do not know who has entered the competition. If, by chance, you know a scholarship judge, do not contact that individual regarding the competition or your application may be disqualfied. Instead, questions regarding the competition should be directed to Director@mensafoundation.org.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Military Appreciation C.A.M.P. NOVEMBER 30th

WHAT: Military Appreciation Life Camp in association with The Wounded Warriors Project. The theme for this event is  "Successful Transition: When The Uniform Comes Off".

WHO: This camp is for anyone and their immediate family who has served in the military or about to transition out. Children must be a minimum age of 5 years old to attend and participate with the adults. 

WHEN: November 30th

TIME: 9am-1pm

WHERE:  EverBank Field, One EverBank Drive, 
Jacksonville , FL 32202

Military Families Will Receive: 
•  Stadium Tour
•  Workshops and Small group discussions by subject experts
    Inspiring message by Donovin Darius 
•  On field Fun and Competitive Games
•  Special appearance by Jaguars Cheerleaders
•  Camp T-Shirt & Camp Photo
•  Lunch

Help for the Holidays

for a comprehensive list of all the food pantries in our area.

9th - 11th Graders - UF Open House November 25th

The University of Florida Office of Admissions is hosting a one-day open house for prospective high school students in grades 9-11.
Students and their parents are invited to get a glimpse of UF campus life, access academic guidance and opportunities for college planning, and learn about the many educational options on campus and online. This event is free, and high school students who have a desire to continue their studies at one of the country's most respected universities are encouraged to attend.
This event will be Monday, November 25, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the O'Connell Center on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida.

Register and plan to come for the entire open house or at any time during the posted hours.
Attendees will learn more about UF admissions requirements, financial aid, and the new Self-Reported Academic Record. Representatives will be available to discuss educational opportunities in the 16 UF colleges, UF Online and the Innovation Academy.
Registration is required.
The O'Connell Center is located at 250 Gale Lemerand Drive on the corner of University Avenue and Gale Lemerand Drive. Parking will be available in the garage adjacent to the O'Connell Center.
Questions? Email us at openhouse@admissions.ufl.edu

Check out the Scholarship Experts page for new scholarship updates!

Education Matters Scholarship 2013

ScholarshipExperts.com is again offering the Education Matters Scholarship in 2013. One scholarship recipient will be chosen to receive a $5,000 scholarship.
Apply NowMore Details

Thursday, November 14, 2013

NEXT THURSDAY: ALL ACCESS DAY (virtual college fair)

NOVEMBER 21ST, 2013 10:00AM - 10:00PM EST

One of CollegeWeekLive’s 5 big events of the Fall, All Access November focuses on finalizing your college applications, and scholarship/financial options. Over 200 schools expected to participate.
Login anytime from 10:00AM to 10:00PM to on Thursday, November 21, 2013 to:
  • Hear firsthand from current students and admissions reps at 200+ colleges
  • Get expert advice on finding the best scholarships, choosing a college & more
  • Enter to win $2,500 toward college tuition, just for researching schools online
Sign Up now. It's free and easy.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Minority-based scholarship - Where are our Hispanic/Latino scholars!??!

RMHC®/HACER® Scholarship Program Opportunities

Deadline: January 21, 2014

As part of its mission of providing the highest quality educational opportunities to high-need Latino youth, the LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. (LNESC) is partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) to help promote the RMHC/HACER scholarship program to qualifying high school seniors across the U.S.

RMHC/HACER is one of the largest scholarships in the country assisting Hispanic high school students pursuing a college education. Since its inception in 1985, more than $24 million has been awarded in scholarships to Hispanic students to support their college education dreams. The program expanded in 2008 to include four RMHC/HACER National Scholarships of $100,000 to be awarded annually to deserving high school graduates. Scholarships are awarded on a national and regional level. Applications for the 2013-2014 RMHC/HACER National Scholarship will be accepted from October 1st through January 21st, 2014. For more details, please visit http://www.rmhc.org/ or http://www.meencanta.com/.

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be younger than 21 years old
  • Have at least one parent of Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
  • Live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

FREE Reading & Math assistance & Test Prep!


Ed White students receive their report cards today!
Make sure you keep track of this calendar for the dates you should expect them home. 

GATOR BOWL Scholarship

The Gator Bowl Award of Excellence Scholarship consists of a one-time gift of $5,000 to one male and one female student-athlete for use at any accredited University or Community College.
To be eligible to receive a Gator Bowl Award of Excellence, the applicant must:
• Maintain a 3.0+ GPA (on an unweighted 4.0 scale) from an accredited high school in the First Coast area.
• Participate in a junior varsity or varsity sport or its equivalent (dance, gymnastics, tae-kwon-do)
• Participate in extra-curricular activities through church, school or the community
• Exhibit exemplary behavior, thereby being a good role model for peers
• Pledge to remain drug-free, alcohol-free and tobacco-free
• Complete the application process by November 15, 2013 of senior year of high school.
The following factors will be considered in selecting the scholarship recipients:
• Athletic commitment – participation in varsity, intramural or youth league sport(s)
• Career goals of applicant
• Community Service
• Good citizenship
• Involvement in extracurricular activities
• Leadership qualities
• Positive attitude
• Presentation of application packet – neatness and organization
• Recommendations of Guidance Counselor, Coach and Community Leader
• Relationship with peers and superiors
• Scholastic record
Applications are available at area high school guidance departments or can be downloaded directly below. The application deadline for this scholarship cycle must be postmarked by Friday, November 15, 2013. Scholarship recipients will be selected by December 15th and the awards will be presented at the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Coaches Luncheon presented by CSX on Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
For additional information, please contact Katie Cox at (904) 798-5983.
To download the entire scholarship packet, click here.