Students awarded for achievements, helping others in scholarship haul

Students awarded for achievements, helping others in scholarship haul

LEWISTON — More than $69,000 in local scholarship money was awarded to Johannesburg Lewiston High School students this year at the school’s senior awards ceremony May 31, at Congregational United Church in Lewiston. Danica Nowak, Johannesburg-Lewiston High School counselor who helps students connect with awards and scholarships, said this year she has noticed an increase in community-based scholarships. “It’s nice to see that the scholarship money is increasing because of course tuition rates are also going up,” Nowak said. “I really think that we have a generous community, and I…

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This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

Diolanda Caballero’s ears perked up when a guidance counselor mentioned a new website where students could earn scholarship money just for completing routine high school activities. She was a sophomore at Foothill High School in Nevada at the time, dreaming of going to college out of state but worried about the costs. “I was like, ‘I can get a scholarship for getting an A? Heck yeah,’” Caballero says. She signed up for Raise.me the very next day. Raised by a single mother, Caballero will be the first in her family…

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Nurturing Recruitment-Ready Students

Nurturing Recruitment-Ready Students

In a highly competitive and volatile job market, the corporate world is extremely cautious in choosing its recruitment destinations. The parameters which determine the selection of campuses for entry-level recruitment are also diverse and the weightage assigned to each varies from company to company. Nevertheless, it is not very difficult to recognize the common traits that are more relevant in helping companies identify great campuses. Here, the institutions of higher education, under the umbrella of Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI), stand distinctively apart and are considered among the major recruitment…

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Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

The government is considering creating a scholarship program for Okinawa Prefecture, Yosuke Tsuruho, minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs, said Wednesday. The government aims to increase the continuing education rate of Okinawan students as the proportion of children living in poverty in the prefecture is nearly double the national average. At a meeting of a Okinawa promotion council, Tsuruho said that the central government hopes to launch an exclusive scholarship program for the prefecture that is separate from the student grant program the education ministry started in April for…

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Maharashtra second in distance education students’ strength

Maharashtra second in distance education students’ strength

PUNE: Delhi attracts the maximum students and Maharashtra comes a close second in the enrolment with both public and private universities offering distance education. Over 38 lakh students have taken up distance education in India as per 2015-16 statistics. From the ease of studying at their own time while keeping a job, to availability of all kinds of courses, many factors work favourably for distance-mode educators. The Internet is a big boon for students without options to study. The all-India survey on higher education for 2015-16 report said six states…

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Kashmiri students firm on army career

Kashmiri students firm on army career

Pune: Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz’s life has boosted the aspirations of young Kashmiris studying in Pune. His death affected them initially but the Kashmiri youths’ response to the police recruitment recently has given many the confidence to look for a career in the armed forces. A student, who is preparing for his Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam,said, “I have studied in Army Public School and have seen Army life closely. I have made up my mind to become an Army officer,” the lad who is also in the National Cadet Corps…

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Kongu Welfare Trust disburses scholarship to students

Kongu Welfare Trust disburses scholarship to students

Kongu Welfare Trust disbursed close to ₹ 3.66 crore as scholarship to as many as 1,530 students of Kongu Engineering College, Kongu Polytechnic College, Kongu Arts and Science College, Kongu National Matriculation School, and Kongu School of Architecture during the annual Academic Excellence Award function on Monday. The scholarship covered academic excellence cash prize for top 5 % of students, AICTE Few Waiver Scheme, University Fee Waiver Scheme, Sports Quota, free education assistance by KVIT Trust, assistance for government school students and those belonging to KNMS, concession for children of…

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For-profit colleges under scrutiny as students default on loans

For-profit colleges under scrutiny as students default on loans

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently rolled back several Obama-era initiatives that would increase protections for student loan borrowers and curtail loan servicer misconduct. The initiatives were the result of three memos issued by the Obama administration to reform debt repayment. They involved creating a single platform system for loan repayment and banning collection fees for defaulted borrowers. DeVos rescinded the memos on April 11, explaining that the reform process “has been subjected to a myriad of moving deadlines, changing requirements and a lack of consistent objectives.” In response, 22…

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Yonkers students honored at scholarship ceremony

Yonkers students honored at scholarship ceremony

HASTINGS – Seven Italian-American high school seniors were honored for their hard work at the Enrico Fermi Education Fund scholarship ceremony on Sunday. Each of the winners received $5,000 in scholarship money from the organization. District Attorney Anthony Scarpino was the keynote speaker at the event. He says it is important for students to get an education in order to achieve their goals. The organization has been honoring generations of Italian-Americans with the scholarship for 54 years. [“Source-westchester”]

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3 lakh quota students in Maharashtra deprived of scholarship

3 lakh quota students in Maharashtra deprived of scholarship

Over three lakh students from various reservation categories in Maharashtra did not get scholarships even as the academic year comes to an end. Despite repeated follow-ups, the affected students and their educational institutes have failed to get their dues. Lack of funds and a continuous software glitch in the scholarship portal are being cited as two main reasons for the deadlock. Over three lakh students from the underprivileged communities of schedule castes, other backward classes, denotified and nomadic tribes are anxious and disappointed. “Several colleges have been unable to submit…

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