$10,000 Scholarship for Student Committed to Community Service

Applications are now being accepted for The Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to reduce tobacco use among what the American Legacy Foundation calls “Priority Populations.” Priority populations are those populations who are disproportionately targeted by the tobacco industry, or who often lack the tools and resources to combat smoking in their communities. Identified priority populations are Native Americans/Alsaka Natives, Hispanics, African Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Low SES, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.

The Adams scholarship will award a total of $10,000 annually for up to two candidates to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the U.S. The scholarship, named for founding Legacy board member, Dr. Alma S. Adams, will be awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to community service or used the visual arts or media to convey culturally-appropriate health messages on behalf of a disadvantaged population.

Applications will be accepted from December 15, 2008 until April 30, 2009. Awardees will be notified by June 30, 2009.

Awardees will be notified by June 30. For more information, email:adamsscholarship@americanlegacy.org.

Scholarships for Construction Majors

Case Construction Equipment today announced its sponsorship of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association’s Scholarship Foundation. This non-profit organization provides financial support for high school seniors entering higher education and undergraduate students to complete construction-related degrees. These are the people who will build our roads, bridges, schools, homes and infrastructure. We are proud to be a sponsor of the HACIA Scholarship Foundation, and we applaud their efforts to support Hispanic students.

For Case Construction Equipment career information, please visit www.cnh.com and click on “Careers,” then click on “North America.”

For more information on the HACIA Scholarship Foundation, please call 312/666-5910, or visit www.haciaworks.org.