$10,000 African American Study Abroad Scholarship


Did you know that the United Negro College Fund had a $10,000 scholarship to help Black students in the United States study at a University on the continent of Africa?

The Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship is named in memory of Dr. Joseph A. Towles, a black social anthropologist and specialist in the study of African cultures. Dr. Towles, a native of Virginia, earned his doctorate at the Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

This makes me wish I was still in school so I could apply for this scholarship. I’ve been to twenty countries on five continents but I’ve never had the pleasure of studying at a university abroad. There are only three more days to get your application in. Hurry. This is a great opportunity.

African American Study Abroad Scholarship
United Negro College Fund
Deadline to Apply: Nov. 3, 2017
Award Amount: up to $10,000

By providing financial assistance for UNCF students to study at an established university within the continent of Africa, The Joseph A. Towles Scholarship will allow students to receive an incredible academic experience and exposure to the rich traditions within African cultures.

Click here to visit the United Negro College Fund’s page.

$5,000 Scholarship for Black Farmers


I read this from Soul Fire Farm this morning:

Help spread the word: These scholarships are open to any applicants who self-identify as Black farmers or aspiring growers at any scale, or their dependents. No need to have land to apply, and there are many eligible fields of study.

Application deadline is April 28 for scholarships of up to $5,000 through the National Black Farmers Association for students/aspiring students who “plan to enroll or are enrolled in agriculture-related study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.” Any field related to agriculture could be supported (including business, engineering, animal science, marketing, mechanics, environmental science, agribusiness, food sciences, biology, holistic nutrition, urban farming, veterinary science, and many others!)


More details and application here: https://www.scholarsapply.org/blackfarmersassociation/


DREAMers Leave Scholarship Money on the Table

“Overall, roughly a third of financial awards for illegal immigrant students attending state or public schools went unused in 2015 …. ” Business Insider says.


According to ImmigrationPolicy.org, there are 1.5 million people that could consider themselves DREAMers. The DREAM Act is explained a bit below:

A new analysis casts some much-needed light on the question of exactly who might be eligible for the Obama Administration’s “deferred action” initiative for unauthorized youth who were brought to this country as children. This initiative, announced by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on June 15, offers a two-year, renewable reprieve from deportation to unauthorized immigrants who are under the age of 31; entered the United States before age 16; have lived continuously in the country for at least five years; have not been convicted of a felony, a “significant” misdemeanor, or three other misdemeanors; and are currently in school, graduated from high school, earned a GED, or served in the military. Immigrants who meet these criteria are commonly referred to as “DREAMers” because they comprise most (though not all) of the individuals who meet the general requirements of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.

That means that there are students that eligible for money to attend college, but they are not applying for it. Some say that they are concerned about providing their parent’s tax information. They don’t want to be deported.

Many DREAMers came here are kids and would have no idea what to do if deported to their “home” country. Some don’t speak the language of that country. Some have no relatives or contact in that country. The DREAM Act is allowing students that are good kids to further their education. Students have to do well in school and cannot commit crimes.

“Moreover, Ed Source reports that many students were disqualified from Dream ACT scholarships for not obtaining the requisite 2.0 grade point average for community colleges and 3.0 for state school .. “. Business Insider has more about students not getting the funds that are available to them.

I want to share some places that offer scholarships to undocumented students:

Scholarships on Generation Progress Undergrad, grad school

Golden Door Scholarships Undergrad

United We Dream Undergrad


Do you know of more scholarships for undocumented students?

Leave ’em in the comments section. Thanks! =)




Rihanna Gives $5,000 to $50,000 to College Students



Singer Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation that will provide 50 scholarships to students from Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica that have been accepted into a 4 year college program in the United States, saying:

“I don’t think it’s fair that children carry the burden of financial limitations at such a young age,” Rihanna stated. “To be able to give the gift of an education is actually an honor. Higher education will help provide perspective, opportunities and learning to a group of kids who really deserve it. I am thrilled to be able to do this.”

Applicants will need:

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  2. A completed Applicant Appraisal Form (click to view and print the form).
  3. A copy of the acceptance letter from the accredited four-year college or university you will be attending in the United States.

Deadline is June 10th

Apply here



A Young Mother’s Dream Scholarship


I just saw this message on Facebook:

If you know of any high school seniors (entering their Senior year this Fall) that would be a candidate for the scholarship program POSSE, please please send an email to geneva@youngmothersdream.org!Today is the FINAL day for submissions Great opportunity for a full 4-year college scholarship… Please share & recommend! Thank you

The scholarship is from an organization call A Young Mother’s Dream. Get your application in today.

Baldwin Park Student Wins Scholarship He Didn’t Apply For

Raymond Tinajero just earned a $1,000 scholarship for being financially literate.

Raymond Tinajero just won a $1,000 scholarship that he didn’t apply for. When he scored in the top 10% in the nation on the National Financial Capabilities Challenge he was selected randomly by the Charles Schwab Foundation to get the $1,000 scholarship and a $1,000 grant for his school.

It all started with a financial education workshop from SCE Federal Credit Union in his Virtual Enterprise and Economics classes at his high school in Baldwin Park, CA facilitated by financial education speaker and author Shay Olivarria. According to SCE Federal Credit Union Foundation Manager Abby Ulm, “we facilitate between 40-50 financial education classes at BPHS each year”. SCE Federal Credit Union partners with schools in the community to help students become better acquainted with personal finance. “With an understanding of financial basics, such as budgeting, saving, investing and credit, these young people can avoid common money mistakes and experience financial success in their future”, says Ms. Ulm. Make no mistake about it, helping students helps us all.  Ulm is quick to add, “More financially savvy young people will result in a brighter financial future for all of us”.


Baldwin Park Students Score in Top 20% on National Financial Capabilities Challenge


After participating in classes on budgeting, credit, investing, insurance, and other personal finance topics Raymond took the National Financial Capabilities Challenge at school. His teacher, Mr. Craig Peacock, made sure that all of the students in his Virtual Enterprise class took the online test during class. Ulm thinks that high school is a great time to teach financial education, “By high school, most students have begun to experience what it’s like to have and spend their own money. Yet they are still sheltered from the aggressive credit solicitations and advertising gimmicks that become financial pitfalls for college students and young adults. In a sense, high school students are “clean slates,” financially speaking. It is the perfect time for them to learn the right way to manage money, how to build and protect their credit, and how to develop smart money habits”.

According to the Charles Schwab Foundation’s website, “ Scholarships of $1,000 each to 20 students selected by lottery from among the top 10 percent highest-scoring students nationally. In addition, five $1,000 scholarships will go to students who score in the top 10 percent among all participating students who attend low-income public schools. The Charles Schwab Foundation also gives grants of $1,000 to the school or organization that contributed to the student’s financial education, in this case Baldwin Park High School.

Raymond will use his $1,000 scholarship to attend Mt. San Antonio College in the fall. He says, “I want to achieve a master’s degree in Kinesiology and I want to be able to give my athletic trainer skills back to the world of sports”.

When asked if he has any tips for next year’s graduating Seniors he says, “All I want to say is that always keep track on all assignments, make sure all deadlines are meet, aim for improvement, and never lose focus of the goal to graduate”.


Scholarships for Foster Youth

Children’s Action Network and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption have partnered to create a national scholarship program, Fostering a Future, sponsored by Capital One, to benefit youth adopted from foster care.

The fund was designed to provide children who were adopted from foster care with the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. In addition, the fund will provide parents considering the adoption of an older child an opportunity for education assistance by adding this special scholarship to existing post-adoption resources. The fund is also intended to help alleviate some concerns about new financial obligations facing adoptive parents.

They are currently accepting applications. Applicants must:

* have been adopted from the United States foster care system after the age of 13

* be graduating high school seniors.

* maintain or improve qualifying grade point average throughout applicant’s senior year

* demonstrate financial need

Applications will be accepted between now and April 20, 2010. To download an application, please visit Children’s Action Network. If you have any questions, or would like more information, contact Children’s Action Network at Caninformation@aol.com or 800.525.6789.

Scholarships, Jobs, Internships

From Kristen Carter at Jazzi Dreamer:

The ‘Call Me MISTER’ program is an effort to address the critical shortage of African American male teachers particularly among South Carolinas lowest performing public schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

The Call Me MISTER Program combines the special strengths and resources of Clemson University with the individualized instructional programs offered by four historically black colleges in South Carolina : Benedict College , Claflin University , Morris College and South Carolina State University . To provide even greater opportunity and access, students have the option of first attending one of our two-year partner colleges before transferring to one of the four-year institutions to complete their baccalaureate degree. In addition, the project has limited enrollment in the middle school Master of Art in Teaching program. Please click on the participating schools on the menu to the left to learn more about these schools’ programs.

* Anderson University http://www.callmemister.clemson..edu/schools/anderson.html

* Benedict College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/benedict.html

* Claflin University http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/claflin.html

* Clemson University http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/clemson.html

* College of Charleston http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/coc.html

* Morris College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/morris.html

* South Carolina State University http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/southcarolinastate.html

* Greenville Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/greenvilletech.html

* Midlands Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/midlands.html

* Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/orangeburgcalhountechhtml

* Tri-County Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/tricountytech.html

* Trident Technical College http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/schools/tridenttech.html

The project provides:

• Tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study at participating colleges.
• An academic support system to help assure their success.
• A cohort system for social and cultural support.

Visit http://www.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htm for more details and the online application or call (800) 640-2657.
Full Time/Part-Time Postings: Students: Summer Internships

Full-Time Jobs

1. Transportation Coordinator (Lanham, MD) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/trp/1058675041.html

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3. Internal Revenue Agent (Dist. Columbia) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/gov/1061772912.html

4. Summer Cam p=2 0Positions Available ( Arlington , Virgina ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/edu/1061888949.html

5..Upscale Desert Store Manager ( Downtown DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/fbh/1062214627.html

6. Administrative Assistant ( Washington DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist..org/doc/ofc/1061693217.html

7. Special Assistant in Policy ( Washington , D.C. ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/ofc/1061462629.html

8. Administrative Assistant ( Alexandria , Virginia ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ofc/1061308511.html

9. Receptionist Wanted – Chinese Immersion Public Charter School
(Brookland) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/ofc/1061325721.html

10. Compliance Coordinator ( Alexandria VA ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/ofc/1061304952.html

11. Government Affairs Representative ( Washington DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/ofc/1060315788.html

12. Receptionist Needed ( Washington , DC ) temp to perm: IMMEDIATE http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/ofc/1060072711.html

13. GreatSchools DC Program Manager

14. Office Manager/Program Assistant ( Washington DC )-NON PROFIT AGENCY http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1061551437.html

15. REGISTRATION COORDINATOR ( Herndon , Virginia ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/npo/1061472064.html

16. Farmers’ Market Managers ( Silver Spring , MD & Washington DC) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1061471965.html

17. Children Service Case Manager ( NE WDC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1061326969.html

18. Controller ( Washington , DC ) $80,000 NON-Profit Org http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1060669446.html

19. Office Manager ( Silver Spring )

20. Manager of Member Services and Event Planning (DC) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1060004271.html

21. President ( Washington , DC 110K-150K NON-Profit Org http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1059942074.html

22. Painting Superintendent

23. Journeyman Electrician – position available now (Montgomery Co, MD) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/trd/1061805682.html

24. Maintenance Technician for Brand New High Rise ( Washington DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/trd/1061769563.html

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26. Maintenance Technician for Apartment Communities ( SE Washington DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/trd/1060243898.html


28.FOOD SERVICE MANAGER (RETAIL) AT BOWIE STATE UNIVERSITY ( BOWIE ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/fbh/1062931277.html

29. Staffing Coordinator ( Falls Church )


1. Contact Center -evenings/p-t; International Exchange ( Bethesda ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/edu/1061609702.html

2. Lead Teacher, Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Substitute, Part-Time position (Arlington Clarandon metro accessible) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/edu/1061492293.html

3. Hotel Valet Parkers Needed ( Washington , DC ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/fbh/1061592156.html

4. Food Stamps/EBT at Farmers’ Market Coordinators ( Silver Spring , MD & Washington, DC) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/npo/1061487089.html

5. ExxonMobil CS JP Summer Enrichment Program Internship ( Fairfax ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/npo/1060098374.html

Summer Internships:

6. Summer Cam p Internship for College Student ( South Arlington , VA ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/edu/1032422950.html

7. Award-winning PR Firm is interviewing for 2009 internships ( Fort Washington , MD ) http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/mar/1033848726.html

Company–CABS Home Attendants Service, Inc.–Home care provider seeks
individual to assist in the management of financial operations including
payroll, Medicaid, billing, accounting, and budgeting. Successful
applicant must have BA in accounting, business administration, or a
related field and at least 3 year full-time experience. Fax resume to
Director at 718.388.1428 or e-mail to lrivera@cabshomecare.org .

CASE MANAGER–Mount Hope Housing–Oversee intake, assessment, training
and referrals for a GED and workforce development initiative targeted
for out of school youth, ages 16-24. Provide individual and group
counseling. Implement life skills training curriculum. Provide crisis
intervention services including referrals to entitlement benefits.
Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Excellent benefits
package. Forward resume to: Estel Fonseca, Vice President for Youth and
Adult Services, Mount Hope Housing Company, 2003-05 Walton Avenue ,
Bronx , New York 10453 . E-mail: Estelmhhc@aol.com
Fax: (718) 466-3600 x16.

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR–Democratic State Senator–Individual would be
responsible for generating press coverage, managing press relationships,
handling press inquires, and conducting research and policy analysis
related to press. At least three years of experience as a Communications
Director or Press Secretary with a proven track record of generating
press coverage required. Experience in policy analysis or research also
required. Salary commensurate with experience. Position requires a
minimum of a BA or BS. Resume, cover letter, and writing sample should
be emailed to charvey@schneiderman.org .

CUNY School of Law–COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – CUNY Law School seeks professional to
advance its public interest mission. Responsibilities include press,
publications and web. For full information see:

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE–Addicts Rehabilitation Center Inc.–Addicts
Rehabilitation Center Inc. – the oldest, and one of the largest drug
treatment programs in New York State – seeks a Director of Finance (DOF)
to manage its financial resources. The DOF will direct the
organization’s accounting and cash management, budget planning, and
financial reporting. S/he will need as required to develop and implement
agency policy and procedures and internal controls for effective
operations and timely monitoring and reporting in the following areas:
accounting, revenue, grants, budget, purchasing, and investment. S/he
will also provide agency over-sight on regulatory and contractual
obligations. Candidates for the position must have CPA certification and
Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance. S/he must also have over 10
years of supervisory experience preferably in a community development
corporation or other non-profit environment. The ideal candidate would
have a working knowledge of fund management, and use of financial
technology. All candidates must have the ability to combine financial
acumen with the interpersonal skills needed in interactions with program
directors. Liberal benefits are offered and salary is commensurate with
professional experience. For consideration, applicants should submit a
resume with cover letter and salary history to: Director of Finance
Search Addicts Rehabilitation Center Inc. Rev. Reginald Williams,
Director of Operations 2015 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10035 The
Addicts Rehabilitation Center Inc. is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM EVALUATION–Care for the Homeless–Growing
not-for-profit health care and social service agency seeks Director of
Program Evaluation to develop and oversee implementation of program
evaluation and collect appropriate data; work with management and staff
to design reports; develop methodology to conduct analyses of program
inputs and outcome measurements; and supervise Program Evaluator.
Requirements: Doctorate degree preferred. Significant experience
conducting research and evaluation at, or in partnership with,
community-based agencies. Ability to liaise with academic researchers.
Excellent communication skills. Interest in serving homeless and/or
other poor populations. Send cover letter with resume to
recruit@cfhnyc.org  . EOE/AA employer;
minorities encouraged to apply.

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST– Mount Hope Housing–Work with Out of School
youth, ages 16-24, who are preparing for the GED exam and entry into the
workforce. Implement job readiness assessments, implement a job
readiness curriculum, develop a job bank, maintain participant database
and post-placement retention follow-up. Send resume to: Estel Fonseca,
Vice President for Youth and Adult Services, Mount Hope Housing Company,
2003-05 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10453 E-mail:Estelmhhc@aol.com
Fax: (718) 466-4788.

GED INSTRUCTOR–Mount Hope Housing–Develop GED curriculum and instruct
Out of School Youth, ages 16-24, for Department of Education exam.
Implement TABE test, develop individual academic plans, prepare progress
reports, and participate in team meetings. Minimum BA and a strong
background in high school level academic instruction. Send resume to:
Estel Fonseca, Vice President for Youth and Adult Services, Mount Hope
Housing Company, 2003-05 Walton Avenue , Bronx , New York 10453 .
E-mail:Estelmhhc@aol.com Fax: (718)

HOUSING ASSET MANAGER–St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation
Corporation–The Housing Asset Manager handles strategic and effective
management of real estate assets including compliance, maintenance and
operations. The position reports to the Director of Housing.
RESPONSIBILITIES: coordinate a staff of 30 overseeing a portfolio of
over 50 properties with 850+ units of housing. Coordinate reporting for
funders and investors. Insure proper compliance: income certifications,
unit leasing and renewals. Develop capital plans and operational plans
for long term sustainability, Competitive salary and benefits. Please
send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Carmen Vasquez,
11 Catherine Street , Brooklyn NY 11211 , or email
cvasquez@stnicksnpc.comor fax 718..486.5982. No calls. EOE. Women and people of color encouraged to apply.

MWBE PROJECT CONSULTANT–Harlem Business Alliance–To assist the HBA in
enhancing the ability of minority- and/or-women-owned businesses to
compete for NYC contracts and to assist eligible minority and
women-owned firms certify and/or re-certify as M/WBEs with the City by
conducting community outreach and marketing; providing one-on-one
sessions on certification, selling to the government, bonding and
finance; and assisting M/WBEs with their applications, financing and
bonding packaging. QUALIFICATIONS: At least 5 years M/WBE or small
business development experience; strong computer, accounting, analytical
and communication skills with proven track record of meeting deadlines;
salary negotiable; email resume and cover letter to bharte@hbany.org .

opportunity for a highly detail orientated individual with outstanding
organizational, computer and people skills to assist with the planning,
operations, and contract management of OROE. Working in conjunction with
OROE’s seven recycling outreach coordinators and under the supervision
of OROE’s Director. Send resume with cover letter and two references to
dhurd@cenyc.org or fax 212-788-7913.

PROGRAM EVALUATOR–Care for the Homeless–Growing not-for-profit health
care and social service agency seeks PROGRAM EVALUATOR to program
eClinical Works database to capture and report appropriate data; to
train and monitor staff on correct data collection procedures; and to
produce detailed reports. Requirements: Masters degree. Experience with
data collection and evaluation; knowledge of statistical analyses.
Excellent communication and computer skills. Interest in serving
homeless and/or other poor populations. Send cover letter with resume to
recruit@cfhnyc.org  . EOE/AA employer; minorities encouraged to apply.

(PEROC)–CENYC–The position offers the opportunity for a highly
motivated individual with outstanding organizational and people skills
to assist with the planning, implementation and promotion of recycling
and waste reduction at public events throughout the city as well as
organizing special recycling collection events at various locations
throughout the City. Send resume with cover letter and two references to
dhurd@cenyc..org or fax 212-788-7913

SCIENCE BARGE ON BOARD EDUCATOR– Groundwork Hudson Valley–Opening:
Full-time educator for The Science Barge, a floating hydroponic farm and
outdoor classroom. Two to three years experience in environmental
education required. Minority and Spanish speakers encouraged to apply.
Goals: Teach sustainable development, renewable energy, Hudson River
ecology, and integrated systems for food and energy production. More
information: http://www.groundworkyonkers.org/job%20description.html

SHELTER DIRECTOR, KENTON HALL–Project Renewal–Project Renewal’s
We are currently seeking a Shelter
Director to lead Kenton Hall’s multidisciplinary team. Required
Credentials: Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology,
family therapy or other related field or a BA with required experience.
NY State CASAC preferred. Must have excellent writing and communication
skills. Spanish speaking a plus. Required Experience Minimum three (3)
years as program director/senior manager in a licensed alcohol/substance
abuse treatment program; 2-3 years direct clinical experience with
addictions and/or mental health services;: The Shelter Director’s responsibilities
include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Administering a 100
bed shelter for homeless men receiving methadone. 2. Managing the
overall program, including program budget; payroll documentation,
employee performance reviews, recruiting/discharging staff; arranging
in-service training schedule; managing client admission; coordinating
with Project Renewal’s other services. 3. Facilitating staff and team
meetings. 4. Coordinating services with methadone maintenance clinics.
5. Interfacing with the community, neighborhood associations and other
local service providers. Interested applicants should submit a resume
and cover letter indicating position a nd salary requirements to: HR
Department, Project Renewal, 200 Varick Street, 9th Floor, New York,
N.Y. 10014, Fax: 212-243-4755   Jessica.amsterdam@projectrenewal.org

SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN–City Futures: City Limits & Center
Interns will gain real-world experience through exposure to event
planning and marketing activities. Intern must be able to commit at
least 10 hours a week. This is an unpaid internship. To apply, send
resume and cover letter to intern@cityfutures.org
<mailto:intern%40cityfutures.org> .

STAFF ACCOUNTANT – SUPERVISOR–Addicts Rehabilitation Center, Inc.–We
are a not-for-profit drug rehabilitation center located in Harlem
seeking accounting professionals to perform the following: -GL Account
Analysis and reconciliation, including bank reconciliation -Ensure
accurate, timely and efficient month end close -Track and disburse 3rd
Party funds -Record Journal Entries into the GL. Ability to manage staff
a must, and provide ad hoc assistance. QUALIFICATIONS: -At least 2 years
experience in a similar role -Strong accounting, analytical and
communication skills, proven track record of meeting deadlines and
managing multiple tasks -Strong computer use, knowledge of Peachtree and
QuickBooks is desired -At least Bachelor Degree in Accounting
SALARY/RATE: $35-42K per year. Send/fax your resume in confidence:
Fiscal Dept., 2015 Madison Avenue , NY , NY 10035 or Fax 212-427-3751.

SUPERINTENDENT–East Harlem Council for Community Improvement,
Inc.–Minimum two years experience. Speak English. Medium-heavy lifting
required. HS Diploma or equivalent; Certificate of Fitness for oil
boiler. Certificate HUD Lead Safe Work Practices. Responsibilities:
General maintenance, vacancy, emergency & janitorial repairs. Garbage
collection, recycling, grounds keeping and snow removal, etc. Building
system maintenance. General record keeping.. On call 24/7. Please email
resume and cover letter to malmanzar@promesa.org
<mailto:malmanzar%40promesa.org> .

Counselors??Esperanza NY, Inc., an innovative juvenile justice program,
seeks counselors to provide services to court-involved youth and their
families. A graduate degree in social work, counseling, or psychology
required. Experience with court-involved youth, community-based
organizations desirable. English-Spanish desirable. More details:
www.esperanzany.org. Cover letters and resumes to Jenny Kronenfeld;
Director, Esperanza; 636 Broadway, 4th floor; NY , NY 10012 . Fax
212-964-5566 Email: fieldcounselor@esperanzanyorg. EOE
For complete listings, visit our website

Univ. of New Mexico Scholarships Totaling $3,500

From University of New Mexico:

UNM Parent Association Accepting Applications for Scholarships The UNM Parent Association is accepting applications for its first scholarship awards. Scholarships totaling $3,500 will be awarded for 2009-10 to support the success of currently enrolled UNM students. Applicants will be ranked based on financial need and academic achievement. Additional consideration will also be given to first-generation students. Deadline to apply is June 1. The board of directors would like to thank UNM staff who supported the scholarship program through a purchase of UNM’s official ornament.

Parent Association scholarship requirements, include:
• Enrolled full-time at the University of New Mexico
• Minimum 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.
• In sophomore or junior year during award year (for undergraduates)
• In master’s or doctoral program during award year (for graduate student)

For more information visit: Parent Association Scholarship.

$1,500 Scholarships (3) from Kentucky Fairness Alliance

Three scholarships available from the Kentucky Fairness Alliance:

Jason Johnson Scholarship

In the spring of 2006, undergraduate student Jason Johnson was expelled from one of Kentucky’s institutions of higher education. Not because he was failing — he had good grades! Not because he caused problems — he had many friends and contributed to the community! He was expelled because he was gay. And rather than go home and hide, Jason took a courageous route — he spoke up against this injustice, and he started a statewide debate about funding for such exclusionary schools.

Mark England Scholarship

In the spring of 2009, this scholarship was created to applaud the considerable efforts of Louisville’s own Mark England. He is a unique and dynamic individual that is known for his success in the business community working as a real estate professional. Mark has long been a leader in the fairness community working to better the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Kentuckians. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s School of Business.


Erika’s Hope” Memorial Scholarship

Erika Flynn was poised to enter Spalding University’s Masters of Social Work Program the summer of 2008, but passed away unexpectedly before being able to do so. From the moment she interviewed for that program, Erika inspired University officials with her commitment, spirit, and possibility. Prior to Spalding, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in English at the University of Louisville and went on to teach at-risk youth at the Hampshire Educational Collaborative in Northampton, Massachusetts until 2003. When she returned to Louisville, Erika opened a coffee shop, the Atomic Saucer. During the five years Erika ran the Atomic Saucer, it became a wellknown gathering place for people of all identities and walks of life. Also, Erika used the coffee shop as a way to advocate for change and assist those in need. Those that knew her during life speak strongly of Erika’s “hope” for a more diverse and loving society for the LGBT community.



Please provide all of the following in an MS Word or PDF file:

1. Name, Home Address, Phone, Email, Grade Point Average, Class Rank, and Major(s).

2. An autobiographical statement that describes you and your academic and future goals. The statement should describe your educational and community experiences and your plans for future education or work. (up to 500 words)

3. A description of any services to, contributions to, or activities in the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community in Kentucky. (up to 250 words)

4. An outline of your student involvement, leadership experiences, volunteer efforts and/or work experience. Please provide reference and contact information for each experience. (up to 500 words)

5. A statement describing your financial need. (up to 250 words)

6. Three letters of recommendation to support your application. They should vary in scope (student colleague, faculty member, administrator, community member, etc.)

Please remit by August 14, 2009 to:

KFA Foundation Scholarships Selection Committee

c/o Jody Cofer


$1,000 Scholarship in Anna Arundel County

From Baltimore Sun:

The Joan Lauffer Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, will award up to $1,000 to a college-bound high school senior who has, or had, a parent with breast cancer.

Eligible applicants should attend public or private school in Anne Arundel County; and must write an essay, one to three pages long, explaining how cancer has affected their family and how this scholarship will help them.

The deadline is May 31. Essays should be e-mailed to w.lauffer@verizon.net, with name, age, phone number, high school, college/university they are hoping to attend, and prospective major or area of interest. Funds will be paid to the winning student’s school.

Scholarship from Will.I.Am

From Education in Review:

Oprah is constantly encouraging us all to simply do what we can to help one another. Read to a child, help a neighbor with a ride, or donate money to a worthwhile cause — it all goes a long way in helping each other and our communities. When Grammy winner and Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am looked inside and asked what we could do, he decided to start a scholarship fund.

The I Am Scholarship was introduced on the May 5, 2009 episode of Oprah. He’d approached Oprah’s girlfriend Gayle King and let her know he wanted to send one kid to college, with some extra cash he’d made DJing. He wanted to help a student who had a similar background to him — growing up in the home of a single mom. Oprah’s team worked with Gayle to send him the names of four students who would meet and exceed his expectations.

When faced with making a decision, Will.I.Am simply decided to put all four boys through college, as the first recipients of the I Am Scholarship.

“I want to invest in America’s future, and I want to send you guys to college,” announced the benefactor to the four college-bound students.

Jaiquann, Elijah, and twins Barien and Darien were at a loss for words when they learned that their dreams of attending college would be financed in full. The scholarship will pay for four years of tuition, books and room and board. Will.I.Am only asks that they succeed, show the world they are the future, and “prove that single parents are the strongest people on the planet.”

No doubt these high school seniors are up for the task. They have outstanding academic records at Christiana High School in Delaware, where they are also track stars and work jobs to help support their single mothers. It’s the kind of foundation that helped them each land a place with the freshman class at their dream universities — Barien learned on the show that he’ll be attending Hampton University, while Jaiquann will attend Cabrini College, Elijah will attend Wilmington University and Darien will attend Virginia Tech.

Before the scholarship surprise they’d each given up that they’d be able to attend due to the financial burden. “When I got accepted there, I was actually pretty stoked and excited,” Jaiquann says. “But when I realized that I wasn’t going to be able to afford it, it just pretty much saddened me.”

Elijah echoed the sentiment when he said “I just don’t really talk about it and don’t really acknowledge it enough because I don’t really see it coming true.”

Oprah said that in the past 25 years the cost of tuition has risen 439% and is three times the cost of living. It’s a cost more than half of American families can’t afford to pay.

Resolve to Evolve Essay Contest

From Consumer Electronics:

Scholarships.com Announces 2009 Resolve to Evolve Essay Scholarship



Scholarships.com is now accepting applications for the 2009 Resolve to Evolve Essay Scholarship. Between now and July 31, 2009, Scholarships.com members will have a chance to compete for five $1,000 college scholarships in this annual essay contest. In addition to receiving a scholarship prize, winners will also see their essays published online and forwarded to officials who have the power to potentially act upon each essay’s suggestions.

The Scholarships.com Resolve to Evolve Essay Scholarship invites students to offer constructive criticism and workable solutions to problems facing an administration or an organization. Each year, Scholarships.com calls for essays of 300 to 800 words addressing one of two themes that touch on current issues and events in the United States.

The themes for 2009 deal with general education requirements at colleges and calls for change in American politics. The essay competition is open to current undergraduate students and returning adult students at accredited postsecondary education institutions in the United States. Applicants must be able to provide proof of enrollment for fall 2009 if awarded a scholarship.

Scholarships.com looks for essays that demonstrate critical and original thought in addressing their topic. Winning essays will effectively showcase applicants’ abilities to analyze and propose solutions to potential problems and to express their resolutions eloquently.

Winners will be notified on September 30, 2009 and announced on October 31, 2009.

Application instructions and additional information can be found at http://www.scholarships.com/R2E. About Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com is a free college scholarship search service and financial aid information resource. Scholarships.com allows members to create a useraccount and search a database of 2.7 million scholarship and grant opportunities worth over $19 billion.Since 1998, Scholarships.com has helped millions find free money for college. Contacts: Scholarships.com Kevin Ladd Vice President of Operations Phone: 847-432-1700 x 111 knl@scholarships.com Copyright Business Wire 2008. All Rights Reserved

15 $2,000 Scholarships to Attend Mercer Univ.

From Macon.com:

Macon residents may now apply for scholarships to attend Mercer University, according to a city news release.

A city-appointed committee will pick 15 students to receive $2,000 scholarships from the university for undergraduate study in the 2009-2010 academic year. Mercer funds the awards. All applicants must live in the city and attend Bibb County public schools or Mercer University.

Applications are available on the city’s Web site, www.cityofmacon.net/2009-mercer-scholarship, or in the City Council office between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All applications must be completed and returned no later than June 20. Previous recipients may apply.

$10,000 Scholarship from Penny Arcade

Each year Penny Arcade recognizes one student shown to have the most potential to positively impact the game industry via a $10,000 academic scholarship.

Am I eligible for the scholarship?

As long as you meet the following criteria, yes!

1. Must be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2009-2010 academic school year (you must be currently enrolled in a program to be eligible; high school seniors are not eligible).
2. Must have the intention to enter the game industry in some capacity.
3. Major: Any field.
4. GPA: 3.3 minimum on a 4.0 scale.

Can I apply for someone else or on behalf of someone else?
No. The application and letter must be completed by the intended recipient of the scholarship.

When will the winner be notified?
A congratulatory letter will be sent in July of 2009. The award is contingent upon your written acceptance, to be returned within three weeks of the date of the letter.

What if I have a question that isn’t on this FAQ?
Feel free to send an email to scholarship@penny-arcade.com