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Iowa high school seniors sought for National Youth Science Camp® honors PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Friday, 30 January 2015 14:59

(DES MOINES) -  Gov.  Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced that two Iowa high school seniors have the opportunity to receive full scholarships to attend the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) this summer in West Virginia. The students will exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds during the nearly month-long experience.

The camp includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight camping trips into the Monongahela National Forest; and a visit to Washington D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to scholarship recipients. Contributions to the National Youth Science Foundation® allow delegates to participate in this educational experience. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided.

Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, and depart on Saturday, July 11, 2015. The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest.

Application forms are available on the NYSC website at http://apply.nysc.org.

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THE MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINES PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Martin   
Friday, 30 January 2015 14:43

Sixteen scholarships are now offered through the Moline Foundation. Applicants should apply online at www.molinefoundation.org. All scholarships must be submitted by midnight on March 15, 2015. All reference letters need to be mailed with a postmark on or before March 15, 2015. Reference letters should be mailed to: The Moline Foundation, 817 11th Avenue, Moline IL 61265. The following is a list of scholarships, criteria and deadlines:

1. Srikanth Yerra Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

$1,000 non-renewable

Must live within Moline School District No. 40 boundaries

Graduate of Class of 2015 or Community College student

preparing to transfer to a 4 year college

Minimum 3.5 grade point

Based on financial need, potential for future personal achievement

Submit: Transcript, 2 letters of reference, brief essay about yourself (200 words)

 

2. Lee McAllister Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

$1,000 non-renewable

Graduate from Moline High School Class of 2015, plan to major in education

Minimum 2.75 grade point

Based on financial need, potential for future personal achievement, abilities, school & community activities and strong academic record

Submit: Transcript, 2 letters of reference, brief essay (200 words on “Why are you entering the field of education?”)

 

3. Moline High School Class of ’59 Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

Amount and number of awards determined annually

Graduate from Moline High School Class of 2015

Minimum 2.8 grade point

Based on service-oriented activity in place of worship, school, or

community

Submit: Transcript, brief statement (1-2 paragraphs) “What do you anticipate your life to be like in 50 years?”

 

4 & 5. Clement T. Hanson Scholarship and William Butterworth Foundation Scholarship ** – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

Three $1,500 four year scholarships renewable based on continued financial need and scholastic achievement (Total: $6,000)

Four $2,000 four year scholarships renewable based on continued financial need

and scholastic achievement (Total: $8,000)

Must live within Moline School District No. 40 boundaries

Graduate from Class of 2015 or Community College student

preparing to transfer to 4 year university

Minimum 2.5 grade point

Based on financial need, potential for future personal achievement and personal interview

Submit: Transcript, 2 letters of reference, brief essay about yourself (200 words or less)

** Two scholarships share same application. Emphasize arts and music involvement if you wish to be considered for the William Butterworth Foundation Scholarship.

 

6. Dolores A. Hulse-DiIulio Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

$1,000 (eligible to reapply annually and compete with incoming freshmen candidates and other previous scholarship recipients)

Must be a female and graduate of Class of 2015 at Moline High School

Must intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis in the fields of chemistry, physics, engineering, or pre-medicine.

Must attend a public university or college located in Illinois

Applicant must be in upper one-fourth of class

Based on desire to achieve, abilities, strong academic record, potential for future personal achievement, and two letters of reference

Submit: Transcript, 2 letters of reference, brief essay (200 words or less) “Why are you entering your chosen field of study?”

 

7. Maggie Webb Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

Amount and number of awards to be determined annually

Must be graduating senior from Moline High School Class of 2015

Minimum 2.8 grade point

Based on community involvement (with at least one service oriented activity in place of worship, school or community) and essay

Submit: Transcript, Essay (200 words) “If you were to leave this earth tomorrow, what would be your legacy?”

 

8. Lee Womack Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

Amount and number of awards to be determined annually

Must be graduating senior from Moline High School Class of 2015 with planned major in Education. Special preference will be given to applicants planning to major in Special Education

Minimum 3.0 grade point

Based on community involvement (with at least one service-oriented activity in place of worship, school or community), and letter

Submit: Transcript, Letter (state why you want to obtain an Education degree and your goals and how you feel this would be an asset to you and the community), two letters of reference

 

9. Stan Woods Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

$1,000 scholarship annually non-renewable

Must be graduating senior from Moline High School Class of 2015

Minimum 3.0 grade point

Based on community involvement and leadership, academic achievement and essay (“Explain what you have done to make your community a better place to live and give an example or one or more of specific projects that have benefited from your involvement.”)

Submit: Transcript, essay, and two letters of reference

 

10. D.A.R.E. Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2015

Must be graduating senior and living in the boundaries of Moline School District No. 40

Applicant must be a former student of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program

Minimum 3.0 grade point

Based on academic merit, good citizenship, attendance, active involvement in school and community, and essay (200 words or less) “About good choices you have made in your life. Choose an activity you have been involved in and describe how it has impacted your life.”

Submit: Transcript, essay, and two letters of reference

 

11. Hazel Van Arsdale Memorial Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

$1,000 scholarship will be awarded in 2015

Must be graduating senior and living in the boundaries of Moline School District No. 40

Must have been involved in at least one service oriented or musical activity

Minimum 3.0 grade point

Based on financial need, potential for future personal achievement and brief essay “Explain your personal educational goals and why music has been important to you growing up.”

Submit: Transcript, two letters of reference and brief essay.

 

12. Sherrard Academic Foundation Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

Three $1,000 scholarships plus two $750 scholarships to graduating seniors from Sherrard High School will be awarded through the Sherrard Academic Foundation Fund.

One $1,000 scholarship funded by the Farmer’s State Bank of Western Illinois will be awarded to a student attending a four-year, two-year or vocational school.

Two $1,000 Sherrard Academic Foundation scholarships and two $750 Holdsworth scholarships will be awarded to students attending a community college, vocational or technical school.

Minimum 2.0 grade point

Submit: Transcript, two letters of reference, essay (200 words) “What are your personal educational goals?” and describe your need for financial assistance.

 

13 . Moline High School Class of ’65 Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

$1,000 Scholarship will be awarded in 2015

Graduate from Moline High School Class of 2015

Minimum 2.5 grade point

Applicant must have been involved in at least one service-oriented activity or organization in his or her school, community or place of worship.

Submit: Transcript, Essay in 200 words or less on "How do you intend to become self- sufficient and contribute to society?" and two letters of reference

 

14 . Chris "Spey" VanSpeybroeck Memorial Fund Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

Two $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded in 2015

Graduate of Class of 2015 from Moline High School, Alleman High School, Rock Island High School or United Township High School

Minimum 2.8 grade point

Applicant must have been involved in at least one service-oriented activity or organization in his or her school, community or place of worship.

Submit: Transcript, Essay in 200 words or less on "The Importance of Family and Friends" and two letters of reference

 

15 . Ina Dunccan Banks Memorial Fund Scholarship – Due Sunday, March 15, 2015

$1,000 Scholarship will be awarded in 2015

Applicant should be a female, undergraduate student who wishes to continue her education to pursue challenging and diverse career opportunities

Applicant must have successfully completed at least two years of undergraduate work and should be entering her junior or senior year of college

Applicant must be a resident of Rock Island County, Illinois who is attending or plans to attend a 4-year college or university

Applicant must show high academic achievement, community service involvement, and to some extent, financial need

Submit: Transcript, Essay in 200 words or less on "What is your chosen career field?" or "What challenges you about attending college?" and two letters of reference

 

All application are online on the Moline Foundation website. Please check the Moline Foundation website: www.molinefoundation.org or contact Linda Daily at (309)764-4193 if you have further questions.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, community development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts for all citizens in a seven county region including Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, Warren, Henderson and McDonough in Illinois and Scott County in Iowa.

The Moline Foundation

817 11th Avenue (Deere-Wiman House)

Moline, IL 61265

309-736-3800

www.molinefoundation.org

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Miami University Student Chloe M Reed Named To President's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by News & Communications   
Friday, 30 January 2015 10:51

OXFORD, OH (01/29/2015)(readMedia)-- Chloe M Reed of Pleasant Valley (52767) was named to the Miami University fall 2014 president's list.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2014-15 have been named to the president's list recognizing academic excellence.

Miami University is a public university located in southwestern Ohio, offering more than 120 degree programs in humanities, science, engineering, business, education and fine arts.

You can view Miami's other achievements at commencement, dean's and president's lists.

 
Morningside College awards Master of Arts in Teaching degrees PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jenny Welp Thomas   
Friday, 30 January 2015 10:15

SIOUX CITY, IA (01/28/2015)(readMedia)-- Several area residents graduated from Morningside College with Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in December. These graduates are invited to participate in the college's 117th commencement ceremony this May.

Denise Hythecker of Davenport, Iowa.

Mary Scott of Moline, Ill..

Morningside College is a small, private college in Sioux City, Iowa, that offers bachelor's degrees in a variety of disciplines, and graduate programs in education and nursing. For more information about Morningside College, visit the college's website at www.morningside.edu.

 
Courtney Wachal Named to Dean's List at Mount Union PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joni Poorbaugh   
Friday, 30 January 2015 10:10

ALLIANCE, OH (01/28/2015)(readMedia)-- Courtney Wachal of Bettendorf, IA, was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester at the University of Mount Union.

To be eligible for Dean's List, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no grade below a B.

University of Mount Union The University of Mount Union, founded in 1846, is a four-year, private institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The University is located in Alliance, OH, 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Mount Union offers an array of broad-based and career-specific undergraduate and graduate programs to its 2,200 students who experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation. Among members of the 2012 graduating class, 98% of those self-reporting started a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school, all in an average of 20 days after graduation. The University is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience. For more information, visit mountunion.edu

 
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