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Scholarships available for area students PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Anderson   
Monday, 12 November 2012 09:12
BETTENDORF, Iowa – The Community Foundation of the Great River Bend will award an estimated $290,000 in scholarship aid to local students for fall 2013. Applications are now being accepted. The application process has been simplified since the launch of the Foundation’s online scholarship application system.

“Students are under pressure to pay for the rising costs of a college education. Applying for and reviewing scholarships can be seen as a daunting task,” said Nicole Freise, Program Associate at the Community Foundation. “The implementation of the new online system allows students to review criteria for each scholarship and apply with the click of a mouse.”

Through the new system, student applications will be submitted directly to the Community Foundation. The system will also assist students in determining eligibility and ensuring their applications are complete prior to submitting.

The Community Foundation administers approximately 30 scholarship funds, all of which have been established by caring donors who are passionate about promoting and supporting higher education. These individuals, and organizations, wish to provide opportunities and assistance to students who want to further their education. In 2012, the Community Foundation donors
assisted more than 225 area students in realizing and attaining their educational goals. Over the past 10 years, the Community Foundation has provided more than $2.8 million in scholarship aid to local students.

Encourage a student you know to review the scholarship opportunities available through the Community Foundation. Visit www.cfgrb.org/scholarshiplisting to review and apply for scholarships. To learn more about applying and for additional questions, contact Nicole Freise at 563-326-2840 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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FREE College Financial Aid Presentation PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 November 2012 09:13

 
Jordan Catholic School 1st Quarter Honor Roll PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:47

 
Valerie Van Ee of Eldridge Inducted into Huntington University Honor Society PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Smith   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:42

HUNTINGTON, IN (11/01/2012)(readMedia)-- Valerie Van Ee of Eldridge, IA, was inducted into the Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi during a convocation held Oct. 31. Membership in Alpha Chi is the highest academic honor at Huntington University and represents both a recognition of scholastic achievement and a commitment to promoting academic excellence and integrity on and off campus as well as service.

The Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society was established in 1967 and is one of more than 300 chapters in Alpha Chi. It is active in the regional and national activities of Alpha Chi and was named the National Chapter of the Year in 2001. This year, for the 17th consecutive year, The Indiana Beta Chapter was selected as a Star Chapter of Alpha Chi. It is one of four chapters to have received this award every year since its inception in 1996.

Van Ee is a senior Animation & Computer Science major.

 
Maggie Brown Returns to the Quad Cities for Blues in the Schools November 26-30 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 November 2012 15:37

Chicago singer and educator Maggie Brown will be the MVBS Blues in the Schools artist-in residence in Quad City area schools during the week of November 26-30. She will also appear at four open-to-the-public performances:

·         Monday Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m.—Davenport Public Library Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,

·         Wednesday Nov. 28, 10:00-11:00 a.m.—CASI, 1035 W. Kimberly, Davenport

·         Thursday Nov. 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m.—River Music Experience Café , 2nd and Main, Davenport

The MVBS Education Committee was introduced to Maggie Brown originally when Nate Lawrence brought her to Davenport for the Polyrhythms Third Sunday Jazz program at the River Music Experience.  We were so impressed with her performance that we asked Maggie to come back to conduct three days of workshops for kids the week of the 2012 BluesFest, and then to bring those kids and her talent to BlueSKool at the festival.

Maggie Brown is a tremendously talented singer and performer using her gift to not only entertain, but educate as well. Maggie is the daughter of the late Oscar Brown, Jr. a world renowned composer, social activist, and legendary giant of the jazz music scene. Mr. Brown passed on his artistic integrity to his daughter, who now uses her own voice to create images that excite and inspire. For 20 years, Maggie has nationally toured her one-woman show, “LEGACY: Our Wealth of Music,” which follows the history and evolution of African American music and covers a wide range of musical forms.

Mother of three young boys, Maggie sees the need to work through the arts to make an impact on young lives. Her message fosters care and respect for words, music, history and life. Maggie describes what she does as “edutainment.”  She calls on all of her talents to demonstrate how black people courageously and virtuously responded to the horrors of slavery, segregation and disenfranchisement by creating inspiring and thriving art forms which have become part of our American cultural heritage.

Maggie is called upon by various arts organizations and schools to serve as artist-in-residence.  Maggie enjoys using those classroom opportunities to engage young minds with poetry and songs that help them recognize and hopefully value their place in the world. Tracing the history of African-American creativity, Maggie examines the roots of black musical culture and its greatest flowerings, from African chant to early ragtime, from blues to jazz.

Major funding for Maggie Brown’s Blues in the Schools residency comes from the Riverboat Development Authority.  Thanks also to our sponsors The Iowa Arts Council, The Moline Foundation, Alcoa, The Lodge, River Music Experience, and KALA radio.

 
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