Scholarships are becoming harder to compete for due to the economy and the number of people looking to further their education. Remember that in addition to national scholarships there are also state awards, local corporation grants, money from foundations and special interest group scholarships. Look into all of these options when you are trying to find ways to pay for schooling.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation helps students who are looking to attend college and change their lives. If you are a United States citizen, are a minority student and have been approved for a four year college then consider applying. Similar to other applications you’ll need to include your sat scores, high school transcript, write an essay and get recommendations. You should already have these materials for your admission applications so they should be readily available. The deadline for the next academic year is March 15th, 2011. Students have received up to seventy five hundred dollars a year to help with college expenses. If you are accepted, you’ll find out by June 1st, 2011.
Over one thousand students have already won an award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation. They’ve given out over twenty million dollars out since their inception in scholarships alone and over seventy million for their related programs. The organization is proud that over ninety five percent of the students they’ve funded have graduated. It is important to have some evidence of community service in your area. In your essay, let the JR Foundation know about your leadership skills and how you’ve used these skills in various settings.
One eligibility factor they require is that the sat score is combined to be at least 1000 in the areas of both math and reading. In order to qualify, let them know about your economic situation as financial need is a requirement.
Jackie Robinson was not only an amazing baseball player but also was an activist for civil rights and grew up in a single parent home. Before him, no other African American was a player in the major leagues. Robinson is a legend and stole home base over eighteen times. His wife set up the Foundation after his death.
Although the Robinson scholarship has a deadline in March, keep in mind that many college awards have deadlines for the applications in January or February. Calculate this into your plans as you fill out the college admission and funding forms for the 2011 academic year.
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In Shan Dong province, a secondary school lady teachers hand phone and a few thousands dollars was robbed by a motorcyclist. After she was being robbed, she sends 21 touching SMS to her hand phone and finally touches the robbers conscience. The robber returned the things that he robbed from her with an apologies letter.
According to the Qi Lu Evening Newspaper, the Secondary School Language lady teacher Pan Aiying was being robbed on Last Friday morning. When she came out from the a local Savings Bank after withdrawing some money and ride on her bicycle to head for home. Suddenly a young man with dark sunglasses riding on a motorcycle appeared from behind and snatched the cloth bag that is hanging on her bicycle handle and went off at high speed. The cloth bag contains 4900 rmb, a hand phone, a pay card and a id.
Initially she intend to report to police but she changed her mind with the intention to contact the robber and to see whether she educate him to be good again. When she reached her school, she borrowed her colleagues hand phone to call her hand phone. After a few ringing on her own hand phone, the robber hanged up the phone. She got no choice but to SMS him. Young man, I am a secondary teacher Pan Aiying teacher, I think today you need money urgently thats why you took away my bag. IF that is the case, I wont blame you. After this SMS was send, still no reply from the robber.
If you need the money urgently, you can keep the 4900 rmb to solve your problem. Please find a way to return the remaining things to me. You are still young. Doing one wrong deed is not terrible. But if you know that it is wrong and do not amend it then it is terrible. Now if you can amend it, it is worth more than any amount of money.
On that night, she continues to send SMS to him and try very hard to educate him. She sends a total of 21 SMS but did not receive any reply. She is very disappointed and intended to report to police the next day. The early next day, while she is leaving her house, she kicked something at her back yard; she picked it up and found that it was the bag that was robbed. She checked the bag and found that all the items were intact and there was an extra item; a letter from the robber. The letter stated: Respectful teacher Pan, I am sorry, I was wrong, please forgave me. I robbed your bag, but you are lenient to me, you educated me through SMS teaching me humanity. I will change and be a good person.
From this incident, we learn that man can revert from bad to good if we are able to touch him.
A school caretaker has a wide remit in terms of the duties he or she must carry out. The caretaker is the main key holder and is responsible for opening up the school each day this usually means an early start of around 6am since there will be routine duties to complete before the start of the school day. A school caretaker is responsible for maintaining the security of the school and will set alarms and CCTV cameras when the school is empty. He or she must respond when the alarms sound and will need to re-set them as necessary. This means that some out of hours work may be required.
At the end of each school day the caretaker will make sure all windows and doors are locked, and blinds are pulled down and the school gates are locked.
School caretakers are also responsible for the general maintenance and upkeep of the school premises and grounds. This involves clearing playgrounds, grassy areas, entrances and other areas of debris and rubbish, making sure that rubbish is stored correctly.
The school caretaker must know the whereabouts of gas and electricity meters, also the location of stopcocks. He or she must maintain the boiler and set the heating for the school.
The caretaker is also responsible for cleaning glass at ground level, making some repairs e.g. to door handles and other fixtures and fittings and making sure that toilets and other areas are cleaned. The caretaker will have managerial responsibility for the cleaning staff and will be involved in their recruitment and oversee their rotas on a daily basis.
The caretaker should help around the school with general porterage duties and any special requests by members of staff. Each term he or she will need to provide the head teacher with a report on school maintenance, indicating any areas which require attention.
The qualities required for this job are:
Numeracy and communication skills
Ability to work under own initiative
Flexibility as regards working hours
Some DIY skills
Live in reasonable proximity to the school
Have CRB clearance
Pay ranges from around 6-7 per hour and a time sheet will need to be filled in according to hours worked.
The Sandhill Research and Education Center is a 600 acre facility on the northeast side of Columbia, South Carolina. The center is owned by Clemson University and is used as an agricultural research facility and lab. Its environmental conservation researchers develop best management practices for agriculture and forestry. The facility also provides garden information as part of its cooperative extension services.
While the research going on at the center is important, many visitors to Sandhill REC come for other reasons. The public is able to access the facilitys hiking trails and childrens garden, as well as purchase fresh produce at the seasonal farmers market. All of these activities are free to the public. Sandhill Research and Education Center also hosts several festivals and community events each year, including the long running Sparkleberry Country Fair in April.
Visitors will find two hiking trails at Sandhill REC. The Hardwoods Wetlands Trail begins at the lake. Heading downhill from the earthen dam, the trail crosses a stream via a wooden bridge. The 1 mile loop trail takes hikers through a mixed forest of pines and hardwoods. The forest floor is carpeted with ferns, which provide habitat for wildlife including deer and a variety of birds. The Conservation Station Interpretive Trail is a .5 mile loop trail. Visitors can enter the trail through a wooden door in the fence at the parking lot. Six educational kiosks highlight information on geology, forestry, soil, wildlife, water quality, and air quality. Hikers can walk out on a dock in the lake to view the lake habitat. They may see turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and even alligators. Swimming and fishing in the lake are not permitted. The trails are open from 8am-dusk.
Children will love the Sandhill REC Childrens Garden. This area is actually several environmentally themed garden rooms. There is a Butterfly Garden, a Bird Garden, an Alphabet Garden, the Carolina Fence Garden, Mr. McGregors Garden, the Dinosaur Garden, a Rain Garden, and the Three Bears Homestead. The gardens are self guided and may be explored anytime during open hours. Visitors are welcome to bring lunch or a snack to enjoy at the picnic tables. Children will also want to play at the nearby Pooh Garden Playground.
The 2012 Sandhill Farmers Market will be open every Tuesday afternoon from May 1-November 20. Hours are 1-7pm. Visitors will be able to purchase the best in local produce, meat, eggs, butter, cheese, honey, baked goods, flowers, and plants. Many organic products will be available. Attendees will also be treated to live music and healthy lifestyle demonstrations.
Sandhill REC is located at 900 Clemson Road. Take I-20 East to Exit 80 and drive north for 2.5 miles. The facility is near the intersection of Two Notch Road (US Hwy 1).
Campus Book Rentals was founded by no more than a handful of Weber State College alumni, graduates with an eye for business and a passion for helping students succeed in college. Alan Martin, now acting CEO of Campus Book Rentals, built this company from the ground up with the help of his fellow alumni, Rocky Moline, Todd McCormick and Shane Willard.
-I was at my computer before one of my last Master’s classes buying another textbook online,- explains Alan Martin, CEO of Campus Book Rentals, -and it just dawned on me all at once that textbooks could be rented.- Since then, these four businessmen have worked together to create a flawless system of renting textbooks online, saving college students hundreds of dollars on textbooks every semester. Colleges and universities across the nation are taking advantage of this cheaper, faster, and easier way of getting the textbooks they need, not the least of which is Campus Book Rentals’ very own Weber State University.
-Our focus was always the national college scene, but we had to run a pilot at WSU to test our theories,- says Martin. The students at Weber State University seemed only too happy to get involved in a textbook rental process that would save them both time and money.
-I rent textbooks from Campus Book Rentals, not just for the great price and efficiency of renting, but also because every time I rent a book from them, I’m reminded of how graduates from my school started a successful company and are now making a difference in the world,- says Emily J., a Junior at Weber State University. -It gives the students here something to work toward after graduation.-
The creation of Campus Book Rentals has started an entirely new industry in renting textbooks. Students from over 3, 500 campuses nationwide are discovering a better way to get the textbooks they need at a cheaper price. Ryan B., a Senior at Weber State University has this to say about renting textbooks from Campus Book Rentals: “Renting my books from Campus Book Rentals allowed me to save money and let someone else take the risk of not getting my money back at the end of the semester. In just one semester, I spent $60 instead of $200. I don’t think I would have gotten enough money back from the bookstore to even match what I paid using this service.”
Campus Book Rentals has single-handedly eased the burden of buying hundreds of dollars worth of textbooks every semester. A college student has enough expenses to worry about as it is. Rent your textbooks from Campus Book Rentals, and join the movement.