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Weekend event for HBCU graduates slated in Alabama

May. 28, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An event to bring together graduates of historically black colleges and universities is being held in Alabama this weekend. HBCU SpringComing opened on Friday in Birmingham and continues through Sunday. The event has been in New York the past seven years...

House kills Reynolds' plan to send $55M to private schools

May. 23, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds' proposal to divert about $55 million from public schools to private school scholarships will not pass in the Iowa House because of a lack of Republican support, House Speaker Pat Grassley said Monday. Reynolds' plan to provide...

Tennessee State starts scholarship for public school grads

May. 20, 2022 04:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University has announced a new full scholarship program for 100 Nashville public school graduates to study business, education, engineering and heath sciences. The Nashville university says the "Trailblazing to TSU” scholarships will begin...

Samford University alum leaves record $100M gift

May. 13, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

An alumnus of Samford University in Alabama has given the school the largest gift in its history, including $95 million for scholarships. Marvin Mann, who died at his Cary, North Carolina, home in March, left Samford a $100 million gift, the school said in a statement on Thursday. It...

URI establishes scholarship program for Indigenous students

May. 09, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has established a scholarship program that this year is helping 15 citizens of the Narragansett Indian Tribe pay for their educations, the university announced Monday. The Narragansett Undergraduate Scholarship stems from...

'The Hate u Give' author's next Belhaven scholarship awarded

May. 05, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A private university in Mississippi has awarded the third Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship, named for the author of “The Hate U Give” and other bestselling young adult novels, to a creative writer living in China. Incoming freshman Dee Holden will receive...

Michigan Senate OKs new scholarships, boosts college funding

May. 03, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a spending bill that would fund new college scholarship program for high school graduates and increase operations funding for state universities by 11% overall. The legislation, one of 14 budget bills to...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 02, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. April 29, 2022. Editorial: Southwestern teacher sets example even amid terminal cancer Saturday’s story about a Southwestern Middle School teacher battling cancer was a tearjerker, to be sure. Tina Wright, a fixture at the...

Vermont foundation to help provide free 2-year degree

Apr. 27, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont foundation is working with the state community college system to provide a free, two-year college degree over the next five years. The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation announced the “Free Degree Promise through the Early College Program at...

Beshear cites 'drafting errors' in vetoing scholarship bill

Apr. 26, 2022 07:31 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday cited “drafting errors” in vetoing legislation that had been intended to expand the use of state lottery-supported scholarship money. The Democratic governor said he was supportive of the bill's original intentions —...