Latest Scholarships News

Couple donating $22M for scholarships at UT-Martin

Jun. 24, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — A couple is donating $22 million to provide scholarships at the University of Tennessee-Martin, marking the largest gift in campus history. A news release says the gift by Bill and Rosann Nunnelly was announced during the University of Tennessee's board meeting Friday. The donation...

Program aims to increase college grads in Tennessee county

Jun. 21, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some students receiving college assistance through the Tennessee Promise program will now have access to extra aid and mentoring. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Knox Promise is a pilot program that aims to increase the number of Knox County college graduates. Through the...

The Latest: Police grads honor slain Sacramento officer

Jun. 20, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Sacramento police officer (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A Sacramento Police Academy graduation ceremony has opened with a moment of silence for a rookie gunned down last night by a rifle-wielding attacker. Lt. Steve OIiveira told nearly 60 graduates...

US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies

Jun. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and its vast potential to change society as we know it. The donation from Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the private...

Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Jun. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial results that...

The Latest: Lucas defeats Justus to become Kansas City mayor

Jun. 18, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Unofficial results showed that Kansas...

Man accused of killing his child's mother, fleeing to Cuba

Jun. 3, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An attorney is going to trial on charges that he shot and killed the mother of his child at her home in an upscale New Jersey suburb, then fled to Cuba and was caught by customs authorities in Havana who had received an Interpol alert about him. More than seven months after she was...

The Latest: Former Fulbright scholar leaves sanctuary

May. 31, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the end of deportation proceedings against a man who has been in sanctuary for almost 600 days (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A former Fulbright scholar who has been fighting deportation to his native Indonesia has left the sanctuary of a Connecticut church after 598 days....

Homeless Tennessee student graduates as valedictorian

May. 23, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee student who graduated as his high school's valedictorian despite being homeless will attend Tennessee State University with all expenses paid. Tupac Moseley said at a news conference Thursday on the campus that he was offered multiple scholarships totaling $3 million but...

Homeless Tennessee student graduates as valedictorian

May. 23, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A homeless Tennessee student has graduated as his high school's valedictorian and was offered dozens of scholarships totaling $3 million. Tupac Moseley says his family fell behind on bills after his father died. They lost their home when it was foreclosed in February. Mosley says his...