Latest Scholarships News

Student whose parents died of heart attacks has CPR idea

Nov. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EST

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) — A Utah high school student who lost both her parents to heart attacks has been nominated for a prestigious scholarship on the strength of her idea for a CPR-assistance device. Kennedy Hall’s idea is to create a device that fits over a person’s nose and mouth and do...

Conservation organization offering college scholarships

Nov. 17, 2019 9:12 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — High school students interested in conservation have a chance at scholarship money for college. The Illinois Conservation Foundation is offering four scholarships of $2,000 each to students who demonstrate “effective, voluntary, long-term dedication to the preservation,...

Wyoming lawmakers nix GPA incentive for scholarship program

Nov. 15, 2019 12:02 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have decided against giving college students more state scholarship money for high grades. The Joint Education Interim Committee voted 8-5 against the proposal Thursday in Cheyenne. The bill would have enabled students to boost Hathaway Scholarship funding by...

School board votes to make good on scholarship mix-up

Nov. 15, 2019 4:29 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school system plans to make good on a mistaken pledge to give five high school students annual scholarships of $2,000 each. Five seniors from the class of 2019 were nominated by their Norfolk schools for a statewide award that recognizes academically successful students who...

Immigrants, led by Jamaicans, slow Baltimore population loss

Nov. 14, 2019 5:31 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Steve McMurray was not long out of high school when he moved to the United States. He left St. Mary Parish, a rural area in northeastern Jamaica, for trade school in Miami. He spent about a year and a half there, met a Jamaican girl with family in Maryland, and they moved here. Their...

Applications open for scholarship to fill WVa teaching jobs

Nov. 14, 2019 6:03 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are now open for a scholarship meant to draw recent high school graduates interested in becoming math, science, elementary and special education teachers to West Virginia. News outlets report the Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program will provide up to $10,000 per...

Wellington couple donates $1.6 million to Kansas State

Nov. 12, 2019 12:00 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The estate of a Wellington couple donated $1.6 million to establish scholarships for students in Kansas State's College of Business Administration. The gift from Otis and Wanda Gilliland established the Gilliland Kansas State Family Scholarship. It creates match opportunities for 50...

College student center named in honor of experienced teacher

Nov. 10, 2019 9:01 AM EST

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — She loved her job and her students so much that she didn't retire until she was 81 years old, and her philanthropy at the college where she taught for nearly 30 years continues to this day. Dr. Lucie Refsland's commitment and generosity were honored at New River Community and...

Ex-fraternity house now hosts former caddies turned scholars

Nov. 9, 2019 3:06 AM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — What was once a Penn State fraternity house is now a scholarship house for high-achieving former golf caddies. The Evans Scholar House welcomed its first class of students this August to the former Sigma Nu Fraternity house. The fraternity — which was in good standing with...

University of Tennessee opens free tuition applications

Nov. 7, 2019 4:37 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Applications are now open for a new scholarship at the University of Tennessee that guarantees certain students free tuition. A university news release says the UT Promise scholarship is offered to qualifying Tennessee residents attending UT's campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga,...