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Seniors awarded scholarships in honor of fallen officer

May. 26, 2020 12:37 PM EDT

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Two high school seniors in Massachusetts were awarded $10,000 scholarships on Memorial Day in honor of a police officer who was killed by a gunman in 2018. Matt Fuller, a senior at Weymouth High School, and Hanover High School senior Ronan Henderson received the scholarships during...

Actor Gary Sinise to speak at Freed-Hardeman benefit dinner

May. 26, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) — Freed-Hardeman University has announced that actor and activist Gary Sinise will speak at the Tennessee school's annual benefit dinner later this year. The event is set for Dec. 4 and helps to raise funds for scholarships at the university. Sinise has been an advocate for the...

University of California at Berkeley graduate Tyler Lyson stands in front of Sather Gate on the closed Cal campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Monday, May 11, 2020. For the Class of 2020, the future looks grim. The pandemic has shattered the economy and the high hopes of graduates who, until recently, seemed all but assured of success. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Fear of the future: Class of 2020 enters a world in crisis

May. 17, 2020 11:07 PM EDT

Tyler Lyson watched his parents’ financial collapse in the Great Recession, a decade ago. He vowed he’d find the security they never had: He would get a college degree. The 27-year-old won a full scholarship to the University of California-Berkeley and, on Monday, will become the first in his family...

Milwaukee twins accepted to 37 colleges, pick Marquette

May. 14, 2020 7:54 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A set of identical twins from Milwaukee have a lot more in common than their appearances. Arielle and Arianna Williams are graduating from high school at the top of their class. The twins have the two highest grade point averages in their class at Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy and...

Arkansas' lottery revenue soars, helps fund scholarships

May. 12, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The drop in gas prices and closure of Arkansas' three casinos amid the coronavirus pandemic has fueled the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery fund, as the lottery set a record for total revenue in the month of April. At the end of each fiscal year, under state law, the lottery is...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Prolific Prep's Jalen Green dribbles against La Lumiere during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. The G League's plan to sign elite players and offer them a spot in a one-year program that will prep them for the NBA draft is making a splash. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

G Money: A new pathway to the NBA is taking shape

Apr. 30, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

Jalen Green was wooed by Memphis and its fans for months. Thousands chanted “We want Jalen” at the team’s first event that he visited this past season as he nodded in approval and acknowledgement. Even Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant was in on the sales pitch, doing all he could to convince...

In a photo provided by Belhaven University, aspiring author Imani Skipwith poses for a photo on the Belhaven campus in Jackson, Miss., April 20, 2020. Skipwith is the first recipient of the Angie Thomas Scholarship, which Belhaven created to honor the author of bestselling young-adult novels. Thomas is a 2011 Belhaven graduate who wrote “The Hate U Give” and “On the Come Up,” and she is working on her third novel. Skipwith is graduating from the Mississippi School of the Arts, and she submitted samples of her writing to apply for the scholarship at Belhaven. (David Sprayberry/Belhaven University via AP)

Teen receives scholarship honoring 'The Hate U Give' author

Apr. 29, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teenager with a talent for writing is receiving a full-ride college scholarship named for the author of “The Hate U Give.” Belhaven University is awarding its first Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship to Imani Skipwith of Jackson, the university announced...

Utah to reconsider bill funding special needs scholarships

Apr. 22, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A non-refundable tax credit would be established in Utah for people and businesses wanting to donate to a Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship Program for private school students under a bill vetoed by Republican Gov. Gary Herbert earlier this month. State lawmakers are scheduled to...

NMSU regents approve tuition hike amid budget uncertainties

Apr. 22, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Regents at New Mexico State University have approved an increase in tuition for the next school year amid uncertainties about how much money the school will receive from the state. Chancellor Dan Arvizu said Tuesday that under any scenario, a tuition increase was going to be...

FILE - In this Nov 24, 2009 file photo, a University of Phoenix billboard is shown in Chandler, Ariz. Some of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges are ramping up advertising, hiring recruiters and offering discounts for online classes as they predict that the coronavirus will steer more Americans back to school, helping revive the industry. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

While other colleges struggle, for-profits hope for revival

Apr. 19, 2020 8:26 AM EDT

Some of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges are ramping up advertising, hiring recruiters and offering discounts for online classes as they predict the coronavirus pandemic will push unemployed workers back to school, helping revive the industry. New marketing campaigns target Americans who have been...