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Proposed bill aimed at recruiting, retaining Ohio students

Dec. 06, 2021 12:18 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Graduates of any Ohio college, public or private, who take a full-time job in the state would be exempt from state income tax for up to three years, under legislation proposed Monday by a Republican lawmaker with an aim of recruiting and retaining Ohio college students. ...

1st winners of Ohio youth vaccination incentives announced

Nov. 29, 2021 18:22 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first winners are being announced this week in the Ohio scholarship lottery meant to incentivize young people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The Vax-2-School program is offering $2 million in prizes for Ohioans ages 5 to 25 who have...

Duke Energy gives $150K of nuclear scholarships to SC State

Nov. 29, 2021 04:08 AM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Duke Energy is giving a historically Black South Carolina university $150,000 in scholarships to help train and educate new nuclear engineers. South Carolina State University said that money will provide about 15 scholarships over three years in...

NY awards first round of vax scholarships for kids 5 to 11

Nov. 27, 2021 16:00 PM EST

ALBANY. N.Y. (AP) — Ten preteens from around New York have won the first round of state college scholarships for 5-to-11-year-olds who get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Saturday. The youths' names were drawn by lottery after their parents or...

US Rhodes scholars for 2022 include record number of women

Nov. 21, 2021 16:53 PM EST

The class of U.S. Rhodes scholars for 2022 includes the largest number of women ever selected for the scholarship in one year, the Rhodes Trust announced Sunday. Of the 32 students chosen to study at the University of Oxford in England, 22 are women, the office of the...

Expanded grants gives more students money to attend college

Nov. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Additional recent high school graduates will be able to pursue a degree from any North Carolina community college thanks to a newly expanded grant program. The Longleaf Commitment Grants can cover the cost of tuition and fees for up to two years...

Ohio State president announces debt-free degree initiative

Nov. 19, 2021 16:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will offer undergraduate students the chance to graduate debt-free after four years under an initiative announced Friday by the school's president that includes a combination of increased scholarships, grants and paid internships. ...

Britain’s Prince Charles in Cairo, first visit since 2006

Nov. 18, 2021 14:31 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Cairo on Thursday for the first time in 15 years, hoping to promote tolerance and cement bilateral ties. The visit is part of the royal couple’s first tour since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 17, 2021 13:33 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 12, 2021. Editorial: Who should get financial Aid? Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum probably did not intend to set off a public debate about the best use of financial aid for college-bound students. But...

Notre Dame receives $50 million gift toward undergrad aid

Nov. 16, 2021 17:25 PM EST

SOUTH Bend, Ind. (AP) — A $50 million gift to the University of Notre Dame to support undergraduate financial aid is the largest of its kind in the school's history, officials said Tuesday. Alumnus Harry Fath and his wife, Linda, of Cincinnati, Ohio, pledged the money...