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La. native earns scholarship for future Black female doctors

Oct. 24, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — When Sydney Ambrose was a freshman at Lafayette High School she went to see a dermatologist about issues she was having with her skin. That visit would have a big impact on the rest of her life — not only because it improved her skin, but also because of her...

North Carolina college receives record $200 million gift

Oct. 22, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given a North Carolina college $200 million for its endowment, the largest gift in its history, officials announced. Catawba College, with an enrollment of 1,200, announced the gift on Thursday. The school is located in...

University of Tennessee expands scholarship eligibility

Oct. 22, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee system has increased the amount a family can earn and still have a student qualify for a UT Promise scholarship, the system announced Thursday. UT Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that...

Contract extended for Mississippi State University president

Oct. 21, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The governing board for Mississippi's eight public universities is extending the contract of Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum, and while his annual compensation remains the same, a larger share of it will come from public money. ...

Federal trial underway in aviation espionage case

Oct. 20, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The trial of a Chinese national charged with trying to steal trade secrets from multiple U.S. aviation and aerospace companies is underway in federal court in Cincinnati. The government alleges that beginning in December 2013, Yanjun Xu recruited...

Michigan Legislature OKs accounts for private school tuition

Oct. 19, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Children could qualify for scholarships to attend private schools and to cover educational expenses such as tutoring under bills approved Tuesday on party-line votes in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature. The fast-tracked legislation,...

In Ghana, Rastafarian high schooler fights to keep his hair

Oct. 19, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

Tyrone Iras Marhguy had to make a difficult decision after being accepted to the high school of his choice: his faith or his education. An official at the academically elite Achimota School in Ghana told the teen he would have to cut his dreadlocks before enrolling. For...

Minnesota offers kids gift cards and scholarships for shots

Oct. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota will offer $200 gift cards and a shot at five $100,000 scholarships as incentives for students ages 12-17 to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday. Young people who start and complete their vaccine series over...

Gambian Toufah Jallow tells of surviving rape by dictator

Oct. 17, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Toufah Jallow’s name resonates deeply in Gambia as one of the few women who has taken a public stand against sexual assault in the small West African state. She gained fame at the age of 18 when she won a university scholarship in a national...

A funky Flea celebrates his birthday, his school's founding

Oct. 17, 2021 06:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Flea had a funky birthday. So did the music school he co-founded that has become an LA institution. As the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist turned 59 on Saturday, and his Silverlake Conservatory of Music turned 20, they celebrated with a joint party in...