“From Failure to Promise Scholarship

The “From Failure to Promise” Essay Contest is open to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students who hold at least a 2/5 GPA. To be considered, you must submit an essay of at least 1500 words that addresses the following three topics: Which tracks of the book “From Failure to Promise – 360 degrees” presented or reiterated the most important life lessons for you and why, which factor was the most vital to the author’s evolution in going from “flunk-out” to “professor and how does the “Seven Spheres of Influence and Integration Model” affect your worldview as related to civic responsibility.

Award: $10000
Deadline: July 31, 2015
For detailed information: http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/Essay-Scholarship-Contest-.html

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Alpha’s Graduate School Workshop

Important! The classroom can only seat 50. We have 20 seats available. Sign up to secure your spot!

GRADUATE SCHOOL WORKSHOP (By Don Asher)

Signup for the 2014 Alpha, Honors, and McNair scholars Graduate School Workshop by clicking on this link -
https://docs.google.com/a/acu.edu/forms/d/1-qla2CVtgYRxCoJuvTWaymQDuZ1Tn6CpEh64DF1fkKo/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

DATES & TIMES

September 13 — 9:00am-4:30pm (Breaks + 1hr Lunch on your own)

September 14 — 1:00pm-4:30pm

LOCATION

Library’s CORE classroom (little extension of Library’s South entrance)

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Mr. Donald Asher is the foremost authority in the United States on the graduate school admission process. He has authored at least twelve books, including Graduate Admissions Essays, the best-selling guide in the U.S. to the graduate admissions process, The Best Scholarships for the Best Students, Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming and Just Plain Different, and The Best Scholarships for the Best Students.He has been a contributing writer to MSN homepage, MSN Encarta, the Wall Street Journal’s CareerJournal.com and CollegeJournal.com, jobstar.org, college.monster.com, monster.com, careerbuilder.com, wetfeet.com, the Los Angeles Times’s career development web site, USAirways magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, and Dow Jones, Inc.’s National Business Employment Weekly and Managing Your Career magazines. Don is an invited speaker annually to over 100 nationally ranked U.S. Universities.

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Let’s Do This Thing

Award: $1500
Deadline: September 30, 2014
The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and complete a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive in order to qualify for this award.

(This scholarship is supported by Sprint)

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Create-a-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest

Provided by : The Gallery Collection

Award:  $10000
Deadline:  February 18, 2015
The Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship Contest is open to currently enrolled high school and college students in the United States. To enter, you must design a holiday, get well, or birthday greeting card and submit your work to be judged. Your photo, art, or graphics submitted must be your own original work and you must be at least 14 years of age to be eligible for this award.

Quick Rules:

  • Contest submissions accepted from
    April 14, 2014 – February 18, 2015
  • Only 1 entry per person is allowed
  • Submit photo, artwork or computer graphic for
    the front of a greeting card
  • Designs should be appropriate for business and
    consumer use. Browse our site for different
    examples of Birthday, Get Well, Thank You, Anniversary and Christmas Cards.
  • Photo, art or graphics submitted must be your own original work/creation
  • Mailed entries should not exceed 16″ x 23″ and
    the preferred format is horizontal
  • Please be sure to read our:
    Full Official Scholarship Rules

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Eve’s Addiction Scholarship

At EvesAddiction.com, we have invested a lot in things that shine. Now, we want to invest in YOU! Do you shine in academia? Sparkle even?! If the answer is yes, this $1,000 scholarship could be yours. Eve’s Addiction is partnering with colleges nationwide to find the brightest young scholar to help them shine even brighter and reach their dreams.

Eligibility: The Eve’s Addiction Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 at any accredited U.S. college or university. One student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Submission deadline is August 15, 2014. Applicants must complete a 500 word essay on the topic below.

How to Apply: Submit your essay of 500 words or more to scholarship@evesaddiction.com. Please complete a 500 word essay on the following topic and one applicant will be chosen as the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship.

Question: How can the Web give a company a competitive advantage?

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2014

Award Date: September 30, 2014

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Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship 2014

Due date for the 2014-2015 Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is August 29, 2014.

Destiny Solutions launched The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship Award in 2008 as a tribute to a trusted friend and mentor. Dr. Mary Cone Barrie (1945-2009) was our first customer and the person who inspired us to do great things. She was the Director of the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto and remains known for her attentiveness to student needs and a devotion to her instructors and staff.

The Mary Cone Barrie Scholarship is a yearly program that was established to recognize the efforts of learners who are improving their lives through continuing education and workforce development. We understand how difficult it can be to embrace the concept of lifelong learning, to go back to school with a full time job and a family. We are proud that we can contribute even a little bit to help make life a little easier.

“We value the critical role lifelong learning plays in enabling millions of people to transform their lives during these turbulent times.”

Shaul Kuper, Founder & CEO
Destiny Solutions

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To Be Heard Scholarship Slam

Writing poetry is all about self-expression: being heard and being understood. We want to know all about what kinds of connections drive you, as both a person and poet, to speak truth and raise your voice.
When you write, who are you hoping will hear it?  Your parents, your siblings, your classmates and friends? People from your past, or people you haven’t met yet? Do you write to forge new connections, or strengthen ones you’ve already got? To give yourself closure? To ask for help you need, or maybe to help somebody else? You might write without a specific person in mind – or you may just write just for yourself!
No matter who you hope will hear you, write a poem, in any form or style you choose.

How to Apply

  1. Make sure you’re eligible by checking out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the contest rules. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag To Be Heard.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action GuidesTip Guides and other poems for inspiration.
  3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by September 08, 2014.
  4. Check out our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest.

Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for announcements about this scholarship and be sure to include #tobeheard when you share your poems!

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Speak Your Mind Scholarship Slam

Your mind is an amazing thing. It collects information, helps you sort out your emotions and (best of all) it’s the portal into your imagination. We want to know what you’re thinking about. Tell us in a poem what makes you tick for a chance to win $1,000 for your college education.

C’mon. Dig around in that brain of yours and pick any idea that really makes you think. Need a push to get started? Check out our action and tip guides for inspiration.

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Make sure you’re eligible by checking out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the contest rules. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student who will attend/is attending college within the U.S. or its territories, and (3) a submitted original poem with the poetry slam tag Speak Your Mind Slam.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action Guides, Tip Guides and other poems for inspiration.
  3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by July 31, 2014.
  4. Check out our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest.

Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for announcements about this scholarship and be sure to include #speakURmind when you share your poems!

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LSAT Class-Action Lawsuit

The Law School Admission Council (who administers the LSAT) has entered into a consent decree to settle a class action lawsuit for students who were denied accommodations on the LSAT between 2009 and 2014.  If you applied for accommodations and were denied (on the LSAT only), you may be eligible to join the class-action law suit and receive a settlement.  You can find information at the United States Attorney’s Office website…

http://www.justice.gov/usao/can/news/2014/2014_05_20_lsac.settlement.press.html

or contact me at scott.self@acu.edu and let me help you join the suit.

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New Screencasts – Evernote Videos

We just posted an update to the Media page here at acu.edu/alpha – One is an introduction to Evernote, and the other is helpful tips for using Evernote to take lecture notes.  Evernote is a really useful tool for students, and it’s the right price – it’s FREE!  These videos presents some of the problems that Evernote can solve, and guides the student in using the tool to capture good notes, record the lecturer, and prepare for exams.  Please schedule a tutoring session if we can help you think more specifically on how to use Evernote as part of your academic tool box!

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