Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

JRF Scholars receive up to $30,000 over four years to complement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, JRF covers expenses for Scholars to attend the annual four-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference” in New York City and other regional events.

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $30,000 over four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

The required components of the Jackie Robinson Foundation application are:
  • The online application, which includes four essay questions;
  • A professional, hi-resolution digital photo (headshots only, in a JPEG format) – you may submit a high school senior graduation photo;
  • One letter of recommendation (e.g. a teacher, a mentor, a guidance counselor, an employer);
  • SAT or ACT scores: If you have taken the SAT or ACT more than once, please enter your best scores from each test. NOTE: JRF does not consider the writing scores as part of your examination.

Due Feb 1

Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce (SAACC) Scholarship

Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce (SAACC) Scholarship
Program will be awarding 2- $1000 scholarships again this year to students in the Southern Anne Arundel County area, which includes Northern High School, Southern High School and South River High School plus any private schools in the area. This scholarship could also be awarded to a current College student still living in the area. 

Download App & Rules HERE

The Requirements to Apply for the Scholarship are:
1. You must be a resident of Southern Anne Arundel County, MD (South of the South River) or Northern Calvert
County (Dunkirk, Owings, North Beach or Chesapeake Beach).

2. You have a history of community involvement.

3. You must have a good scholastic history (at least a 2.5 GPA). Attach a current Transcript to your Cover Sheet along with your Transcript Addendum.

4. You are currently enrolling in a post-secondary education program for Fall, 2018

5. You must complete and submit the enclosed Cover Sheet along with the following:

a. You submit at least one letter of recommendation from a SAACC member or other sponsoring adult.
(Example: guidance counselor, teacher, coach, employer, minister);

b. Write an essay (See attached Essay Guidelines); and

c. Include any additional information that may advance your candidacy.
Completed Scholarship Applications are due by No later than April 2 

Send the completed
application package to SAACC, ATTN: Scholarship Committee, 5503 Muddy Creek Road, Churchton, MD
20733.

Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarship

The Dwight P. Jacobus Scholarships were established by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbia to assist those citizens of the State and/or District who require financial assistance to secure a college education. Scholarships are awarded to deserving undergraduate students pursuing a career in Business or Education at an accredited institution of higher education within Maryland or the District of Columbia. Dwight P. Jacobus was the first Executive Director of ASBO.
Number of Scholarships
Ten (10) scholarships may be awarded each year. At least one scholarship will be awarded to an individual enrolled in an approved program leading to teacher certification.
Criteria for Award
Awards are made by the Association of School Business Officials of Maryland and the District of Columbiabased upon:
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Financial need
  • Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores or American College Test (ACT) scores
  • Quality of extra-curricular achievements
Value of Award
Each scholarship has a value of $1,000.00 for the school year awarded; to be paid directly to the school in which the recipient is enrolled.
Renewal
Each recipient may retain the award subject to the following conditions:
  • A recipient must reapply for continued scholarship assistance annually
  • The recipient must continue to be accepted for admission to the undergraduate program in education or business
  • The recipient must be enrolled full-time as defined by the recipient's attending school
  • The recipient must submit proof of continued academic good standing (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • The recipient may receive the award for not more than four years
Eligibility
Scholarships may be awarded only to persons who have:
  • Been residents of Maryland or the District of Columbia for at least one year preceding the date of award
  • Been accepted for admission as a full time student (as defined by the recipient's attending school)
  • Demonstrated a financial need
  • A minimum 2.0 overal GPA
Applicants Who Will Be Considered
  • High School graduates
  • Current freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior college students
Application
A student who wishes to be considered must file an application and supporting documents with the Chair of the Scholarship Committee for ASBO of Maryland and the District of Columbia, no later than March 1. Correspondence must be postmarked by March 1 and sent to:
Ms.Margaret Ellen  Kalmanowicz
ASBO MD/DC Scholarship Committee Chair
Queen Anne's County Public Schools
202 Chesterfield Road
Centreville, MD 21617
All applicants must use an official ASBO application form. No other forms will be accepted. Applications are available from guidance or financial aid offices, or may be requested in writing from the Chair of the Scholarship Committee. Requests for applications must be received no later than February 15.

Questions
Contact Margaret Ellen Kalmanowicz at  margaretellen.kalmanowicz@qacps.org

ASEC Scholarship

ASEC Scholarship Program Application

$1000 Award

Eligibility Criteria:
  • United States Citizen
  • Seniors who attend a high school in the tri-county (Charles, Calvert or St. Mary’s)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Acceptance to an accredited college or university in a 4 year degree program granting full-time curriculum
  • Interest in pursuing education in these disciplines: Engineering, Science, Math or Cyber Software
  • Employees of ASEC and their immediate family members are not eligible.

Instructions:
Please download and complete the application below. The entire application packet must be received by April 6, 2018. The signed and completed application must be returned with the following documents:

  • Copy of your college/university acceptance letter
  • Most recent grade transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation (can be from Teachers/Counselors/Sport Coach)
  • List of other scholarships/awards won
  • Submit an essay on this topic “Describe a problem you would like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge or research query. Explain what steps you took or could be taken to solve the problem.”
  • All completed information can be mailed or submitted via file upload.

Cohen & Jaffe Scholarship

The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Scholarship Program is designed to help high school students (upon graduation from high school) or college students who are interested in attending an institution of higher education. We value education as a vital foundation for creating fulfilling, advantageous careers. We are proud and excited to help students achieve their goals of furthering their education. Website HERE

ELIGIBILITY – APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident.
  • Be accepted to an institution of higher learning.
  • Be graduating high school or receiving GED within 9 months.
  • Scholarship program available to students entering their first year of undergrad only.
  • Employees of the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, Consultwebs.com, Inc., their boards of directors and immediate family members are not eligible for this essay contest.

REQUIREMENTS:

The following documents must be provided for consideration (.doc, .docx, or .pdf format only) to the attention of Richard Jaffe via email only to Scholarship@cohenjaffe.com.
  • An official copy of a current academic transcript.
  • Proof of legal residency in U.S. (i.e. birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, permanent resident card, etc.).
  • Proof of acceptance to an institution of higher learning. Should a winner be chosen that is still waiting on an acceptance letter, candidate will have until June 15th to provide proof of acceptance before forfeiting the prize.
  • A one-page essay of no less than 500 and no more than 750 words on one of the following topics:
  1. General
    Write about a significant situation in your life that has caused you to change your outlook and behavior on life. How did this situation cause you to make a life change? How have you used your experience to help or educate others?
  2. Distracted Driving
    Distracted Driving remains a significant issue in New York and throughout the United States resulting in numerous car accidents, severe injuries and death. Explain the severity of the issue, the dangers and risks associated with distracted driving, include facts and statistics and laws that have been implemented in order to deal with the issue. Also include personal stories of what you have done to be an advocate and spread awareness on the dangers of texting and driving.
  3. Traumatic Brain Injury
    It is estimated that 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur each year. We understand the devastating effects of head injuries and we’re committed to aggressively representing victims injured. Explain to us the impact a TBI has had on your life. Your essay should relate your personal experience, and how you would like to educate others on the invisible dangers of a head injury.

AWARD:

One applicant will be awarded a $1000 scholarship for first prize, one applicant will be awarded $500 for runner-up, and three applicants will be awarded $250 for honorable mention. Law Firm Scholarship award recipients will be notified of the selection on or before June 1, 2018.
The Law Firm Scholarship is to be used exclusively for tuition at an institution of higher learning and related expenses such as b
ooks, supplies, etc. An award check will be made payable to the award recipient’s school and/or supplier of books, supplies, etc. to cover these expenses. Award winners are expected to submit receipts in accordance with IRS regulations.

DEADLINE:

Completed applications must be submitted no later than April 2, 2018. Application materials should be emailed in .pdf, .doc or .docx format only to Richard Jaffe at Scholarship@cohenjaffe.com.

Factors that need to kept in mind while buying old car

Factors that need to kept in mind while buying old car

Can you want to buy a car: for yourself or for your family then you need to read this article for selecting best and reliable car for your family or yourself in any country? Buying a car is not that difficult but when It comes to the fact that buying a car that is at good price and also comfortable for you then there comes seniority, and those who have great knowledge led by others who do not have.
Table of contents

1.      Researching the auto industry
2.      Searching for Cars dealers
3.      Wait and wait
4.      Conclusions

Researching the auto Industry
You want to buy a Car in United states or any other country. Then you need to do some research on internet or by calling to the people who knows about the industry. If you want to buy a car that has price of 5 lac then you should know that what type of cars sold on the current market when you buy the old version of that car. You can do the car industry research using the Internet or by taking recommendations from people.


What Questions you need to ask when researching about a car?

 This is a very important question. Someone must have to ask before buying a car, so here are some of the question that you need to ask when buying a car

Question 1: Who much this car is available in the market?

Question 2: What is the price of this car right now when it is zero meters?

Question 3: what is the minimum amount can I buy this car?

Question 4: What is the maximum amount that this type of used car can I find?

When you ask these questions on internet don’t set idol and think that you are done, go and find a person who has a profound experience in car industry, give them a gift and tell them that I need you on the day I buying car.

Here a very important question rises

Why you want to buy a car?
This is very important because at the end of the day you have to spend money and it is better to spend money wisely not just through it on someone else pocket, you need to have the best option when spend money on something.

Here one of the questions is ask, is what is the purpose of your buying car?
Are you buying car for your family, your son or your daughter or for your own comfort, so you need to decide the best decision when spending money on buying a car.

Searching for Car Dealers
If you want to buy a car that is already used by someone then one think that you must need is to never stop with just one dealer, check three to four car dealer with the same model of car you want to buy, then go with the best deal that you get.

Here, is a short story about a person who buys a car with a very reasonable price

A person goes to a car dealer and he ask for $15,000 for that car and he skip this offer and go for other dealer which offer the same brand a price of $12000. He goes to home and think of the best price he can afford and he offered $10,000 to the last dealer the dealer say “Yes” so he got the best car and the best deal that he is happy and so his dealer, a won-won condition.

Wait and wait

If you are an entrepreneur then you may know that buying anything cheap and at good price then you have to wait for a month or two until the company introduces the other version of the product.
Therefore, the best practice is to talk to the dealer and wait for his reply, give him time and you will find the best offer and the best deal of the accord.

Conclusions
The best thing you have is your time and money, if you wasting time to earning money then why you waste the money and time both in a deal that give you no value. So, whenever, you want to buy car first and the foremost thing you need is to get recommendations from people who has expertise in car industry.




Miss Utility of Maryland Scholarship

Miss Utility of Maryland and Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce its fourth annual college scholarship program for graduating high school seniors. Please consider sharing this opportunity with students and including it on your scholarship listings or newsletters.

Miss Utility will select one student from each of the eight regions outlined in the application covering Maryland and Washington, D.C., to receive a $1,008.11 single-year scholarship. The application period will run from January 2018 to April 6, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2018.

To be eligible, applicants must be on track to graduate from a Maryland or Washington, D.C., high school in spring 2018, intend to enroll in an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or technical school beginning in fall 2018, and have participated in extracurricular activities. A rigorous application review process will consider grades in relevant coursework, a personal essay and letter of recommendation.

Applicants for the Miss Utility Scholarship need to submit the following:

• Personal essay

• One letter of recommendation, no more than two, dated within one year of the application
• Official high school transcript

For your reference, please find attached the application form and extracurricular activities form.
Additionally, Miss Utility of Maryland and Washington, D.C., representatives can attend your school and discuss damage prevention training with your class. If interested, we’ve also attached a form for this request.

Please send application form and attachments to:

MGH for Miss Utility
Attn: Kimberly Francois
100 Painters Mill Road, Suite 600
Owings Mills, MD 21117

The application form and attachments must be postmarked by April 6, 2018 to be eligible. If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Francois at kfrancois@mghus.com or call (410) 581-5928. To learn more about the Miss Utility scholarship program, please visit: www.missutility.net/scholarship


Innovation is an important thing for life, how to do Innovation in Business?

Innovation is an important thing for life, how to do Innovation in Business? 



Innovation is when you create something that has value added or the cost is decrease on that product.



Either the product cost is decrease, addition of new features, increasing the life time of a product or create something that is really the need of the time.

Here are some of the tips that help you to innovate:

   1.     Market Viability verses Big Data: Don’t ever confuse the big data as a very complex tool; instead a Google search can help you to study the market.

    2.     Deep listening: Listen to the problem people faces during their daily life, feel their pain and focus more on why question then what.

    3.     Cost analysis: Now, everything is clear, ask yourself how much it would cost, find every possible way to reduce the cost.

   

4.    

         
Fit:Based on Cost, you must find out how much profit your service or product will generate.

   5.     Demand:Determine the market cap, how much will be the demand for the product and at the same time where is the favorable space for selling this product.
   6.     Market Capture: Find out how much of the market your capture and how to scale your business.
   7.     Build a Product:
    8.     Bring product to the market:
     9.     Repeat step 1-7 again.

How to Be a Better Thinker, Innovator and Problem Solver
Here are some of the points that you need to remember will innovating things:


     1.     Ideas are Number game: When you get any idea about a problem, the first thing is to how to solve it, this is a first level thinking, you must have to go deeper to better understand the idea and to explore the idea.

      2.     Think in Questions: The bigger your questions will be the best solution you obtain, but you must have to work on those questions and to find the right answers.

      3.     Don’t come up with idea come up with solution: Let say you have a idea, a idea of a billion dollar, but no one will pay for it unless and until you come with a solution.

      4.     Think Different: Your different thinking will make you look different and even a authority person, speak at the right time and think about multiple things.




HonorsGradU Design A Better Future $10,000 Scholarship

Welcome to the 2018 Scholarship! 

The STORY:
For 5 years, every time we've raised the bar for our scholarship, you've surpassed it (see winners' work here). So this year, we're upping the challenge once again. To demonstrate our continued belief in students' phenomenal ability to use their learning to better the world around them, welcome to the:
HonorsGradU Design A Better Future $10,000 Scholarship
The GIST:
Whether through essays or multimedia, you've used your voices to share visions for a better world. So here's your chance to put them to action! Submit a proposal for how you'll better your community. Because this will be a much more rigorous process with multiple rounds, we're also raising the bar for tuition awards: from five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000.
The PROCESS:
We will be breaking the process into 3 rounds, using the principles of design thinking:

     
  1. Design and submit your ROUND 1 proposal:
    • First 3 stages of design thinking Launch cycle
    • Students submit overall proposal based on the Ford Institute community building principles
    • We select applications based on their completion, seriousness, and viability, offering feedback for those approved to move on to round 2.
    • Deadline: February 11, 2018, 11:59 MST
     
  2. Design and submit your ROUND 2 artifact:
    • Next 3 phases of design thinking launch cycle (all but the final launch)
    • Students submit an artifact representing their progress and learning
    • We give additional feedback
    • Deadline: March 18, 2018, 11:59 MST
     
  3. Design and submit your ROUND 3 reflection:
    • LAUNCH phase of design thinking launch cycle.
    • Students submit a final reflection that shares how their project is doing one of the following: 1) increasing connections, 2)building capacity, or 3) taking community-led action. They also share their ideas for acquiring further funding, in addition to the $5,000 from HGU if selected as the top finalist.
    • Include a video of yourself working on your project
    • Deadline: April 15, 2018 at 11:59 MST.
     
  4. We select 5 winners to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project into the design thinking cycle once more during the summer of 2018 to maximize impact.
  5. CLICK HERE for more details and FAQs on each round.
    CLICK HERE if you're a high school teacher or counselor to print our Teacher Flyer pdf.
    The RULES:
    • You must be a graduating high school senior that will be attending a college or university to continue your education.
    • All United States students are eligible.

Lothian Ruritan Scholarship




DEADLINE: February 26

  • All Scholarships have the following information
    • A MINIMUM GPA of 2.5 at time of application
    • Most are $1,000 payable as 2 $500 installments unless otherwise specified
    • In ALL cases preference will be given to students who have performed community service
    • A copy of college/school grades is required prior to the second payment of $500 being made
    • Student ID number must be recieved once accepted into the college/trade school prior to first check being mailed

Download a PDF Application HERE

2018 LOTHIAN RURITAN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTIONS
 A. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 is required for all scholarships.
 B. All scholarships are for $1,000.00 in 2 $ 500.00 installments, unless otherwise specified.
 C. In all cases, preference will be given to those students with the strongest record of community service.
D. A copy of the collegiate semester grade report is required prior to release of funds for each subsequent semester.

 1. ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP - TWO YEAR SCHOLARSHIP Open only to freshman students entering Anne Arundel Community College.

2. J. J. BERNARD & VICKIE LERCH SCHOLARSHIP I* Open to students entering any 4-year college, community college, or trade school in any field of study.

3. J. J. BERNARD & VICKIE LERCH SCHOLARSHIP II* Open to students entering any 4-year college, community college, or trade school in any field of study.

4. FRIENDS OF THE LOTHIAN RURITAN CLUB SCHOLARSHIP* Open to students entering any 4-year college, community college or trade school in any field of study.

5. JOHN K. DORR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP* Open to students entering any 4-year college, community college or trade school in any field of study. Preference will be given to a (a) member or (b) a relative of a member of the Lothian Ruritan Club or (c) an applicant involved in any Lothian Ruritan Club sponsored activity.

 6. ERIC THIEL SCHOLARSHIP Open to students entering any 4-year college, community college or trade school in any field of study.

 7. ROCKY LANE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR NURSING OR HEALTH SCIENCES Open only to students pursuing an education in nursing or a health-related field.

 8. FRANCIS R. & CLARA L. GOUIN SCHOLARSHIP Open only to students majoring in horticulture, plant science, landscape architecture or environmental science.

 9. LOIS L. NUTWELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Open to students entering any 4-year college, community college or trade school. Preference will be given to the student with the strongest record of local community service who has declared a major in any of the following fields of study: journalism, American history, archeology or graphic arts.

10. DEALE BOY SCOUT TROOP # 741 SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility for this scholarship is restricted to Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts currently enrolled in any troop in southern Anne Arundel county or northern Calvert county. Applicants in any field of study may apply.

 * Note: Scholarships 2, 3, 4 and 5 above also promptly require additional information from the selected individual for submission to Ruritan National Foundation by April 1, 2018.

Joseph Fox, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

State of Maryland International Reading Association Council
Joseph J. Fox, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph J. Fox, Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to three graduates of any Maryland high school who plan to major in education at an accredited college or university.  Recipients of this scholarship must meet the specific criteria for each scholarship.
Scholarship Criteria
1.       Applicant must verify graduation from a Maryland high school.
2.      Applicant must be accepted and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college or university.
3.      Applicant must major in Education with the intent to pursue teaching as a career.
4.      Applicant must have maintained an overall GPA of 3.2 or better in high school and submit a high school transcript with the application.
5.      Applicant must document current or previous community service in education-related activities or organizations/clubs, etc. 
6.      Applicant must submit a completed application that follows the scholarship rubric
7.      Applicant must apply by the scholarship deadline.
Each of the three scholarships are awarded for $2,000.00.  Selected recipients will receive the scholarship funding upon presentation of a copy of a college or university tuition bill. 

All applications must be submitted to the SoMIRAC Scholarship Committee Chairperson, and be postmarked by April 15, 2018 to:

Don Bailey
Scholarship Committee Chairperson
1509 Augusta Way

Crofton, Maryland 21114

Application HERE!

Student Insight Scholarship

The Student-View Scholarship is a unique opportunity for high school seniors.
It is open to all students regardless of academic achievement or financial need.
Student Insights will award the following prizes: (Select your state below to apply)
  • One (1) individual prize of a $4,000 scholarship.
  • Two (2) individual prize of a $1,000 scholarship.
  • Ten (10) individual prizes, consisting of $500 scholarships each
scholarships for seniors
It is exceptionally easy to apply:
* NO minimum SAT or ACT score
* NO minimum grade point average
* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork
* NO essays
* NO application fees
Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.
Click HERE to access the application.
DEADLINE: April 22, 2018

Healthcare Scholarship

HealthcareSystemCareersEDU.org Academic Scholarship

The team of professionals at HealthcareSystemCareersEDU.org places great value on healthcare education. In an effort to show just how much we believe in healthcare education, we now offer bi-annual scholarships to deserving students who are currently enrolled in a healthcare degree or certificate program. Our Healthcare Academic Scholarship is based on merit and is open to students who are currently enrolled at a campus. Students who are currently part of an online program are also eligible to receive this scholarship. One condition remains for all applicants: the healthcare related program must be deemed a qualified program. The scholarship is also open to healthcare students at all different stages of the education process. Other requirements are that students must be currently enrolled and only one application per student will be allowed over the course of a 12-month period.

Scholarship Application Deadlines

Students have up until May 1st to apply for the Spring Healthcare Academic Scholarship. The deadline for the Fall scholarship is November 1st. Students may not apply each season and will only be eligible to submit one application every 12 months.

Official Rules

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be enrolled in a healthcare related program. Applications must be submitted to HealthcareSystemCareersEDU.org. Candidates must follow the application instructions, which include the submission of an original essay on the assigned topic. Essays must be a minimum of 800 words in length, but must not exceed 1000 words. Correct formatting is expected on all essays that are submitted.
Applications that contain any type of false information will be disqualified immediately. Plagiarism found in the essay portion will also disqualify an applicant. Each essay is expected to be the original work of the applicant. Applicants will be asked to submit an essay that showcases their ability to fully answer the essay question and provide an ample amount of reasoning and insight.

Selection Criteria

HealthcareSystemCareersEDU.org has formed a scholarship selection committee that will review and consider each application. Each applicant will be measured by past academic performance, extracurricular activities, history of employment, and the individual essay. Here is a detailed look at the criteria that will be used to select the scholarship winner.
  • Completed Registration – Each part of this process must be followed accordingly
  • Completed Essay – Essays should be formatted and well-written
  • Work History and Activities – These should be legitimate experiences
  • GPA (min 3.2 on a 4.0 scale) – The value of academic performance is emphasized

2018 Essay Question

What, has personally led you to the point of pursuing a degree or position in the healthcare field? (Must be 800-1000 words)
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