Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Harold I. Gach Memorial Scholarship

The Office of Admissions at Michigan State University would like your assistance in promoting a scholarship opportunity for incoming freshmen from Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties who have personally battled cancer or who have been impacted by cancer through a parent who may have suffered with the disease.

Michigan State's Harold I. Gach Memorial Scholarship provides educational support for those who, like Mr. Gach, battled cancer or who, like Gach's children, have had a parent struggle with cancer. This scholarship is intended to encourage students who have the demonstrated capacity to achieve educational goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities to further their progress.

MSU encourages you to share this opportunity with any students who may be eligible to apply. The application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2014.

Please feel free to contact the MSU Office of Admissions at (517) 355-8332 if you have further questions. We appreciate your assistance.

Office of Admissions
Michigan State University

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Need Help Finding Scholarships

The good news is that there are billions of scholarship dollars out there to help you fund college. The bad news is that a lot of shady scholarship offers are designed to take your money, not help you pay for school. Below are ten common signs that a scholarship isn't legitimate.

1.    You Need to Pay to Apply
2.    You Need to Buy Something to Be Considered
3.    You Need to Attend a Seminar to Be Considerd
4.    You Won Something You Didn’t Apply For
5.    The Scholarship is “Guaranteed
6.    The Organization wants Your Credit Card Information
7.    The Application Asked for Bank Account Information
8.    “We Do All the Work”
9.    The Awarding Company is Untraceable
10. “You Can’t Get This Information Anywhere Else”

These are websites where you can find legitimated scholarship Information:

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Friday, March 7, 2014

2014 COMTO Michigan Scholarship

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) offers a variety of scholarships ranging from $500.00 to $1,000.00 to deserving students nationwide who have a career interest in transportation. 

Selections are made annually by a team of industry professional and representative from the academic community. 

See Ms. Holsey in C205 for an application.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Community College News

Five Michigan community colleges are partnering on a pilot program to let students in automotive technology programs transfer among the schools without losing credits or having to repeat course work.
Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Lansing Community College, Montcalm Community and Mott Community Colleges have signed the agreement. It was announced Friday by Nigel Francis, the state’s senior automotive adviser.
He says the deal is a “stellar example” of collaborations needed to ensure Michigan has a talented and well-trained auto industry workforce.
State officials say their goal is for the program to be a model for other fields of study. They say community college students face barriers to finishing their education due to employment and life changes forcing them to move to other parts of Michigan.

From The Detroit News: