Education

Greek leaders will cut 15000 jobs to get debt deal

ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s coalition government said late Monday that it has accepted demands by its rescue creditors to cut 15,000 jobs in the public sector this year, under a new law that allows firings.

Until the announcement of the coalition leaders’ willingness to cut 15,000 jobs, all the involved Greek parties had publicly opposed steep cuts in private-sector pay demanded by the eurozone and the IMF. However, the shift in the government’s position was likely forced by the fact that …

Santa Ana College To Provide Scholarship For Illegal Aliens

Santa Ana College will dedicate a scholarship for illegal immigrant students in memory of 27-year-old immigration activist Tam Ngoc Tran of Garden Grove, who was killed in a crash involving a suspected drunken driver in Maine on May 15.

The dedication will take place during a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tran and 26-year-old Cinthya Felix Perez of Los Angeles were both killed in the crash. The friends were active members of the DREAM Act immigration reform movement, which aims to allow …

League of United Latin American Citizens Scholarship

The League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 2 raised more than $380,000 over the weekend benefiting the Rey Feo Scholarship Campaign.

La Feria de las Flores raised the standard of giving to a new level, according to Tom Sandoval, president emeritus and chairman of the LULAC Council No. 2 Scholarship Committee.

Local attorney Baltazar (Walter) Serna raised $200,000 and was crowned El Rey Feo XLII. Bill Drain, an entertainment venue executive, raised $175,755 and was named the crown designate. Drain …

Citi Foundation Native American Education Scholarship

Citi today unveiled a package of grants from Citi and the Citi Foundation to
support small business growth and education for Native Americans in South
Dakota. The grants are valued at $280,000 and will be distributed to nonprofits
that provide support services to Native Americans in the state. The funding will
provide scholarships to select students to attend tribal colleges, support
financial literacy and training programs, fund teacher positions on remote
reservations and help establish new lending sources on tribal lands to support
microenterprise and small business …

Con-way Inc Scholarship

Since the program’s launch in 1991, the company has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to employees’ children who have demonstrated outstanding academic, extracurricular and civic achievement.

“With challenging economic times and college costs on the rise, it has never been more important to support these promising children of our employees as they pursue their goals for higher education,” said Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way’s president and CEO. “Helping these high-achieving young adults is a well-deserved reward for their hard work …

San Francisco Writers Scholarship for Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Ellen Taliaferro, MD, Scholarship: Dedicated to the Prevention and Intervention of Domestic Violence and Abuse. Survivors of domestic violence and the advocates and professionals who support them can apply.

Writers who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit a 250-word explanation of why they want the scholarship, four (4) pages of their work in progress, and a single-page proposal outline for their project. The story can be written as a personal story, memoir, nonfiction book or novel. Contact information, …

USAID scholarships

Despite the financial crisis, more than 700 students could follow their education at the American University of Beirut in 2008-2009, thanks to need-based scholarships offered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which is an annual AUB donor.

A group of 30 scholarship recipients will be meeting with USAID Chief of Mission Denise Herbol, who will present a check donation to AUB President Peter Dorman on Monday October 26 at 10 am, in West Hall’s Common Room.

Mac Kenzie Foundation Medical Scholarships

Since 1977, a small foundation based in Los Angeles has made a big impact on nearly 800 medical students at the University of California, San Diego. The Mac Kenzie Foundation-established by Sophia Mac Kenzie to alleviate the financial burden of medical school for California students-has given $1.7 million in total donations for students in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. This year, the foundation gave $85,000, benefiting 24 students.

Before her death, Mac Kenzie expressed the hope that beneficiaries of …

MSTC Foundation Scholarship

The Mid-State Technical College Foundation

MSTC Foundation Board Memorial Scholarship ($500)
MSTC New Program Continuing Student Scholarship ($500)
MSTC Foundation Board Scholarship ($1,000)
MSTC New Program Continuing Student Scholarship ($750)
MSTC Foundation Continuing Student-Associate Degree ($1,500)
MSTC Foundation New Student Scholarship ($750)
MSTC Foundation Continuing Student-Technical Diploma ($1,500)
MSTC Foundation Continuing Student-Part-time ($500)

KSU Meat Science Student Scholarship

A researcher, teacher and businessman, Dell Allen, has devoted his career to the U.S. meat industry, pioneering advancements in food safety, meat quality and industry viability. To honor Allen for his industry contributions and to support the next generation of meat scientists, Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has created a scholarship at Kansas State University in his name.

The establishment of the Dell Allen Scholarship was announced this week at the Meat Industry Hall …