Monday, December 18, 2017

Farm Bureau offers several scholarships to young people interested in furthering their education in agriculture

*Farm Bureau offers several scholarships to young people interested in
furthering their education in agriculture.*

*Young Farmer Scholarship Foundation*

*Four $3000 scholarships are presented each year to Farm Bureau member
students already studying in an agriculture area. These are designed to
provide opportunities to those students showing need for financial
assistance as well as academic ability and leadership qualities. Up to two
of these scholarships are available to incoming freshman, the other two are
reserved for sophomore or older students. These scholarships are open to
students attending any Mississippi university or community college. The
deadline for applications to be received is June 1 of each year. *

*Application
<https://msfb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MFBF_YFR_ScholarshipApplication2017-2.pdf>*

*Hugh M. Arant Scholarship*

*This scholarship was established in 1995 after the death of the 6th
president of Farm Bureau, Hugh Arant. A $3000 scholarship is presented to
an applicant applying through the YF&R Scholarship Foundation. Applicants
must be enrolled at Mississippi State University in the field of
agriculture and have completed their first year of school. The deadline for
applications to be received is June 1 of each year.*

*Application
<https://msfb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MFBF_YFR_ScholarshipApplication2017-2.pdf>*

*Don Waller Scholarship*

*This scholarship was established to honor the 7th President of the
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Don Waller. A $3000 scholarship is
presented to an applicant applying through the Young Farmers & Ranchers
Scholarship Foundation. Applicants must have already completed their
college freshman year in an agriculture major at any Mississippi university
or community college. The deadline for applications to be received is June
1 of each year.*

*Application
<https://msfb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MFBF_YFR_ScholarshipApplication2017-2.pdf>*

*David Waide Scholarship*

*This scholarship was established in 2011 to honor the 8th president of the
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, David Waide. A $3000 scholarship is
presented to an applicant applying through the Young Farmers & Ranchers
Scholarship Foundation. Applicants must have be enrolled in an agriculture
major at any Mississippi university or community college. The deadline for
applications to be received is June 1 of each year.*

*Application
<https://msfb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MFBF_YFR_ScholarshipApplication2017-2.pdf>*

*MS Farm Bureau Federation Leaders in Agriculture Scholarship*

*This scholarship was established in 2017. It will be awarded to a student
enrolled at Alcorn State University majoring in the field of agriculture.
One $3,000 scholarship will be awarded each year.*

*Application
<https://msfb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MFBF_YFR_ScholarshipApplication2017-2.pdf>*

*For more information about any of the above scholarships, contact Samantha
Laird <slaird@msfb.org> at 601-573-7913 <(601)%20573-7913>.*

*Berta Lee White Scholarship*

*In honor of former State Women’s Committee Chair Bert White, this
scholarship will be awarded to a woman who is a member of a Mississippi
Farm Bureau family seeking a degree in the field of agriculture at a state
institution of higher learning. For more information, contact Clara Bilbo
<cbilbo@msfb.org> at 601-977-4245 <(601)%20977-4245>.*

*Application»
<https://msfb.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2014Berta-White-Scholarship-ApplicationForms.pdf>*

*Brochure»
<https://msfb.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/TrifoldBrochureBERTA-WHITEFINAL.pub2017.pdf>*

*Farm Bureau Scholarships available through Mississippi State University*

*Boswell Stevens Scholarship MSU Ag Alumni – Dave Craig Scholarship*

*Both of these scholarships are awarded annually to the deserving son or
daughter of a Farm Bureau family who is enrolled or plans to enroll in the
MSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics. Applications for these
scholarships must be made through the Financial Aid office at Mississippi
State University. Applications must be submitted each year prior to April
1.*

*David Waide Endowed Scholarship*

*This scholarship has been established at Mississippi State University in
honor of the 8th president of the Mississippi Farm Bureau, David Waide. It
was established to recognize Mr. Waide’s commitment to and efforts on
behalf of agriculture.*

*Candidates for this scholarship must be full-time undergraduate students
in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences or the College of Forest
Resources at MSU. Priority will be given to sons or daughters of
Mississippi Farm Bureau members.*

*The College scholarship application is located at the following website:
www.cals.msstate.edu <http://www.cals.msstate.edu/>. There is a link that
says CALS Scholarship Application.*

*Student can apply online and receive a confirmation email letting them
know that the scholarship has been received.*

*The application is open from Oct 1Feb 1st of each year.*

*For additional information about the Waide Scholarship, contact the
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Development Director at
662-325-0643 <(662)%20325-0643>.*

*Mr. Jimmy R. McAlpine, Program Analyst*

*Outreach, Diversity & Equal Opportunity *

*USDA - ARS*

*P.O. Box 225*

Monday, September 11, 2017

Opportunities for Howard County High School Students

Internship Fair at Howard Community College on September 22 from 9-12 in the Burilla Galleria.  JHU APL, Maryland Public Television, CCL USA, HCC Public Safety, Montgomery County Police and many more employers will be available.  Visit http://www.howardcc.edu/services-support/career-services/internships-co-ops/internship-fair.html for up to date information and a list of all employers.
 Teen Health Summit:   October 20th 8:30-2pm  Howard Community College, Health Sciences Building.  Opportunity open to grades 10-12.  Topics for discussion include life decisions, substance abuse, healthy social media use, stress management, and more.  To register, visit http://2017teenhlthsummit.eventbrite.com.
Volunteers Needed for Fulton Fall Fest:  September 29th from 4:30-8:30.  Help is needed for set up, clean up, face painting, selling tickets, and running games.  Contact rgriffin@adventisthealthcare.com.
The Teen Advisory Council is composed of Howard County high school students (public, private and home school) who meet monthly during the school year to discuss teen use of alcohol and other drugs, and to develop educational messages that promote HC DrugFree's vision of a County where teens are drug-free by choice.  Visit http://www.hcdrugfree.org/teen-advisory-council-1/ for more information and to learn how to join.
The Intelligence Careers offers students a wide variety of excellent program to get a jump start on careers in intelligence.  Several of our former students have participated in these experiences and they are excellent.  Visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/icstudents.html for more information.
National Family Resiliency Center is looking for Peer Counselors.  The NFRC is an organization that provides individual and group counseling for children and teens and parent education seminars related to family transition and support for children when their parents decide they will no longer be together.  NFRC is looking for students who might be interested in training to become peer counselors.  Visit http://www.nfrchelp.org for more information or contact http://risa.garon@nfrcfamily.org.
PSAT, SAT, ACT Information Night-  Reservoir High Atrium at 7pm on September 27.  Dr. Martha Gagnon will present information related to all college admission tests.  Dr. Gagnon will provide information on HOW to prepare, WHAT to expect, HOW the tests differ, and HOW colleges use the scores for admission.
Howard County Park and Recs is hiring high school students to work at their before school and after school care programs.  For more information visit http://www.howardcountymd.gov/hcrpjobs.  No experience is necessary and you must be 16.  This is a great first job!
Centennial High School Student Services will be hosting a county wide FAFSA night on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00pm in the CHS auditorium. This evening will help Senior parents navigate the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms that should be completed by every college bound student regardless of economic need, to help ensure eligibility for any kind of scholarship. This presentation will also be available in Spanish.
Howard County NSBE (National Generation Leadership Academy) Jr. Chapter Meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 12th at 7pm at the Charles E Miller Branch.  The purpose of the chapter is to encourage students in grade 6-12 to develop an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. To RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/howard-county-chapter-of-nsbejr-informational-meetng-tickets-37679500400.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Study Soup Scholarship

StudySoup is offering a $1000 Women in Technology student to one female student who is interested in pursuing a career in computer science. We want to make sure your students don't miss their chance to apply!

We want as many students as possible to apply and need your help to make that happen! If you know any students that might be eligible for this, please post our link and encourage them to apply!

Scholarship link: https://studysoup.com/women-in-technology-scholarship

Have a great day!
Katy

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Town Hall: Know Your Rights


Monday, February 6, 2017

$1,000 scholarship to women seeking a career in computer science

At StudySoup, we're constantly looking for ways to improve the educational experiences of college students, including finding ways to lighten their financial burdens.

One way we're doing this is through our scholarship program. We're offering a $1,000 scholarship to women seeking a career in computer science and/or computer programming, a field they are highly underrepresented in. The scholarship will be awarded to a female student who demonstrates a passion for computer science and is actively seeking opportunities for a meaningful career in the industry. 

We want as many students as possible to apply and need your help to make that happen! If you know any students that might be eligible for this, please post our link and encourage them to apply!

Scholarship link: https://studysoup.com/women-in-technology-scholarship

Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship

The Washington Center is pleased to announce an exciting new program through its operating partnership with the U.S. Department of State: the 2017 Foreign Affairs Information Technology (IT) Fellowship.
The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship was launched by the State Department to address its growing need for technology expertise in the field of diplomacy, in addition to increasing the representation of diverse groups among its service. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Program highlights include:
  • Undergraduate candidates (2 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for junior and senior years of undergraduate studies related to an Information Technology field.
  • Graduate candidates (3 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field.
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  • Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.
The application for the Fellowship is available on The Washington Center's website. Students are also encouraged to visit the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship page to assess their eligibility and review expectations for selected fellows. All applications for undergraduate and graduate fellowships must be completed by February 13, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST in order to be considered.
We kindly request that you share this information with eligible students on your campus, along with faculty and staff who can help identify strong candidates.
We appreciate your support for this program and for providing your students with opportunities to help them achieve their potential. If you have any questions or need additional information about the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship, please feel free to contact foreignserviceIT@twc.edu or 202-238-7920.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Studysoup $2000 Scholarship

StudySoup just recently announced a $2,000 Future Innovators Scholarship program for students (link to press release). The FINAL submission date is November 1st (coming up!).

Can you please include this new scholarship link to your department/class site page? I think students would benefit tremendously from this opportunity to remove some of the cost burden of their tuition.
https://studysoup.com/scholarship

Here's some information that may be helpful...

About the Future Innovators Scholarship Program
Equal access to education is one of the main pillars of StudySoup's values. To further propagate access to education for all, StudySoup recently announced a $2,000 scholarship for outstanding students enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities.

Who is eligible:
Any legal U.S. resident at least eighteen (16) years old who meets one of the following criteria:
  • Currently attending high school
  • Currently attending an accredited university or college (undergraduate and graduate students are both eligible)

How to apply:
Follow this link to the application form: https://studysoup.com/scholarship

You'll need to submit 3 short writing segments to be considered for this scholarship.

About StudySoup
StudySoup is a Peer-to-Peer Learning Marketplace that connects top students in the class with those who need a little help. Top students can upload their notes, and study guides to the StudySoup Marketplace, and their peers can purchase those study materials, earning the seller a sweet income.

Deadline
Fall: November 1st 2016
Spring: May 1st 2017

Would you mind adding this new scholarship as a link on your site? This is where they can apply.

Feel free to reach-out directly to me with questions!
Stephanie

Saturday, April 30, 2016

2016 DCA Health Fair

       You're Invited to 2016 DCA Health Fair !

Learn

Wellness Fair is the free admission public event in Lanham, MD.
 The DCA Healthy & Wellness Fair offers something for every age and every interest and engages, entertains, educates and empowers families to take actions and make choices to be healthier.

Connect

Network with area community leaders and discussion with health professionals!


Engage

The DCA Healthy & Wellness Fair will connect you with community resources to help you reach your health and wellness goals!


DCA Healthy & Wellness Fair features:
Health Screenings
Moon Bounce for kids
Health and Wellness corner
Healthy Homes and Healthy Neighborhoods
Sports and Coaching Corner by DCA Active
Product Demonstrations... and more!


URGENT CALL: Aleppo Is Burning



##URGENT CALL##

Vigil for Aleppo as part of a world wide protest
5PM, April 30th in front of the Whitehouse.
Wear your red t-shirts and join us

‪#‎AleppoIsBurning‬
‫#‏حلب_ﺗﺤﺘﺮﻕ‬


Also, please take few seconds to send a letter to your congressman. It takes only few clicks and your message will be automatically generated and sent:

"Strange Fruit Redux?: The Perils of Young Black Boys in Early Childhood” Documentary Event


The Bowie State University Chapters of  
Psi Chi International Honor Society,
Golden Key I
nternational Honour Society and
 
invite you to a special film premier and community discussion of the new documentary,
"
Strange Fruit Redux?: The Perils of Young Black Boys in Early Childhood”.
next Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2:00pm - 3:30pm

BSU Student Center Theater
BSU has invited the film's writer and director, Dr. Hakim Rashid (author and professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies at Howard University), to showcase his intriguing and timely documentary on the disparities between the social, cultural and educational experiences of young African-American boys (Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd grade).
The premiere will be followed by a community discussion with Dr.
Rashid and other special guests.
Light refreshments will be provided following the event!

This event is open to the campus community and public.  It is also free, but space is limited and RSVP is strongly encouraged.
Click
here to RSVP.
If the image above is not visible on your device, click the link below to watch a sneak peek:
 

The Exiled Palestinians: An evening with Mariam Fathalla and Amena Ashkar

NASA Job Vacancies

Welcome to the Goddard Space Flight Center Vacancy Listing!!
As a service to the Center, the Office of Human Capital Management provides Goddard civil servant employees a listing of vacancy announcements opening at Goddard.  To view all vacancy announcements currently open, visit NASA JOBS. Please click on any of the vacancy announcement links below for the full vacancy information.

GODDARD VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT HAVE OPENED DURING THE TIME PERIOD OF
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016 – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016



The following vacancies are open to GSFC federal employees:

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16C0152
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-1102-12/13
Code: 210
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/12/2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16C0153
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-0501-12
Code: 201
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/12/2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16C0154
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-0505-14
Code: 407
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/05/2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16C0155
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-0301-9/11
Code: 240
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/12/2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16C0157
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-0861-15/15
Code: 371
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/12/2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16C0158
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-2003-11
Code: 273
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/12/2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16C0159
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-1301-13
Code: 610
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/12/2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16C0160
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-0801-15
Code: 407
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/12/2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16C0161
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-0855-14/15
Code: 564
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/12/2016


The following vacancy is open to federal employees & former federal employees eligible for reinstatement, or individuals eligible for non-competitive appointments (such as: Schedule A and VEOA)

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16C0162
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-0501-9
Code: 155.1
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/05/2016


The following vacancies are open to all U.S. Citizens:

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16D0038
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-1301-13
Code: 611
Duty Station: New York, NY
Closing Date: 05/12/2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16D0044
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-0501-9
Code: 155.1
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/05/2016

Vacancy Announcement Number: GS16I0009
Pay Plan, Series, and Grade: GS-0899-2/3/4/5
Code: 544 and 545
Duty Station: Greenbelt, MD
Closing Date: 05/02/2016


If you would like to receive email notifications for vacancy announcements throughout NASA, we encourage you to use the “saved search” feature provided by USA Jobs.  Before creating a “saved search”, applicants must set up a USA Jobs account.  Follow the USAJOBS instructions to complete the process.  If you have questions regarding vacancy announcements, please contact OHCM at 301-286-3691.



The following are other career enhancing opportunities currently available through the Goddard Opportunities Bulletin Board System website.  Please note that these opportunities can change daily. For recent updates, click on the Goddard Opportunities Bulletin Board System link.


These announcements are only open to current civil service employees:

No: 16-0068
Code: 440
Category: Engineering General Technical
Closing Date: 05/12/2016

No: 16-0070
Category: All
Closing Date: 05/04/2016

No: 16-0072
Code: 490
Category: Engineering General Technical
Closing Date: 05/05/2016

No: 16-0074
Category: All
Closing Date: 05/20/2016

No: 16-0075
Category: All
Closing Date: 05/20/2016

No: 16-0076
Category: All
Closing Date: 05/20/2016

No: 16-0077
Category: All
Closing Date: 05/20/2016

No: 16-0078
Category: All
Closing Date: 05/20/2016

No: 16-0079
Category: All
Closing Date: 05/20/2016

No: 16-0080
Category: All
Closing Date: 05/20/2016

No: 16-0081
Code: 613
Category: Science
Closing Date: 04/27/2016

No: 16-0082
Category: Engineering General Technical
Closing Date: 05/12/2016

No: 16-0083
Code: 660
Category: All
Closing Date: 04/29/2016

No: 16-0084
Category: All
Closing Date: 05/20/2016

No: 16-0085
Code: 370
Category: Engineering Technical
Closing Date: 05/10/2016

No: 16-0086
Code: 610.W
Category: Science
Closing Date: 05/04/2016



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