Scholarship

Beyonce, Jay-Z Partner With Tiffany’s for Scholarship Fund

Be good indeed. Beyoncé and Jay-Z, coming off the heels of their About Love campaign with Tiffany & Co., announced on Thursday (Sept. 9) that their charities BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation have partnered with the luxury jewelry brand to launch the About Love Scholarship program.

Together, they have pledged $2 million in scholarship funding to Historically Black Colleges and Universitites — also known as HBCUs — to help students who are pursuing studies in history, communications, or the arts. The scholarship will be award to five colleges that are both private and public. The selected schools are

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Minnesota man killed on 9/11 honored with scholarship

Tom Burnett Jr. died fighting the hijackers on United Airlines Flight 93, and his family is honoring his legacy 20 years after the attack.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The family of a man born in Bloomington is honoring his life and remembering his death 20 years after he died on September 11, 2001. 

Thomas E. Burnett Jr. was on United Airlines Flight 93 when it was hijacked and eventually crashed into a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing everyone on board.

A sculpture honoring Burnett was dedicated on the first anniversary of 9/11, and is located inside the Nordstrom Court on Level

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9/11 scholarship fund to raise another $25m as number of victims’ children grows

A scholarship fund created in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to benefit children of victims has set a new fundraising target of $25million as the number of students needing support continues to grow.

The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund is the largest fund for children whose parents were killed or left permanently disabled in the attacks, reports the New York Times.

The fund, founded by former president Bill Clinton and former senator Bob Dole, raised more than $100 million in its first year alone to help support students through postsecondary education.

To date the fund has raised

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WTOVWheeling Park High School freshman wins 4-year scholarship through Babydog SweepstakesA Wheeling Park High School freshman won't have to worry about student loans down the road. On Monday morning, Rocco DiGiandomenico won a …3 days ago

WTOVWheeling Park High School freshman wins 4-year scholarship through Babydog
SweepstakesA Wheeling Park High School freshman won’t have to worry about student
loans down the road. On Monday morning, Rocco DiGiandomenico won a …3 days ago… Read More

Scholarship In Memory Of Pilot Awarded To Young Aviator | News, Sports, Jobs

Lisa Jukes, founder of the Alan D. Fuller Memorial Flying Scholarship, is pictured with 2021 scholarship winner Gavin Swanson. The scholarship is in memory of Fuller, who died in a plane crash in November 2020.
P-J photo by Katrina Fuller

The first disbursement from the Alan D. Fuller Memorial Flying Scholarship program has been awarded to Gavin Swanson, who is working toward his certified flight instructor rating.

The scholarship program was established by Lisa Jukes as a memorial to the late Fuller, who died in a plane crash Nov. 1, 2020, along with Valerie Holmes and Linda Edwards near the

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Albemarle High School student awarded $50,000 scholarship for dry macular degeneration discovery

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) – A 16-year-old student at Albemarle High School is being recognized with a $50,000 scholarship for her discovery to treat a common disease that causes blindness.

Meenakshi Ambati has been researching macular degeneration for years. Her project found that fluoxetine, a commonly used anti-depressant drug, could be repurposed to treat the disease that impacts 200 million people worldwide.

“I’ve been working on this project for several years now, I’ve been working on summers weekends and after school,” Ambati said.

Ambati is one of 20 scholarship winners in the 2021 Davidson Fellows Scholarship Program.

“I’m really

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Local Princeton student wins “Do It for Babydog” full ride scholarship

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) — Students at Princeton Middle School are getting COVID-19 vaccination motivation from West Virginia’s first dog.

The new, second round of the ‘Do It for Babydog’ vaccine incentive sweepstakes is wrapping up its first week of surprise visits and gift giving from Governor Jim Justice and the beloved sweepstakes mascot, Babydog.

One lucky Princeton Middle School student reaping the rewards of getting vaccinated, by winning a four-year, full ride scholarship to any public school or university in West Virginia.

Seventh grader and aspiring scientist, Jeremiah Harding, now equipped to chase those dreams at the collegiate level.

“I

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Eli Drinkwitz announces Mizzou walk-on LB is now on scholarship

Sydney Hunte | 7 days ago

Thursday was a big day for Missouri linebacker Chance May.

After walking on to the program under Barry Odom in 2017, May was primary used as a depth option during his tenure with the Tigers, seeing some time in 2019 against Southeast Missouri.

On Thursday, he received some big news as head coach Eli Drinkwitz announced that the linebacker from Kansas City, Mo. had been placed on scholarship.

Drinkwitz posted the video to his Twitter account:

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