Hawaiian teen uses money from recycling to fund college scholarships

Where some people see trash, Genshu Price sees opportunity.

Price, 13, lives on Oahu, and is the founder of Bottles4College. Through the program, Price takes cans and bottles that he finds littering parks and beaches, recycles them, and puts the money aside for college scholarships. He started Bottles4College three years ago to raise money for his college fund, but decided he also wanted to boost other students in need of assistance. 

“We’re helping the environment by recycling,” Price told The Associated Press. “We’re helping education by providing scholarship funds for Hawaii kids and inspiring them to want to get

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Kansas City Southern, Louisiana college partner on women’s scholarship program for skilled trades

Railroad, Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College offer two-year scholarship program

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Kansas City Southern Lines logoSHREVEPORT, La. — Kansas City Southern will partner with Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College for the railroad’s Skilled Trade Women’s Scholarship Program, to fund the education and training of three women in one of several areas: diesel, electrician, industrial maintenance technology, industrial instrumentation and electrical technician, or welding.

The first scholarship has been awarded to Leah Nichole Ellis, who participates in the college’s welding program.

“The goal of this scholarship program is to increase awareness of the excellent job opportunities

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Special Scholarships

Devi Bhargava Scholarship – International Student

One $500 scholarship will be awarded each academic year to an eligible student visa holding international student at Madison College. This student must not only meet all eligibility criteria but must also embody the humanitarian and international characteristics that were an integral part of Devi Bhargava’s life and work.

International Student Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to F-1 visa holders once per year with an application deadline of March 31 for a Spring semester award.

The International Student Foundation Scholarship has been made possible by the Madison College Foundation, which has

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Maui Federal Credit Union Announces 2021 College Scholarship Recipients

July 23, 2021, 11:21 AM HST
* Updated July 23, 11:26 AM

Photos Courtesy of Maui Federal Credit Union

Maui Federal Credit Union CEO and president Clayton Fuchigami announced $1,000 higher-education scholarships were awarded to three credit union members who were chosen during a random drawing.

The recipients and their respective university programs are:

  • Jerome Butac, Pacific University, Applied Sciences
  • Mary Jicel Butac, UH Maui College, Nursing
  • Kainalu Yoshida, Seattle University, Biology

“It’s been a tough year and we wanted to continue helping our members reach their higher education goals,” Fuchigami said.

Maui FCU’s Higher Education Scholarship Program is open

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Columbia College celebrates launch of Nadria Wright memorial scholarship



Columbia College is celebrating the launch of the Nadria Leeann Wright Memorial Nursing Scholarship Wednesday, nearly two years after her death.

Wright was shot and killed in September 2019 amidst a wave of gun violence in Columbia. She was the seventh person that year to die from gun violence. In March, a judge sentenced Javion Lawhorn to seven years in prison in connection with her death.

At the time of her death, 18-year-old Wright was a freshman nursing student at Columbia College. Now, Wright’s namesake scholarship will serve students in the same degree path.

The need-based

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Local couple gift Blinn College with scholarship

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Britt and Errin Bullard have created a Blinn College Scholarship that will benefit students in the Bryan Independent School District.

The Bullards are gifting $1,500 annually to the Blinn College Foundation. The scholarship will be for academics or workforce training and will go to a Bryan ISD graduate who is a first-generation college student.

“First-generation students have the greatest needs, the greatest obstacles, and the greatest opportunities for advancement,” Britt Bullard said. “We are pleased to help these students as they get their start at Blinn College.”

The Foundation oversees approximately 300 endowed scholarships.

“I’m continually

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Maryland unveils college scholarship lottery to get teens vaccinated

Maryland will offer full-ride college scholarships as an incentive to get teenagers vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced Wednesday. 

The VaxU Scholarship Promotion will offer $50,000 scholarships, or the equivalent of full tuition and fees for a public four-year college or university, to 20 vaccinated students between the ages of 12 and 17. 

Beginning July 12 and running for eight weeks, two winners will be randomly selected each Monday. On Labor Day, four additional winners will be selected. 

Hogan said the winners will receive a Maryland 529 Prepaid College Trust contract, which locks in today’s tuition rates for

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Vaccinated Maryland youth eligible for $50K college scholarship

A shot in the arm could lead to a free ride for college-bound Maryland youth.|| COVID-19 updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Get tested | Vaccine Info ||Maryland will award $50,000 college scholarships to randomly selected youth who are vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday afternoon from the University of Maryland campus. The governor said vaccination rates are lagging among young people.”Like with every age group, there are certain people who haven’t gotten around to it. You know, they’re like, ‘I may get it but I just didn’t feel the need.’ And there are others who are just … Read More

Verda Tetteh: High school grad asks $40k scholarship to go to community college student

“I am so very grateful for this. But I also know that I am not the one who needs this the most,” Verda Tetteh, 17, said during the Fitchburg High School graduation ceremony on Friday.

The crowd, made up of her fellow classmates, their families, teachers and school administrators, applauded and cheered Tetteh after she made her announcement.

“When she started speaking on the microphone, I was overwhelmed. I think a lot of people in the stadium were, honestly,” Principal Jeremy Roche said. “I was so moved by her generosity.”

Tetteh, 17, told CNN she plans to study biochemistry at … Read More

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