Denver Scholarship Foundation scholar comes full circle

DENVER — Making college a possibility for thousands of Denver Public School students is the mission of the Denver Scholarship Foundation, which is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this month.

That’s 15 years of Denver students showing what they can do when given the opportunity.

One of the first scholars from 15 years ago, Derrek Sandoval, has been a success story that has come full circle.

“At a very young age, my parents instilled in me you are going to college,” Sandoval said. “We don’t know what that looks like or how we’re going to pay for it, but it’s something

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Governor Hochul Announces First Round of Winners for New ‘Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate’ Vaccine Incentive Program for 5- To 11-Year-Olds to win a Full SUNY or CUNY Scholarship

Today, Governor Hochul announced 10 winners of New York’s “Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate” vaccine incentive program. The Governor also personally called several parents to share her congratulations that their child would be able to attend SUNY or CUNY on scholarship.  

“The ‘Vaccinate, Educate, Graduate’ program provides the life-changing opportunity for young New Yorkers to win free tuition to a SUNY or CUNY college or university,” Governor Hochul said. “As we enter the holiday season and the risk of transmission increases, it is absolutely critical that we stay vigilant. The vaccine is the surest way to keep you and your loved

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Full stop for apostrophes as experts warn the punctuation mark is history

Over 30 years the apostrophe’s use has noticeably declined, according to the biggest ever study of spoken and written language at Lancaster University

Apostrophes, first learnt in school, could be a thing of the past

In the world of puncutation little provokes as much passion as the apostrophe…. but experts say it could soon be a thing of the past.

Over 30 years its use has noticeably declined, according to the biggest ever study of spoken and written language.

Researchers from Lancaster University looked at 100million words to analyse trends.

“The most striking thing

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7 Tips For How To Get A Full College Scholarship

Paying for college without student loans is challenging, to say the least. The good news is that many colleges and universities offer full-tuition and full-ride scholarships to eligible students. Full-tuition scholarships cover tuition and fees, while full-ride scholarships often include tuition and fees, textbooks, room and board and other expenses. Here are some tips to help you get a scholarship that will cover most, if not all, of your educational expenses.

7 tips for getting a full-ride scholarship

Whether you aim for a full-ride or full-tuition scholarship, you could save yourself from taking out tens of thousands of dollars in

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New monuments app aims to tell ‘full history of Richmond’

RICHMOND, Va. — Just days after the statue of Robert E. Lee was taken down from Monument Avenue, Richmond Public School launched a new augmented reality historic walking tour that aims to showcase untold stories of Black resilience in Richmond.

The “Monumental Conversations” app was a collaboration between RPS, various Richmond museums, local community members, and RPS students, who helped design the app. Although the launch event was scheduled prior to the date of the statue removal, officials said the timing was important to highlight the ongoing conversation about under-told stories of Richmond’s past.

“It’s about telling the full history

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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.


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Trump’s political operation paid more than $4.3 million to Jan. 6 organizers but questions remain about the full extent of its involvement

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Former President Donald Trump’s political operation reported paying more than $4.3 million to people and firms that organized the Jan. 6 rally since the start of the 2020 election. However, questions remain about the full extent of the Trump campaign’s involvement in the “Save America” rally on the day of the Capitol attack as a House select committee’s sweeping requests attempt to shine some light on that day’s events.

On Friday, the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol sent letters requesting information from 15 social

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Spelling bee winner Zaila Avant-garde is offered full scholarship at LSU, Southern University | Education

The Louisiana teen who won this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee was offered full-ride scholarships to LSU and Southern University on Saturday.

In one of his first acts as LSU president, William Tate offered the scholarship Saturday morning to Zaila Avant-garde, the Harvey 14-year-old who won the bee.

Update: Three Louisiana schools — including the Louisiana Community and Technical College System — offered scholarships to Zaila Avant-garde

Ray L. Belton, Southern University president-chancellor, then tweeted Saturday evening that he would not only offer her a scholarship but also create a “Zaila Day” at the school.

A Southern University spokesperson clarified

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New York State’s newest vaccine incentive offers full scholarship for 50 young people


(WIVB) — Fifty New Yorkers between the ages 12 to 17 could graduate debt-free thanks to the State’s “Get a Shot to Make your Future” program.

Governor Cuomo announced this latest vaccine incentive this week, saying those in that age group can enter into a random prize drawing when they get their vaccine. If chosen, they’ll receive a full scholarship, including room and board, to any SUNY or CUNY school.

This comes as the national student loan debt continues to climb. Currently, more

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As economy fully reopens, downtown merchants struggle to achieve full staffing

GREAT BARRINGTON — As the commercial hub of southern Berkshire County, downtown Great Barrington enjoys a special status that can be a blessing or a curse. Right now, downtown merchants are facing down the curse of the pandemic: trying to find workers as COVID-related restrictions ease and the busy summer season approaches.

Earlier this week, Gov. Charlie Baker announced that, as of May 29, which is the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and sooner than expected, almost all COVID-19 restrictions will come to an end. That weekend will also be the first for the expanded version of Great Barrington’s

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