Bumpers College Tops $1 Million in Scholarship Funding for First Time

Abby Taylor

Over the last five years, 70 percent of students who apply and complete the application process have been offered at least one scholarship.

The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences has reached a milestone by offering more than $1 million in scholarships for the first time.

According to Project Director for Scholarships, Development and External Relations Heather Parks, the college and its nine units made $1,035,000 million in scholarship funding available to students for 2021-22.

A total of 576 scholarships were offered to 368 different students. On the college level, the Dean’s

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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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Whitmer announces the $2 million winner, plus scholarship winners of MI vaccine lottery

Today, the final eight winners of the 30 prizes of $50,000, the nine four-year college scholarship winners who received vaccines and the $2 million grand prize winner of the MI Shot To Win Sweepstakes were announced.

“Thanks to the efforts of so many, and every Michigander who got their shot, the MI Shot To Win Sweepstakes has been a success,” said Whitmer in a video posted to Facebook announcing the final sweepstakes winners. “Every public health expert will tell you the middle of the summer always shows lower vaccination rates than any other time of year. In June, for example, … Read More

Donald Trump’s political organization raised $82 million in first half of 2021

Trump’s fundraising haul speaks to his continued ability to raise money from small-dollar donors online, as he trumpets baseless claims that election fraud led to his loss last year.

Trump’s team said 3.2 million contributions flowed into the former President’s political committees during the first six months of the year.

In a statement, Trump once again complained of a “stolen” election and cited the donations as a sign that millions of Americans “share my outrage and want me to continue to fight for the truth.”

Trump’s fundraising apparatus includes two political action committees: Save America, a leadership PAC, and the … Read More

Two Northern Kentucky teens win full-ride scholarships in ‘Shot at a Million’ vaccine lottery

Two Northern Kentucky teenagers — an Owenton boy with football dreams and a Ft. Michell boy hoping for a normal school year with friends — won college scholarships Friday in Kentucky’s second “Shot at a Million” lottery.

The lottery, which is only enterable by Kentuckians vaccinated against COVID-19, awarded five scholarships to teenagers and one $1 million jackpot to Ginger Schultz, a Louisville woman who got the shot for her 85-year-old mother’s sake.

The scholarship winners were:

  • Shelby Anderson of Louisville
  • Isabella Brozak of Crestwood
  • T.J. Ponder of Owenton
  • Reese Johnson of Harrodsburg
  • Julian Sandberg of Ft. Mitchell

“When I

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Beechwood High School student wins Kentucky ‘Shot At A Million’ Scholarship

A Beechwood High School student has won one of Kentucky’s “Shot At A Million” scholarship drawings. 

Julian Sandberg, 13, of Fort Mitchell, is one of five students who won scholarships in the July 29 drawing, according to Gov. Andy Beshear. 

Julian thanked Beshear for the opportunity and his parents for getting him vaccinated. 

He said the experience of winning is “surreal.” He said he got the vaccine because he was was “sick of having to wear masks” and missed seeing his friends. 

“I just wanted everything to be normal again,” he said at the press conference. 

Julian’s mom Maria Sanders

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Goodyear to fund $1.6 million in scholarships at the University of Akron

Goodyear is funding 15 full scholarships at the University of Akron starting this fall as part of a new job readiness program for underserved students.

The Akron tire maker is committing $1.6 million to The Driving Opportunities Scholars Program.

The money will provide full tuition and fees for 15 undergraduates over the next three years. The first five students will be enrolled this fall, the company and university said in a news release. Five more students will be selected in each of the following two years.

Selected freshmen will represent a “wide range of underrepresented communities in the workplace

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BMHS students receive more than $5 million in scholarships | Local News

BELOIT—Many of Beloit Memorial High School’s (BMHS) graduating seniors are poised for a bright future with little to no student loan debt.

More than $5 million in scholarship offerings have been awarded to the BMHS class of 2021.

“It is always exciting to see the number of scholarships awarded to our students,” said BMHS Principal Emily Pelz. “In our Academy model, we offer rigorous course selections, leadership opportunities, internships, job shadows, sports, arts, clubs, and more. These experiences allow our students the opportunity to create a future for themselves.”

The universities and colleges offering scholarships included Amherst, Brown, Stanford, Marquette,

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AOPA awards $1.1 million to 2021 scholarship winners

This marks the most funds the AOPA Foundation has distributed through scholarships in one year. Since 2012, the AOPA Foundation has awarded nearly $4 million in scholarships.

“We are thrilled with our generous donors and the impact they are making for these scholarship winners,” said AOPA Foundation Executive Director Melissa Rudinger. “High schoolers are able to get an early start in aviation, aviation teachers can gain a better understanding of the material they teach by learning to fly, others can continue their primary training, and already certificated pilots can work on higher ratings and certificates.”

The Ray Foundation, established by

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Raleigh twins earn $1 million in scholarships, accepted into 15 universities ::

— A pair of 17-year-old twins from Enloe Magnet High School are making quite a name for themselves. Not only did the siblings earn more than one million dollars in scholarships, they were accepted into 15 college institutions.

Despite the challenges of an unprecedented school year, twins Reagan and Ricardo Razon are preparing to close their high school chapter on June 12 – and have multiple big opportunities on their horizon.

Ever since they could learn to read and write, the sky was the limit, according to the twins. Now, the teenage

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