Dalai Lama Fellows awards highly competitive, yearlong Fellowships with a project grant of up to $10,000 to students at select universities and colleges worldwide. Fellows design and launch ambitious, mentored Compassion-in-Action projects in one or more of the following areas:
Enhancing understanding and cooperation across peoples and cultures;
Diminishing violence and promoting peace; Helping to alleviate poverty through creative initiatives;…
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Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation scholarships to help low-income moms!
Five (5) awards of up to $2,000 each!
Deadline: WEDNESDAY, August 1!
Applicants must be:
- A mother, at least 17 years of age, with minor children
- Be enrolled in a skills…
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Planned Parenthood 2012 Power Tour: Youth & Policy Institutes for anyone ages 18-24!
Aug. 3-5: Missoula, MT
Aug. 10-12: Houston, TX
Aug. 17-19: Denver,…
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GE Foundation/LULAC Scholarship for minority students who are majoring in business or engineering AND will be sophomores in fall 2012.
Deadline: August 17!
Applicants must be:
• Minority student majoring in business or engineering and pursuing full-time studies leading to a…
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I was going to write this inspiring post about the Olympics, and I still might, but I keep getting interrupted by the growl of my stomach. I am really unable to think of anything else. I can't even formulate this sentence without thinking about food. Food. I've been wanting a burger for quite some time. In-N-Out. Or pizza. Interesting fact: I don't like cheese, so my pizza is pretty much a triangular breadstick; it's unusual but I love it nonetheless. Speaking of breadsticks, I really want…Continue
"The Middle Class Scholarship Act, the Assembly Democrats' proposed program to keep college costs way down for middle income families, will ensure that students, graduates and families can keep more of their hard earned cash and stay out of debt.
The Middle Class Scholarship will be paid for entirely by closing a wasteful out-of-state corporate loophole. This win-win opportunity for middle class families and California's future economy needs your help…Continue
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Hermandad de Sigma Iota Alpha, Inc. $1,500 EXCELEN-SIA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP for college freshmen (HS seniors) and sophomores attending a 4-year university in the United States.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident; Temporary Resident (legalization program); Refugee; asylum; Cuban-Haitian Entrant; or Humanitarian Parolee.
- Have a minimum 2.5 on 4.0 scale if a College Freshman, or a 3.7 on a 4.0 (90…Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on July 18, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments
All day yesterday, all anyone could talk about was the feud between DirecTV and Viacom. To be perfectly honest, I'm not quite sure what the problem between the two is, but I do know Viacom, "a leading global entertainment content company," is pulling 26 channels off the DirecTV network, leaving many customers unsatisfied. Channels like MTV, Nickelodeon, and CMT will no longer be available for DirecTV customers.
I'm not very well-informed on this subject because…Continue
Upcoming 11th annual "Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute" to be held July 20--30, 2012 in Las Vegas, New Mexico and other beautiful areas of Northern NM.
The National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) is still accepting applications from students to participate in our upcoming 11th annual "Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute" to be held …Continue
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Our country's public libraries offer special activities during the summer
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- You don't have to be outdoors to have a fun summer. In fact, some of the most gratifying and enriching activities might happen within the four walls of one of our country's 123,000 …Continue
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"Wearing clothes seems like an easy thing to do each day? Well not for today’s youth. Some youths even believe wearing the ‘wrong’ clothes can lead to social suicide. Statistics* say 77% students have been bullied mentally, verbally, or physically. …Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on June 28, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments
Today is the second day of the Keep It Real Challenge; time to talk about how this issue affects me personally.
My whole life, I've been surrounded with girls and boys saying the same things: "I have to lose weight," "I need to to work out," "I wish my nose looked different," and especially, "I wish I looked like (insert name here)." I myself would say things like that as well. Because we were surrounded by the media yelling at us that no matter what we do we'd never reach…Continue
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I heard about the Keep it Real 3-day challenge and immediately I thought it was a wonderful idea. This is a movement to get magazine editors to stop using Photoshop on models and actresses, transforming them into an unattainable beauty that sets unrealistic expectations for girls and women across the world. Through the use of social networking tools such as Twitter, blogs, and Instagram, the Keep It Real Challenge urges women to get their voice heard and protest the
State Farm® is launching a Celebrate My Drive t-shirt design contest for students age 15 to18-years-old. The winning design will appear on hundreds, if not thousands, of t-shirts across the U.S. and Canada.
Contest guidelines will be posted soon on the Celebrate My…Continue
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In commemoration and celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Park Service (NPS) announces a nationwide art competition in three categories: photography, poetry, and digital short films. The competition is open to students ages 13 to 18 and will be juried by professional artists. Submissions of artistic works are required to explore personal meanings of freedom and relate to nationally significant themes. The first-place winner in each…Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on June 27, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments
I have a wide variety of pet peeves, but I think my biggest one is the disregard that today's society has for proper grammar and correct spelling. On social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, I am ambushed by people not knowing the difference between "your" and "you're," "to" and "too," "they're," "there," and "their." The fact that texting lingo has made it acceptable to substitute "ur" for "your" or "you're" made it incredibly easy for everyone to fall out of the practice of…Continue
Ever since I was little, crafting has always been a favorite hobby of mine. Making Mother's Day gifts or paper flowers to decorate for Cinco de Mayo was what I looked forward to the most during my days in elementary school. As I grew up, my love of crafting came with me. I became obsessed with making jewelry and so I invested in beads, wire, and jump rings so I could make everything my heart desired. My jewelry phase passed, but I still love crafting. I'd much rather make my friends'…Continue
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On the Track to College Webinar with author Mariela Dabbah on June 29th at 10:30 AM EST @Latinosincolleg in…Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on June 25, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments
Janine Gonzalez Scholarship for pre-medical students/graduates who want to take an MCATPreparatory Course for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) that is required to apply to accredited U.S. Medical Schools.
DEADLINE (not postmark): July 6!
- Must be a…
Added by Cynthia Amaya on June 22, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments
One thing about college I'm wary about is finding roommates that won't fill my life with drama. Unfortunately, (most) girls love and thrive in drama. I've always known this, but I was never so sure of it until my first year in college. I didn't know anyone in College Station and had to live with three girls I didn't know; "potluck roommates," it was called. I immediately any of my three roommates, but I dismissed it because I tend to get horrible first impressions of people in…Continue