The NFL and the Pat Tillman Foundation have created the NFL-Tillman Scholarship, which was announced at the Pat Tillman Legacy Summit in Washington, D.C.
With the the NFL-Tillman Scholarship, the NFL will honor an individual who exemplifies Pat Tillman’s enduring legacy of service each year.
The Tillman Foundation supports educational opportunities for veterans and their families. Tillman Military Scholarships are available to veteran and active service members from all branches of the U.S. military who wish to start, finish, or further their education, as well as to dependents and survivors of service members.
Tilman put his professional NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country, after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The Tillman family and friends created the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2004, following Pat’s death while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. The Pat Tillman Foundation was established to carry forward Pat’s legacy of leadership and civic action by supporting future generations of leaders who embody the American tradition of citizen service.
Marriott International and the IFA (International Franchise Association) Educational Foundation are sponsoring the 2010 Minority Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program.
Five $3,000 scholarship awards will be presented annually. The scholarship program recognizes minority students who are enrolled in business, franchising, or entrepreneurial studies.
Applicants must be:
College students enrolled in an accredited college or university
Adult entrepreneurs pursuing Executive Education programs (must have at least five years of business ownership or managerial experience, as well as excellent credentials, including employment experience)
Be considered a member of a minority group: African-American, American-Indian, Hispanic, or Asian-American
The Klingon Language Institute is sponsoring the Kor Memorial Scholarship which recognizes full-time students in a field of language study. This may include French, Spanish, or other general linguistics degrees.
Having a familiarity with Klingon (the language created and used for the ‘Star Trek’ series) is not required, but applicants who are creative and innovative are preferred!
Ben Stein, a contributor for CBS Sunday Morning talks about Accepting Your College Placement.
Some people never get over not being accepted to the college of their dreams.
“As far as I can tell, the men and women who have achieved the most in life in terms of getting to do what they wanted, live a comfortable life, and get recognition for it, did so pretty much without regard to where they went to college,” says Stein.
The US Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a national talent search and skills development program, to find high school and college students who are interested in becoming cybersecurity professionals.
High school students can apply for the USCC Common Knowledge Scholarship. Students must learn as much as they can about the US Cyber Challenge, and then take 2 multiple-choice quizzes online at their website: www.uscyberchallenge.org. Deadline is May 21, 2010.
In New York and California, Security Treasure Hunt competitions are being held for college students who are qualified with cybersecurity skills. The winners of these competitions will attend an all-expenses paid Cyber Challenge Summer camps in 2010, and receive free training from expert cybersecurity professionals. Deadline is midnight on May 20, 2010.
For more information and to register, please visit the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation website.