Ashworth College Delivers Online Education to Caribbean

Ashworth College has expanded its partnership with Education for Advancement (EFA). As part of the relationship, Ashworth College will be funding more than 20 one-year online college degree scholarships for residents of 18 Caribbean countries that are currently serviced by EFA.

Ashworth and EFA have delivered career-relevant online degree programs to the Caribbean since 2007. The partnership provides students with an accredited, online learning model as well as a physical presence in key Caribbean markets. The latter affords students the added advantage of engaging in local inductions, study groups, workshops and faculty visits.

Gary Keisling, Ashworth College Chairman and CEO said, “With EFA, Ashworth has the opportunity to expand its Caribbean footprint by offering more residents an affordable, quality, online education. In addition to our Associate degree programs, we also offer a range of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs that are relevant to the major industries in this area, such as banking, finance, construction management and tourism.”

Caribbean residents have the opportunity to apply for one-year scholarships in one of Ashworth College’s Associate or Bachelor’s Degree programs during the 2010-2011 academic year. The scholarships have a combined value of $50,000. Scholarship recipients will have access to Ashworth College’s entire catalog of self-paced degree courses which include business, accounting, finance, early childhood education, construction management and criminal justice.

Read more about Ashworth College educating students in the Caribbean.

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Parent’s College Survival Guide

Are you a parent? Do you have a teen who is going of to college this fall?

Check out StudentAdvisor’s Parent’s Survival Guide – it provides tips and information to help you deal with this exciting transition period in your child’s life! There is also tons of information available about financial aid and how to juggle college expenses.

Start reading today!

‘Smart Mouth Girl’ Contest

Clean Start (TM) by Dermalogica, a line young adult-friendly skin care essentials, is launching its new Smart Mouth Girls program.

They are looking for up to ten young women between the ages of 16-25 to be the brand’s ambassadors.

The contest, which requires posting a video on the brand’s website, is currently live and ends on August 31.

  • Selected Smart Mouth Girls will receive a $500 Clean Start product Starter Pack, containing skin care supplies for the Smart Mouth Girl and a best friend.
  • Each Smart Mouth Girl also receives a Flip-camera, to document testimonials and other content for their blogs.
  • Smart Mouth Girls receive student pricing on product purchases, quarterly product packages, and have the opportunity to apply for a 6-week paid marketing scholarship or internship.

For more information regarding the Smart Mouth Girl program please visit http://cleanstart.dermalogica.com/smart_mouth_girl.html.

AT&T Campus Challenge Scholarship

The AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge is a national contest that invites college students to design the next generation of e-learning mobile applications that demonstrate usability, quality, innovation, utility, and marketability.

The 2010 contest started March 1. Deadline for all received applications is September 15, 2010.

  • There will be five finalists, and then three overall winners.
  • The top five finalists’ schools will receive complimentary memberships to AT&T’s Developer Program.
  • The Grand Prize Winner(s) of the contest will be presented with a $10,000 scholarship either as an individual or team, receive a mobile device of choice per entrant and be invited to participate on the 2011 AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge Judging Committee.
  • Additionally, the two runners-up will receive a $5,000 scholarship, given to the individual or divided among the team members, as well as a mobile device of choice for each entrant.

For more information, official contest rules, and application forms for the AT&T Big Mobile on Campus Challenge, please visit: http://bigmobileoncampus.wireless.att.com/.

Aviation Scholarship

The Michele Marks-McCormick Memorial Scholarship honors pilot and flight instructor Michele Marks-McCormick.

Visit the Cape Cod Foundation for more information on this Aviation Scholarship.

Deadline is September 23, 2010

Greek Scholarship

The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund gives students of Greek descent scholarships.

To date over $1.5 million has been awarded to more than 600 Greek American Students.

Applicants must:

  • be between the ages of 17 and 25 as of May 2011
  • be enrolled in an accredited college or university, as graduate or undergraduate students, for the 2011 – 2012 academic year

Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2011

Click here for the application form.

For more information visit The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund’s website.

Must-Read Internship Guide

Finding an internship is one of the toughest challenges for colleges students in today’s economy.

Check out this digital magazine, “Guide to Internships”

Internships are a great way to gain experience in your particular field of interest, to gain real working experience, and to expand your network of contacts.

Discovering New Scholarships with Google Scholar Alerts

Looking for scholarships? Google Scholar Alerts can help you out.

We’ve been tracking scholarships using Google Alerts for a long time. Google Alerts are actually quite handy. You can set up a Google Alert for any query, and Google will automatically email you a list of all new hits for that query. Google Alerts, however, pull from Google’s entire index- and don’t always provide us with relevant information.

A recent article, “Automating Research with Google Scholar Alerts,” suggests taking advantage of Google’s new Scholar Alert feature for research. Google Scholar Alerts pull results only from scholarly literature —”articles, theses, books, abstracts,” and other resources from “academic publishers, professional societies, “online repositories, universities,” and other scholarly websites. Scholar Alerts seem like a much better tool for research, and especially for discovering new scholarships.

You can set up Google Scholar Alerts to track scholarships on your own. It’s really easy! Both Google and Resource Shelf offer instructions on how to set them up. If you happen to discover a scholarship that we have yet to find, please post a comment and let us know!  We’ll be sure to feature your new find.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Starting today, July 1, 2010, the government will launch the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants.

These grants award students who are not eligible for a Pell Grant, but whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

Visit the Student Aid on the Web website for more information on the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.