2011 April 18 - 12:00 am
GRANTS AND GIFTS:
- Northeast Lakeview College, the newest of the five Alamo Colleges in Texas, announced receipt of a grant totaling nearly $600,000 to provide scholarships for mathematics majors. A check $599,098 from the National Science Foundation to fund Mathematics Scholars 2015, a five-year project to increase the number of high-achieving, but financially-needy scholars who will enter the workforce following completion of their degree in mathematics. The project will provide up to $10,000 per year in scholarships for qualifying students. The project will include enrichment activities such as group study sessions, faculty mentors, internships, field trips and university partnerships.MS 2015 scholars will be encouraged to transfer to Texas universities which offer the same NSF scholarship opportunity.
- The family of William T. Smith, owners of Super Bingo, recently presented the Texarkana College Foundation with the fourth installment of an endowed scholarship. The scholarship will be used to help women, 25 years or older, who are returning to higher education to pursue their degrees. Recipients of the William T. and Sue Smith Endowed Scholarship must hold at least a 2.5 GPA and have a financial need as determined by the Texarkana College financial aid office. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, and books for any program at Texarkana College that leads to a certificate or associate degree. The purpose of the Texarkana College Foundation is to solicit and accept gifts to benefit Texarkana College and to promote education and other related activities of the College.
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College aviation student Travis Smith was announced a recipient of a Coastal Empire Professional Aviation Maintenance Association Scholarship. Smith is one of the three students in the state awarded the scholarship. Smith is the second aviation maintenance technology student at Georgia Northwestern Technical College to be awarded a scholarship since the AMT program began in September 2008. The scholarship will provide Smith with the resources he’ll need to complete studies leading to the FAA mechanic certificate examinations, which consist of nine exams altogether — three FAA knowledge exams, three oral exams, and three practical exams.