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Secrets, Chokeholds, and the Sprouting of Wings: Latina Writer Sparkles

Melanie Bishop | Posted 09.12.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

My reading life was enriched last week with the discovery of Vanessa Martir's blog. Wordpress featured one of her posts in their Freshly Pressed column. I followed the link, read "Rationalizing the Privacies We Invade," and then kept on reading, as hours passed by. Martir's is a voice I want to keep listening to.

Life Lessons Learned During The Back-To-School Season

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

In February 2006, I started over with an empty refrigerator, two children, two months of outstanding mortgage payments and $120.00.

The Overachiever's Guide to Freshman Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 09.02.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement.

New Koch, Same as the Old Koch

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Don't be fooled by the recent USA Today column in which Charles Koch, a man who made billions while trampling workers' rights, shares his supposed deep concern for working families, young people and the disadvantaged.

Black Colleges Face Hard Choices On $25 Million Koch Donation

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United...

Now Is the Time to Equip the Next Generation of STEM Leaders and Innovators

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

Not only are they embarking on careers that will lead to innovative developments in American industries, but this new class of scholarship recipients is evolving the face of STEM. Half are the first in their family to attend college. More than half are female. And minorities make up the majority.

Dave Jamieson

United Negro College Fund Pilloried Over Koch Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the largest labor unions in the country is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund over the storied scholarship grou...

I Graduated College With No Debt -- and a $10,000 Refund

LearnVest | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
LearnVest

I was awarded more scholarship money than the cost of attendance, and as a result, received refund checks back each semester, totaling over $10,000 in the last two years of my college career.

How to Help America's Vets and Heroes Right Now

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I figure, the least we can do is give back. These charities do some really innovative work to support vets, and other American heroes.

As a Scholarship Student, This Is How I See Barnard's Campus

Koko Jaeger | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Koko Jaeger

The reason we have the luxury of barfing in the elevator at midnight, but finding it pristine in the morning is because someone mops that floor with bleach in the wee hours until all that's left is the hilarious memory of debauchery.

Often Forgotten, Middle Class Students Get a Scholarship All Their Own

Alexandra Rice | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

As costs for housing, food and gas rise, and the overall economy is sluggish, middle class families are feeling the pinch, making costly tuition out of reach for some. However, a new scholarship available in the fall promises to cut colleges costs for these families.

Financial Aid Doesn't Always Mean Free

Alexandra Rice | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

The term encapsulates two types of aid: One that is free (grants and scholarships) and one that has to be paid back (loans).

From Days of Auld Langdell: Crisis and Reform in Modern Legal Education

Harold Lloyd | Posted 06.25.2014 | College
Harold Lloyd

An odd Victorian bears much responsibility for the current crisis in legal education. After practicing law for fifteen years, Christopher Columbus Lan...

Teaching Filmmaking to Burmese Refugee Students Was an Eye-opening Experience

Lila Igram | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

We achieve success at Connecther.org when our stakeholders achieve success. Azmina Karim, a young woman from Bangladesh who is passionate about uplifting the voices of women and girls in her country, is one such stakeholder.

A Twin-Win Situation

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.07.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the year since my precious little granddaughter was born, during which time she has become smarter and more mature than I am, even though I am cons...

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

Scholarship Scams You Can't Afford To Ignore

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Katie Jenkins, Napervill...

Radically Peaceful: Humanizing Oakland's Youth

Lila Igram | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

Young men and women all over the world should be in charge of telling their own stories.

Struggling to Change What You're Given

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Seventeen-year-old Theresa Tran is one of this year's winners of the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio's Beat the Odds® scholarships after overcoming tough odds including physical disability, the death of a beloved sibling, and a father who suddenly abandoned the family.

6 Ways To Diversify Your Intern Hires

Ashley Mosley | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
Ashley Mosley

A more diverse class of interns means you'll gain access to unique perspectives, build a better reputation, and most importantly, develop an inclusive company culture.

Athletic Scholarships Carry More Benefits Besides A College Degree

AP | EDDIE PELLS and NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Playing football at Michigan got Joe Holland more than an education. It got him a job. Two, in fact....

Top 10 Scholarships For African American Students

Dallas Weekly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

The new year is here, and it's time for students to get back to work. This year, more than $50 billion dollars will be given away in scholarships, and...

A $10,000 Scholarship for College-Bound High School Girls -- The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.25.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In a recent blog post, How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter, I wrote about the affordability of attending a women's college. Hi...

The Humbug Factor

Patricia McGuire | Posted 02.22.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

In this season of giving, let's call out the "humbug factor" that degrades the moral value of charitable gifts as merely self-serving gestures.

Can the United States Afford to Let Engineering Degrees Cost More for Its Students?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 01.31.2014 | College
Sreedhar Pillai

Among the many ideas formulated to solve this problem, one of the most popular for discussion has been the suggestion that certain degrees should cost more than others. However, just how would such a proposal affect higher-education?