• 30Jul

    There are a lot of scholarship types available for college students, and one of them is categorized as creative writing scholarships. These educational grants are given to college students who excel in creative writing and literature. If you are a great writer, then one of these scholarships will be yours in no time. All you have to do is to send an application and the required written piece, and you can already choose the university where you want to continue your studies.

    Here are some of the creative writing scholarships available to college students like you:

    Ursinus College provides a stunning $25,000 every year to students who have shown great excellence in creative writing. Once you have been chosen as the recipient, you will be receiving it for four years. Aside from this financial benefit, you will also get the privilege of staying in a dorm owned by the college for free as long as you are the scholar for the J.D Salinger Scholarship.

    NEA Creative Writing Scholarship is said to be the hardest competition among all creative writing awards. This grant for school provides $25,000 every year for four years from the National Endowment of Arts. Unfortunately, you can only join the competition if you already have published written works under literature, fiction, and poetry. This is a national level competition, which means that the best of the best in writing are gathered here to compete for the educational grant.

    The Armistead Maupin Creative Writing Scholarship Fund is a grant for school that is given to college students who are taking liberal arts or creative writing course. Although the amount of the prize is not as massive as the first two, the competition here is a bit easier. All you need is a great written work, and you can already apply. You do not have to be a popular writer with a published work in order to get this educational grant.

    The John Engman Poetry Scholarship is a financial aid that is given to students who excel in poetry. This grant is given to students whose annual family income do not exceed $20,000 and is randomly given to all the applicants. Unlike the NEA Creative Writing, you do not need published materials in order to apply for this financial aid.

    There are a lot of programs that are dedicated in providing financial assistance to students with great writing skills. All you have to do is to look for them, and the Internet is one of the best places to start you search.

  • 29Jul

    Bob Jones University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution in Greenville, South Carolina. The university owns a collection of western religious art that is showcased in its museum and gallery. The art reflects universal and spiritual truths that are Biblically based. The museum and gallery has two locations in town. The main site is on the university campus, located at 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 2-5pm, and parking is free. A satellite facility is located at Heritage Green, on Buncombe St. in downtown Greenville. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 2-5pm. Parking is available in the garage behind Hughes Library.

    The collection of sacred art was begun in the late 1940s by Dr. Robert R. Jones, Jr. The primary focus of the collection is European Old Masters paintings. The works are arranged into galleries which span the 14th through the 19th centuries. The Italian Baroque Renaissance Gallery includes works by Botticelli, Granacci, Tintoretto, and Veronese. The Italian Gothic Gallery features religious paintings dating to the 15th century. The Northern Renaissance Gallery has works by Dutch, Belgian, and German artists including Peter Paul Reubens and Van Dyke. Other galleries include the French Baroque Gallery, the 16th and 17th Century Spanish Gallery, and the smaller 18th and 19th Century Gallery.

    The museum has three other noteworthy collections to see. The Russian Icon Collection includes five icons that once belonged to the Romanoff family, the last of the Russian Tsars. The Bowen Collection of Antiquities has artifacts dating from Biblical times. There are items from other civilizations that influenced the Holy Land, including almost 200 articles from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Syria. There is a Jewish Torah from the 15th century. War Memorial Chapel at Bob Jones University has seven large paintings from the Benjamin West series, The Progress of Revealed Religion. These paintings were originally commissioned for King George III of England for a private chapel.

    The satellite facility at Heritage Green rotates special exhibits from the Bob Jones University art collection as well as exhibits on loan from other museums and private collections. The 2nd floor features interactive learning centers that are child friendly. There are scavenger hunts designed for children ages 5-12 that take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. The hunts will acquaint children with the collection in an entertaining way. Scavenger hunts for older children and adults will help them identify many signs and symbols used in religious artwork.

    The current special exhibition at the Heritage Green facility is Rublev to Faberge: The Journey of Russian Art and Culture to America. Visitors will be introduced to Russias cultural heritage, discover the history of icons, and view Faberges beautiful workmanship. Admission to Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for students. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free.

  • 28Jul

    Science activities can be very effective learning tools if they are properly designed. A properly design science activity will engage students, it will entertain them and it will introduce a science concept in an interesting way. Science activities that are not properly designed will be boring and basically a waste of class time. Below are four tips that will help you to design an effective and fun science activity for your middle school students.

    Tip #1 Make the Activity Active

    The best way to make a science activity more interesting and fun for students is to make it active. Active science activities are going to get students moving and interacting with science tools and concepts. A good example of an active science activity is having the students go outside and to collect data on plant and animal species on the school ground. On the flipside, an inactive science activity is having the student complete a worksheet. As you can see the first activity is going to be more fun for the student because it gives them something novel to do.

    Tip #2 Make the Activity Interesting

    One problem that science teachers have is making science interesting to their middle school students. This age group has all ready developed a set of interests and anything outside that set of interests is basically ignored or thought to be boring or uninteresting. In order for teachers to develop an interesting science activity they will need to find a way to connect the science concept with something that the students are interested in. For example, if the activity is about electronics concepts then the teacher can incorporate remote control vehicles or robots in their activity.

    Tip #3 Make the Activity Relevant

    Another way to get kids engaged in a science activity is to design is so that it is relevant to them. This is a good idea as it helps to show kids that what they are learning about does impact them and their lives. Teachers can link science concepts to what is happening in the world today by using news stories and products in their introduction of the science activity.

    Tip #4 Make the Activity Quick

    Middle school students still have a relatively short attention span, particularly when they are faced with a science activity. Teachers need to make sure that the science activities that they plan do not exhaust students or last longer than the activity can keep their attention. The timing of a science activity generally will be 50 to 75 percent of a single class period for middle school students. Longer activities will need to be a lot of fun or very interesting.

  • 27Jul

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  • 26Jul

    Getting an under graduate and a post-graduate degree is everyones dream, however, there are some people who are unable to secure top marks and fail to pursue their dream education from a reputed college or a well known university. In cases where people really couldnt afford quality higher education due to low scores, there are many universities which have come up with distance education MBA or other bachelor and post graduate degrees.

    Moreover, many top notch universities have also open the door of high quality graduation and post graduation education to the students who fail to score good marks. And, to make all this possible, universities have decreased the minimum percentage of marks required, which is just 60% now to get admission in courses such as electronics engineering, BBA aviation and MBA power management. However, to get admission in world class universities with such low marks, students must have either scored or they need to score minimum at least 60% marks in secondary as well as senior secondary exams.

    And usually, there are only a few courses that cannot be opted for by individuals after completing their schooling, viz. Bachelor of Technology, BDS and MBBS. These are the courses which a student from a science background can opt for, but there is one more glitch. In the Indian education system students having physics, chemistry, biology, and math can get in any of the available courses. But, students having physics, chemistry and math with computer science can never opt for BDS or MBBS as their course choice.

    However, it is totally different in case of Master of Business Administration, as students from any graduation background can easily opt for this course and acquire and hone their management skills. But, there are some specific management courses, which have been started by some leading universities, and those courses cannot be pursued by each and every student, and some of those courses are post graduate management programs are MBA in Information Systems, Infrastructure Management MBA etc.

    Students having an engineering or Bachelor of Science degree are the only ones who can pursue these courses. But to get admission in any of the MBA programs in any of the worlds best universities, students must score or have scored minimum 50% in their 10th, 12th and graduation.

  • 23Jul

    Its always good to heed the voice of experience but in maximum cases it doesnt happen so. It generally gets ignored. But the scenario is not so with the working environment and experience not only matters a lot there but you also get paid for it. This may be the prime reason for growing importance of the life experience degrees. Furthermore you can have an accredited life experience degree as they are now on sale at many online universities. Yes, it may sound corny but you can now buy one for yourself and that too in a straight way from accredited and reputable universities.

    Before heading on for this, its important to have a clear view in your mind about what exactly it means. Literally speaking, life experience degrees relate the experience that you have earned in a particular field through extensive work in your life to a degree. This is just a way of saying that you had the in-field training in that subject but not the formal classes. These degrees are appealing to those persons who want to receive credentials for their skills, sincere work and experience in specific field. The concept of getting life experience credits from reputed universities in exchange of coursework has been there for many years, but was very rare until now.

    In recent times it has become common and one can easily get accredited life experience degrees via online universities. So people who have worked for long time are considering their options for getting one for themselves.

    There are many online universities where this degree is for sale. Even though it takes little time to obtain this degree from traditional colleges you still have to take some tests and prove your skills before its handed over to you. If you wish to skip the hassles of all these then you can directly buy it and get an instant degree online by simply paying the money and you will have it in five days. This option sounds lucrative but may have some glitches. You need to be cautious with the validation of the university because the cyberspace contains scams too and you should check out for both the accreditation of the university and the accrediting organization.

    With accredited life experience degrees for sale at many online universities, you can now have an extra addition in your resume or employee file that will help you to give your career an extra boost, get a higher pay or possibly a promotion.

  • 22Jul

    Everyone knows the history of Bill Gates how he became the richest man in America and the of the world. But he started from no where. We often see in American culture, how rich people forget about the poor once they become rich. But Bill Gates is not one of them. He has given a significant amount of money that he earns back to the noble causes in society. One such cause is education of the underprivileged.
    Bill gates along with his wife Melinda Gates have found a joint Melinda and Bill Gates foundation. This foundation gives many different scholarships to the needy students under the Bill Gates Scholarships. They mostly help out the students from low income families of different ethnic groups like Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics and Asian and Pacific Islanders. There are many different ways they fund for education of the minorities. They give donations to the historically black colleges and other organizations which gives scholarships to minority students.
    In addition to providing funds to other organizations they have their own scholarship program, the Gates Millennium Scholars Program popularly known as Bill Gates scholarships. They give such students Gates Millenium scholarship with a good academic background but it is does not have very strict norms like other scholarships and grants. Even a grade point of 3.3 will make you eligible for this scholarship; some programs may require only a GED or a Bachelors’ degree in case of graduate students.
    You do not necessarily have to be a US national. Even Permanent residents can apply for the Bill Gates scholarship program. This scholarship is aimed to help students from minorities to enter fields like Science, Math, Technology, Engineering and Medicine.
    The Scholarship awards differ depending on the program each student is applying for. But you can expect a few thousand dollars. On an average an undergrad student gets $7000 a year and a grad student get $15000 a year. It may not suffice to pay for the college education for many students. But still the amount will pay off a large chunk of your tuition fees. That is why it is important that you do apply for Gates foundation grants.
    In addition to this scholarship if you can supplement your expenses with a college on campus job or get another scholarship that would pay for your college education and you will be having no student loans after your graduation and peace of mind when studying.
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  • 22Jul

    This year, the Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation will be awarding five Education Support Awards to low income single parents. The awards can amount to $2,000. If you are looking for a scholarship for single moms, you should apply now.

    The deadline for this years applications will be on July 1. Applications will be accepted starting May 1 and all applications should be postmarked prior to July 1. Awardees are expected to use the fund for their living and school expenses for as long as they are enrolled in the program. By September, all awardees will be contacted by email or phone.

    You should check on the criteria first before you submit an application. To qualify, you should be at least 17 years or older, single mother and with small children, enrolled at an accredited program from 2009 to 2010, and enrolled in ESL, skill training, GED program, or an associate/bachelor degree, and should belong to low income families. To qualify as a low income family, you should earn lower than $17,500 (2 family members) or $22,000 (3 family members) or $26,000 (4 family members).

    As you can see, the foundation is quite strict when it comes to the income factor. Aside from the monthly income, the number of family members will also be considered. Just in case you exceed the income amount, there is a decreased chance of obtaining the award, even if youre a single mother.

    Deciding to go back to college is really hard for most single mothers. Most of them are already working full time just to be able to earn money and worse, their income is too low. The only way to improve the financial situation of the family is for the mother to finish her college education.

    After graduation, the mother can look for better and high paying jobs. Thanks to foundations like that of Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation, single mothers have a brighter future ahead of them. They simply have to invest time, effort, and commitment to achieve success.

    Through the scholarship for single moms such as the Education Support Awards, college education is possible. In a few year times, these single mothers will graduate and can land better jobs.

  • 22Jul

    I always think one of the most appealing things of The United States is that US parents are far more open in education. Instead of just talking to their children unilaterally, they pay more attention to the conversation between they and their children.

    It isn’t just for fun to watch US TV shows. Sometimes it is like a kind of experience. Placing myself into the episodes, and feeling some of their education and inspiration that I have never had. Maybe it could make up some of the deficiency in my childhood. But just maybe…

    Like other situation comedies, Modern Family can not escape from common family routine such as trivial home matters, couples conflicts, children growing problems and discords between daughter and stepmother. And although there are fights and conflicts, but every one in the big family loves each other, that the final ending of every episode is always happy.

    Even if the editors keep creating topics, making up scenarios, we can always see through these pieces of facts the American educational culture and daily life. And I am always touched by the episodes and can’t help thinking how it could be if my parents had treated me like these…

    Little Manny ridiculed by his classmates at school. His old stepfather knew that himself was not good at persuasion, so he called his son Mitchell to see meteor showers with him and Manny and try to persuade Manny by the way. Although teased by Manny, Mitchell sat down and told Manny that he had also been ridiculed by others as a child. Sometimes it is very strange that we hated to be isolated at childhood, but almost over one night, suddenly every one wanted to be different. Mitchell did not pretend to be profound, but said the homely words. This really deserves further thought.

    I remember in one episode of Friends, Phoebe said that he doesn’t believe Darwin’s evolution theory. As a paleontologist, Ross felt that he had to persuade Phoebe. But Phoebe said, however, I know the theory of evolution makes sense, but why do I have to believe? Even if there is so much evidence and so many people who believe in it, but is it certainly right? Then Ross scratched his head, didn’t speak any longer, and packed up and left. I think this conveys determination of anti-authority and not blindly following the majority. Althouth this power is quite small and no body support it, but I still stick to my opinion.

  • 20Jul

    They are saying a teacher is that the noblest job of all; for a lecturer’s influence surpasses a lifetime. I couldn’t agree a lot of, without them I simply can’t imagine how things are in the planet today. A tutor will be your mother or a professionally trained one. Nonetheless they definitely made a mark in each of our lives. On Teacher’s Day, I need to grant my academics one thing they really deserve – a sweet treat for all their handwork. Sensible thing I live close to a candy look and sweet hampers were the answer.

    An instructor by profession is someone who provides schooling for others. In an exceedingly school setting, they’re the ones who facilitate learning for the students. They’ll follow standards as mandated by the school or sometimes they follow their passion – one thing that comes out of them naturally. Regardless of their ways, the teachings and learning that we have a tendency to get from them are indispensable. So it is just right if we tend to can offer them one thing back in return. You can allow them to apprehend the importance of their existence by giving them sweet hampers on Lecturers’ Day.

    An educator is transfers what he or she has learned throughout the years when she or he was still a student. They gear us up, and prepare us for that’s returning right ahead – real life. Their teachings mould us to be equipped with the mandatory skills to face the world, data-wise. What they provide us is priceless and no amount of sweet hampers could ever come near; however you can still thank them even in a little approach by giving those sweet treats that reminds them how sweet life is.

    A teacher a lot of than anything is a friend. They may appear as grumpy or scary but deep within they care. They are for our future. They are like our second oldsters and the varsity our second home. If we tend to will show love to our real parents a little thanksgiving for them throughout
    Teachers Day can very bit them. You’ll write a small many thanks note and you can have some sweet hampers from your local candy shop to form them smile and feel appreciated.

    Being an educator isn’t easy. Dealing alone with completely different students of various personalities is already a challenge. The bigger challenge is how to induce the knowledge they are attempting to share across us. It’s however solely correct that after in a very whereas we tend to give them break, build them bear in mind how fun it’s with them around. You’ll show it by giving them sweet hampers; sweet treats simply for one of the simplest people within the world.