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Pagely Announces 2nd Annual Scholarship for Underrepresented Students in Tech

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 aprile 2019

Pagely, the original managed hosting service for business-critical WordPress projects, today announced it is accepting applications for its second annual Pagely Scholarship.
The scholarship awards $1500.00 USD equally to three students to assist in paying for their college education. Pagely began this initiative with the intention of empowering students to be able to focus on academics versus financial constraints.
“Our focus acknowledges the underrepresented and often overlooked bright student,” said Sally Strebel, COO and Co-Founder, Pagely. “We value commitment to lifelong learning from our future tech leaders and are pleased to support students dedicated to being an integral part of building a more positive future for generations to come.”The Pagely Scholarship specifically targets students who are driven to partake in innovative technologies and optimally maintain an aspiration to engage within the technology sector throughout their lifetime. Applicants must be currently enrolled as undergraduate students or previously accepted into a university that exists in the official registry of the U.S. Department of Education.Applications for submission require each student to provide an 800-1500 word essay on how the applicant aspires to contribute to technological advances by including the discussion of life aspects that drive their hopes, what advances the individual hopes to achieve and how their work will impact the future of tech. Applicants are also required to provide a five-minute video to be shared via YouTube link that summarizes and explains their submission essay.

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Scholarships Awarded to Collingswood High School Students

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 giugno 2018

Brian J. McIntyre, President of WorkStrategy, Inc., and his family, awarded four scholarships totaling $20,000 at the annual Collingswood High School Academic Awards Banquet on May 31, 2018. A former student and resident of Collingswood, New Jersey, Brian started the scholarship program in 2000 and has contributed approximately $420,000 in funds to date. The scholarship program is named in honor of his parents, George and Joan McIntyre, both of whom were actively involved with local charities and educational programs.“We are tremendously thankful for Brian and the McIntyre family. The George F. and Joan D. McIntyre Foundation Scholarships that they award annually have a profound impact. Since 2000, the McIntyre family has helped 84 graduating seniors to achieve their academic and professional goals by awarding these students over $420,000 in scholarships. Words cannot express our gratitude for this remarkable and unparalleled level of support,” stated Matthew Genna, Collingswood High School’s Principal.
“Once again, Collingswood High School has produced an impressive group of graduates. These students have worked hard on their academic achievements – with many balancing community service and challenging extracurricular activities as well. We are honored to participate in the program each year and happy to provide support as they take their next step toward an eventual career,” said Mr. McIntyre.

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Freestone Capital Management Announces Inaugural Future Leaders Scholarship

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 aprile 2018

Freestone Capital Management, a leading wealth management firm, is pleased to announce the launch of its inaugural Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship for students pursing higher education. With the new program, the firm is committed to providing $100,000 in financial support for 20 students over four years, beginning with five $5,000 tuition reimbursement scholarships for students attending college this fall.“Freestone is committed to investing in the next generation of leaders and we’re looking forward to meeting students across the region who are pushing boundaries to harness their passions to become problem solvers, innovators and leaders within their communities and beyond,” said Gary Furukawa, founder of Freestone Capital Management.The organization is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-19 academic year from graduating high school seniors, or undergraduate college students currently enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year technical college or university. The deadline to apply is May 23, 2018.Strong candidates will be those who demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities, are involved in meaningful extracurricular activities, and who possess an entrepreneurial spirit. To determine the finalists, Freestone’s selection committee will evaluate applications for the strength of their personal narratives, extracurricular interests, community involvement, entrepreneurship and financial need.“We hope our scholarship program helps to provide greater access to higher education, enabling more students to achieve their goals and make an impact on their communities,” said Erik Morgan, a senior partner at Freestone Capital Management. “We believe education provides the tools to help students hone their passions and ambitions, and we’re eager to be among their champions.”

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Santa Clara University Alum Wins Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 novembre 2017

Sean_ReillyA Santa Clara University environmental science and biology alumnus, Sean Reilly ’16 has been named one of 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2018. Reilly joins a long list of successful leaders to win the prize, including three previous Santa Clara University alumni, as well as luminaries such as former President Bill Clinton and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.A Rhodes Scholarship, one of the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world, provides all expenses for two years of study at England’s University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars are chosen for their scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their leadership potential.“This award is a great honor and a fantastic opportunity,” said Reilly, who is currently a Fulbright Scholar working in Australia. “I am excited to continue the work I began at Santa Clara at Oxford and to become a leader in worldwide environmental change grounded in sound scientific fact.”
Students from Harvard University, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are also among this year’s winners, which were announced Nov. 18.“The Rhodes Scholarship is a prestigious honor with worldwide recognition, and we are very proud of our accomplished alumnus Sean,” said SCU President Michael E. Engh, S.J. “His commitment to sustainability, leadership, and social justice is a true testament to the Jesuit ideals we hold dear.”Reilly’s academic career at Santa Clara’s College of Arts and Sciences was an illustrious one. He received a Fulbright research grant in 2016 to develop a management plan for the invasive pond apple of Australia, which is simultaneously a food and timber resource as well as a formidable bioinvader wiping out native ecosystems.A member of the University Honors Program who worked with the Center for Sustainability, Reilly won three SCU Sustainability Champion Awards (one individual and two collaborative); was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior; won the SCU Environmental Science Research Award; and won the Distinguished Researcher Award from the School for Field Studies in 2015.Reilly also won the Orella Prize in the College of Arts and Sciences for the graduating senior with the top GPA in upper-division 5-unit math, science or computer science courses.
He also won a Johnson Scholars Research Fellowship in 2015, supporting a summer research project studying stable isotopes in California rainwater samples. He chaired the Green Club and was the student body representative and a panel moderator during the 2015 University-wide conference on Pope Francis’ letter on the environment, Laudato Si.“Sean’s capacity to excel lies not only in his capacity to grasp challenging concepts from the classroom and research literature, but also in his ability to apply those ideas to the world around him,” said Hari Mix, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences with whom Reilly conducted research on interactions between atmospheric moisture, dust, and mountains to produce extreme precipitation in California.At Oxford University, Reilly plans to complete a master’s degree in mathematical modelling and scientific computing and in environmental change and governance.“My ultimate goal is to combine my diverse experiences to help communities address anthropogenic impacts on their ecological surroundings,” said Reilly. “My research will require sophisticated modelling to explore questions projecting into the future and on spatial scales too large or complicated to physically sample.” “Sean’s self-motivated learning and analytical reasoning abilities are matched by a sincere commitment to inclusive civic action, and a strikingly sophisticated ability to engage social science approaches for addressing pressing problems,” said Chris Bacon, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences.Other Santa Clara University graduates who have won the Rhodes award are Aven Satre Meloy ’13, Noelle Lopez ’09, and former FDA head Arthur Hayes ’55.In applying for the Rhodes Scholarship, Reilly was assisted by Santa Clara University’s Honors Program and Office of Student Fellowships. The program supports undergraduates and alumni through the highly competitive application process for national scholarships and fellowships. (photo: Sean_Reilly)

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Pershing Square Foundation endows £3.7m to Oxford Saïd

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 febbraio 2016

Calling for applications from the students around the world who wish to make a difference as social entrepreneurs, The Pershing Square Foundation (“the Foundation”) today announced it would expand its oxford universityPershing Square Graduate Scholarship which supports talented individuals who demonstrate the motivation and commitment to finding sustainable and scalable solutions to global challenges. The Foundation announced an additional commitment of £3.7 million that will fund five two-year scholarships to the Oxford 1+1 MBA at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. First established in 2014, the scholarship enables future leaders to pursue one of 28 specialised Master’s degrees from any of thirteen Oxford University departments, followed by the one-year Oxford MBA.‘Our goal with this programme was always to encourage social entrepreneurs by giving them the business tools and training to address important world problems,’ said Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., and co-founder and trustee of The Pershing Square Foundation. ‘Big problems need big thinkers and courageous entrepreneurs. By expanding our support to students for both their MSc and MBA, we hope to draw upon a broader range of entrepreneurial young people as we work to identify young leaders who wish to make a difference in the world.’‘The most interesting business careers and the most challenging issues in the world require leaders to have depth and breadth of understanding and expertise. The Pershing Square Foundation’s gift will allow five exceptional future leaders each year to gain deep knowledge and action-orientated business skills while being mentored by one of the most illustrious leaders in their fields,’ said Peter Tufano, Dean of Oxford Saïd. ‘This customised, fully funded, two-year path eclipses all others. It’s simply a chance of a lifetime to help shape and develop amazing individuals who can go on to make an outstanding impact on the world.’Two cohorts of Oxford Pershing Square Scholars have already joined the 1+1 MBA, the first in September 2014 and the second in September 2015. From providing clean water to communities across Africa, to completing research into drug therapies for cardiac disease; from developing a model for critical and creative learning in primary schools to improving sanitation in India; from protecting consumer privacy through strategies for ethical advertising to founding a healthcare clinic in Cameroon; the Scholars’ interests and established records of creating social change in communities are truly diverse.‘The MSc Child Development and Education, followed by the MBA provides a rare opportunity to focus on solving the real world challenge of early years education,’ said Tarun Varma, Oxford Pershing Square Scholar 2015/16. ‘Oxford Saïd and The Pershing Square Foundation have nurtured my dream to have a high impact career in education and pushed me to think big as I seek to address long term change. I know my two years here are seminal to what will follow.’‘The new opportunity that this generous funding provides will help ambitious young people to join the Oxford 1+1 MBA. The Pershing Square Scholarship creates an opportunity on par with the Rhodes Scholarship for the brightest students from around the globe to study at this prestigious university,’ added Tufano.In addition to participating in an outstanding academic programme at a leading university, Pershing Square Scholars benefit from opportunities for mentorship and networking with inspirational individuals and organisations that are part of The Foundation’s community. Additionally, The Foundation hosts the scholars each spring in New York City, where they participate in meetings and workshops with leading innovators and change makers. More information on the Scholarship and current Scholars is available here.

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About Dr. John Hope Franklin

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 27 marzo 2009

The White house. Barack Obama; “Because of the life John Hope Franklin lived, the public service he rendered, and the scholarship that was the mark of his distinguished career, we all have a richer understanding of who we are as Americans and our journey as a people. Dr. Franklin will be deeply missed, but his legacy is one that will surely endure. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, as our nation mourns his loss.”

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