There are several ways to approach finding corporate scholarships.
Some companies have set up scholarship programs for employees or for children of their employees, so be sure to check out this possibility.
Your high school guidance counselor can also provide a wealth of information about local corporate scholarships. Let your counselor know that you are interested in applying for scholarships, and ask him or her to let you know when programs for which you are eligible become available.
If you are already enrolled in college, ask your financial aid officer and academic advisor to let you know of any scholarship opportunities they learn about.
Most local libraries also carry books that detail scholarship resources. Some scholarship books may be available for checkout, and others may be housed at the reference desk. Ask a reference librarian for recommendations about the best publications to check for corporate scholarship programs.
Additionally, there are a number of online resources devoted to helping match applicants with scholarship programs, some of which offer valuable services and some of which may be scams. Keep in mind that you should never have to pay money to learn about or apply for scholarship opportunities.
Here is a short selection of possibilities drawn from Grants for Individuals : Undergraduate Scholarships and Loans.
Burger King Scholars Program
Established in 2000 in memory of Burger King founder James W. McLamore. The Burger King Scholars Program focuses on providing scholarship awards to assist students who excel academically while also working part-time and being actively involved in their community. To date, more than 1700 scholarships have been awarded to high school seniors in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Every year, the Burger King Scholars Program helps graduating high school seniors build brighter futures. The awards ($1,000 each) are sponsored annually by the fundraising efforts of Burger King Corporation, Burger King franchisees and our restaurant guests in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The Burger King Scholars Program also includes Burger King Employee Scholarship awards. Restaurant employees are an important part of the success of our fundraising efforts at restaurants. For this reason, we provide $1,000 scholarships awards to eligible restaurant team members working at a qualified participating restaurant location in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Additionally, the top BURGER KING Employee Scholarship applicants will be eligible to receive a James W. McLamore Outstanding Scholar award in the amount of $5,000. The James W. McLamore Outstanding Scholar Awards are generously funded by the McLamore Family Foundation on a yearly basis.
KFC Colonel Scholars Program
KFC Colonel's Scholars enables high school students with entrepreneurial drive, strong perseverance and demonstrated financial need, to pursue up to four years of study at an accredited public insitution in the state they reside. This program is offered to high school seniors planning to attend a public in-state college or university. Students who meet the criteria may apply online to become a KFC’s Colonel’s Scholar. Students selected for this scholarship are eligible to receive up to $20,000 to complete a bachelor’s degree program.
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Program
Ronald McDonald House Charities and its network of local chapters offer a number of scholarships to a diverse group of high school students. Since inception in 1985, the RMHC system has awarded over $37 million to high school students from across the country. Check out what scholarships you may qualify for here.
Taco Bell Glenn Bell Scholarship Program
The Glen Bell Scholarship Program helps provide educational opportunities by awarding financial scholarships to eligible Taco Bell hourly employees. Each year, Team Members and Shift Leads can apply for scholarships given for undergraduate, graduate and vocational-technical education. Awards are up to $2,000. Since the program began in 2002 over $1M has been awarded to over 500 students. In 2011, there were 756 applications submitted, 68 recipients selected and awards presented of over $120,000.
Enrico and Marie Vespa Scholarship
Scholarship application deadline : May 16, 2011Applicants must be employees of English Gardens or their legal, custodial dependents enrolled as full- or part-time students in any form of higher education. The program awards up to three $2,500 scholarships. While these scholarships are nonrenewable, prior year recipients may reapply for future scholarships.
Fred and Leana Meijer Scholarship
Application Deadline : April 1
Student is a team member or a child of a team member who has been employed for a least one year at the time of the application deadline. Team members may be full- or part-time attending college full- or part time as an undergraduate level student with financial need. Children of team members must be full-time undergraduate level student with financial need.
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The $2 million in consolidation grants in the current budget were split among seven grants to six intermediate districts, the Department of Education announced Friday.
The largest grant, $751,250, went to Kent ISD for at-risk and early reading programs.
The next largest, $454,244, went to Ingham ISD for an academic early warning system. The Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD ($171,923), Genesee ISD ($192,000) and Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Education Service District ($403,700) also received grants for early warning systems.
Ingham also received $11,012 (of the $400,693 it had requested) for instructional data and early reading programs.
Jackson ISD saw $15,871 (of $577,500 requested) for a data warehouse and for assessments.
For more information, see "School Consolidated Grants Awarded to Support Seven Projects Statewide", Michigan Newswire, May 22, 2015.
Budget: Hospital Payment To Rise, Maxey To Close
The final significant issues in the 2015-16 fiscal year budget are nearly resolved with legislators and the Snyder administration agreeing to two major changes - an increase in what hospitals pay to supplement Medicaid and the closure of the W.J. Maxey Training School for juvenile delinquents.
Results Mixed On Highland Park, Muskegon Heights Charter Experiment
The school districts in Highland Park and Muskegon Heights have both been operating as charter districts for the past three school years, but the results of the changes are still unclear.
Nofs Plan Ties Clean Energy Standard To Fed Requirements
Sen. Mike Nofs hopes to introduce his energy proposal after the Legislature works its way through the budget next week, and among the provisions will be a clean energy goal linked directly to the to-be-determined national carbon emissions standards.
Hildenbrand Takes New Angle On Budget
Sen. Dave Hildenbrand will have a busy week next week as legislators from the House and Senate meet in conference committees over the budget for the upcoming 2015-16 fiscal year, though a slight change in process should mean less hands-on involvement as far as formal public meetings.
U.S. Court Finds Warden Could Be Held Liable For Prisoner Suffering
A court could find a Michigan prison warden liable for violating the rights of a prisoner, who had a double-amputation and was suffering from MRSA, for having the prisoner held in a cell without proper toilet facilities and without providing adequate care for her medical needs.
Preliminary Exam Set For Smith
A preliminary examination has been scheduled for Sen. Virgil Smith for June 12 after he appeared in front of 36th District Judge Michael Wagner Friday morning for a probable cause hearing.
Two Great Lakes States Have Higher Unemployment Rates Than Michigan
Illinois and New York had higher jobless rates in April than did Michigan, and the state tied with Wisconsin for the lowest rate drop during the month.
Source : Gongwer News Service : Michigan Report, Volume #54, Report 102, May 22, 2015. Full access requires a subscription or a visit to a subscribing library such as the Michigan State University Main Library. For assistance in accessing the database, stop by the MSU Library Reference Desk.
In its 2014 "Teaching the Movement" report, the Southern Poverty Law Center gave Michigan a 15% out of a possible 100% (that equates to an F) for its official guidance to teachers on lessons about the civil rights movement. That's up from 13% in the center's first report in 2011, but the state's suggested content "does not provide the kind of historical context and study of opposition that students need to fully understand the movement," the report said.
Some Michigan districts already are embracing the issue. Battle Creek Public Schools, for example, last year launched a joint high school class on social justice with neighboring Lakeview School District. The class was spurred by a massive multi-district march through downtown Battle Creek to protest negative comments about BCPS students.
But for many schools, civil rights is one of many subjects fallen to the wayside as teachers are required to focus more on reading and math to pass standardized tests, said Barry Checkoway, director of U-M student group. His students helped craft a resolution supporting civil rights education that the Civil Rights Commission passed in January.
For the full article, see Justin A. Hinkley, "After failing grade, state revamps civil rights lessons", Lansing State Journal, May 22, 2015.
Aramark Correctional Services, the prison food contractor that faced a barrage of complaints in its first year on the job, is now seeking a possible increase in its $145-million state contract, an official said Thursday.
So, the state has invited a competitor, Florida-based Trinity Services Group, in as part of a "benchmarking review," to look at food service costs.
Caleb Buhs, a spokesman for the Department of Technology, Management and Budget, which oversees the Aramark contract, confirmed that Trinity representatives have been touring kitchens in Michigan prisons.
For the full article, see Paul Egan, "Prison food contractor Aramark wants a raise", Detroit Free Press, May 22, 2015.
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