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Legg Mason Introduces New Global Education Benefits

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Legg Mason, Inc. has introduced a new educational benefit for global employees. Beginning immediately, employees can receive reimbursement for anything they want to learn. We call this program SEED (skills, education, enrichment and development).

“Legg Mason is focused on growth, and we believe that a hallmark of growth is a learning mindset,” said Patty Lattin, Legg Mason’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “This benefit, which we believe is unique in the asset management industry, is one of the many ways we’re working to hire and grow the best talent.”

Comcast Scholarships Help Pave Road to Success

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In spring of 2019, about 800 high school seniors nationwide who exhibit exemplary performance in academics, leadership and service will be recognized by Comcast NBCUniversal through the Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program. Applications are now open for the $2,500 awards.

Taco Bell Ups Live Más Scholarship Commitment to $21M

By Danny Klein
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Taco Bell is well ahead of its commitment to award $10 million in Live Más Scholarships by 2020. Three years to be exact. But instead of simply celebrating the fact, the YUM! Brands chain decided to more than double that commitment to $21 million by 2021.

100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces New Grant Winning Institutions

MetLife Foundation Funds Second Group of Higher Education Partnerships
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WASHINGTON, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassies, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announce new grant recipients in the latest 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Competition.

Hormel Heroes Scholarship Recipients Announced

Scholarships support students with military backgrounds pursuing careers in culinary arts or a foodservice management related program
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AUSTIN, Minn., November 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the recipients of this year’s $10,000 Hormel Heroes Scholarships. The Hormel Heroes Scholarship Program was created by Hormel Foods to support students with military backgrounds pursuing degrees in culinary arts or a foodservice management related program and is administered by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

Edison Scholars Program Will Issue $1.2M in Scholarships for STEM Students

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High school seniors can now apply for the $40,000 Edison Scholars college scholarships. Edison International is awarding $1.2 million in scholarships to 30 high school seniors to help them follow their dreams in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) and empower them to change the world. 

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

JetBlue Scholars Named a Winner of the U.S. Department of Education’s ‘2018 Reimagining the Higher Education Ecosystem Challenge’

JetBlue’s employer-sponsored college degree program also awarded the “People’s Choice” award, receiving the highest score during the public voting period
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NEW YORK, October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) and its employer-sponsored college degree program – JetBlue Scholars – was recently named a winner of the U.S. Department of Education’s “2018 Reimagining the Higher Education Ecosystem Challenge.” The U.S. Department of Education announced the winners last week at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. JetBlue Scholars offers the airline’s crewmembers the opportunity to earn a fully-accredited associate or bachelor’s degree with JetBlue covering most of the cost.

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation Announce Nearly $4 Million in Grants to Create Innovative Pathways for Lifelong Learning and Training

Grants will support three organizations providing workers access to education, training and skills to help advance their careers
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SAN BRUNO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have announced nearly $4 million in grants for three organizations working to provide innovative pathways to learning and training to help create mobility for workers: The Foundation for California Community Colleges (the Foundation), Code for America Labs, Inc. and edX.org.

To Increase Michigan’s Brain Gain, Engage Talent at All Levels

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By Patti Poppe

By all accounts, there is not a more exciting time to be in Michigan and in the energy industry. We’re on the cusp of an innovation economy, where technology makes it easier and more affordable to leave the planet better than we found it through renewable energy.

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