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Memorial Day at the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

By: Steven Peterson
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As summer begins, many of us are looking forward to spending time enjoying the freedoms we’re blessed with as Americans. On Memorial Day, our Nation will take the time to pause and respect the true meaning of these moments, the true price of those freedoms.

University Leaders Discover New Ways to Help Transfer Students Achieve Their Educational Goals in Response to Difficult Transfer Processes

Dr. Ángel Cabrera, president of George Mason University, discusses the difficulties faced by transfer students and how universities can better accommodate and encourage
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- In the tenth and final installment of the 2016-2017 President to President series, published today, Dr. Ángel Cabrera, Ph.D., president of George Mason University, describes the challenges associated with the transfer process and programs that can help students overcome them.

Students Realize Dreams Through Edison Scholars Program

The $40,000 Edison International scholarships help fuel STEM passion.
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Hanford High School senior Keslee Green still can’t believe she’s a 2017 Edison Scholar and the recipient of a $40,000 scholarship.

“I kind of laughed in disbelief. I was like, wait a second, is this right?” she said of opening the Edison International congratulatory letter she received in the mail. “My parents were screaming.” 

Alliance Data Makes $500k Corporate Challenge Grant to My Possibilities

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Alliance Data announced a $500,000 corporate challenge grant for a new higher-education campus for My Possibilities, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This challenge grant is a call to other corporations to support the life-changing work that My Possibilities is doing to give adults with cognitive disabilities greater independence, purpose and the skills to become contributing members of society.

Whirlpool Corporation’s Employees Hold Mock Interviews with Area High School Students

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More than 50 high school students from Benton Harbor, Bridge Academy, Dowagiac and Hartford participated in mock interviews with Whirlpool Corporation employees on Thursday, April 27. The mock interview event is an annual collaboration with Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates and FOCUS, our employee resource group formerly known as Whirlpool African American Network.

Kimberly-Clark Awards $1.08 Million in College Scholarships to High School Students in North America

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DALLAS, Texas, May 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Kimberly-Clark celebrates its 25th year of the Bright Futures Scholarship Program by awarding $1.08 million in college scholarships this year to 54 children of Kimberly-Clark employees across 18 states and Canada. Since its inception, the program has awarded over $39 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students.

KFC's Reach High with GEDworks Program Invests in Employee Education

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According to ‘Advancing Your Frontline Workforce With Employer-Sponsored Education Benefits,’ a white paper recently published by GED Testing Service, almost 40 million working adults in the U.S. lack a high school diploma: “for millions of Americans, especially those who fill entry-level and frontline jobs, the lack of a high school diploma is an insurmountable barrier to taking advantage of these popular reimbursement programs. Thankfully, workers who have not completed high school are not without hope.”

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Raises $4.93 Million at SEO Annual Awards Dinner

Joe Plumeri, Robert F. Smith, and Cesar Conde, honored for their commitment to providing opportunities to underserved youth
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NEW YORK, April 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On Thursday, April 6, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) raised $4.93 million at the SEO Annual Awards Dinner. The marquee event saw nearly 1,000 guests at the American Museum of Natural History, and honored three outstanding leaders in business and philanthropy: Joe Plumeri; Robert F. Smith; and Cesar Conde.

To Higher Education... And Beyond!

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The Women LEAD scholarship program is something close to my heart. Serving as a Junior League member on the Women LEAD project committee this year, I had the opportunity to work closely on this transformational program. Through the year, I gained admiration for the enthusiasm and passion demonstrated by students who have overcome unspeakable adversity, as they shared their dreams of attending colleges like Texas A&M, UNT and my alma-mater, UT Austin. The girls were giddy as they shared what careers they wanted to pursue, from medicine and engineering to law and more.

Cornell Graduate Students Visit Las Vegas Sands’ properties in Las Vegas as Part of Sustainable Global Enterprise Immersion Program

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For several years, Las Vegas Sands has partnered with Cornell University by sponsoring their award winning, internationally recognized Sustainable Global Enterprise (SGE) Immersion program, designed for graduate students attending the university. Launched in 2006, the program has been training a new generation of leaders to develop competitive, profitable business opportunities grounded in innovative products and services that address social and environmental issues.

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