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$25 Million for Students

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Vice President Biden Announces

$25 Million in Funding for

Cybersecurity Education at HBCUs


Vice President Biden, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and White House Science Advisor John Holdren are traveling to Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia to announce that the Department of Energy will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support cybersecurity education. The new grant will support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), two national labs, and a k-12 school district.


The Vice President will make the announcement as part of a roundtable discussion with a classroom of cybersecurity leaders and students at Norfolk State University. The visit builds on the President’s announcements on cybersecurity earlier this week, focusing on the critical need to fill the growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. job market, while also diversifying the pipeline of talent in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The event and announcement is also an opportunity to highlight the Administration’s ongoing commitment to HBCUs.

Details on the Announcement

As highlighted by the President earlier in the week, the rapid growth of cybercrime is creating a growing need for cybersecurity professionals across a range of industries, from financial services, health care, and retail to the US government itself. By some estimates, the demand for cybersecurity workers is growing 12 times faster than the U.S. job market, and is creating well-paying jobs.

To meet this growing need, the Department of Energy is establishing the Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline Consortium with funding from the Minority Serving Institutions Partnerships Program housed in its National Nuclear Security Administration. The Minority Service Institutions Program focuses on building a strong pipeline of talent from minority-serving institutions to DOE labs, with a mix of research collaborations, involvement of DOE scientists in mentoring, teaching and curriculum development, and direct recruitment of students.

With $25M in overall funding over five years, and with the first grants this year, the Cybersecurity Workforce Pipeline Consortium will bring together 13 HBCUs, two DOE labs, and the Charleston County School District with the goal of creating a sustainable pipeline of students focused on cybersecurity issues. The consortium has a number of core attributes:

  • It is designed as a system. This allows students that enter through any of the partner schools to have all consortia options available to them, to create career paths and degree options through collaboration between all the partners (labs and schools), and to open the doors to DOE sites and facilities.
  • It has a range of participating higher education institutions. With Norfolk State University as a the lead, the consortium includes a K-12 school district, a two-year technical college, as well as four-year public and private universities that offer graduate degrees.
  • Built to change to evolving employer needs: To be successful in the long term, this program is designed to be sufficiently flexible in its organization to reflect the unique regional priorities that Universities have in faculty research and developing STEM disciplines and skills, and DOE site targets for research and critical skill development.
  • Diversifying the pipeline by working with leading minority-serving institutions: As the President stated in Executive Order 13532, “Promoting Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities” in February 2010, America’s HBCUs, for over 150 years, have produced many of the Nation’s leaders in science, business, government, academia, and the military, and have provided generations of American men and women with hope and educational opportunity.

The full list of participating consortium members are:


Virginia Norfolk State University (lead)

Georgia Clark Atlanta University Paine College

Maryland Bowie State University

North Carolina North Carolina A&T State University

South Carolina Allen University Benedict College Claflin University Denmark Technical College Morris College South Carolina State University Voorhees College Charleston County School District

US Virgin Islands University of the Virgin Islands

California Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

New Mexico Sandia National Laboratories


Good Deeds Scholarship

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Do you have experience feeding the homeless, mentoring children, or volunteering for a nonprofit organization? Maybe you've started your own charitable program, project, or group?

Well guess what- MOM was right- It's pays to be good!

The Good Deeds scholarship is for anyone who has volunteered or is planning to volunteer. So, if you have a good heart or great idea that will help others, submit it and you could win $1,000. Deadline: December 31.

Whatever you do, don’t believe the hype that you need to wait until senior year to start applying. Next year, you’ll have plenty on your plate and won’t need the added pressure of finding enough scholarships to help finance your dream college. By starting the process now, you’ll have a clearer picture of what you may be able to afford in terms of tuition and can continue to build your scholarship bank. It may take a few applications before you get the hang of things, so do yourself a favor and start your scholarship search today!

Source & Apply at: https:


Chrysler Scholarship Program

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The Chrysler Scholarship Program is open to students at UNCF member schools. For a list of member schools, please click HERE.


Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The scholarship will provide an award up to $2,500 depending on the financial need of the student as verified by the attending University or College. Qualifying candidates can be of any classification in college, majoring in  either accounting, business, finance, supply chain management, computer science, automotive design, communications, electrical or mechanical engineering, human resources or mathematics.

This is a one time award to be disbursed in December 2014.

In order to have a completed application package, candidates must include:

* Completed Application profile

* Essay (prompt and instructions located within the  appropriate section of the application)

* Transcript (unofficial accepted)

10/29/2014 6:00 AM EST
12/1/2014 12:00 AM EST
Up to $2,500



Teens Apply: Birthday Mail Scholarship

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The Problem

Over a million children experience homelessness every year. Many kids’ birthdays fall while they are in a shelter, making it hard to celebrate.

The Solution

Make and mail a birthday card to help ensure everyone gets to celebrate on their special day!

A shelter staff member will receive the card you send. Then, the staff member, family, or friends will write a personal message inside for the birthday boy or girl.

What You Get

Sign up for facts on youth homelessness and instructions and stencils for two simple birthday cards. You'll also receive instructions on how to mail your cards. Plus, you’ll enter for the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship!

Apply here before October 17:


Teens Apply: Coca-Cola Scholarship

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The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation supports over 1,400 college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.45 million, through two nationally recognized programs.

THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 26th class in 2014, the Foundation has provided over 5,400 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $54 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

Click here to apply by October 31!



Applicants must be:

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
  • U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
  • Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
  • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.

Applicants may not:

  • Be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca-Cola bottling companies, The Coca-Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries.




Never Give Up

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Just for teens! Not sure if college is for you? Nervous about the scholarship application process? Watch and free your mind as this teen receives 1 Million dollars in Academic Scholarships. If he can do it- you can do it too!

Morgan State, Johns Hopkins Launch S.T.E.M. Access Internship

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By Morgan State News

Flanked by students and officials from Morgan State University, Johns Hopkins University and the United States Army, Morgan President David Wilson and Johns Hopkins President Ronald Daniels today signed a memorandum of understanding creating the Extreme Science Internship program, a joint effort that will place high-achieving science and engineering students from Morgan in research internships at Johns Hopkins and in similar academic and professional research settings throughout the country.

The program’s first eight students will begin work this summer—three at Johns Hopkins, two at the California Institute of Technology, one at Drexel University, one at the Southwest Research Institute (Texas), and one at the Ernst Mach Institut in Germany. The student interns will work on projects involving computational mechanics, high-energy density physics, molecular dynamics, computational sciences, multiscale materials research, and more.

“Morgan is intentional about developing the next generation of scientists, engineers, and educators who will lead the next wave of American innovation,” says Dr. Wilson. “We are honored to partner with Johns Hopkins in this latest partnership between the two institutions, and extending our productive relationship in benefit of our students, the City of Baltimore, and beyond.”

The partnership is supported by a five-year, $500,000 grant from the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI), which will fund undergraduate and graduate students’ participation in eight to 15-week research projects working in conjunction with the US Army Research Laboratory. The program will also provide training at Morgan State to prepare students for on-site research and development experiences.


Teens Apply: King of Pop, Usher's Scholarship

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The UNCF and award winning entertainer Usher Raymond IV  have partnerned to create the Usher Raymond Scholarship Program to provide scholarship opportunities for high school seniors entering any Historically Black College or University beginning Fall 2014. The scholarship program is funded by the Usher Raymond IV Foundation and provides up to $25,000  ($12,500 per semester) to eligible applicants who meet the following criteria:

1. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior at the time of application.

2. Applicants must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

3. Applicants must enroll at a four year Historically Black College or University in Fall 2014.

4.. Applicants must have a demonstrated financial need (will be verified upon final selection).

A completed application also includes the following components:

1. Updated transcript with most recent grade point average. Transcript does not have to be official in order to be attached to application.

2. Well organized, cohesive essay. For details, please go to the essay section of the application.

3. Letter of acceptance to a Historically Black College or University for Fall 2014

4. Reference Form from a faculty or staff member familiar with the student's academic performance.

The deadline for all materials is March 31, 2014 at 11:59pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME. No exceptions.

To apply, click here or visit

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