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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:


Ending Youth Violence

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Do you remember the Jena 6? If not- Google it and then gain tips on how to prevent it in your community.

What can be done to Prevent Youth Violence?

During the past two decades, CDC has provided scientific and programmatic expertise to help communities prevent youth violence before it starts. Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action and its companion guide, Taking Action to Prevent Youth Violence, offer examples of strategies, approaches, and activities that work to prevent youth violence.


The report encourages communities to identify a range of approaches and to implement several activities to achieve community-wide and sustained reduction in youth violence. Check out Web page about the full report for a list of approaches and a few examples.

Download the full report, Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action, for more detailed information about the key strategies and approaches to prevent youth violence.

Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action

Who can Help Prevent Youth Violence?

Everyone has a role in preventing youth violence and can take steps today that will make real and lasting differences. CDC's Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action and its companion guide, Taking Action to Prevent Youth Violence, provide information and action steps to help all community members be part of the solution. Community leaders and members, public health professionals, families, adults who work with youth, and young people can take steps today to stop youth violence before it starts.

  • Community leaders and members can take steps, such as enhancing the skills of young people and using evidence-based prevention strategies.
  • Public health professionals can strengthen their community's ability to understand and prevent youth violence through sharing information, using data, and continuing research.
  • Families and other adults who work with youth can be nonviolent role models, closely monitor youth's activities, and seek out help when needed.
  • Youth can make safe choices and help others be violence free.

The new releases explain these and other opportunities for action. Download the companion guide, Taking Action to Prevent Youth Violence for more information.

Report Resources



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



ABC's Blackish Star, Anthony Anderson Scholarship

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Anthony Anderson has appeared in over 20 films, and his performance on "Law & Order" earned him his fourth consecutive NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for the 2010 season.

Anderson grew up in Los Angeles. While pursuing his acting career, he continued his education by attending the High School for the Performing Arts, where he earned first place in the NAACP's ACTSO Awards with his performance of the classic monologue from "The Great White Hope." That performance, along with his dedication to his craft, earned him an art scholarship to Howard University.

Mr. Anderson desired to create the UNCF/Anthony Anderson Scholarship in connection with his appearance on the 34th Annual UNCF “An Evening of Stars”.

For full award consideration, students must complete the online application form, upload a transcript and invite an academic reference to submit a recommendation letter online.



Deadline to apply: 10/31/2014 11:59 PM EST
Award Amount: $ 5,000

For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Teens Apply: Hallmark Scholarship & Internship

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You think of Hallmark, you think of greeting cards right? When we were founded over 100 years ago that was definitely what we were about. Now this Kansas City based company offers much more. Hallmark is a company with a purpose and a passion for connecting people. The vast array of products we offer such as Recordable Storybooks, Keepsake Ornaments and personalized print-on-demand products, which are available on, allow us to do just that. We are offering a scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year AND an internship for Summer 2015 for aspiring professionals who want the opportunity to put into action the principles and theories they have learned in school.

Deadline to apply: 11/15/14

Apply here: Hallmark Scholarship

Hallmark also has internship opportunities available in the following business areas:

Business Management and Analytics: A successful intern on this team will be able to analyze data and understand the “story” it tells to help plan future product offerings. Strong Microsoft Excel skills are necessary.Targeted Majors: Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Industrial Engineering)

Finance/Accounting: You will work on analytical projects for the Finance Division such as cash flow forecasting, sales term analysis and product profitability. Strong Microsoft Excel skills are necessary. Targeted Majors: Finance, Accounting

Transportation/Logistics/Distribution/Supply Chain Planning/Procurement: You will be exposed to the distribution and supply chain processes which could include optimizing our product flow and determining the best sourcing strategy for product, equipment and services. Strong problem solving skills are necessary and exposure to LEAN principles is a plus. Targeted Majors: Supply Chain Management/Logistics

Manufacturing: At Hallmark we design, manufacture and distribute most of our own greeting cards. Interns in manufacturing generally work on projects surrounding Lean principles and process improvement tasks that increase our efficiency reduce our waste and improve the quality of our products. Strong problem solving skills are necessary and exposure to LEAN principles is a plus. Targeted Majors: Industrial Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

Information Technology: You will work on assignments similar to a new full-time I/T analyst. Projects could include applying AGILE methodologies to solve problems in a specific business area, working with consultants, contractors, and on-shore/off-shore resources in accomplishing desired outcomes, performing analysis and assuming responsibility for design, programming, and implementation on assigned systems. Technology includes Java, JavaScript, HTML, PERL, Oracle, Visual Basic, C/C++, COBOL, CICS, DB2, Teradata, Datastage, SAP and JDA systems. Targeted Majors: Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering

Creative: Take your passion for creativity and innovation and use it to create a range of product formats and solutions, such as greeting cards, ornaments, apps, packaging, gifts, and more! A visual or writing portfolio is required for this internship. Portfolio requirements would be discussed prior to your interview. A successful intern in Creative will have strong a design aesthetic or top-notch creative writing skills as well as strong problem solving and strategic thinking skills. Targeted Majors/Skills: Graphic Design, English, Illustration, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Photography/Video, UI/UX, Interactive Design

Program Overview:



  • The intent of our internship program is to hire exceptional talent that we hope to convert to full-time hires upon graduation based on performance and business need.
  • Our interns are expected to spend 12 weeks with Hallmark leading a project or being a key member on a project team. Our 2015 summer intern program will run from mid-May to mid-August. A relocation stipend of up to $1,500 is provided to students who are not from the Kansas City metro area. All interns receive travel reimbursement for their travel to Kansas City at the beginning of the summer and then back to their university at the end of the summer.
  • We focus on undergraduates at four year institutions available during the summer before their senior year.
  • Typically we have 50-60 interns corporate wide.
  • While most internship opportunities will be located at Hallmark's corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, internships may also be available at one of our production or distribution centers in Kansas, Missouri or Connecticut.

“Hallmark’s future success depends on Hallmakers whose diverse experiences and perspective can help us create a more emotionally connected world…” Don Hall, Jr. President and CEO of Hallmark Cards.




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.



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