By Leanne Garcia
How does attending to the University of Rochester tuition-free sounds to you? Now the University of Rochester has renewed the Rochester Promise which is a tuition-free scholarship available to Rochester City School district students.
The scholarship was formed at the University in 2007, many RCSD students have taken advantage of the opportunity. The scholarship guarantees students of city high schools at least $100,000 in sponsored scholarships to attend the University of Rochester.
The government and the University worked together to provide the students full tuition for up to four years of enrollment if eligible. The four year value of each award will range from $145,000 to $192,000. To be eligible for the award students must have attended a district high school for their entire junior and senior years and must be admitted to the University of Rochester for the fall of 2008 or thereafter.
“The promise is to assure students in city schools today that their hard work in earning admission to college will also earn them financial support the require to succeed here” said Jonathan Burdick, dean of admission and financial aid at U Of R.
Also, if students are eligible to the Rochester Promise and the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), they will receive the maximum combination of the scholarship and move benefits for which they are eligible.
If interested in the scholarship, visit: http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=3076 for more information on how to apply.
By Rosa Soto
A scholarship is an award of financial support for a student. They are based on various criteria you need to win the scholarship. Some criteria are essays or high grades, but it turns out there are way more unusual ones. Have you ever heard of a Courageous Crusaders scholarship? Or a sweet diggity dog scholarship? Or even a stuck at prom scholarship? There are other scholarships that are open to more than just essays, and here are a few.
Courageous Crusaders is a scholarship open to all high school students in 9-12th grade, given by the Courageous Persuaders Company. Each year, more than 10,000 young people, ages 16 - 25, die as a result of alcohol use. The criteria of the Courageous Persuaders is to help them make a film to dissuade high school students from underage drinking. You have to create a TV commercial about 30 seconds long targeting underage drinking and the dangers of it. This scholarship allows you to have fun and get creative, while helping the community, and possibly win a $2,000 award. If you like acting or film, this is your scholarship. To get more information regarding this scholarship visit, http://www.courageouspersuaders.com.
If you don't like writing long essays or applications then apply to the Sweet Diggity Dog scholarship. It's a one stop shop scholarships that requires one small request from you with a big award amount. The SDDS given by the company Zinch allows you to win their scholarship without doing all the extra work. All you need to do is fill out the online application and you can be one step closer to the $20,000 award the give you at the end. This scholarship is open to current high school students graduating with a minimum of a 2.0 or higher GPA. For more information on this sweet scholarship go to http://www.zinch.com/scholarships.
Are you creative? Do you have a boyfriend? Do you have a taste for fashion? If the answer is yes to these questions, then the Stuck at Prom scholarship is made just for you. The “Stuck” at Prom Duck Brand Duct Tape Scholarship is provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC Company. This company allows you to do a hands on project with duct tape to win the award amounts either $500, $5,000, plus money for your school. Contestants must enter as a couple, and must attend a high school. The criteria is for the couple to create an original prom attire creation and accessories out of duct tape, and other materials incorporated to make the design complete. You cannot copy or incorporate anybody else's work, or you may face disqualification. For more information regarding this sticky scholarship visit, www.stuckatprom.com.
To receive more information enter your email on each website so you can be open to their deadlines and rules. Why not apply for unusual scholarships where you can be creative? They're fun and they give out an award that can help you towards your future college. You might be the next winner.
Have any of you ever wondered about the ESOL students or ever helped translate for them? The East Academy for English Language Learners (EAFELL) was held during February break from 8:00pm to 1:30pm here at East High School. This program is for those students who have recently transferred from another country and even for those who want to get better at their English speaking and writing skills. These students are called the new ELL’s to East.
These scholars not only took time out of their break to practice English but they also took notes and visited the George Eastman house, the Susan B. Anthony house and the Rochester museum and science center (RMSC). Each scholar learned about Rochester's history and how each place had a great impact on Rochester.
On the last day, Friday, each student had to present in front of the staff on who they thought had a greater impact. “I was super impressed and they did very well,” said ELL teacher Ms. Shaw. She was with these students along with other staff members during break. Presentations are part of a specifically American education. “In other countries it's rare for [students] to do presentations. These students never did presentations where they came from,” added Ms. Shaw. If you want to learn more about the history of Rochester and or want to practice your English skills more reach out to Ms. Shaw in D235 or any ELL teacher.
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