2020 College Scholarship Guide

The list below includes scholarships available to high school seniors or college students in the Highlands and/or Putnam and Dutchess counties. It does not include awards specific to individual schools. To search for scholarships from state and national organizations, see directories such as scholarships.com, fastweb.com and collegeboard.org. Each listing includes who qualifies to apply, the amount of the award and the application deadline. For scholarships coded CFHV, apply at cfhvny.org. For those marked SGO, email your school guidance office or click on the “Apply” link to download the form in PDF format. Because schools are…

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Top football players are a class apart on many college campuses — due to online course offerings

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow is a hero on LSU’s Baton Rouge campus, but he hasn’t seen much of it because he took graduate courses online. Justin Fields rarely has to step inside an Ohio State classroom building because he also does most of his school work online to accommodate his grueling football schedule. Fields, a sophomore quarterback who was a Heisman finalist, said online classes allow him to split his time between studying at home or relaxing with Netflix NFLX, -1.97% and the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, where…

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5 college basketball big men to watch work in the paint this season

Not all dominant big men are created equally. There are supreme athletes, throwback types who do their damage in the low post, and those who can do a little bit of everything. Here are five guys we can’t wait to watch this season. Ethan Happ, Wisconsin Happ is an artist on the low block. His game probably would have been better suited for the 1990s, but he’s so good and skilled that it works just fine in 2018. Well, more than fine. He averaged 17.9 points and eight rebounds last…

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5 Steps to Restart Online College After Failing, Dropping Out

Picking up the pieces and restarting an online bachelor’s program following an unsuccessful first attempt is difficult but admirable. Returning to an online college may also still be the best path to academic recovery as a working adult. Here are five steps to take if you’re ready to return as an online student after previously failing or dropping out of an online undergraduate program. Be sure to also consult an adviser with questions along the way. 1. Assess what went wrong the first time around: Learn from your previous mistakes. Students who fail or drop out…

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Going Back To College To Advance Your Career

Hardly a day goes by where we don’t hear of a line of work that’s on the verge of being automated. As Peter Coy, economics editor at Bloomberg Businessweek recently wrote, “automation is on the rise in fields from radiology to volleyball coaching.” That’s the bad news for American workers. Credit: Shutterstock The good news is that the country’s employers are seeking to fill more than six million job openings, a record number. The challenge many workers face today is not a lack of job opportunity but, rather, the skills to advance…

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After 800 college closures, AICTE hints at mergers to save dying institutes

After its decision to shut down around 800 colleges over lower admission and poor quality, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) have now decided for merger of colleges and even accepting buyout proposals, according to a media report. The council is on the verge of merging two colleges in the close vicinity and even seeking legal implications of the mergers and buyouts, according to a TOI report. “On receiving news of the closure, the colleges have put forth two suggestions. One is to consider the enrolment data for…

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The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

This is the first in The Vanishing University, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Right now, this very morning, thousands of young adults in the United States are scrambling through the same minor hell. They’ve woken up to the very last in a series of half-futile phone alarms. Made, and likely abandoned, an attempt to shower. Skidded wet-haired and flustered into a cavernous lecture hall, flickering fluorescent, stuffed full with hundreds of teenagers yawning and jostling one another for space. An inevitable five minutes late, they’re…

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Foothill College joins statewide online course exchange

Foothill College, seen in an undated file photo, will take part in the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative Course Exchange, allowing students from other community colleges to use some of its online courses. (Courtesy Foothill-De Anza Community College District) Foothill College has been selected for participation in the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative Course Exchange, according to Foothill spokeswoman Vanessa Smith. The Course Exchange, facilitated by the Online Education Initiative, allows students at participating colleges to take certain online classes offered at Foothill. Students in the Course Exchange…

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Scholarships Help Cancer Survivors Fund College Dreams

Cancer for College is one organization that offers scholarships to students who have overcome the disease. (KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ/ GETTY IMAGES) Students dealing with cancer – either battling the disease themselves or helping a family member cope with it – often face devastating financial consequences because of the significant expense of treatment. Couple that with the high cost of college, and higher education can become nearly unattainable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A number of organizations provide scholarships for students touched by cancer. Here are some college scholarship opportunities for students affected by…

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Hernandez: Career and Technical Education Is Valuable for All Students — Not Just the Ones Who Bypass College

If life were a game of Chutes and Ladders, career and technical education has historically been a chute, an off-ramp for students who, for a variety reasons, were not succeeding in “traditional” education. But students across the academic spectrum — even bachelor’s degree holders — are battling to find their footing in today’s economy. Our schools and colleges are good at sorting students, but few economically empower them. Career preparation is good for all kids, not just “those” kids. And if we want to build ladders to better opportunities, career…

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