Scholarship Sundays with Dr. Dary, Episode 23, And We’re Still Going!!!

Happy Resurrection Day/Easter!!! Enjoy your family time!

The brain is a muscle...we must use it everyday so it stays healthy!!!

Have you tried the virtual tours we provided last Sunday?

IXL Learning

Trendy Tuesdays - Elementary students reading and storytelling at 11am

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University of California Updates

Two resource guides meant to support outreach programs and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first guide contains information relevant to the college acceptance process for newly admitted freshmen and transfer students. Specifically, this 17-page document includes:

  • Admissions policy updates from UC, CSU and other higher education segments
  • An inventory of reply deadlines by higher education segment
  • Links to virtual yield events at UC and CSU
  • An updated list of contact information for campus admissions and financial aid offices at UC and CSU 
  • Additional resources to support newly admitted freshman and transfer students

This guide is meant to be a living document and will be updated when new information becomes available.

Nitro College Info -

With May 1st ‘Decision Day’ Looming, 69% of Parents and 55% of Students Say Coronavirus Has Impacted Their Ability to Pay for College.

Over 6,500 college-bound high school seniors and their parents to find out how the pandemic is impacting their college decisions. The data reveals several trends that could reshape the fall 2020 college semester, including:

  • Many families are extremely concerned about how they’ll pay for college due to income disruption.
  • Students may be re-evaluating their top-choice schools based on distance from home and the potential of having to complete their studies online.
  • Some students are considering enrolling in online-only programs or delaying the start of school until the pandemic has passed.

4 Reality Checks Research -

Slap Game? - Really young people...STOP IT!

Secretary Devos Announces $6 billion grant program for college students!

First wave of CARES Act funding will provide aid to students for expenses like course materials, technology, housing, food, health care, and childcare

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $6 billion will be distributed immediately to colleges and universities to provide direct emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. The funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by President Donald J. Trump less than two weeks ago.The CARES Act provides nearly $14 billion to support postsecondary education students and institutions. Colleges and universities are required to utilize the $6.28 billion made available today to provide cash grants to students for expenses related to disruptions to their educations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including things like course materials and technology as well as food, housing, health care, and childcare. In order to access the funds, the Department must receive a signed certification from the higher education institution affirming they will distribute the funds in accordance with applicable law. The college or university will then determine which students will receive the cash grants.


The LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship

Deadline status: Open

(TLF) will award 50 scholarships in 2020 in celebration of its 22nd anniversary. Of the 50 scholarships, (30) ethnic minority undergraduate students will receive scholarships of $2,500 each and (20) graduate students will receive scholarships of $3,750 each.

We The Students Scholarship Contest

$5000 dollars - Deadline April 15th 2020

U.S. students aged 14 through 19 in grades 8 through 12 are eligible to enter this essay contest. Students must write an essay of no more than 800 words on the Bill of Rights.

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship - Spring Deadline April 15th

Proud to offer two scholarships each year, each worth $500, to students who are enrolling in post-secondary education in their next semester.

Nitro Scholarship Data Base -

Check our Nitro Scholarship Database as a starting point. (Psst … right now we have over 500 active scholarships listed.)

$2000 scholarships

AKA and APA Essay Contest - Due May 15th

6th- 12th graders

$175, $150 and $125

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 2020 Essay Contest Application

Historical African Americans have consistently been unrecognized over the years although we know their contributions to building this country are endless. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is addressing this issue through one of our International Programs, Target 4—The Arts. Our “Salute to the Harlem Renaissance” is celebrating the contributions of African American artists during the Harlem Renaissance through student research of African American artists during the Black Arts Movement. Please research an African American writer, entertainer, or other artist. Describe their contributions to the Black Arts Movement and how they changed the world in which we live. Explain why they are important to our country and why they are important to you.

Many young people have become activists because they felt strongly about an issue that negativelyaffectedtheircommunities. Someofthoselocalprotestseventuallybecamenational movements. Ifyouhadtheopportunitytospeaktoyourpeersaboutanissuethatisnegatively affectingyourschoolorcommunity,whatwoulditbe? Describesomethingnonviolentthatyou could do to promote positive change.

The upcoming presidential election in November has put the topic of VOTING in the news headlines daily. How important is voting to you? Describe your experience/s with the electoral process in your family. Do you view voting as a privilege, a right, a responsibility, or all? Why? Identify several things youth can do to participate in the electoral process even though they are not eligible to vote. How will you use voting as an adult in the future? Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Two Greek letter organizations that work to improve our communities and provide opportunities for youth to be mentored, recognized and appreciated. In keeping with that mission, we are hosting our annual Essay Contest. Cash prizes in the amounts of $150, $125, and $75 will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in each of the age categories. This contest is your opportunity to present your viewpoint and possibly be heard by the San Diego community. Your research and writing will also help to expand your knowledge of African American history and culture. Please follow the instructions below to enter the contest.

Write an essay following the guidelines below on one of the following topics.


1. All entries must be typewritten: Times New Roman, 12 pt. and double spaced.

2. Essay Length: Essays not containing the number of words as listed below based on grade level will be disqualified

Grades 6 – 8 500 – 750 words Grades 9 – 12 750 – 1000 words

3. All submitted entries must have a cover page that includes the following information

Full Name and Grade: School of attendance: Email address:

Home Address:

Parent/Guardian(s) Name & Phone number (s): Parent/Guardian(s) email address:

Please include a picture with your submission (between 3 x 2 and 4 x 6).

4. Entries must be submitted by email. Incomplete entries and entries received after the deadline will be disqualified. All entries must be emailed by 11:59 PM, May 15, 2020 to:

Essays will be evaluated on content, originality, and adherence to guidelines. Essays will not be returned. Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification. Winners will be notified by email. Questions call Yvonne Yelder-Logan, 619-916-6202.

Inspirational Message

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) 

            If I can stop one Heart breaking

            I shall not live in vain

            If I can ease one Life the Aching

            Or cool the one Pain

            Or help one fainting Robin

            Unto his Nest again

            I shall not live in vain.

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AKA & APA Essay Contest 2020 App final.pdf

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