SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — An anonymous donor has given a North Carolina college $200 million for its endowment, the largest gift in its history, officials announced.
Catawba College, with an enrollment of 1,200, announced the gift on Thursday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee system has increased the amount a family can earn and still have a student qualify for a UT Promise scholarship, the system announced Thursday.
UT Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that guarantees free tuition and fees after other financial aid is received.
LONDON (AP) — The NFL Academy in London has top coaching and state-of-the-art facilities to help young prospects improve in American football. But it's been missing one key component: games.
The academy is part of the NFL's initiative to establish a year-round presence in London and grow the sport's popularity, in a model the league hopes to replicate in Germany when it brings regular-season games there.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Children could qualify for scholarships to attend private schools and to cover educational expenses such as tutoring under bills approved Tuesday on party-line votes in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota will offer $200 gift cards and a shot at five $100,000 scholarships as incentives for students ages 12-17 to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Toufah Jallow’s name resonates deeply in Gambia as one of the few women who has taken a public stand against sexual assault in the small West African state.
She gained fame at the age of 18 when she won a university scholarship in a national talent competition for young women.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Los Angeles politician Mark Ridley-Thomas and a former dean at the University of Southern California were charged Wednesday with a bribery scheme in which Ridley-Thomas promised to steer millions of dollars in contracts to the school if his son got a scholarship and a teaching job.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan said it plans to expand environmental justice efforts after a $11.1 million gift.
The school will establish the Tishman Center for Social Justice and the Environment, a scholarship fund and new faculty positions in the College of Engineering and School for Environment and Sustainability.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University announced on Wednesday that an alumnus and Board of Trust member has donated $10 million to the law school.
Justin Ishbia graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Law in 2004 and is the founder and managing partner of Shore Capital Partners, according to a news release from the school.
Looking to address the growing number of transfers, the NCAA Division I Council approved a one-year waiver Tuesday that will allow college football teams to sign up to seven players to replace those that leave.
ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — The president of Oakland University said she is donating $1 million to the school for scholarships.
“I want to attract students who may not be thinking about Oakland. We have so much to offer them," Ora Pescovitz told The Detroit News.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio doubled the amount of money for its new Vax-to-College program Friday to $2 million and plans to expand the age range to include children 5 years and older once the vaccine is authorized for them at the end of the month.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Entertainer Nick Cannon is promising to pay off the loan debt of seven students at historically black colleges, including three in North Carolina, when they graduate.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A genetic testing company based in Salt Lake City is helping a historically Black and Catholic university in New Orleans create a genetic counseling program.
The donation from Myriad Genetics will support initial development and launch of the program, including scholarships, internships, and joint research initiatives, Xavier University of Louisiana said in a news release Friday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans ages 12-25 who receive the coronavirus vaccine can enter a new lottery making them eligible for five $100,000 college scholarships and 50 $10,000 scholarships, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday in his latest effort to boost number of people vaccinated against COVID-19.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fund set up to honor George Floyd and raise awareness about racial injustice said Monday that it has awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships since it was created.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An expansion of nonmerit scholarships to college and greater spending to safeguard abandoned oil wells in New Mexico are among the governor's new spending priorities, amid a windfall in state income linked to federal pandemic relief and petroleum production.
BOSTON (AP) — The first “Dreamer” to be awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship is finally poised to attend the University of Oxford after years of uncertainty about whether the U.S.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police have charged a suspect in the death of a University of New Mexico student who was stabbed near campus more than 30 years ago, the Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A couple of Tennessee State University pre-med majors have been awarded full scholarships that will also cover their medical school costs, the university said.
Camille Haskins of King George, Virginia, and George Pickens IV of Miami learned this week of the scholarships provided by global medical products company Baxter International Inc.
BOSTON (AP) — The latest winner of Massachusetts' $1 million VaxMillions Giveaway lottery plans to use the money to help his children pay for college, the governor's office said Thursday.
The winner of the $300,000 college scholarship grant will only be in the eighth grade in the new school year, but already has her sights set on a career in medicine, according to a statement.
BOSTON (AP) — An employee of a small publishing and software company and a high school student studying automotive technology are the latest winners of the state's VaxMillions Giveaway lottery, state officials said Thursday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $5 million commitment that will be used to help students in need at the school's Trulaske College of Business, university officials announced Thursday.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scholarship funds in Maine have provided $335,000 in scholarships to 16 Maine students who want to pursue careers in journalism.
The money is from the Guy P. Gannett Journalism Scholarship Fund and the Agnes Freyer Gibbs Scholarship Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology announced Wednesday the school has successfully completed its $250 million fundraising campaign.
Officials say the funds raised since 2018 will increase the number of student scholarships, brought new workspaces and classrooms to the campus and solidified the Terre Haute school’s standing in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's veto of $155 million in proposed spending on reading scholarships for students has sparked fresh criticism from opponents who say it would have addressed pandemic-related learning loss and approval from those who liken the grants to vouchers.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System plans to offer nearly $500,000 in scholarships this fall to students who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
System President Tommy Thompson said all vaccinated students at regional four- and two-year campuses that get at least 70% of their students vaccinated by Oct.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Students fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at Central Michigan University can enter to win full-year scholarships and hundreds of gift cards, the university announced Monday.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lottery saw profits leap again as gamblers kept reaching for lottery tickets and online games even as other entertainment opportunities reopened.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials on Thursday unveiled the state's latest recipients of a $1 million cash prize and $125,000 college scholarship for getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Natalie Everett of Pineville won the $1 million before taxes, while Jessica Klima, a 16-year-old high school student and Greensboro resident, earned the $125,000 scholarship.
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Timothy Jackson is the latest million-dollar winner in West Virginia's vaccination sweepstakes.
Gov. Jim Justice visited Jackson's office at West Virginia University’s Robotic Technology Center in Fairmont on Wednesday to present the prize, according to a news release.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials announced the first four $50,000 winners of the state's $5 million COVID-19 vaccine sweepstakes on Wednesday.
The four winners live in New Baltimore, Southfield, Detroit and Wyoming.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A University of Kentucky graduate has been honored for his $22 million gift in support of medical education at the state's flagship university.
Dr. Michael D. Rankin's gift is the second-largest single gift in the university's history.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former University of Kansas football player says the university offered him more than $50,000 in benefits if he left the program and stayed quiet about harassment he experienced from four other players on the team.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are offering younger residents another reason to get vaccinated against COVID-19: a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship.
Gov. Larry Hogan announced the $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion on Wednesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State University and two other historically Black colleges and universities will benefit from scholarship and grant programs being started by a medical products company.
BOSTON (AP) — The Peabody Essex Museum is offering vaccination clinics and expanding its hours as the coronavirus pandemic eases in Massachusetts, museum officials announced Tuesday.
The new expanded hours kick off on Friday, when the Salem museum holds the first of several vaccination clinics.
Maggie Nichols just laughs when asked if she plans on asking Under Armour where her check is.
“I should, right!” the retired two-time world championship medalist and two-time NCAA all-around champion said.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — About $5 million in cash and college scholarships will be given away in lottery-style drawings aimed at raising Michigan's COVID-19 vaccination rate, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — The first of five drawings for the Massachusetts coronavirus vaccine lottery is scheduled for July 26, state officials announced Friday.
Additional drawings for either a $1 million prize or a $300,000 college scholarship will be held on the four Mondays following that date through the end of August, according to a statement from the office of Gov.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act are going to support child care programs and workers in New Hampshire, the state Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday highlighted a revised budget proposal that would expand a tuition-free scholarship program to attend community college to 22,000 additional frontline workers.
Prospective students interested in taking classes at the Community College of Rhode Island can get enrolled and get vaccinated at the same time.
The event scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at the school’s Warwick campus will offer those interested in attending CCRI the opportunity to apply for free, receive assistance with filing for financial aid, schedule or take the placement exam, and register for classes, the college said in a statement.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will offer residents who have gotten vaccinated against COVID-19 a chance to win a share of $2.3 million in cash prizes and college scholarships, joining the ranks of states hoping financial incentives will persuade those reluctant to get the shots to change their minds.
With COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire continuing to decline, state officials eased mask guidelines on Thursday, recommending that anyone not showing symptoms of the virus can go without wearing masks in most indoor and outdoor locations.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is working on a coronavirus vaccination incentive program to benefit charities, rather than individuals, Gov. Daniel McKee said Thursday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state announced the fourth pair of Ohio Vax-a-Million winners Wednesday evening even as the bump from the incentive program fades and vaccination numbers remain stagnant.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A recent high school graduate whose love of music developed into a love of the written word and a passion for journalism was named Wednesday the 2021 recipient of a college scholarship founded in honor of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Top leaders from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced $9.25 million in new educational and humanitarian projects Monday as they seek to build on an alliance formed with the NAACP in 2018 as part of the faith's efforts to improve race relations.