Saturday, September 24, 2016

Be Fabulous

Be Fabulous  Tina Seelig/Stanford University

Quote for the Day

"I'm not here to be average.  I'm here to be awesome."

--Author Unknown

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Quote of the Day

When it rains, look for rainbows
When it is dark, look for stars.

Author Unknown

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Look in the Archives

I have been posting since 2008.  Look in the archives for many wonderful options to learn, enjoy, and be inspired.

Tina Seelig: Challenge Assumptions

You Can Do It!!!

What are you doing to be the "best" you that  you can be?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

This is an opportunity to study in an international setting.

1.  Be an American citizen
2.  Undergraduate student
3.  Receiving or proof that you will be receiving the Federal Pell Grant
4.  Be in the process of applying to or accepted for a study abroad or internship program  of at least two weeks for community college students.
5.  Be proposing to study in a country not currently under travel warning.

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship (The Rolls Royce of Scholarships)

This is perhaps the MOST prestigious scholarship available to eligible community college students.  The foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students annually.  It is the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college  transfer students in the country.

Google:  Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship for more information and the application.

This is, obviously, a very competitive  award for outstanding students.  Should you plan on applying, I would suggest that you meet with me for some coaching.  I am the College of the Desert Representative for this scholarship.

A couple of years ago one of our COD students won this scholarship.  I was so excited !!  Felt as though I had won it myself.

Congressional Internship Program

Applications for CHCI's Spring, Fall and Summer Congressional Internship Programs are now open!  During CHCI's paid summer and semester internships, promising Latino undergraduate students experience what it's like to work in a congressional office, while participating in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service.

CHCI Interns learn firsthand about how the legislative system works, spending four days each week (Monday - Thursday) working on Capitol Hill.  Usually, you are placed with a member of Congress who serves a district in your home state performing ,meaningful work.

2017 Congressional Internship Deadlines:
Spring:  November 4, 2016
Summer:  January 20, 2017
Fall:  April 21, 2017

Google:  Congressional Internship Program for the application and more information

College of the Desert Alumni Association Scholarship

College of the Desert and CVEP Pathways to Success are accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-17 academic year.  More than $300,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students attending College of the Desert this year! 
1.  Enrolled at COD during the 2016-17 academic year.
2.  Students or parents must be permanent residents of the Coachella Valley for the past three (3) consecutive years.
3.  Must have applied for FAFSA or Dream application by March 2nd priority deadline.
4.  Must be pursuing your first Associate's degree at the College of the Desert.
5.  Have a minimum 2.0 GPA or above and maintain full-time enrollment.
6.  Essay theme:  How will an education from the College of the Desert benefit your future?
     (1300 words or less)
     Award amount:  Up to $2,500
     Entry period:  Next cycle is September 01 -- September 30


Monday, September 5, 2016

A Little Nudge to All Students

With a new semester starting,  this is an opportunity for a fresh start.  Please be serious about your studies and stay on top of all of your assignments.  Whenever you fail or drop a class, you are losing money -- no matter what the source of the tuition fees are.  Time is equivalent to money.  You have so much to gain by being a successful student.