Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Attention: Male High School Seniors -'Call Me MISTER'

Several Black Colleges are looking for future black male teachers andwill send them to universities/colleges for 4 years FREE. The 'Call Me MISTER' program is an effort to address the criticalshortage of African American male teachers particularly among SouthCarolina 's lowest performing public schools. Program participants are selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged andeducationally at-risk communities.

The Call Me MISTER program combines the special strengths and resources of Clemson University with the individualized instructional programsoffered by four historically black colleges in South Carolina :Benedict College, Claflin University, Morris College and South Carolina State University. To provide even greateropportunity and access, students have the option of first attending oneof our two-year partner colleges before transferring to one of thefour-year institutions to complete their baccalaureate degree.In addition, the project has limited enrollment in the middle schoolMaster of Art in Teaching program.

The project provides: Tuition for admitted students pursuing approved programs of study atparticipating colleges.An academic support system to help assure their success. A cohort systemfor social and cultural support. Visit for more detailsand the online application or call (800) 640-2657.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Seinfeld Scholarship

The Seinfeld Scholarship, one of New York's most unique and sought after scholarships, is currently accepting applications. Seinfeld Scholarships will be awarded to 15 seniors graduating from Brooklyn and Staten Island public high schools in June 2009. The Seinfeld Scholarship Program is looking for students who give back to their community, have achieved academic success, show great financial need and are committed to furthering their education.
The Seinfeld Scholarship provides:
A four-year unmet need scholarship to the college or university of the student's choice
Personal support and programming
The Seinfeld Scholarship Program is looking for students who:
Show great financial need
Are leaders in their school
Are active in their communities
Show academic excellence
Have overcome obstacles and personal hardships
Are committed to furthering their education.
For more information on the Program please see the attached "Fact Sheet" and application.
The application deadline is February 6, 2009.
Further questions can be directed to Yeribel Lopez at 212-524-2385 or

"Your NASA Dream Experience" Contest

"Your NASA Dream Experience" is a nationwide contest as seen in Seventeen Magazine. A team of two students (ages 16-20) and an educator/sponsor will earn the chance to spend three days at either Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, or Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This opportunity will include job shadowing and behind the scenes experiences during the spring of 2009.
The deadline for entries for the contest is Dec. 15, 2008.
For more information about the contest, visit
If you have any questions about the Johnson Space Center experience, please contact Susan H. Anderson at 281-483-8630. For questions about the Kennedy Space Center experience, please contact Cheryl Johnson at 321-867-4602.
2008-09 NASA University Design Contest in Exploration Systems
NASA invites college students to get involved with NASA's return to the moon by helping to design the tools and instruments needed for the next-generation manned moon rover. Student projects will tackle real problems to be solved for a successful manned lunar mission.
Examples of problems include:
--Navigation in the darkness around the moon's south pole.
--Sample retrieval and on-site analysis.
--Radiation detection and avoidance.
--Communication with lunar outpost, with orbiters and with Earth.
--Video capture of sorties for transmission back to Earth.
--Astronaut rescue and recovery.
--Lunar regolith mitigation strategies for rover and space suits.
The contest is open to U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution in the U.S., including universities, colleges, trade schools, community colleges and professional schools. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged, across departments and institutions.
An e-mail n otice of intent is due by Dec. 15, 2008. Final entries are due on or before May 15, 2009.
For more information about the contest and to register online, visit . Questions about the contest should be directed to Dr. Elizabeth Ward at .