Monday, April 16, 2012

Scholarships for Under-Represented Students

There are a number of companies and organizations who have donated money for scholarships to African Americans, but a great deal of the money is being returned because of a lack of awareness. We must get the word out that money is available.

Click here to see the list of scholarships.

New York State Department of Health's Dangers of Tanning Video Contest

New York State Department of Health (the Department) is sponsoring a contest for students in grades 9th-12th in all public and private schools in New York.

The Department will be inviting 9th-12th grade students in all public and private high schools in New York State to participate in the Department’s first Video Contest on “The Dangers of Tanning”. The Department is sponsoring this contest to raise awareness about the dangers of tanning, the importance of sun safety and the growing incidence of skin cancer across the nation. The due date for videos is going to be on or before April 30th.

For six years, the Department has conducted a statewide poster contest with K-8 students to promote sun safety and skin cancer prevention. This year we are expanding our activities to share the skin cancer prevention message with high school teens.

Submitted videos will be hosted on the SchoolTube website. SchoolTube is a safe video-sharing website exclusively approved by National Education Associations. If your school does not already have a SchoolTube account, now is the time to create one. Please visit and click SIGN UP at the top of the page.

Contest rules, student Instructions and entry forms will be sent at the end of this week via email.

Click here for Resources.
Click here for Teacher Instructions.
Click here for Student Instructions.
Click here for the Video Form.

Roxanne Brady, Coordinator Special Projects
Cancer Control Initiatives
Comprehensive Cancer Control
Bureau of Chronic Disease Control

Riverview Center
150 Broadway, Room 350, 3rd Floor
Albany, New York 12204-0678

Phone-(518) 474-1222
Fax-(518) 473-0642

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

ABENY Scholarship Application and Information Sheet

Click here to go to the ABENY Scholarship Application and Information Sheet.
Due date - April 27, 2012.