Youth & Education

The College of Charleston Launches ‘Crossing the Cistern’ Scholarship Program Designed To Support Students of Color

The Office of Institutional Diversity at the College of Charleston has launched a new one-year scholarship program for rising sophomores and juniors that awards up to $4,000. The program, called Crossing the Cistern, is designed to address financial support and to help foster a sense of community among students, particularly students of color. Rising sophomores…

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First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina Launches Mission GED Program

Mission GED is newest education benefit offered to First Choice plan members First Choice by Select Health of South Carolina is now accepting qualified applicants for its new Mission GED program. First Choice Medicaid health plan members are eligible to receive vouchers covering the entire cost of the initial General Educational Development (GED) test and…

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Gamecocks Win Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series Second Year in a Row

The University of South Carolina won the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series the second year in a row. The Palmetto Series is an annual points competition between the state’s flagship universities in head-to-head athletic events. Points were also awarded for highest team GPA and for a food drive tackling hunger in their communities.  Presented by…

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Howard University Partners with Google to Launch ‘Howard West’

Howard University recently announced in partnership with Google the launch of Howard West, a three-month, summer Computer Science residency for rising juniors and seniors in the University’s Computer Science program. The residency includes a dedicated workspace on Google’s Mountain View campus and a generous stipend to cover housing and other expenses in Silicon Valley. The…

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Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan Expands PalmettoBaby Grant Program

All Babies Born in South Carolina from May 29-May 31, 2017 will be Eligible to Receive a $5,290 Grant to a Future Scholar Account This May, in celebration of its 15th Anniversary, South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan expanded its PalmettoBaby Grant Program. The annual program, held each May in celebration of National 529 College…

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NNPA Students “Discovering The Unexpected” With The Black Press

By Noni Marshall and Alexa Imani Spencer (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellows) The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off the second year of the “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program with an “Immersion” event in Detroit, Mich. Chevrolet, the sponsor of the program, hosted the student scholars and a handful of NNPA publishers and editors…

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Beyonce Announces Winners of The Formation Scholars Award

Today, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announces the four winners of The Formation Scholars Award for the 2017-2018 academic year. The establishment of the merit scholarship program was announced on April 24, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of LEMONADE, her critically-acclaimed and globally-lauded visual album, through her BeyGOOD initiative.. Current and incoming female undergraduate and graduate students…

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Professor’s Diversity Fellowship Proves Transformative

When Kendall Deas was accepted into a prestigious diversity-focused fellowship program at the University of Michigan in 2016, he assumed the experience would help him grow as a professional and impart invaluable skills and insights that he could put to use in his role as a faculty member at the College of Charleston. But the…

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