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Education briefs: $1-million gift benefits Eckerd College program

$1-million gift benefits Eckerd College program

Eckerd College has received a $1-million gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation to provide scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled in the school's Program for Experienced Learners.

The Osher Re-entry Scholarship Program will target students ages 25 to 50 whose progress toward a degree was interrupted and who would now like to complete their education. Scholarships of $2,500 each will cover tuition costs for 20 re-entering students. Recipients must be first-time baccalaureate degree students with a demonstrated financial need who have been out of school for at least five years. Eckerd was first selected to be an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in 2005. Other Florida schools that are part of the network are the University of South Florida, the University of Miami, Florida International University and the University of North Florida.

Award to honor women is seeking nominations

Nominations are being accepted for a national award that recognizes women who have changed lives through the power of education. The 10 winners of the Maybelline New York Beauty of Education Award will receive $10,000 grants for their education related-causes. Winners also receive a trip for two to New York City for an awards event. The award is in its fourth year. Previous winners include the following: Oral Lee Brown of Oakland, Calif., founder of the Oral Lee Brown Foundation, adopts first-grade classes with the promise of a college education. Abigail Rosin of New York, founder of Groove With Me, a free dance studio and after-school program, offers girls enrichment and a safe haven. To learn more about the award program and to nominate someone you know or yourself, visit Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 10.

Education briefs: $1-million gift benefits Eckerd College program 09/27/08 [Last modified: Saturday, September 27, 2008 4:31am]
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