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The Pasco Education Foundation Inc. is accepting online applications through 11:59 p.m. Thursday for its Scholarship Opportunities for Graduating Seniors from Pasco County Public Schools. Seniors can complete an online application by visiting

- Conscious Lifestyle is accepting grant applications from high school and college students who exhibit interest and commitment to social entrepreneurship and consumer responsibility in areas such as socially human rights, animal welfare and environmentalism. Winners receive up to $1,000, Web space and other pertinent resources to complete projects of their choosing.

Download an application at Deadline is Feb. 15. Winners will be announced April 1. For information or to check out previous winning projects, visit or call Mike Del Ponte, executive director of Conscious Lifestyle, at (925) 360-4149.

- Applications are available for the Lowes Scholarship for high school seniors nationwide, and the Carl S. Buchanan Scholarship for Lowes employees, spouses and their dependents. Deadline is March 15. For information and applications go to

- WHAM-O 60th Anniversary Kid Inventor Contest, open to children ages 6 to 17. The winning toy inventor will receive $2,000 cash and profits from WHAM-O making and distributing their toy. Deadline to enter is March 31. For complete contest information, rules, guidelines and submission information, visit Finalists will be announced in April.