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2014 Pima County Youth Arts Award
The Pima County Youth Arts Award is an opportunity to earn a scholarship toward an Associate Degree in the Arts at Pima Community College. The Youth Arts Awards are designed to identify and reward talented high school seniors within Pima County who demonstrate excellence in Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Media Arts or Literary Arts. The awards are made possible through collaboration with the Pima Community College Foundation and the Tucson Pima Arts Council. Deadline: 5pm on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
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The Metropolitan Education Commission along with Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the City's Human Relations Commission, the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Tucson Service Learning Group would like to announce the Ray Davies Student Service Award/Mayoral Recognition of Youth Service. This award will honor students who have best exhibited, as determined by the Youth Service Coalition, the qualities of leadership, community service, compassion for others, and who have encouraged mutual respect among diverse groups. We are inviting high schools to nominate current seniors who reflect and embody these values through their school and/or community activities and involvement in worthwhile causes. The recognition event will be held on April 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm on the main stage at the Pennington Street Block Party, 48 E. Pennington, sponsored by City High School. To nominate members of your current senior class click here. Applications are due March 15, 2014.
Here are two great organizations where high school students can volunteer and better their communities: The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona and The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. You'll help people, learn leadership and gain experience. It might be the one thing that sets you apart from others when you apply to college.
Federal Student Aid: Get help paying for college! Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
AZ Earn to Learn is a groundbreaking program that prepares high school students for college with financial education and matching funds. Its purpose is to help limited-income Arizonans to save for college. Click here: www.azearntolearn.org
Find your dream college!
Create a College Greenlight account and enter some basic information (like your school, grades, standardized test scores and activities) to find the best college for you, academically and socially!
For job seekers. Check out AIM's website: careerlink.com. Applied Information Management (AIM) Institute is a not-for-profit community organization that promotes technology to empower people, enhance organizations, and create brilliant communities
College Depot! Scholarships! Click on this link and our blog for scholarship info and upcoming deadlines. There is also information on scholarships for Arizona residents.
Apply for a Fly In Program while you still can! Visiting campus is one of the most important steps in deciding if a particular college is right for you. Because of this, most colleges offer weekend programs. Click here for a list of colleges that offer travel assistance for students who demonstrate financial need. Many of these applications are due soon, so apply while you still can!
STEP: Student Expedition Program is an unprecedented opportunity for talented high-school students with limited financial resources to discover the extent of their own abilities during an extended 3-week wilderness leadership expedition!
View photos of colleges and share the ones you took on a college visit at Collegesnaps.com
Need more scholarship info? Need some advice on an essay you've written? Go to scholarshipjunkies.com for help finding scholarships. They'll read your essays, give you feedback and work with you through the entire process!
Find a scholarship!
There are scholarships and resources for students, families and educators at ScholarshipsA-Z. Their goal is to make higher education accessible to all, regardless of immigration status.
Get homework help!
The Pima County Public Library offers free tutoring in person, online and even over the phone!
Job training, skills development and education! Check out JobPath! They recruit and sponsor adults in education and training programs which allow participants to significantly increase their income and help address the skilled workforce shortages in Tucson and Pima County.
QuestBridge links exceptional, low income students with colleges, scholarship providers, enrichment programs employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles! Check out their website: questbridge.org
Discover careers that fit your talents!
Check out the "Interest Profiler" and "Occupation Sorter" from the Arizona Career Information Service.
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