The awards appear to be increasing, too. Recall that this probably understates what's happening in each new incoming class, as these scholarship figures are the total picture as opposed to just the incoming class statistics.
It might be the case that schools have been increasing tuition and subsequently increasing scholarship amounts as well, but that's something best left for more extensive analysis later. Indeed, while students receiving less than half tuition scholarships continue to be the bulk of scholarship recipients, students with half to full tuition scholarships remain the fastest-growing group.
While there are undoubtedly many factors contributing to the decline in law school debt and law school affordability , the increase in scholarships appears to be a major source of this change. Written by Derek T. Public schools have no legitimacy to exclude a homeschool family from reaping the rewards of playing in their community public school sports teams! Twenty-two states allow homeschooled students to participate in public school sports programs HSDLA , but many of those states have various hoops the students and their families must jump through in order to participate.
Do you see the prejudice? They are excluded unless they change the entire scope of their deeply held beliefs in homeschooling. This prejudice is totally unnecessary. Let homeschoolers play public school sports. No harm will result from this decision; in fact, by allowing homeschoolers to play on public school sports teams, homeschoolers will have a chance to receive rewards later on in life because of participation in public school sports.
The few arguments that are out there against homeschoolers participating on public school sports teams are shallow at best, even ludicrous. This is a very cavil remark. Coaches in charge of sports teams representing schools want the best athletes, regardless of how they are educated. Besides, homeschoolers would still have to try out for a public-school sport; they would not automatically get on to the team.
Just because homeschoolers would be playing on a public team does not mean that they would be favored above any of their public schooled teammates. This is a far cry from a tenable argument. Yes, most public-school students do work hard for grades, but homeschoolers do as well. I personally have four friends in high school who are homeschooled and dualenrolled in one to three colleges in their junior year. Luckily for Tebow, the state of Florida does not leave talent off the roster.
In his state, homeschoolers are allowed to play sports for a public school. Because Tebow got this amazing opportunity to play on a public school team that not all homeschoolers get, he was able to excel 22 in the subjects their parents teach them at home.
One of them even has a straight 4. Therefore, saying that homeschoolers playing public school sports would shortchange the public-school students who work hard for grades is simply not true; homeschoolers work just as hard, if not harder, than public school students. Disputes against homeschoolers playing public school sports are sparse; so many talented students across the United States are being shorted from a life-changing opportunity because of these false arguments.
Homeschool families have made the best possible decision for their children and their education. These families are still paying taxes in support of public school programs; their children should be able to take part in the programs offered. The remaining twenty-eight states in America must allow homeschoolers to play public school sports in order to eliminate needless prejudice against homeschool families, allowing the gifts and talents of homeschooled children to be expressed in the world of sports which will enrich our society.
We can no longer leave untapped talent off the roster. Turning children away from public school sports programs simply because they are not enrolled in the school system is like throwing away the only precious rose in the midst of thorns. Works Cited Scholarships. Collins, Peter. Michael Smith, President — Michael P. Farris, Chairman, 1 Apr.
Board, Editorial. Sieck, Ben. Vo, Lam Thuy. We grew up wondering if we could actually fit through our classroom windows or how hard the glass would be to break if we ever needed to run. We grew up together, huddled against the back wall of the class, silently hoping to whatever god that would listen that it was all just a drill.
We grew up with our eyes plastered to the TV screens, watching as students just like us became the victims of senseless killings. Life after life is constantly being taken at the merciless hand of gun violence in schools all across America. Children are becoming targets, pawns, and foot soldiers in a war they never signed up for. These children are our future and we can not afford to let another one down. When will we stop accepting tragedy and start expecting change? We need change and we need it now more than ever.
School shootings happen more often than people like to think. From Columbine in , to Sandy Hook in , to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in , this problem has been manifesting itself in our culture and feeding on our country like a parasite.
In these past few years, the United States has endured a disturbing spike in school shootings with both and setting a dangerous precedent of around fifty incidents of gun violence in schools. However, last year faced the blunt and truly unforgiving end of the violence with ninety four reported incidents. This number averages out to be about two school shootings per week in the average thirty five week school year Lopez, While these numbers educate us on the magnitude of the problem, this goes far beyond figures or statistics.
This speaks to an even greater issue of safety not only in schools but in the household itself. The lack thereof of required gun restrictions and safety measures for firearms within in the home creates a dangerous concoction that can easily lead to irresponsible and even deadly gun use. This push for stricter guns laws and a stronger gun policy is in no way meant to place blame on just one group or person, because in all truth, regardless of gun ownership, we are all at fault.
Each precious life that has been taken is a representation of the urgency and importance of why we need laws and preventative federal measures to protect these young men and women.
These students are more than a rising number on the TV screen or in the morning newspaper. They are individuals and we can not afford to forget that. Weapons have defiled school grounds for far too long, yet the federal gun laws remain stagnant in a time when every student, women, man, and child are looking for some sort of protection. While individual states are taking steps to remedy a solution with bans on assault weapons and proposed bills to tighten gun laws, the national gun policy remains the same.
The guns laws in the U. These laws also state that every person who purchases a firearm must submit to a background check, however this is only a brief obstacle, seeing as this background check can be completed in ten minutes, for those with past criminal behavior Schuster, Although this law prevents known criminals from obtaining a firearm, it does little to prevent high school students with no criminal history, which research shows are a majority of school shooters, from obtaining one.
Similarly, the government has not implemented any Child Access Prevention CAP laws or any laws that promote the safe storage of firearms within a home at the federal level. There is also no requirement for gun owners to lock up their firearms nor is there a penalty for not doing so Child Access Prevention, Consequently, this lack of supervision and easy access to a firearm within the home is how many school shooters have obtained their weapons.
Although no one knows just how many or who owns a gun in the United States So, I sit here, begging our congress and our president to bring the nation together and take an unflinching stand against gun violence in our schools. Propose stricter gun laws and stronger gun policy to defy the ubiquitous threat of violence in our schools.
Say something, do something, do anything because whatever we are doing now is not enough. We need to do better not only for the safety of our people but for the generations to come, so that they will no longer be raised under the constant erroneous notion that school is a place to be feared. Knowledge should and will remain the only weapon allowed in the classroom. There will come a day when education is no longer synonymous with violence.
Until that day comes, we have to fight to change not only the laws, but our own stagnant mentality in order to properly and respectfully honor the fallen sons and daughters of our country. Works Cited Schuster, Kathleen. Deutsche Welle, 11 Aug. Lopez, German. Vox Media, 10 Dec. CNN Politics, 15 Feb. Yes, after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Johnson became our thirty-sixth president. During his presidency, Johnson was known for quite a few memorable things, but one of his actions still affects us today: Daylight Savings Time.
The only purpose DST serves is forcing millions of people out of bed earlier and possibly endangering mankind. Now, one may disagree by believing that DST conserves energy, helps farmers, and has no repercussions, but sit back and buckle up, because you are about to go on a ride.
Oh, and what about gasoline preservation? Nope, ironically, Daylight Savings Time entices people out to go to the mall, local parks, and beaches, which means people will drive their vehicles to their destination.
No one is more aware of that than gas stations, which is why the Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing, a lobbying group for convenience stores, has pushed to start daylight saving time earlier in the year.
So, even though Daylight Savings Time may disguise itself as a practice that conserves energy, do not be fooled, for it does not. Despite these reasons and others, Daylight Savings Time still exists. And yet, why? So we can savor our life more? Well, if we keep this practice up, we will eventually not going to be savoring anything. Our resources, from our food to our energy sources, will become depleted.
I know this minor practice does not seem like it contributes a lot to our Earth, but DST does add its toll on our planet. So, even though Daylight Savings Time is meant to grant us a more enriching life, it may be a reason why our precious time is cut short. An example is that a golf company could profit from two-hundred million dollars to four-hundred million dollars if another month of Daylight Savings Time was added.
In the academic curriculum, most schools would recite the same explanation for why Daylight Savings Time remains—farmers. However, peculiarly, agriculturists actually oppose DST.
They say that DST disrupts their schedules. This leads to unsatisfied results, such as milking dairy cows. By pushing the clock back an hour, the cattle have to wait even more before getting milked. Since the livestock do not understand and I am not sure if we humans do too why they must wait, they could become more antsy and cause issues for the milkers.
Even if the bovine acclimate to change, by the time they do, the clocks are then moved ahead an hour, which could create problems for milk production.
Anyway you look at it, Daylight Savings Time seems like a hassle, not only just for us humans, but also for animals. Daylight Savings Time is confirmed to allow people have more light for the evenings, so, people can life pleasurable.
However, little do people realize that Daylight Savings Time can trigger masked health concerns. The cases dissipated gradually after 10 weeks. These examples reveal how Daylight Savings Time may fabricate suffering. So, it can be noted how the beliefs of DST have been proven false. One, DST does not conserve energy; two, DST does not benefit agriculturalists; and three, 28 Ahh, the lazy days of summer vacation… relaxing by a lake, roasting hotdogs over a campfire, lounging in a hammock, late nights, sleeping in, playing games, and getting together with friends.
Summer break is one of the most highly anticipated times of the year for students throughout the United States. For most, it is a three month period of relaxation and joy, freedom, friends, and fun. Summer represents a respite from the challenges and responsibilities of the long school year, and nationwide, students anxiously await days of summer for slower, less demanding schedules and more time for leisure.
Despite the excitement and joy students associate with long summer breaks, there are significant negatives which lurk behind these seemingly happy, carefree days.
Summer is, unfortunately, also a three month period of lost learning. During summer break, NPR reports only about 2. You also run the risk of being spammed with loads of emails. In fact, many scholarship sweepstakes are created with the sole idea of getting your email address in mind. We recommend using scholarship sweepstakes as a secondary option for paying for college and using the majority of your time applying for scholarships that you find on reputable scholarship sites or ones recommended to you by your high school guidance counselor or financial aid advisor.
You can apply to significant scholarships giving you a chance to flex your skills. These types of scholarships value genuineness, effort, innovation, and ambition.
Instead of an essay you might apply using a video, music, original artwork, or a social media post. Applicants may download an application at the linked website. Applicants must also write a word essay, submit any SAT or ACT scores, as well as three letters of recommendation.
Applicants must provide their basic information on the applications, along with letters of recommendation, SAT and ACT scores, a current transcript showing their current GPA, as well as recommendations from their school's principal or dean. Applicants must have resided in Texas for at least 10 years, have achieved a minimum score of on the SAT using Critical Reading and Math scores only, or a composite score of 22 on the ACT.
For more details on application, please visit the linked website. Prior Arizona National participation and high school graduation is required, completion of at least 12 credit hours following high school graduation. Applicants should provide letters of recommendation, transcripts showing their current GPA, and a list of activities related to agriculture and leadership.
Applicants must complete a Scholarship Reimbursement Form in addition to the Scholarship Application, and provide current official transcripts either high school or college, depending on if the applicant is a high school graduate or currently enrolled student at a post-secondary school and a copy of the last class schedule, as well as proof of graduation from a Fort Stockton High School or Sanderson High School.
Other applicants may receive the scholarship for their final two years of college. Applicants must complete the application and a Financial Aid Form that can be obtained from the linked website.
Applicants must provide a list of extracirricular activities, a letter from the applicant about their personal goals, financial need and career commitment, three letters of recommendation that discuss scholastic ability, character references, work-related experience. An official transcript, a 2x3 recent photo of head and shoulders, and a self-addressed, stamped 9x12 envelope that must be sent in one packet via Certified Mail. Applicants must be using the scholarship for a study abroad program, must write a report on the study abroad program and submit it to the chapter adviser.
Applicants must provide transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a typed statement that discusses the applicant's interest in international affairs and the United Nations, career objectives, and a cover sheet that provides name, address, phone number, email, R , and major field of study.
There is no application form. Applicants must currently be enrolled at a college, university, or law school. Applicants must provide a transcript reflecting the applicant's current academic standing and proof of enrollment. Applicants must submit a Legal Scholarship application, along with a word essay on the applicant's legal goals or inspiration for pursuing a legal career.
Scholarships are available for attendance at state-supported universities, private universities, Junior colleges, or vocational schools. For more details on application requirements, please visit the linked website. Applications must include the applicants first and last name, email address, home address, and phone number at the beginning of the essay.
Provide a copy of transcript or attendance verification at an accredited college, university, or high school as a senior, and submit a picture of the applicant's sibling diagnosed with autism, as well as a letter from a licensed physician confirming the diagnosis of autism. Applicants must email the listed email for a scholarship application.
Scholarship is provided so that recipients upon graduation will return to the Navajo nation to apply their learning to benefit the continuing development of the Navajo nation.
Applicants must create an open source software contribution to a project on GitHub or begin your own open source project on GitHub.
Any type of contribution is welcome, provided it is the applicant's own work and it complies with all of GitHub's policies, guidelines, and terms and conditions. S Citizen, resident of one of 29 cities in the state of Texas.
Applicants will need to provide a copy of their SAR from the completed FAFSA application, a high school transcript or equivalent degree with the city name listed, college transcript with the high school listed, and must demonstrate financial need with an EFC no higher than Applications must be completed with all documentation requested.
Scholarships are awarded to the most qualified San Antonio area students. Students may also provide a screenshot or scanned copy of the scores. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a school administration, and a copy of the first two pages of their parents' or guardians' most recent IRS form with SSN and bank routing numbers blacked out.
Students must complete the application in full, and applications without the required documentation will not be considered complete. Applicants should be students who have demonstrated achievement, a strong record in participation outside of school, and serve as a positive role model. Students must write an essay no longer than 1, words explaining what they plan to do in the field of information technology after graduation.
Please visit the linked website for more details. Applicants must provide an application, college transcript, resume, three letters of recommendation at least one must be from a college professor , and a personal statement no more than words describing professional and career goals.
Applicants must plan to attend an accredited college or university, provide high school transcripts, and submit a word essay on "What Drives Your Dream? Applicants continued award is contingent on enrollment in 14 credit hours.
At 84 millions viewers, the first debate between the TV-icon Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the most watched Presidential debate since Department of Education website. We recommend using scholarship sweepstakes as a secondary option for paying for college and using the majority of your time applying for scholarships that you find on reputable scholarship sites or ones recommended to you by your high school guidance counselor or financial aid advisor.
Although the forty-hour week was a victory of organized labor when it was introduced, in its current form it is unfair and inefficient. So, what is the downside?
Applications must be completed with all documentation requested. Deadline is May 15, Using alternatives is an achievable goal. The use of funds is restricted to Texas colleges only. Despite the fact that I had never considered theatre once during my high school career -much less musical theatre where that awfully scary act of singing makes up a majority of the auditionI had, on a whim, decided to try out for the spring musical. Moreover, it would be impossible for the majority of the population to group together as a voting block.
For more information, visit the linked page. Under and overrepresentation are at extremes today, outdating the Electoral College.
For example, in the election, the state of Wyoming cast a total of , votes. Applicants are chosen based on GPA, level of involvement in school and community, and the number of years attended at Travis Elementary. Because of this, homeschoolers may have less potential to earn a scholarship than public school students since they are being short-changed from playing on public teams. If we are able to get rid of plastic bags, since they are so common right now, it would be a permanent and noticeable change. Flowing and swimming as they feather throughout the immense pinkish blob of the brain. Schools that lacked data for a period in here including schools that merged or divided were excluded.
Provide a copy of transcript or attendance verification at an accredited college, university, or high school as a senior, and submit a picture of the applicant's sibling diagnosed with autism, as well as a letter from a licensed physician confirming the diagnosis of autism. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. It causes extreme underrepresentation of large states in the country known for equality, and is a red herring for anti-tyranny and equal care for all states. For example, Ireland has implemented a plastic bag tax.
Only we have the ability to make neophobia obsolete by willing ourselves to choose experience over comfort. Unique students with their own captivation of imagination are bullied, just because they think differently than the other kids. People find puppies adorable, which is why breeders constantly create, sell, and profit from this highly demanded yet profligate practice. Traditional desks can make a student feel territorial or closed off to collaborating with others. Our society as a whole completely idolizes and values the wrong things and individuals. I strongly suggest we, as an entire community, start to appreciate the things in life that actually matter.
The guns laws in the U. There is hardly a good ending for any plastic bag which begs the question of why we use them. Oh, and what about gasoline preservation? An example is that a golf company could profit from two-hundred million dollars to four-hundred million dollars if another month of Daylight Savings Time was added.