Tag: scholarship

New York Launches College Scholarship Drawings as Vaccine Incentive for Children 5 to 11

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new COVID-19 vaccine incentive program for children aged 5 to 11, offering them an opportunity to get a college scholarship worth about $100,000. The incentive program, dubbed “Vaccinate. Educate. Graduate,” expands on former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Get a Shot to Make Your Future” campaign for older children and…


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Vetoes Republican-Sponsored Scholarship Plan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has vetoed a legislative package that would have granted tax credits for contributions to scholarship programs that could help low-income students to have a private school education they may not have otherwise been able to afford. Collectively, the Senate Bills 687 and 688 and House Bills 5404 and 5405 would create…


Teen Earns Scholarship, Decides to Donate His Own Savings to Another Student in Need

A Missouri high school senior has made headlines for his huge-hearted response to earning a college scholarship. Having saved over $1,000 of his own money toward college, the teen decided to gift the money to another student in need. Joshua Nelson, 18, a senior at St. Charles West High School, is hoping that a donation drive will…


Chick-fil-A Employee Quit School to Care for Mom With Cancer–So Chain Gifts Him $25,000 Scholarship

A Coastal South Carolina University student, Zachary Redick, is in the news after he was awarded a $25,000 scholarship from the restaurant where he works—this after he had to quit school to care for his mother who was battling cancer. Redick started working at a Chick-fil-A on James Island in Charleston, South Carolina, when he was…


Video: Oklahoma State Basketball Star Surprised With Scholarship During Shift at Walmart

Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball star Dee Mitchell got a huge surprise during his recent afternoon shift break at Walmart as a produce stocker. Mitchell’s coach, Mike Boynton, commandeered a team video-call meeting to tell the college junior he had earned a basketball scholarship. Boynton called ahead to Mitchell’s Stillwater Walmart manager to approve the Jan. 17 surprise,…