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Nation’s Only Merit-Based High School Scholarship for Gifted Seeks Applicants

Nation’s Only Merit-Based High School Scholarship for Gifted Seeks Applicants

first_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is calling for gifted students nationwide to apply for a Caroline D. Bradley (CDB) Scholarship, the only merit-based, need-blind scholarships for gifted kids in the nation. The CDB Scholarship provides the opportunity for any gifted student, regardless of race or income, to go to the high school of their choice. Since its establishment in 2002, 72 of these students came from California with 11 selected in 2014. Over the last 16 years, the Scholarship has enabled 175 scholars from 29 states to attend high schools throughout the United States. For more information, go to www.educationaladvancement.org/caroline-d-bradley-scholarship.Scholarship funds can be used to attend the high school that best meets the recipient’s individual academic and personal needs, including independent, parochial, day, boarding, charter or alternative schools. IEA also provides Scholarship recipients with academic guidance throughout their high school careers, and creates a peer network with ongoing communication and interaction.“The CDB Scholarship addresses the unmet needs of our gifted children,” said IEA President, Elizabeth Jones. “While gifted students make up 5-7 percent of the student population, they receive less than 0.1% in funding. In 2014, roughly $70 billion was allocated to schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Of this, $11.5 billion was spent for special needs kids, while only $10 million was designated for gifted students. This scholarship gives gifted children the chance they need to grow and live a purposeful, meaningful life in whatever way they choose,” said IEA President, Elizabeth Jones.Students apply for the CDB in the seventh grade and are required to complete a rigorous application process that includes three essays, middle school transcripts, two recommendations, and a work sample. Eligible applicants must also achieve scores of at least the 97th percentile on nationally-normed standardized tests, and score competitively with high school seniors on the SAT-1 Reasoning test. Caroline D. Bradley Scholars are also required to maintain top grades in challenging high school courses.The 2015 deadline is April 21, 2015. Applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee made up of admission directors and school administrators from top secondary schools, colleges and universities across the country, after which the chosen Finalists will participate in a personal interview. For more information, please visit at www.educationaladvancement.org. Make a comment Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Top of the News Education Nation’s Only Merit-Based High School Scholarship for Gifted Seeks Applicants Deadline for Free High School Scholarships is April 21 – Open to All From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 23, 2015 | 12:45 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Asian dream has to be converted into a reality: AIFF boss Praful Patel

Asian dream has to be converted into a reality: AIFF boss Praful Patel

first_imgAs the Indian football team departs for the AFC Asian Cup Thursday, the national federation’s boss Praful Patel hoped that not just fulfilling the Asian dream but also qualifying for the 2026 World Cup remains the ultimate goal for ‘blue tigers’.”The Asian dream has to be converted into a reality now, we can’t be living a dream all our lives,” Patel, President of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said at the launch of new kit for the team.”I am happy that the coach and the team have performed exceedingly well over the last one year or so. A string of victories means that our ranking is the highest ever in the last two decades. But the Asian dream has to be first achieved. I would say that 2026 should be our mission because there will be eight teams from Asia playing the World Cup. I think with the current form and if we really put our minds and heads together, we will definitely be there in 2026,” he added.Sitting next to Patel, star striker Sunil Chhetri could only nod in acceptance, knowing well that the burden of expectations also brings along with it challenges which he has always liked to take head on.Currently ranked 97 in the FIFA rankings, India face a huge challenge in the Asian Cup which starts in the first week of 2019. It is after a gap of eight years that the Indian team has qualified for the tournament. Chhetri, who was part of the squad in 2011 when India last played in Asian Cup, hoped that the “new kit will also bring loads of luck” in the UAE and beyond.advertisement”I was there for the draws and we had some mock trials before that. I was trying to think that what would be a good draw for me. When I looked up at the number of teams participating I thought that no matter which team we get to play against, it will be difficult. I think I was more happy that we have qualified and we were ready to face anyone we got. These are three very, very difficult games but we are well prepared,” said Chhetri.Coach Stephen Constantine echoed what Chhetri said but felt a few more matches against quality sides could have been an ideal preparation for the big tournament.”We have two weeks in Abu Dhabi to get acclimatized because our first two games are there. I think preparation is fine but we could have had a few more games but that wasn’t for a lack of try. We sent letters to over 25-30 nations asking for games as we wanted to play majorly against teams that are in the Asian Cup. I think we have tried to prepare as best as we can.”Chhetri, with 65 goals from 103 international games, has certainly been the face of Indian football in recent years but the 34-year-old disagreed that he is overburdened with workload and expectations.”That is not true, really. I think the real load is on Sandesh (Jhingan), Jeje (Lalpekhlua), Gurpreet (Sandhu), Udanta (Singh) and (Anirudh) Thapa. Everyone knows their name and they are huge stars. When I step on to the field, I am there only to eat the cherry because they are the ones who set up everything. People know me only because I score the goal but we all do the hard work and are in a great, great form right now. All these five-six names that I have taken have done a super job in the last five years. They are the main reason why we have qualified for the Asian Cup today. So, definitely I am not a star in this team,” said Chhetri.Also Watch:last_img read more

Attempt to appeal 60s Scoop settlement tossed for extreme lack of evidence

Attempt to appeal 60s Scoop settlement tossed for extreme lack of evidence

first_imgTORONTO – A last-ditch effort to challenge the court-approved settlement of the ’60s Scoop class action failed Friday when a judge tossed the novel attempt as lacking any substance.In his decision, Judge John Laskin of the Federal Court of Appeal said the applicants had provided no support for their highly unusual motion seeking leave to appeal the settlement.“The evidence filed by the applicants is inadequate in the extreme,” Laskin wrote.The ruling, barring any further court machinations, paves the way for implementation of the $750-million class-action settlement. The federal government had said it could not proceed with payouts to victims pending finality in the court proceedings.The request to appeal the agreement finalized over the summer rather than opt out — fewer than a dozen class members did so — came from a group of 11 claimants who said they were Scoop victims, although two of the plaintiffs subsequently dropped out of the proceeding.They filed their application through a law firm that had been shut out of the $75 million in legal fees agreed to as part of the class-action settlement.Among other things, they alleged they were excluded from the process that led to court approval of the agreement that would pay survivors as much as $50,000 a piece for the harms done when they, as children, were taken from their Indigenous families and placed with non-Indigenous ones. They also expressed unhappiness over the fees awarded to the lawyers who negotiated the deal.Laskin noted the applicants had failed to show they were survivors of the ’60s Scoop and therefore members of the class. Nor did they provide evidence that an appeal of the settlement would be in the best interests of survivors, he said.One of the applicants, Joan Frame, of Hamilton, had alleged to The Canadian Press that the lawyers who negotiated the settlement — some of whom worked on the case for free for the better part of a decade — “resorted to trickery” to get the agreement.“To allow people to win illegally and make money off our backs and suffering again should not be allowed to happen,” Frame had said.Laskin also took issue with such assertions, saying the applicants had offered no evidence in support.While it is normal in litigation for the losing party to be on the hook for the legal costs incurred by the winners, the winning lawyers are seeking costs personally from the lawyer who filed the appeal motion given the serious misconduct allegations he made against them.Laskin declined to award costs until Jai Singh Sheikhupura with Vancouver-based Watson Goepel has had an opportunity to make submissions. He has until Nov. 19 to do so.“We are pleased that the Federal Court of Appeal has cleared away the last impediment to the settlement being implemented,” said Kirk Baert, one of the lawyers involved in the class action. “Now the settlement funds can flow to the survivors as intended.”The $75 million in legal fees, which the federal government agreed to pay to four legal firms separately from the compensation to the Scoop survivors, became a flashpoint earlier this year when Ontario Superior Court of Justice Edward Belobaba said they were far too high.last_img read more