2011-2012 CHARTER SCHOOL COMPETITIVE DISSEMINATION GRANTS
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Charter School Competitive Dissemination Grant Program. This program is supported under Title V, Part B, Public Charter Schools Program, No Child Left Behind Act. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) was successful in receiving a grant under this program for $43,903,325 over a five-year period, including $7,231,895 for 2011-12. The MDE may award up to $300,000 in dissemination grant funds during 2011-12 to public school academies, on a competitive basis.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS Michigan PSAs that have not already received a dissemination grant may apply if they have been in operation for at least three consecutive academic years, and are financially viable and operationally successful, and have achieved at least 70% proficiency in both ELA and Mathematics MEAP results or serve Strict Discipline Academy or Alternative Education populations and have alternative evidence of their academic success.
DEADLINE TO APPLY The application must be received at MDE by Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Applications must be submitted using the Michigan Education Grants System (MEGS).
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2011 JACK KENT COOKE (JKC) YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP
This highly competitive national scholarship program is designed to nurture exceptional students who have demonstrated, through academic excellence and extracurricular activities, that they have the potential to excel. The Young Scholars Scholarship Program offers these students individualized educational guidance and financial support for various educational programs and opportunities from advanced online and summer programs to music and art instruction. JKC may even pay the costs for some students to attend private school if their public school cannot meet their academic potential. Financial support is provided to students during grades 9 through 12 and continues through college and graduate school.
BOTTOM LINE: the JKC Young Scholars Scholarship Program is a remarkably generous opportunity that could dramatically enhance the academic future of a student.
The Young Scholars Program Scholarship application can be downloaded or completed by going through our site http://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/jkc/
Applicants must be very high achieving (GPA above 3.5 or mostly “A” grades), in grade 7 and have unmet financial need(low-moderate income).
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE is April 25, 2011 and there are no extension. The application is rather long so families should begin the process as soon as possible and though it may seem daunting, the financial support provided to those who are selected will help them fulfill their educational goals and life dreams.
Tell your qualified students about the JKC Young Scholars Scholarship Program, encourage them to fill out the application and contact Tammie Stewart, Manager Community Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-7127 with any questions.
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