Distance learning scholarships part2

Distance Learning Scholarships part2

1. Individual school scholarships – Several distance education schools have started to provided limited scholarships to the students. The scholarships are based on potential for success or academic achievement. Some schools provide all-inclusive scholarships covering the full cost of fees, books, tuition, as well as basic living costs. Though, a majority of scholarships are partial plus are meant to become an addition to your finances. Every school has different scholarships and policies. In case your online college is related to any physical school, you may qualify to turn to the scholarships of affiliated university. You should check with your colleges’ financial aid department and counseling office to get information concerning what money will be accessible to you. Though, you must be sure to verify early; a lot of scholarships are just given once a year so you may need some time to prep materials before the set deadline. 2. Organizational scholarships – Numerous organizations provide scholarships to students whom they consider worthy. Qualifications are not often based in academics; so you may be astonished what attributes and talents people are wishing to give you for. In case you belong to any youth club or organization, like the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, then there are numerous scholarships obtainable. You may score a scholarship grounded on your own writing skills, music talent, or athletic ability. Extracurricular activities, like volunteering, always look on an application. Also, there are the scholarships for twins, overweight feminists, high school cheerleaders, as well as people who had difficult childhoods. You need to search for organizations, which will honor your quirks or accomplishments. One of the great places to seek for scholarships is the Internet. Choose the best scholarship search engine. It will ask you a series of questions about yourself, and provide information about scholarships individually suited for you. Get information about 600,000 scholarships as well as $1,000,000,000 in financing.

State youth policies-the need of hour

State Youth Policies-The need of hour

         

  By Sadaket Malik

The youth policy directs the government to ensure gainful empleyment and total empowerment for unreached. In India there is no scarcity or dearth of welfare policies but the problem lies in primarily to rationalise these policies in to the logical frame work.Most these policies are top driven, lacking pro people and holistic welfare approach.
                    Most importantly, policies are being made and at the same time policies are being lost either, or need to be recovered by the researchers after a long time to see what was there in the particular policy. National youth Policy- 2003 is one of such policy, may be policy maker themselves has forgotten about this Policy.
                   I strongly feel that each and every Policies of our country should and must have special provision for all the Northern states, in particular a backward and trouble torn state like Jammu and kashmir. Is it really essential to mention the situation of the youth of  the state ? Drug, insurgency, ill effect of globalisation has thrown the youth of state in to a futureless and hope less situation. There are no employment opportunities for them, no place to breathe in the fresh air.
                Ironically, The National Youth Policy 2003 has not covered any specific aspect of the youth of the state. In this policy issue of empowerment is just touched in a superficial manner without touching the grave situation of the state. Corruption thy name is J&K. Issue of addressing corruption is also just touched without mentioning the in-depth mechanism.
                  In the Serial no 4 under its onjectives, ” it is mentioned again in a superficial manner in the sub clause 4.5 “to facilitate access, for all sections of the youth, to health information and services and to promote a social environment which strongly inhibits the use of drugs and other forms of substance abuse, ensures measures for de-addiction and mainstreaming of the affected persons and enhances the availability of sports and recreational facilities as constructive outlets for the abundant energy of the youth”.
                        One may argue in a different manner regarding inclusion of special provision for the youth of this state, J&K in particular, as it is mentioned in this policy under clause no 3 in relation of the Defination of Youth, sub clause 3.1 mentioned that “This Policy will cover all the youth in the country in the age group of 13 to 35 years.
                      It is acknowledged that since all the persons within this age group are unlikely to be one homogenous group, but rather a conglomeration of sub-groups with differing social roles and requirements, the age group may, therefore, be divided into two broad sub-groups viz. 13-19 years and 20-35 years. The youth belonging to the age group 13-19, which is a major part of the adolescent age group, will be regarded as a separate constituency” This provision definitely included the youth of Northern states and J&K. I once again plead that they need a special provision in the policy. The youth  as a whole are the the youth of hill, valley, they are the youth of ethnic community, situation is different.
                     In the Preamble of the policy it is mention under sub clause 1.2 “The socio-economic conditions in the country have since undergone a significant change and have been shaped by wide-ranging technological advancement.
                  The National Youth Policy – 2003 is designed to galvanize the youth to rise up to the new challenges, keeping in view the global scenario, and aims at motivating them to be active and committed participants in the exciting task of National Development.” Through this statement the policy maker stated that the Youth Policy 2003 is designed in such a manner so that the youth of India including the youth of North  may rise up to the new challenges keeping in view global so called advancement. If we look at this statement critically the ill effect of globisation will also be promoted. Development of the soil should include the people of the soil not excluding them not prompting the hidden agenda of global actors.
                    Nevertheless, there are a few positive aspects in the National Youth Policy 2003, but most of the clauses do not have any link with grass root reality.
                  Under the clause “Mental Health” it is mentioned in sub clause no 8.3.8 “Lack of proper education often leads to mental depression. In an environment that is becoming complex and competitive by the day, the chances of young minds being afflicted with depression are ever rising. This is particularly so, among adolescents who are showing higher incidence of suicidal traits than even before. Against this background, this Policy advocates a system of education which teaches the youth to fight back rather than give in. It also recommends establishment of statesponsored and free counselling services for the youth, particularly the adolescents”. In the context of  J&K, factors leading towards mental depression is just not lack of proper education. Significant factors are gun culture, extortion, Political trauma, corruption, ethnic conflict and several others.
             Among the positive aspect of the policy are “The Policy recognises that children and young people are particularly vulnerable to the ill effects of environmental degradation.NYK-Nehru Yuva Kendras in J&K has contributed a bit for the same by formulation of local level youth clubs. The number of youth in the age group of 13-35 years, as per the 1991 Census, was estimated at about 34 crores, and about 38 crores in 1997, which is anticipated to increase to about 51 crores by the year 2016. The percentage of youth in the total population, which, according to the 1996 A Census projections, is estimated to be about 37% in 1997, is also likely to increase to about 40% by the year 2016.

            A novel public – private partnership programme to impart education in information technology (IT) to underpriviledged youth and women is being implemented by giving basic IT tranining in areas such as data entry.

             Intrestingly, after 1994 genocide in , thousands of youth were left homeless, with no education and with no means of livelihood. It was in this situation that a group of young IT savvy professionals, under the banner of Cyber Host, initiated a project to rehabilitate the unfortunate youth of . With the assistance of NU-Vision Ministry, Cyber Host provided these youth with basic ICT skills thus meeting part of the requirement of for Information Centres and ICT experts.

           However, what is the crying call of hours? What  the youth can expect in the years to come will depend on how well the Policy is framed viz-a-viz understand and leverage their rights and how willingly and efficiently they are able to shoulder their responsibilities. What then are the rights and responsibilities of the youth of India?
         The National Youth Policy, 2003 be reviewed after 5 years from the date of commencement of implementation of Five years has already been passed , but what has happened particularly in the context of this state in particular ? a question need to responded by the policy makers. State governments should initiate State Youth policies under the ambit of Department of youth services and Sports as a watchdog in youth affairs of the state.

sadaketmalik@rediffmail.com

How to have great fun at college

How to Have Great Fun at College

Having fun in college can be very easy for some but difficult for others. The world is filled with many different people with many different hobbies. Some find college built for their mindset while others find it frustrating and boring. College can fun for everyone if you think of the ideas that can keep your entertained. I’ll show you a few examples of how to have fun on campus without getting in trouble.

Campus sponsored events – Depending on the campus you’re attending, there’s probably an event going on everyday that you’re not aware of. A good way to see what events are going on is to either check the local bulletin boards, the college website or ask fellow classmates. Sometimes you’ll be amazed at what kind of events the college offers. Who knows? There may be something you love that you can make a ton of friends and have fun at the same time!

Some of the events that you may find yourself attending are block parties, organized sporting leagues, movies, concerts, social clubs, chess clubs, etc. I guarantee that you if you look at the list of events that you’ll find something that will cater your needs.

Join an organization – No matter what college you’re attending, you’ll always find an organization. If you’re not familiar with what n organization is, it’s a group that usually has a focus or cause. Groups like MADD are a perfect example where their group focuses on mothers against drunk driving. If you have a view on something and you want to get with a group that has similar thoughts, an organization may be for you.

Host parties – If you’re renting out a house or you simply know of a big common ground, hosting a party or get together might be one of the best times you’ll ever have. Simply tell your friends and the word will spread very quickly. You can simply put on the invitation that everyone needs to bring their own drinks and food. This way, you’ll only be responsible for your house or the area. Parties don’t always have to include alcoholic drinks; instead you can a fun time without them and just socialize with friends instead.

Think like home – Staying on campus can make some people very home sick. Instead, try and think of what you did while you were at home to keep busy. Did you play a lot of video games? Did you read a lot? Try and pretend that your dorm room and college is your home now where you and your family live. If you can condition yourself to do this, keeping busy and having fun shouldn’t be a problem. Remember, you can’t live with mommy and daddy forever.

As you can see by these few options that college can be a blast if you become motivated and find ways to have fun. Sitting in your dorm all day and being depressed won’t be fun. Just remember that the fun won’t come to you, you’ll have to go out there and find it!

Education can be a lifelong process

Education Can Be a Lifelong Process

Studies have shown that seniors who spend time on educational activities have better cognitive function and retain their memories longer than seniors who do not. Additionally, attending educational programs give seniors the opportunity to interact with others of their age group and with younger people as well. This helps alleviate the isolation and depression that many seniors develop.

Seniors living in retirement communities will find no lack of educational opportunities. These communities offer courses on everything from foreign languages to ballroom dancing. There are myriad clubs and organizations available to residents. Outside lecturers and performers are often brought in for extra entertainment. But how can seniors living on their own, outside a retirement community, find appropriate educational programs?

The first place to look for such programs is at the local level. Most communities have a governmental department dedicated to serving seniors in the community. They often publish a list of activities available to area seniors and frequently are able to provide transportation to and from activities. In addition to meal programs and social gatherings, these departments often offer educational courses in many different subjects.

Local public schools are also a good source of interesting courses and opportunities. Many school systems publish a continuing education guide that lists the content, times and prices of classes that are held in the evening or on weekends at public schools. These courses range from academic enrichment like English as a Second Language, to arts and crafts and exercise classes. These courses are open to the community and typically consist of a wide range of people of all ages.

Community colleges also offer a wide range of continuing education experiences. Continuing education courses are taught on a non-credit basis and cost far less than for-credit courses. However, if a senior has the time and inclination community colleges are more than happy to enroll seniors in their degree programs. Seniors may be eligible for a tuition discount, depending on their age. Although some seniors may be intimidated by attending classes with much younger students, the experience can be extremely gratifying. Younger students often appreciate having seniors share their courses and instructors enjoy teaching seniors who are often more disciplined and interested than their younger counterparts.

Finally, the community library often offers activities specifically tailored to seniors like book clubs, discussion groups and the like. Libraries also offer computer literacy courses and courses on how to use the Internet, sometimes tailored specifically to seniors.

Troy state university – the ultimate learning experience

Troy State University – The Ultimate Learning Experience

Troy State University is a public institution located at Troy , Alabama . It comprises 60 sites in 17 US states and 11 worldwide. The university has three campuses in the Alabama . It offers variety of educational programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. It also offers off-campus or distance education and offers many programs in association with United States Armed Forces. It is regarded as 63 rd best graduate school. It is ranked as 25 th best university in the United States for international students by the institute of International Education . Below mentioned Troy State University Information gives a brief on all aspects of this celebrated study center amongst the US Universities .

A Brief History

It was founded as a Troy State Normal School in 1987 on February 26 th , according to the Alabama Legislature act. The School was used to train teachers. It was later renamed Troy State Normal College . It offered extension courses and certificates for teachers and was again renamed as a Troy State Teacher’s College. In 1967, it was granted the status of the university and was renamed as Troy State University .

Courses Offered at the University

The University offers several courses that are unique. It offers Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Nursing, and Bachelor of Science degree program in deaf interpreting. Troy ‘s learning center is the only institute that offers certification program in Polygraph science.

Financial Aid to the Students

University offers exceptional services to the students in terms of financial aid to meet the education costs. There is a separate department called Student Financial Services.

Student Reporters

Students of the university run college journalism program, Troy ‘s television network which has a good reputation. The University has it official news paper called ‘Tropolitan’. It is a weekly publication. There is a huge bookstore for which, students and faculty contribute articles.

The College Library

University’s academic library is very big. It provides instructions on how to use the library materials. It also offers interlibrary loan, for the materials which are not housed in the library. They also maintain online databases. They offer 24 hours web access to students. Online public access catalog called WEBCAT provides 24 hours services.

Other Facilities for the Students

Troy College entered into sports in 1909. They have won various titles till date. They have several teams of football, basketball, baseball, rodeo, and golf. Troy Trojans are the most dreaded sports team of the University.

The Hall of Fame Distinguished Band Conductors was started in 1979. There is also another band called Sound of south marching band. This band performs at different events.

There are nine social clubs for men and women at present. There are five Greek organizations. This university is the home for several religious organizations, such as Wesley Foundation, Baptist Campus Ministries, and Christian Student Center .

The Confucius Institute

This is a non-profit organization associated with the University that aims at promoting Chinese language and culture. It also supports Chinese language teaching, worldwide.

Pros and cons of choosing professional sport as a profession

Pros and Cons of Choosing Professional Sport as a Profession

Impact of professional training on one’s health

Many children dream of choosing the professional sport as their future occupation. The boys often dream of becoming football players, while the girls are fond of dancing. Attending the sport clubs and going in for sport are praiseworthy. It may have only positive impact on one’s health. These children would be disillusioned if they knew what the real professional sport is. Sometimes even parents cannot explain their children that the world of professional sport is cruel.

In order to become a well-paid sportsman, one is to demonstrate some outstanding results. Many sportsmen take performance-enhancing drugs, ruining their health. Sportsmen are often traumatized during their trainings and competitions. Some of the traumas may even have the long-term consequences and make the sportsman leave the professional sport. Actually, professional sport has nothing in common with the healthy way of life.

Hazards of professional sport

The professional sportsmen undergo different type s of pressure. They are to come up to the expectations of their fans and sponsors. Everyone forgets about the underachieving sportsmen the next day after their failure. It means that they can have not only physical but psychological traumas as well. The main hazards of the professional sport are

  • physical and psychological traumas;

  • overwork of the organism due to enormous trainings;

  • becoming drug abused willing to enhance one’s performance.

The next question is the future perspectives of the former professional sportsmen. This profession has very strict age limitations. Very rarely they can remain in the professional sport after they are more than thirty. But the sport was their life and they have no other talents. Becoming a coach may be a way out. But coaching is not the same as participating in the competition.

All these factors are to be taken into consideration before choosing the professional sport as one’s occupation.

Impact of professional training on one’s health

Many children dream of choosing the professional sport as their future occupation. The boys often dream of becoming football players, while the girls are fond of dancing. Attending the sport clubs and going in for sport are praiseworthy. It may have only positive impact on one’s health. These children would be disillusioned if they knew what the real professional sport is. Sometimes even parents cannot explain their children that the world of professional sport is cruel.

In order to become a well-paid sportsman, one is to demonstrate some outstanding results. Many sportsmen take performance-enhancing drugs, ruining their health. Sportsmen are often traumatized during their trainings and competitions. Some of the traumas may even have the long-term consequences and make the sportsman leave the professional sport. Actually, professional sport has nothing in common with the healthy way of life.

Hazards of professional sport

The professional sportsmen undergo different type s of pressure. They are to come up to the expectations of their fans and sponsors. Everyone forgets about the underachieving sportsmen the next day after their failure. It means that they can have not only physical but psychological traumas as well. The main hazards of the professional sport are

  • physical and psychological traumas;

  • overwork of the organism due to enormous trainings;

  • becoming drug abused willing to enhance one’s performance.

The next question is the future perspectives of the former professional sportsmen. This profession has very strict age limitations. Very rarely they can remain in the professional sport after they are more than thirty. But the sport was their life and they have no other talents. Becoming a coach may be a way out. But coaching is not the same as participating in the competition.

All these factors are to be taken into consideration before choosing the professional sport as one’s occupation.

Choosing a golf pro school that is right for you

Choosing A Golf Pro School That Is Right For You

There are many characteristics that a good golf pro school should have: It should use high-quality equipment, employ experienced instructors, and offer student support services such as post-graduation job placement. However, just because a golf pro school has all of these things does not mean it will be the best school for you. There are many other characteristics that don’t necessarily make a school good or bad, but could work for or against your own personal needs.

Obviously, not every golf student’s situation and goals will be the same. As a result, a golf pro school that gave your friend exactly the education she needed might not be as good a choice for you. When choosing a golf pro school, be sure to consider how the school relates to your unique needs, such as:

Does the school’s curriculum support your chosen career? The golf industry actually varies rather widely, including everything from the obvious jobs such as professional golf and golf instruction, to less known positions such as golf course management, business management, and more. While what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, the same does not necessarily apply in golf. A pro golfer requires a different education than a golf equipment designer or a resort manager, for example.

In short, a pro golf school needs to teach you what you need to know in order to prepare you for your chosen career. When researching schools, look over the classes offered and be sure that they will satisfy your needs. No matter how acclaimed a school is, if it doesn’t teach you what you need to know, it won’t do YOU any good.

Do the school’s instructors have experience in your chosen career? Most respectable golf schools require their instructors to have not only an education, but also sufficient experience in the industry. However, this experience may vary quite widely from teacher to teacher. How thoroughly do you think Tiger Woods could school students on golf course management or club design? Likewise, is an instructor whose experience has been focused on landscaping and golf course maintenance really going to be able to teach you how to perfect your swing?

You wouldn’t expect a math teacher to teach you how to write a story, or an English teacher to teach you how to use a microscope. The same common sense should apply when considering golf schools. Your best bet is to attend a pro golf school where you can study under teachers who have experience in your chosen career.

Is the school’s location convenient? Location is a huge consideration when choosing a pro golf school. Although you may know of an excellent golf school on the East Coast, it may not be feasible for you to attend if you live in California.

Of course, many people can and do relocate for the sake of their education. However, this is not an option for everyone, as many people have jobs, families, and lives to attend to, preventing them from simply picking up and moving. If you know you cannot relocate to attend a golf pro school, be sure to only look at schools with a reasonable commute.

Can you afford to attend the school? Unfortunately, for many of us money is a major factor when pursuing an education. Scholarships and financial aid can help to take the edge off, but even so, most people will not be able to make a decision without considering cost. It may help to decide beforehand how much you can afford to pay out-of-pocket for your education, or how much you are willing to accumulate on student loans. Once you have decided on a figure, be sure to only consider schools that will stay within this range.

There are many things to consider when you are thinking about attending a golf pro school. There are obviously many factors to take into consideration that separate the good schools from the mediocre or poor schools: factors such as equipment quality, instructor requirements, and the quality of student support services. However, there are many high-ranking schools, and every one will offer its students a slightly different experience. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind your career goals and other personal needs when you are choosing a golf pro school.

Invitations graduation wording for high school, college and all other graduates

Invitations Graduation Wording for High School, College and all Other Graduates

Graduation Wording for Graduation Announcements and Invitations

After you pat yourself on the back for accomplishing a tremendous feat by graduating, you can start thinking about how to share this amazing event with the people closest to you in the world. Generally, you will do this with some type of mailing and that means you’ll need to think carefully about the Graduation Wording, http://www.graduationcardsshop.com/wording.php. Here are some pointers.

Graduation Announcements vs. Invitations

Your first decision is what type of mailing you want to choose. If you plan on asking friends or family members to attend the graduation ceremony itself or to come to a party thrown in your honor to celebrate your big day, you should mail graduation invitations. Of course, you may not be able to invite everyone you want. In that case, you’ll probably want to choose announcement stationery instead. The main difference is that it shares the good news but doesn’t extend the invitation.

Normally, you would use the announcements when you only have a limited number of tickets for the ceremony or when you have out-of-town friends or family members you know will not be able to attend.

Graduation Wordings, http://www.cardsshoppe.com/graduation-announcements/graduation-wordings.htm for Invitations

If you’re planning how to word the invitations, the choice depends on what you are inviting the guests to attend. If you want them to come to your graduation ceremony and to attend a small party at home afterward, the message below would be a good choice:

Miss Arianna Masters Invites You to Attend Her Graduation Ceremony at Clark College in the Liberal Arts Hall on May 18th at 3 o’clock

A reception will follow at her parents’ home immediately after.

You may also want to include a map to the college and to her parent’s home to make things easier for the guests. An RSVP number would also be appropriate. If tickets have been handed out for the event, you can either mail the ticket with the invitation (if tickets are unlimited) or you can arrange to meet at a central location so everyone can collect their tickets before heading to the event. Obviously, if no reception is held afterward, you can leave that line off. For an invitation to the party instead of to the ceremony, you can use standard party wording for your graduation wording.

Announcements & Graduation Wordings, http://www.graduationcardsshop.com/wording.php

The example below provides some information that would not be needed in the invitation. You can see this in the same below.

Mr. Alex Salvatino Proudly Announces the Completion of His Bachelor of Science in Accounting From Acme University On May 3, 2008

In addition to the content above, you could mention if she had graduated with honors, had been a member of any Greek organizations or college clubs, her GPA, or her future plans following graduation. Any of this information would have been a good addition to the Graduation Announcements Wording Verses, http://www.graduationcardsshop.com/wording.php for the announcement. Remember not to include any details about gifts on either the invitations or the announcements.

Additional sources of money for studying

Additional Sources of Money for Studying

Nowadays people become more and more interested in the obtaining of the university degree and continuing of their education, as those people, who have good educational background, have better career chances, more opportunities on the labor market and higher level of incomes. Besides, such people are more competitive and have better professional theoretical knowledge and practical skills. But the studying is very expensive nowadays and majority of the students cannot cover all educational expenses without additional financial aid. The most popular and widespread types of the student`s financial aid are the scholarships, loans and grants. But there are also some hidden sources of money for the studying. The looking for the money is very complicated and continuous process and it takes much time and efforts, but the results usually justify the hopes. Usually such sources have less competition and candidates, so those people who participate in such competition have better chances to win. In the result the students receive free money for their studying expenses, which must not be repaid after graduation.

First of all the students have to explore the local organizations. Even if the local organization does not provide the financial aid for students, you can receive useful information about other sources and continue your search. Besides, pay attention on non – profit groups. It can be boy – club or church. Sometimes such organizations provide the financial assistance for students. Usually such organizations provide small grants, but it is better than nothing.

You have to spend the time and efforts, as free money will not looking for you. Instead, you have to look for it and make as much as possible to achieve the goal. In fact there are many organizations which provide the grants, but do not advertise them. You have to find your chance and use it.

The best source o information about the free money for studying is the internet. Besides the information about the available grants and scholarships you can receive many recommendations and advices on the websites which are devoted to the student`s financial aid.

Besides, if you have part time job, you can also check if the employers provide the financial aid for studying for their employees. Usually the employer is interested in good professional background of the employees and you can receive financial assistance.