Thursday, April 26, 2012

Scholarship Opportunity. Even a 2.5 GPA Student needs help even more.

The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation (SCSF) supports the President’s national call to “to get that lead back.” The SCSF was founded on the belief that any desiring individual in need should have the opportunity to further his or her education. By removing some of the financial burdens associated with going to, surviving in, and graduating from college, the SCSF plays a vital role in increasing college access and success for many motivated yet underserved youth and young adults. The SCSF provides individual grants ranging from $1500 to $2500 to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.
Eligibility Requirements
Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be a US Citizen and complete theon-line application no later than the published deadline date, which is May 15, 2012.
Applications can be submitted betweenMarch 1, 2012 and May 15, 2012 (11:59pm). Once you start your application, you may pause and continue at a later time, but you will not be allowed to continue past the deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission, so make sure all questions are answered, and all required documents are included in your final submission. Your online application will not be accepted past May 15, 2012 for any reason.
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation (SCSF) attracts candidates from all backgrounds, nation-wide. They all have a compelling desire to pursue higher education, in spite of many personal, socio-economic setbacks, including teen pregnancy, former incarceration, interrupted schooling, and homelessness. They are hardworking, resilient and determined individuals who want to make positive contributions to their local and global communities, and they turn to the SCSF to make their ambitions and dreams possible. A recent snapshot of the 2011 applicants seeking support from SCSF reveals the following:
• 66% come from single parent households
• 64% come from households earning $40,000 or less
• 34% represent households at the federal poverty level
• 3.86 is the average household size
• 34 is the number of US states represented in the applicant pool

Tony Russell named new Superintendent of Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

April 25, 2012
MEMORANDUM FOR:       All FEMA Employees
FROM:                                    W. Craig Fugate /s/Administrator
SUBJECT:                              FEMA Region VI Administrator Tony Russell named new 
                                               Superintendent of Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

I’m pleased to announce that current FEMA Region VI Administrator Tony Russell was selected to become the new Superintendent of FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, Maryland, effective May 6.

Russell was appointed as the FEMA Region VI Administrator in December 2009, and has been responsible for the oversight of FEMA operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. He previously served as the Acting Director of FEMA’s Louisiana Recovery Office (LRO) and as a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) for FEMA Region VIII.

Russell’s accomplishments while serving as the Region VI Administrator include the streamlining and reinvigoration of recovery efforts from hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike in Louisiana and Texas. He also oversaw many federal disaster and emergency declarations for events such as flooding, tornadoes and severe winter storms in all five of the region’s states.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Russell on his new role where he will champion the EMI mission of training emergency managers at all levels of government as they work to prevent, prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies. 

FEMA Region VI Deputy Administrator Tony Robinson will assume the duties of Acting Regional Administrator upon Russell’s departure.

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