Category: Urban Ed Written by Amber L. Bogins
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) provides individual grants ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 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.
The Foundation was established by her and her son Shawn Carter after her retirement. The Foundation was essentially formed because Ms. Carter wanted to create “something that would enhance the future of our young people.” The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation is unique in that it offers scholarships to single mothers, children who attend alternative schools, students who have earned a GED, students with grade point averages of 2.0 and students who have previously been incarcerated, etc. but desire a higher educational opportunity. This group is generally not the recipients of college scholarships and is typically ignored by the Board of Education. The Shawn Carter Foundation offers scholarship opportunities to any under-served student across the United States who desires a higher education. One of the key questions asked by the Foundation when students apply for a scholarship is: What are your plans to give back to the community?”.
All high school seniors, undergraduate college students, and students at vocational or trade schools are eligible to apply. All applicants must be US citizens, 25 years old or younger, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For more details and/or to apply, visit:
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:01
Category: Urban Ed Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
Approximately 37 million Americans have outstanding student loan debt. Many female students have turned to the Sugar Baby lifestyle to help fund their education. A recent growth showed that 15 percent more college students are graduated in 2012 debt free using Sugar Daddies. SeekingArrangement.com to release its 2012 list of Sugar Baby Alma Maters
According to SeekingArrangement.com's annual list of Sugar Baby Alma Maters, more Sugar Babies have graduated from New York University than any other college. 44 percent of the website's total population is comprised of college students, many of whom use their monthly allowances from Sugar Daddies to offset the cost of their education.
"College students are attracted to this lifestyle because it's honest, open, and ultimately beneficial," says Brandon Wade, Founder and CEO of SeekingArrangement.com. "Granted, the terms of any mutually beneficial arrangement are uniquely catered. But all enable Sugar Babies to pursue their goals through the generosity of the benefactor."
Approximately 37 million Americans have outstanding student loan debt. In 2011, approximately 52 percent of college Sugar Babies graduated debt free because of their mutually beneficial arrangements, but in 2012 that number jumped by 15 percent.
The following are the schools with the most female college students graduating thanks to Sugar Daddies, as well as the growth from the previous year.
Top Sugar Baby Alma Maters of 2012 - % growth in students graduating using Sugar Daddies
1. New York University – 201%
2. Temple University – 207%
3. Georgia State University –-297%
4. Kent State University (Ohio) –-197%
5. Arizona State University—252%
6. University of Georgia –-163%
7. University of Houston –-188%
8. Florida State University –-240%
9. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee—154%
10. University of South Florida—148%
11. Michigan State University –-243%
12. Alabama University—260%
13. Tulane University—252%
14. Penn State University—158%
15. Ohio University---173%
"While financial security is an important factor in any arrangement, there are other benefits that add just as much value to a Sugar Baby's life," says Wade. "Women gain mentorship and networking opportunities through their Sugar Daddies. These benefactors have established themselves in society and know what it takes to succeed."
For more information on the Sugar Baby Alma Maters of 2012 or to schedule an interview with students and a representative of SeekingArrangement.com, please contact Angela Jacob Bermudo at press(at)SeekingArrangement.com or call (702)497-8808.
SeekingArrangement.com is the premier sugar daddy dating website, and has been featured on such outlets as the New York Times, CNN Headline News, Good Morning America, and ABC 20/20. Since launching in 2007, the website has amassed over 2 million members worldwide. SeekingArrangement.com was founded by self-proclaimed "E-Cupid", Brandon Wade who was anointed "Mr. Sugar Daddy" by the Wall Street Journal. Brandon Wade is a leading dating expert, author, and successful internet entrepreneur who also founded a number of successful niche dating websites.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:58
Category: Urban Ed Written by Huffington Post
School brochure pictures notwithstanding, by and large, students hang around kids of their same race. But it turns out that the type of school they go to might encourage or subvert this tendency.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:42
Category: Urban Ed Written by Jalen Rose
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 08:33
Senator Warren Announces Reintroduction of Ban on For-Profit Schools i LANSING – Senator Rebekah Warren (D – Ann Arbor) today announced the reintroduction of a constitutional amendment to ban schools operated by for-profit entities in Michigan. In Decemb
Category: Urban Ed Written by Roz Edward, National Content Director
In Light of Secret Workgroup on "Value Schools," Senator Rebekah Warren (D – Ann Arbor) today announced the reintroduction of a constitutional amendment to ban schools operated by for-profit entities in Michigan. In December 2011, Republicans passed legislation removing Michigan’s cap on charter schools, essentially opening the doors to business-run, for-profit schools and the increased privatization of teachers and school workers. The need for legislation to ban such schools became all the more evident in light of a news report uncovering a secret workgroup including Gov. Snyder’s top aides that aims to design a “value school” voucher system that would allow corporate interests to make millions of dollars off of Michigan’s public education system.
“Our children deserve an education which focuses on their enrichment and prepares them to compete in the 21st century global economy,” said Senator Warren. “I introduced legislation banning for-profit schools in fear of the very situation that now lies before us. The plan is clearly focused on corporate bottom lines rather than our children’s future, and demonstrates the need for legislation banning schools that aim to make a profit on the education of the next generation.”
The secret workgroup, referring to themselves as “skunk works” is working on creating a system that would hand over $7,000 per pupil to private corporations to run “value schools” while only requiring them to spend $5,000 of that on our children’s education, giving them a 30% profit margin at the expense of Michigan’s taxpayers and students.
The information made public today was part of an effort announced by Governor Snyder last year to have the Oxford Foundation design a plan supposedly focused on improving public education in Michigan, a plan that was widely panned as little more than a voucher system when a draft report was released last year.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 April 2013 15:58
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