Monday, April 15, 2013
The Give Something Back Foundation wants to make college accessible for kids who otherwise wouldn't have the financial means to attend.
Lockport-based Give Something Back Foundation wants to buy a college education for over 50 Will County students, the Sun-Times Media reports. $3 million was set aside to prefund full-ride scholarships to 52 incoming high school freshmen. Three colleges are participating in the scholarship, which begins next year: University of St. Francis, Lewis University or Blackburn College. Recipients of the scholarship will be provided help from tutors and mentors to help high school freshmen prepare for college. When they graduate from high school, the students will get a full-ride scholarship to one of the three colleges. The scholarship is no walk in the park, however. Qualifying students must be eligible for federal Pell Grants. Scholarship …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
From Facebook to apps, Darien Patch is here to help you stay in touch with your hometown when you go back to school.
It always feels good to bring along a little piece of home when you head back to school. Whether you’re an eager freshman or a wizened senior, let Mokena Patch help you stay in touch with your hometown while you’re off living the collegiate life.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
About 25 percent of recent graduates from New Lenox high schools plan to attend Joliet Junior College next year. See where other students will be studying in the fall.
About a quarter of students who graduated high school in New Lenox will be taking a short trip to college in the fall as they head off to Joliet Junior College. According to information supplied by Providence Catholic High School and the Lincoln-Way High School District 210, JJC is the overwhelming choice for where area seniors plan to study next year. The data supplied by the schools is not complete, but rather a collection of information shared by students with their guidance offices. It doesn't necessarily account for students who were undecided or not attending higher education institutions. 5. Grand Valley State (9) Providence submitted 277 students' choices, West had 213 listed and Central had 333, totals off which this data is based…
Monday, June 13, 2011
A few words of advice for our recent high school graduates, of whom we are all so proud.
Recent high school graduates, you have earned our praise for your lofty accomplishments. We have you wrapped up in cheap polyester robes, clutching diplomas and ready for immediate delivery onto life’s next doorstep: that milestone known as college. OK, so some of you may not be attending. Others of you may not be attending in the traditional sense – that is, packing up all of your belongings in milk crates and rolling your breakables in a reversible comforter from Bed, Bath and Beyond before dumping them into the hatch of your mom's van and heading off to some remote university town where locals will consider you with wonder, disdain and jealousy. But for those of you who will, here are a few pointers for collegiate survival. 1.) The …
Friday, January 28, 2011
The 32-year-old congressman spoke at a ribbon-cutting for Rasmussen College in Mokena Friday. Key speakers addressed the economy and education in Illinois and Will County.
Adam Kinzinger started his speech at Rasmussen College's ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning with a joke. “As you can tell, I’m not far removed from being in college,” the 32-year-old congressman (R-Illinois) said. But the key speeches all turned toward the dire state of the economy and the recent state income tax hike passed by Illinois lawmakers on Jan. 12. All of the speakers agreed that though now is not a promising time for businesses to open in Illinois, the situation will improve and businesses will continue to thrive. Kinzinger said he attended the State of the Union address on Jan. 25 and mentioned President Barack Obama's words about the ever-changing economy and the importance of staying competitive in our education. “We’re …