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 Affordable Colleges Online, an organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities, titled “Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with Disabilities.”  Multiple experts in the field with experience in academia, financial aid, and law contributed to the content in this resource guide, including:

     - Advice and resources for loans and scholarships available specifically for students with disabilities
     - A comprehensive list of the best schools for disabled students, evaluated by each institution’s disability services

     - Distance learning tips for students with disabilities
     - Job resources for students with disabilities

     - Additional helpful resources

Anyone can access our free guide at the following location:

      Affordable Colleges Online: College Guide for Students with Disabilities
      http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/spotlight/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/

 

 Thank you,

 Dan Schuessler

Chief Affordability Officer

Affordable Colleges Online

916-990-4526

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We are pleased to announce that registration is now open and available at:

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20748_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=18&SINGLESTORE=true

Attached you will find the Conference brochure and additional details are located on our website at:

http://www.fgcu.edu/events/promisingpathways/

We look forward to seeing you again this year!

Sincerely,

Promising Pathways Planning Committee

Duska Hepner

Program Assistant

Florida's State Personnel Development Grant

Working with the Experts for OT & PT

Merwin Hall - 224

Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd. South

Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

phone # 239-590-7747

Fax # 239-590-7934

dhepner@fgcu.edu

PROMISING PATHWAYS 2014 brochure reduced.pdf

 

 

 

Scholarship Opportunities:

Anne M. Fassett Scholarship at Southwest Florida Community Foundation

 

Purpose To fund post-high school educational opportunities at the college, community college, or technical

school level for men and women with a physical disability who use a wheelchair

 

Award The number of scholarships awarded each year and the amount of each is determined by the

Selection Committee. Students may reapply.

 

Eligibility Requirements

          Must have graduated from a public or private high school in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry or Lee

County; or currently be enrolled or planning to attend a Florida state college, community college or

technical school

          Must have a physical disability and use a wheelchair

          Must document financial need

Any student  interested  please go to to www.floridacommunity.com to complete the application. Once opened click on "I'm a Student".

 

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 Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship 2015

Scholarship information

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Johnson Scholarship Application deadline: May 15, 2015

Johnson Scholarship application

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There's an excellent app called Duolingo that is multi-platform that is being touted as the best way to learn a new language on the go. It's supposed to be easy, fun, and very effective.

And a link to the app's webpage: http://www.duolingo.com/

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Promising Pathways 2014 Conference informational flyer

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Student Study Strategies

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AudioNote for iPad and iPhone. It records the audio and syncs it with the typed content. Click on the link for more information:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audionote-notepad-voice-recorder/id369820957?mt=8

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This Virtual Career Fair is FREE for students and alumni with disabilities to attend.

Great opportunity for College students & College grads with disabilities to meet online with employers across the nation including Abbott, American Airlines, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, FAA, PwC, Peace Corps, USDA, & More Great Employers!

Register at www.disability.careereco.net

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Are you looking for a way to take your leadership to the next level? Are you interested in expanding your leadership development in an international context? Do you have a passion for making positive social change? Do you want to learn about leadership in an international context?

I am excited to share information about a unique partnership between ACPA – College Student Educators International and Semester at Sea designed specifically for the undergraduate student leaders. SAILS: Students Advancing International Leadership at Sea will set sail at the end of the spring semester – a perfect opportunity for students who cannot fit in a whole semester abroad!

You will join a dynamic group of undergraduate student leaders from across the world and take the adventure of a lifetime aboard the MV Explorer, the home of Semester at Sea. This special opportunity for student leaders is a part of Semester at Sea's Enrichment Voyages. The SAILS program is designed to give students hands-on experience of learning collaboratively in an international context. With a focus on global leadership and personal leadership development, students will have the opportunity to meet and connect with others interested in leadership for positive change, enhance leadership development, and participate in service-learning opportunities and site visits.

As the lead for the upcoming 2014 program, I bring with me a vast and varied background in college student leadership and international education as an author, educator, and researcher with Semester at Sea and other organizations. Students can choose to participate in one leg of the journey or the whole expedition. Voyage dates are May 18 to 31, 2014 and/ or June 1 to June 15, 2014. The expedition will visit Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Iceland, and the Isle of Man

Paige Haber-Curran, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Student Affairs in Higher Education
Texas State University-San Marcos
ph31@txstate.edu

FGCU Students: If interested, you may want to also talk to Brent Spence, Coordinator of Study Abroad.

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White Cane Fest sponsored by Lighthouse for the Blind. Download the Flyer

Do you know anyone living with a visual impairment?

Do you know anyone who is living with blindness?

Our agency is hosting a free day of awareness to those who need our voice.

Would you consider joining us or sending someone from your place of business?

We would love to share with you the exciting programs our agency is providing our community

While enjoying free food, free music and a guided blindfolded tour around an intersection!

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Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
http://www.cosdonline.org/

Centers for Independent Living
www.virtualcil.net/cils

Disability and Business Technical Assistance
http://www.adata.org/

GettingHired
http://www.gettinghired.com/

Job Accommodation Network
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

The Office of Disability Employment Policy
www.dol.gov/odep

Plan to Achieve Self-Support
http://www.passplan.org/

Rehabilitation Services Offices
http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/org_list.cfm?category_ID=SVR

Ticket to Work
www.socialsecurity.gov/work/aboutticket.html

Workforce Recruitment Program
www.dol.gov/odep/programs/sorkforc.htm

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disABLEDperson, Inc. announces new portal for college Grads with disabilities!
disABLEDperson, Inc. is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment. This occurs through the www.disABLEDperson.com online recruitment program and through cooperative agreements with other mainstream employment services. We are proud to announce the addition of our new service for students with disabilities who have or are close to obtaining a college degree. We are working alongside employers to secure job postings for these graduates.
www.disABLEDperson.com/grads will launch September 15, 2009.

Contactinformation:
Diana Corso
Executive Director
disABLEDperson Inc.
760-420-1269
Diana@disabledperson.com

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The American Association of People with Disabilities is pleased to announce the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship Fund. This fund will provide four scholarships to individuals with disabilities interested in pursuing communication or media-related degrees, in order to promote access to post-secondary education and increase disability awareness in the communication and media fields.

Who is Eligible?

All 2nd year associate students; undergraduate sophomores, juniors, seniors; and graduate students with disabilities, who are pursuing communication or media-related degrees, are eligible to apply. Each recipient will receive $5,625 for tuition and fees at their college or university.

How to Apply

Students can either go online (http://www.aapd.com/what-we-do/education/higher-education/Scholarships/scholarships.html) to access a scholarship application or email scholarship@aapd.com.

All applications should be emailed to scholarship@aapd.com by 5:00PM on August 11, 2013 in an accessible format. Failure to submit an application in an accessible format will disqualify an applicant automatically.

Why Communications?

According to one recent study, on average, Americans spend 3.9 hours per day watching television and 3.8 hours online outside of work. As Americans with disabilities know, we are often left out of the storyline, portrayed in a negative light, and our issues bypassed on the evening news. AAPD hopes to transform the public dialogue surrounding people with disabilities by taking advantage of this medium. In an effort to reintroduce disability to the storyline, AAPD has founded the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship Fund to ensure more people with disabilities who are interested in entering a media-related field receive the education necessary to launch successful careers. These rising stars may one day move into positions of influence, where they can help shape public discourse and change hearts and minds.

f you require any additional information or would like to know more about AAPD, please feel free to email scholarship@aapd.com.

Samantha Strasser

Programs Associate

American Association for People With Disabilities

2013 H Street NW, 5th Floor

Washington D.C., 20006

ww.aapd.com

Connect with AAPD! Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Power Grid Blog | JFA Email List

The work of AAPD would not be possible without the generous support from our community. Click here to help AAPD recognize our mission of equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities.

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The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affair's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application is now open for students participating in study abroad programs and internships during the spring 2014 term. The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go. All eligible applicants are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, including subscription to Gilman Advisor Newsletters, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman.

pring 2014 online applications are due October 1, 2013 by 11:59pm (central). Students applying for any academic term must meet the eligibility requirements below:

* Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited two or four-year U.S. Institution

* Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term abroad

* United States citizen

* Participating in a study abroad program or internship that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than an academic year

* Applying to or accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's home institution

* Studying or interning in any country not currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Since the program's inception in 2001, the Gilman Program has awarded over 15,000 U.S. undergraduates of high financial need to study and intern abroad in over 130 countries from more than 1,100 institutions.

For more information, please contact the appropriate person below:

STUDENTS

Last Name A-D

Phone: 832-369-3477

Email: gilmanforms@iie.org

Last Name E-K

Phone: 832-369-3484

Email: gilman@iie.org

Last Name L-Q

Phone: 832-369-3475

mail: gilmandocs@iie.org

Last Name R-Z

Phone: 832-369-3485

Email: gilmanapp@iie.org

UNIVERSITY ADVISORS

Midwest & Northeast Regions

Phone: 832-369-3487

Email: gilmanadvisors@iie.org

South & West Regions

Phone: 832-369-3483

Email: gilmanadvisors@iie.org

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