Planning and Preparing for College (Scholarships, Internships, Etc)

To prepare students and their parents for college success in areas of academic readiness, community service, internships, summer programs, etc. The blog is to be used as a preparation infrastructure on various areas of college topics.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

GreyHound Driver Positions - Apply Now!

Driver Hiring 2012

Please apply online and choose the hiring location.

* You must be able to report to work location within two hours to apply for any hiring location.

Interested in a motor coach driving position not listed above? You will be contacted when employment opportunities arise in the city of your interest.

Send us your contact information (this is not an application).

As required by law, we will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee. We will diligently recruit, select and place in our workforce, qualified minority group members, women, disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to utilize the online system, please contact the Greyhound Corporate Receptionist at 214-849-8000. Potential applicants may also visit the nearest Greyhound location to inquire about potential job openings at the respective location.

A Greyhound Professional Motorcoach Operator

"Making enjoyable travel possible for everyone." is our mission.

As a professional Motorcoach operator, you will safely transport our customers and packages nationwide. Click here for more information.

Greyhound Driver Benefits and Qualifications (click the link to retrieve details)

2014 ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship

ERCA is a non-profit corporation that awards student scholarships and conducts voluntary surveys of high school and middle school students throughout the United States. ERCA provides a minimum of 25 scholarships per year to deserving high school students. The scholarship awards recognize and reward high school students who have made an extraordinary contribution to their community and/or high school and are not based upon financial need.

The ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship Competition (the “Competition”) is open to all high school students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must have recognized a need or problem in their community, have determined a way to address this need or solve this problem, have developed an action plan, and have worked to put the action plan in place so as to address the need or solve the problem. The action plan must be a unique project developed by the student, not a project developed by an established group of which the student is a member.

All applicants under the age of eighteen (18) or minors at the time of application must have the permission of at least one (1) of their parents and/or legal guardians to apply. By applying, applicants
and/or their parents or legal guardians (if such applicants are minors) agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations ("Official Rules"). Employees (and their immediate families and household members, whether or not related) of Educational Research Center of America, (ERCA), their parent, subsidiary or affiliated entities, advertising or promotion agencies, are not eligible to apply or win. Void where prohibited. Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

Application process is from July 29, 2013 through July 11, 2014 (application period). The application must be postmarked by the application period and received by July 31 2012. There is a $3.50 processing fee, but it is waived  for AZ, CO, CT, IL, MD, ND, TN & VT.  Also fees will be waived for financial hardships (see rules for details on fee waive(s).  Applications must be postmarked during the Application Period and received by July 22, 2014; applications received after July 22,2014, will be held and submitted for judging in any subsequent competition for 2014/2015

ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship Application To download and print an Adobe Acrobat version

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 - Apply Now!

The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides seamless transition for Servicemembers, expands education and training opportunities for Veterans, and provides tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Starting May 15, unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 can now apply for new benefits to cover education costs for up to one year through a joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor (DOL) program that focuses on retraining 99,000 veterans for high-demand jobs.   As part of a provision of the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) allows qualifying veterans to receive up to 12 months of assistance equal to the full-time Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty rate, currently $1,473 per month.

Eligible veterans can apply on a first-come, first-serve basis for VRAP beginning on May 15, 2012, for programs that begin on or after July 1, 2012. Assistance under this benefit program ends on March 31, 2014. For more information on VOW, VRAP, high demand occupations, and how to apply, eligible veterans may go to the website at or call VA’s Call Centers toll free at 1-800-827-1000.

From Congressman Steve Cohen’s e-newsletter of 5/18/12:

Helping Unemployed Veterans Find Work

Monday, June 04, 2012

UnitedHealthcare Children Foundation - Free Financial Assistance Grants -- Apply Now!

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.

The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to facilitating access to medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan. This “support” is in the form of a medical grant to be used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans. Some frequently asked questions are located here.

To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Grants are available for medical expenses families have incurred 60 days prior to the date of application as well as for ongoing and future medical needs. Parents or legal guardians may apply for grants at, and there is no application deadline. Organizations or private donors can make tax-deductible donations to the foundation at this website.

What are the grants?

The grants provide financial relief for families who have children with medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health benefit plan. The Foundation aims to fill the gap between what medical services/items your child needs and what your commercial health benefit plan will pay for.

To Apply - Applicant! (click link to retrieve the information)

Additional Information

The website has a Spanish option.  Habla usted español?

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