Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges Extends Deadline for Annual Scholarship Applications to May 4

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges Extends Deadline for Annual Scholarship Applications to May 4

Florida high school graduates, G.E.D. recipients have additional time to apply

TALLAHASSEE, FL – April 13, 2012 – The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) has extended its scholarship deadline to May 4 for higher education assistance totaling more than $1 million.

“We wanted to give any additional applicants time to complete the process for the scholarships, but really need anyone interested to go ahead and submit their information,” said Wanda Minick, FAPSC deputy director.

Interested applicants should visit www.FAPSC.org or www.FLCareers.org to complete the online application, consult a list of participating institutions to contact directly, or email scholarship@FAPSC.org or download and mail the information.

Submitted via computer or postmarked by May 4, any interested graduating high school seniors and G.E.D. recipients need to complete applications, essays and transcripts.

“These scholarships, which total more than $1 million and are made available from the generosity of member institutions, need good matches so we could use more applicants for the scholarship selection process,” Minick added.

Ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 to full tuition, the scholarships can be used for programs from short-term diplomas to four-year college degrees in a variety of fields of study including: computer information technology, cosmetology, criminal justice, culinary arts and healthcare.

The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges works on behalf of Florida’s 360 degree granting and 550 non-degree granting career schools and colleges.  Licensed by the state, these schools educate and prepare over 379,000 students each year for employment in more than 200 occupational fields.

For more information, visit www.FAPSC.org
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Herald - Tribune: Everglades graduate receives GREAT Award

Herald - Tribune

The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities recently announced that Derrick Buchholz of Sarasota received a Graduate Recognition for Excellence, Achievement and Talent, or GREAT Award.

The association's GREAT Award honors recent graduates of private colleges and universities who have excelled academically and overcome great odds to achieve their educational dreams.

"I am grateful to receive this recognition and for the education I received at Everglades University," Buchholz said in a prepared statement. "I knew that getting a college degree would help me with my career in aviation and EU provided the flexibility and resources I needed to receive my degree while working full time."

After recovering from a car accident and then a cancer diagnosis, Buchholz moved to Sarasota where he worked at Aircraft Service International Group at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.

He received a bachelor of science degree with honors in aviation technology in 2009 and is scheduled to complete his master's degree in aviation science later this year.

Buchholz served as president of the Everglades University Student Government Association, is involved in community service activities and mentors other aviation students.

"We are very proud of Derrick's accomplishments and he is an inspiration to us all," Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of APSCU, said in the statement. "He is an example of the value that our schools offer Americans and we are proud to serve students like him."

Buchholz is one of five 2012 GREAT Award recipients who traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend a ceremony to receive their awards.

Grover aboard Enterprise for final deployment

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristin L. Grover, a 2001 graduate of Sarasota High School, recently deployed.

Grover is among the sailors and Marines assigned to the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), which departed Norfolk Naval Station for the ship's 22nd and final deployment.

Enterprise is slated to deploy to the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters throughout the world.

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