The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which helps high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential through education, is inviting applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.
Scholarship recipients will receive awards of up to $40,000 a year for four years to help cover the costs of tuition, books, living expenses, and required fees. Up to forty spaces are available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to financial support, the program offers an on-staff adviser to help students transition to college and maximize their campus experiences, as well as access to a network of scholars and opportunities students might not otherwise have, such as funding for internships, study abroad, and graduate study.
To be eligible, applicants must plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in the spring of 2019 and enroll in an accredited four-year college in the fall; have earned a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above; acheive an SAT combined math and critical reading score of 1200 or above or an ACT composite score of 26 or above; and demonstrate unmet financial need.
For complete scholarship guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions, see the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation website.
Deadline: November 20, 2018
Voting in Kansas is easier than ever. With advance voting, any registered voter can vote by mail or in person before election day.
- Advance voting application http://kssos.org/forms/elections/AV1.pdf (Español) http://kssos.org/forms/elections/Spanish/AV1%20(Spanish).pdf
- Or contact your county election officer to request an application for an advance voting ballot. http://kssos.org/elections/elections_registration_ceo.asp
- Complete the application and return it to your county election officer.
- You can have your ballot mailed to you starting 20 days before the election.
- You may vote in person in the county election office starting the Tuesday before election day, or up to 20 days before the election, depending on the county.
- All ballots must be post-marked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after the election.
- Any mailed advance ballot may be hand-delivered to the county election office or any polling place within the county by close of polls on Election Day.
- Sick, disabled or Non-English Proficient voters may receive assistance in applying for and casting advance voting ballots.
Important 2018 Election Advance Voting Dates
- Tuesday, October 16 - Last day to register to vote before the general election.
- Wednesday, October 17 - First day advance ballots are mailed. In person advance voting may begin.
- Tuesday, October 30 - Deadline for voters to apply for advance voting ballots to be mailed for general election.
- Monday, November 5 - Noon deadline to cast advance voting ballots in person in office of county election office.
- Tuesday, November 6 (General Election Day) - Mailed advance voting ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received in the county election office no later than the third day following the election. Advance ballots may be hand-delivered to the county election office or to any polling place within the county by close of polls.
Are you ready to engage in voting rights advocacy for the disability community? The American Association of People with Disabilities’ REV UP (Register, Educate, Vote! Use Your Power) Campaign, in partnership with Disability Organizing Network, is hosting a series of free webinars on election accessibility this fall.
On September 21 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, AAPD and DOnetwork will be hosting Access Barriers to Voter Education Materials. “The webinar will explore how political campaigns, hosts of candidate forums, and election officials can make their materials and information more accessible to people with disabilities. Webinar presenters include the National Council on Independent Living and the Center for Disability Empowerment.” You can register for this webinar at the DOnetwork website.
Stay tuned as other webinars and events are posted, including the next webinar in the series, which will be held in mid-October.
CHRIL (Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living) provides disability stakeholders with accurate, current, accessible and actionable information on how recent changes in health policy affect the community living and integration of working-age adults with disabilities. While the CHRIL devotes significant time to knowledge translation, our research findings to date have not been widely used in disability advocacy efforts.
We do good work and try to get our research findings to disability advocates and policymakers. But our tables and graphs just aren’t enough. That’s why we are starting a new project called “Disability Stories about Health Policy.” The Disabilities Stories Project will help support and contextualize our research findings with personal stories from people with disabilities. This application has been reviewed and approved by the Washington State University Institutional Review Board.
For more information please follow this link: https://www.chril.org/disability-stories-project/
Mindfulness-based practices can bring people with brain injury a sense of well-being and empowerment. These techniques can help reduce stress and support healing. Please join this free, one-hour webinar, which covers the benefits of mindfulness-based practices, the basic science and evidence behind these practices, and practical ways to incorporate them into everyday life.