Invitation to National Convening of Minority Serving Community Colleges
Your college is invited to participate in a national convening of minority serving community colleges at the U.S. Department of Education. The event will take place on November 16 and 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. The purpose of the event is to providing an interactive forum for institutions from across the country to exchange promising practices on student success and learn about federal programs for minority serving institutions. There is no conference fee. For information on registration, agenda, and other details, please click on the following link: http://conference.novaresearch.com/MSI2015/registration.cfm
New Online Faculty Training to Improve Teaching and Support for Young Men of Color
A new large-scale online professional development training program in California aims to better prepare faculty at community colleges to teach young men of color. Lead by the Co-Directors of the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) J. Luke Wood and Frank Harris III, the one-week intensive training is designed to equip faculty with the tools needed to facilitate relationship-building to support men of color in the classroom. For additional information, please visit http://coralearning.org/team/tcmoc/.
NSPA 2015 National Conference
The National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) invites community colleges to its 2015 National Conference, October 12-14 in Charleston, SC. The conference theme Weaving Cultural Awareness into Scholarship Administration: Celebrating Differences and Fostering Communication will bring togetherprofessionals administering scholarships in colleges and universities, non-profits, foundations, and businesses. NSPA is offering a special pre-conference workshop entitled the Race Institute for Scholarship Providers. For more information please visit http://www.scholarshipproviders.org/.
13th Annual Males of Color Retention Conference
Will convene October 22-23, 2015 at the Detroit-Southfield Marriott Hotel located in Southfield, Michigan. This year’s theme is “The Completion Pipeline: A Comprehensive Blueprint for Increasing Graduation Rates for Blacks, Latinos and the Underprivileged in Education.” The featured presenters are Alexander Hines — the cultural and diversity director from Winona State University and Teresa Harper—a robotic and STEM specialist from Arkansas. Register early, the deadline is September 7, 2015. To register, please visit www.jveducational.org.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with significant financial need an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, the opportunity to reach their full potential. Nominations close on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. For information please visit https://scholarships.gmsp.org/Program/Details/7123dfc6-da55-44b7-a900-0c08ba1ac35c.
APIASF Scholarships for Community College Students
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is offering scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander community college students. To review the requirements and deadlines, please visit, http://www.apiasf.org/scholarships.html. For more details on the scholarship programs and their respective deadlines, please email APIASF at email@example.com.