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In order to gain valuable feedback from Kentucky students and to engage student leaders in learning by doing, the Kentucky education commissioner created the Next-Generation Student Council. This group meets with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Kentucky and provide feedback - from a student perspective - on critical issues impacting Kentucky students and schools. The Next-Generation Student Council is a year-long program for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12. The council will play a vital role in providing input regarding issues that face education in Kentucky and work with KDE staff to develop ideas that will work to improve and transform education. The council seeks students with refreshing ideas and thoughtful insight into how we can further improve our schools and student achievement. As such, we encourage all students to apply in order to represent the diverse academic, geographic, demographic and school-size variables particular to our state. Students can click here http://bit.ly/KDENGSC to access the application and read FAQs for the council. Please read the FAQs prior to completing the application. Most questions can be answered by the FAQs. Applications must be received by postal mail or hand delivery to Stephanie Siria at KDE no later than 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, September 30. Applications also will be accepted with a postmark date of September 30 or earlier. A committee of KDE representatives will review and score all applications based on the answers provided to the questions. Appointments to the council will be based on how well the applicants communicated their ideas and goals. This committee will then select five students to serve on the 2015-16 council alongside the six returning student council members. Questions? Contact Stephanie Siria at siria@education.ky.gov or (502) 564-2000, ext. 4614.

Murray State University admission representatives are coming to Evansville, Indiana to make applying to MSU easier. MSU will be admitting students on the spot that meet the entrance requirements. Please bring your official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores and $40 application fee to the Courtyard Evansville East (8105 E. Walnut Street Evansville, Indiana 47715) on October 22, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. Register at www.murraystate.edu/specialevents
Every year Wendy’s® High School Heisman® recognizes more than 5,000 of the best male and female high school seniors and rewards $120,000 in donations to schools across the country. Wendy’s is looking for the next class of remarkable students who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement to receive the Heisman honors. Now through October 2, 2015, class of 2016 graduating seniors can apply at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.

To be eligible, a student must have:
  • Maintained at least a ‘B’ grade point average
  • Participated in one of 43 eligible school sponsored sports
  • Demonstrated active involvement in his or her community

Winners are identified at the local, state and national level. National Finalists spend a once-in-a-lifetime weekend attending the Heisman Trophy presentation in New York City and two national winners will be announced during the presentation broadcast on ESPN.

Students receive the recognition they deserve and their school can be one of 100 high schools who receive up to $5,000 in donations.

The Wendy’s High School Heisman program is truly a stepping stone toward high achievements, and with college admissions growing more selective, a national award of this caliber can help students stand out. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to tell students to apply or nominate someone today.
Here are some opportunities for sophomores/juniors to have an internship at NASA. They start accepting applications on 11/1. https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/index.cfm?solarAction=view&subAction=content&contentCode=HOME_PAGE_INTERNSHIPS

To Whom It May Concern: ESPN Evansville turned one this summer and to celebrate, we want to share the love! Here at ESPN Evansville, we will assist the next generation of sports broadcasters to fulfill their dreams. Townsquare Media has a company mission to help guide and support students who want to focus on broadcasting. To do that, ESPN Evansville will be partnering with some local high schools this fall to bring student sports correspondents to the ESPN Evansville digital stage. We are looking for talented young men and women to film and edit a reoccurring sports highlight show that features local high schools. Students will also be invited in to appear live with Ford & O’Bryan throughout the school year.
Here’s what we are looking for in an ESPN Evansville Student Correspondent:
  • Deep knowledge of and passion for your school’s sports
  • Attendance at games to take photos and video
  • Willingness to be on camera and radio/Learn basic editing skills
  • Desire to learn more about broadcasting
  • Personality!
 
Students will be allowed to come into our studios located in downtown Evansville to film and edit weekly shows or are welcome to work in their school’s AV department. They will learn from longtime broadcasters and digital media experts. They will also build a portfolio that has been branded with an ESPN, Colts and Cubs affiliate – an opportunity afforded to few! Interested students can apply to Ashley Sollars, ESPN Digital Managing Editor at sollars@townsquaremedia.com.

Gilda’s Club Louisville Annual Write Stuff Teen Essay, Poetry, and Visual Art Contest
  • Students may submit essays, poetry, or visual art representing how cancer has touched their lives.
  • Open to students in grades 6-12
  • Must be a resident of Kentucky or Southern Indiana
  • One entry per student
  • All essays must be emailed to essay@gildasclublouisville.org
  • All poems must be emailed to poem@gildasclublouisville.org
  • All artwork, along with artist statements and entry forms, must be postmarked or hand-delivered to
    Janet Gruenberg at Gilda’s Club Louisville
    633 Baxter Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40204
    · All videos must be uploaded to YouTube, with a link to the video, accompanying artist statement & entry form emailed to video@gildasclublouisville.org
  • All entries must be received by midnight on October 2, 2015
  • For more information, visit gildasclublouisville.org/writestuff or email janet@gildasclublouisville.org
 
The Kentucky Ready-Mixed Concrete Association Scholarship
  • Applicants must write an essay, double-spaced and not to exceed 600 words about the role of concrete in our society
  • Winners will be recognized at the state and national level, with awards of $1000 and $5000, respectively
  • Deadline is October 31, 2015
  • Applications available at each unit desk
Tri-State Better Business Bureau Scholarship
  • 3 available scholarships ranging in amount from $2500 to $5000
  • Applicant must write an essay (750-1000 words) in MLA format demonstrating the understanding of ethics
  • Letter of recommendation is required
  • Deadline is December 14, 2015
  • Applications available at each unit desk
B. Davis Scholarship