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  • Charlie Crist unveils jobs 'plan' aimed at appealing to middle class

    Charlie Crist unveils jobs 'plan' aimed at appealing to middle class
    Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist rolled out his “Fair Shot Florida” plan for “middle class jobs and opportunity” on Tuesday – much of which consists of issues he’s talked about before. Crist said he...
  • Local wins Covenant scholarship

    Covenant Retirement Communities has presented Sunrise resident Kari Cook with a college scholarhip. "It's a big help, and every little bit helps with me getting through college," said Cook, 17, who received a $1,225 scholarship from the nonprofit...
  • Families borrowing less for college, report finds

    Families borrowing less for college, report finds
    Americans are borrowing less for college, and instead relying more on savings and income, a study from a student lender found. In the 2013-2014 school year, the typical family paid 22% of the total college cost through borrowing, according to Sallie...
  • Families say 'no' to expensive colleges

    Families say 'no' to expensive colleges
    The practice of choosing the college you adore, and paying whatever it takes to go there, is eroding as more families turn down schools they consider too pricey. Families are becoming deliberate about analyzing college costs and have been adopting...
  • Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships

    Parents of disabled kids sign up for new scholarships
    In public school, Jen Goodwin's 11-year-old son, who has Asperger's syndrome, made solid academic gains but struggled with a "loud and overwhelming" campus. In a smaller private school, the boy thrived socially but started to lose ground academically....
  • Who's eligible for new scholarship?

    Students are eligible for a new Personal Learning Scholarship Account if they have autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, an intellectual disability, Prader-Willi syndrome or spina bifida. Incoming kindergarten students considered "high-risk" because of...
  • The Crowd: The 'Stars' shine at Concordia

    The Crowd: The 'Stars' shine at Concordia
    Concordia University in Irvine celebrated its 14th annual Gala of Stars, honoring trustee Ruth DeNault and raising $575,000 for student scholarships. The gala unfolded on campus in the Concordia Arena, which had been transformed into an elegant dining...
  • Take a retirement annuity or a lump sum?

    Dear Liz: I am 54 and considering retiring in three or four years. I have been fortunate to work at a Fortune 100 company for 30-plus years and have both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(k). When I retire, we have the option of taking a lump sum...
  • SBM Charitable Foundation awards scholarships

    MANCHESTER - The SBM Charitable Foundation ("SBMCF") recently awarded 118 college scholarships, totaling $210,000 to area students, and celebrated at its annual scholarship reception held on June 10. In total there were 42 new recipients, and 76 returning...
  • California's new Middle Class Scholarship awards delayed

    California's new Middle Class Scholarship awards delayed
    UC and Cal State students anticipating financial aid from the state’s new Middle Class Scholarship program are going to have to wait until September to learn how much they will receive, a top administrator said Tuesday. As a result of the delays,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Jenna Stone Of Enfield Receives Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship

    Jenna Stone, a resident of Enfield and 2014 graduate of the Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield, has been selected as a recipient of a $2,000 scholarship from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts....