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  • Students and economy benefit from college loan repayment flexibility

    Andy McCracken's family faced a sobering choice. After his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, the money his parents had spent years saving to send him to college would go to save her life. Fortunately, Andy's mother is in remission today, and Andy...
  • New Britain Community Foundation Awards $175,000 In Scholarships

    NEW BRITAIN - The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain announced recently that it has awarded 56 students more than $175,830, the most in its history of longer than 70 years. Four students each received two awards, making the total of...
  • Special-needs kids will soar with new scholarship money

    Like every parent, I want my child to be as successful as possible in her education and in life. But the path to success for my daughter, Faith, will look different than that of most kids. Faith is a child with Down syndrome. Her unique abilities are...
  • Making college count

    A college degree was once the most promising path to gainful employment and a productive career. Bright-eyed teenagers flocked to four-year schools, where earning a diploma was akin to buying the winning ticket in life's lottery. That no longer holds...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hospital Auxiliary Awards Two Scholarships

    Two 2014 graduates of New Britain High School who will be pursuing studies in medical careers have each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Hospital of Central Connecticut New Britain General campus Auxiliary. Auxiliary President Judy Kilduff says...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Tolland Garden Paths Awards Scholarship

    Tolland Garden Paths (TGP) garden club is pleased to announce that it has awarded its second student scholarship to Mark Landolina. Mark is a 2014 graduate of Tolland High School and plans to attend Keene State College in New Hampshire this fall where...
  • Selling grandparents on the perks of 529 college savings plans

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Many grandparents want to help their grandchildren pay for college, but don't know the best ways to do that. Financial advisers who can show them how to make those contributions and reap financial advantages for themselves can shine....
  • New voucher program for kids with disabilities opens applications today

    Florida's newest scholarship program starts taking applications today, offering parents whose children have certain disabilities a chance to receive state money they can use for private school, therapy or other services. The new Personal Learning...
  • More scrutiny needed on for-profit colleges

    Finally, government regulators are getting the message about for-profit colleges. The message is simple: Taxpayers and students have gotten gouged too often, and for too long, with little to show in return. Now comes word that Corinthian Colleges, Inc.,...
  • Mundelein H.S. annex will shore up STEM instruction

    Mundelein H.S. annex will shore up STEM instruction
    Mundelein High School officials say an approved $21.8 million, 25-classroom annex will arm college-bound students with greater knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math. Principal Anthony Kroll said the investment was made in STEM curricula...
  • Scholarships help students, keep legacies alive

    Throughout the Chicago area, colleges and universities offer scholarships that are distinctively their own. The stories behind these scholarships are often as rich in anecdotal detail as the scholarships' endowments are in dollars. North Central College,...