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Roanoke Chapter Girl Friends Scholarships announcement

Three annual scholarships have been announced for graduating seniors by the Roanoke Chapter of Girl Friends, Inc. Applications are located in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem High School Guidance Counselors’ offices. The local scholarships are $300 and $500 to eligible minority students to assist with the cost of tuition, books and/or other mandatory fees. The deadline for these scholarships must be received on or before March 9, 2015. Continue reading Roanoke Chapter Girl Friends Scholarships announcement

Free financial aid workshop

Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) will host a special workshop for the public, the Great FAFSA Fill Out, to assist students applying for financial aid. Individuals seeking funding for postsecondary education will receive free, professional, one-on-one assistance in completing the federal financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the form used by colleges, universities, and career-technical schools across the country to determine eligibility for student federal and state financial aid. Continue reading Free financial aid workshop

Great Expectations


by Sandy Sorensen, director of UCC’s Washington, DC, office

After a long year of divisive, partisan gridlock in Washington, conventional wisdom might steer us toward caution and skepticism in assessing the prospects for the new 114th Congress. And with difficult, contentious issues before us, it feels like a mighty steep uphill climb. The record low voter turnout in last November’s midterm election certainly reflects the disillusionment and frustration of the American public with congressional inaction. Continue reading Great Expectations