32 Organizations Receive 2015 US Lacrosse Sportsmanship Grants

US Lacrosse is providing sportsmanship grants to 32 lacrosse organizations in 12 states to help subsidize educational workshops for athletes, parents and administrators conducted by US Lacrosse’s national partner, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). With a total value of $65,000, the grants are designed to support US Lacrosse’s commitment to make the game a positive, character-building experience for all participants.

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Vets can continue to serve by starting a business

One of the most impactful ways veterans can keep serving their country is by starting a business. It allows them to channel their talents, support their families, build their communities, and put their fellow veterans to work. One out of every 10 American businesses today is owned by a veteran, and 5.8 million Americans owe their job to a veteran. Among the most patriotic things any American can do is hire a veteran.

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What the new Canadian government means for higher education grants

grants for vermont youthAhead of the election earlier this month, Trudeau fleshed out these plans, which centred on increasing Canada Student Grants (state-funded bursaries for tertiary study) by 50 per cent to C$3,000 (£1,500) a year. Announcing the policy at Wilfrid Laurier University, he said that graduates would start repayment once they are earning at least C$25,000 a year. According to Statistics Canada, on average undergraduate students paid C$5,959 in tuition fees in 2014-15, so the grant would cover roughly half of the fees.

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Grants to help young Vermonters find jobs

grants for vermont youthMore than 200 at-risk young Vermonters will find summer employment thanks to a federal grant program, with the focus on those who are no longer in school.

The Vermont Department of Labor has awarded grants totaling $100,000 to eight organizations from Burlington to Bennington. They will use the money to offer education and on-the-job training to Vermonters ages 16 to 24, with training in a broad array of fields ranging from early childhood development to forestry. One official said, “We’re trying to create independent citizens who have the skills needed to get a job and have a career and be a success at it.”

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All about Pell Grants

pell grantWhat do you want to know about Pell Grants? Chances are, you’ll find the answer here! It’s a good source of school funding that you don’t have to pay back, so it’s a good idea to know what will qualify—and disqualify—you.

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Charleston shooting: Donors give $3 million to church scholarship fund

charleston2Here’s one more way Charleston’s mayor says his community is fighting hate with love after nine people were gunned down in a church massacre: A $3 million scholarship fund.

The Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund, created by anonymous donors and announced Thursday, will help the victims’ families and others affiliated with Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, officials said.

“What a tremendous opportunity to show the world once more and again that goodness of heart overtakes evil, and that we continuously show the world how we respond to a tragedy,” said the Rev. Dr. Norvel Goff, presiding elder at the church.

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Will my business idea be successful?

While there are no guarantees any startup business will be successful, a good first step to determine if an idea makes sense before proceeding with an investment of time and resources is to do a venture feasibility study.

Success-FailureA venture feasibility study analyzes an idea from several perspectives: market opportunity, competition, resources available, resource gaps, financial viability, operational issues, intellectual property rights, development timeline, and technology needs. Are there enough customers willing to buy your products, often enough, at a profitable price that your business can pay all expenses and provide a decent living wage to owners? If not, the business idea is not feasible.

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Government grants kick off the next “British Invasion”

3_WH_main_British-Invasion-Nineteen British bands that are signed to independent labels are getting government grants of up to £15,000 to help them make it big abroad. The acts are receiving the cash to pay for overseas marketing, session musicians, roadies, and more. The government is keen on banging the drum for the UK’s fledgling music stars. Up-and-coming bands dominate the list–see who made the cut.

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