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Education Briefs

March 8, 2016

Delaware Tech to host STEM Expo March 17

Delaware Technical Community College will host its annual STEM Expo for middle and high school students from 5:30 to 8 p.m, Thursday, March 17. The event to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be held simultaneously at the Owens Campus in Georgetown, Terry Campus in Dover and Stanton Campus in Newark.

Teachers, students and families will have the opportunity to participate in interactive, hands-on activities in chemistry, biotechnology, computer science, physics and mathematics. It will be an evening of STEM fun and educational information with door prizes, and tours of labs and sustainable energy buildings.

This program is made possible by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Grant and the State of Delaware.

Wescoat Scholarship Fund seeks applications by April 21

Members of the Cape Henlopen High School graduating class of 2016 and former graduates who wish to be considered for financial aid from the Wescoat Scholarship Fund are invited to secure application forms from the Cape Henlopen High School Guidance Office.

Completed applications forms should be mailed to Wescoat Memorial Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 464, Lewes, DE 19958. This year’s deadline for filing applications is 12 p.m., Monday, April 21.

The will of the late Louise Wescoat l’Hommedieu of Lewes states that the committee to administer the fund will comprise the rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Lewes, the superintendent of schools of the local district, and the mayor of Lewes.

This will be the 40th year the fund will benefit college-bound students from Cape Henlopen School District. The awards are available to worthy and needy high school graduates, but not necessarily those who have attained the highest scholastic ratings. Students who plan to attend accredited colleges or universities in the United States may benefit.

To date it has been possible for the committee to provide 233 scholarships, each in the amount of at least $200. The number and amount of the scholarships are dependent upon the cash balance in the fund.

Salisbury University announces Sussex County graduates

Six Sussex County students recently graduated from Salisbury University. They were among the 648 students who received 574 bachelor’s degrees and 74 master’s degrees during a ceremony at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center. Area residents include Eric Lehm, BS, nursing, of Fenwick Island; Rhonda Dukes, MSW, of Georgetown; Joie Polite, BFA, magna cum laude, of Greenwood; Arielle Champagne, BS, interdisciplinary studies, of Laurel; Kristina Metz, BS, management, of Millsboro; and Ayrton Sosa, BS, accounting, of Seaford.

Lewes  and Milton residents named to Wesley College dean's list

Wesley College in Dover announced that students Robert Ergenzinger, Zach Gaudlip, John Redefer and Bradley Walker from Lewes and Shelby Schirmer from Milton were among 321 students who achieved academic success for the fall 2015 semester and were placed on the dean’s list. In order to be placed on the dean’s list, students must achieve between a 3.33 and 3.99 GPA for the semester.

Local families needed to host cultural exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world - France, Spain, Norway, Finland, Germany, China, Thailand and many others. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and will be coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. The students are personable, academically selected, conversant in English, bright, curious and excited to learn about America by living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language.

The students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.

To become a host family or for more information,  call Sue at 732-515-8203 or the ASSE Eastern Regional Office at 800-677-2773.

Engineering camp, college scholarship applications sought by March 8

The DelMarVa Post of the Society of American Military Engineers is offering college scholarships and engineering camp scholarship opportunities.

College scholarships are available to high school seniors or first-year college freshmen from the DelMarVa area who have been accepted into the engineering program of a four-year, ABET-accredited college. Military affiliation is not required. Awards vary. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 31.

Engineering camp scholarships are being offered for camps held at U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Thursday to Friday, July 7 to 15; U.S. Marine Corps, Camp LeJeune, N.C., Sunday to Saturday, June 19 to 25; U.S. Army, Vicksburg, Miss., June 19 to 25; and U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Sunday to Saturday, July 10 to 16. Engineering camp scholarships are available to students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year of high school and have an expressed interest in pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering or related field or in attending a military service academy. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 1, for Air Force, Marines and Army camps, and by Tuesday, March 8, for the Coast Guard camp.

For more information or to obtain applications, contact the DelMarVa Post, Society of American Military Engineers Scholarship Committee, Attn. Alan K. Marteney, PE, c/o Century Engineering Inc., 4134 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901, call 302-734-9188 ext. 21 or email amarteney@centuryeng.com.

Milton Garden Club seeks scholarship applications by March 15

The Milton Garden Club is now accepting applications for the Lillian Phillips Memorial Scholarship. The award this year is $3,000. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior pursuing postsecondary education and a resident of the Cape Henlopen School District attendance area. He or she must demonstrate a commitment to the study of horticulture, plant science, agriculture or another related science. Applications are available at Cape Henlopen High School, Delmarva Christian High School and Sussex Tech guidance offices. Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 15. Complete application packages should be returned to the school guidance department or mailed to: Milton Garden Club Inc., P.O. Box 203, Milton, DE 19968. For more information about the Milton Garden Club, go to www.themiltongardenclub.org.

Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship applications due March 31

The I Could Do Great Things Foundation announced the inaugural Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship in memory of the late Beau Biden. This scholarship, in the amount of $10,000, will be given to a Delaware high school senior who plans to continue his or her education at a university of his or her choice, and who embodies the virtues of Biden. He was a selfless man who exhibited qualities of leadership, community, civility and respect, and had a strong moral compass. Students are able to apply themselves for the scholarship, or someone else can nominate them for the award.

The I Could Do Great Things Foundation was created with the belief that there are lots of young people who could do great things if only they had the financial wherewithal. Applications are due by Thursday, March 31, and interviews will be held for the finalists in April. The selection team will consist of members from the Biden family, and a winner will be announced in late April. Applications can be sent by mail to PO Box 4406, Greenville, DE 19807 or emailed to info@icoulddogreathings.com.  For more information and the application, go to www.icoulddogreatthings.org.

Deadline to enter VFW Patriotic Art Scholarship contest is March 31

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Blue Hen Post 6483 Auxiliary announces the Patriotic Art Scholarship 2016 Competition. High school students grades 9-12 and home-schooled students in the Milford area may enter. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to obtain entry form and rules to Patriotic Art Scholarship Competition, Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 Auxiliary, 77 Veterans Circle, Milford DE 19963. Those interested may also contact Colleen Thompson at 302-422-6842. All artwork and entry form must be received on or before midnight, March 31, at Blue Hen VFW Post 6483.

AAUW scholarship applications due April 15

The Coastal-Georgetown Branch of the American Association of University Women announces a scholarship opportunity for graduating senior girls planning to attend college or university in fall 2016 who attend Cape Henlopen, Indian River, Milford, Sussex Central and Sussex Technical high schools. Two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded. Applications are available from the school counselors. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 15. The awards will be announced in early May.

Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary scholarship applications due April 15

The Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club is accepting applications from high school seniors for one of its scholarships. The club ordinarily awards two or more $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are headed toward higher education. For instructions and forms, go to www.georgetownmillsbororotaryclub.org/community. Application materials also are being distributed through the three high schools in the Georgetown or Millsboro ZIP codes. Applications are due to school guidance offices by Friday, April 15. For more information, contact Scholarship Chair Reid Beveridge at 302-684-8834.

Manufactured housing residents in Delaware may apply for scholarship funds by April 15

First State Manufactured Housing Association is offering four scholarship awards of up to $1,000 to Delaware residents of manufactured homes. Qualifying candidates must be legal residents of Delaware and residents of manufactured homes for at least one year prior to the application. The FSMHA scholarship is open to non-traditional students as well as high school seniors. Past winners include parents, grandparents, young adults, those continuing their educations and those returning after a hiatus. Award recipients can reapply annually. Eligible candidates will be evaluated on scholastic record, financial need, essay and personal/professional recommendations. Deadline for submission is 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 15,.

The scholarship may be used for any type of accredited two- or four-year degree program, or for any accredited training, licensing or certification program. Full- or part-time (at least 7 credits) enrollment in an accredited program is acceptable. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be filed. For more information and to apply,  go to http://dedoe.schoolwires.net/Page/1463.

Scholarship applications due April 15 to Delaware Farm Bureau

Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee offers scholarships to high school seniors. This year’s scholarship deadline is Friday, April 15. For more information, contact Jan Cartanza at 302-697-3183 or go to defb.org and click on Women’s Committee.

Milford Garden Club seeks scholarship applications by April 30

The Milford Garden Club is offering two $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors residing in Kent or Sussex counties. The scholarships will be awarded to students planning on entering the field of horticulture, landscape design, forestry, environmental studies or a related field. The deadline to apply is Saturday, April 30. For more information, contact Leona Langone, 302-422-8070 or ljlmomma@aol.com.