PREP Summer Employment Program

PREP Summer Employment Program

Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students

Financial Aid Opportunities for Minority Students
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Minority students have long been underrepresented at U.S. colleges and universities. There are many complex reasons for lower enrollment and graduation rates among minority students, not the least of which is financial hardship and lack of access to traditional educational support networks.

In an effort to make higher education more accessible to these groups, hundreds of public and private organizations offer specialized minority student scholarships and aid programs. If you are a student with minority status, it’s worth your while to see what’s available.

To make it easier on you, we’ve compiled a directory of these diversity scholarships and educational support programs and arranged them by category.

Visit bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/minority-students today for more information!

Why I Love The Word No

Why I Love The Word No
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Since I was a little boy, I always heard the word yes. I was the only child, and the baby on both sides of my family at the time, so I was spoiled by everybody, literally. But I remember one specific time I asked for something and my mom told me “no.” No! The word was like a jab in the stomach, it was a very baffled moment. Hearing a word I’m not used to, and having to accept it. And as I got older, I heard it more and more. When wanting to go to certain schools, I heard “no.” Applying for jobs, I heard “no.” Going to auditions, I heard “no.” Hearing the word so much, life became very challenging. I didn’t want to ask people for anything, I didn’t want sign up for anything because I was too afraid of hearing the word ‘no.’ But then I realized, why be afraid of the word when I can use it to benefit me. No! I won’t give up. No! I won’t give in. No! I won’t stop trying. No! I won’t break down. It made so much sense now… The word can be so powerful to use. No! I won’t do drugs. No! I won’t drink alcohol. See, the moment I used the word for my benefit, the better I’ve been. So now every time I hear the word ‘no,’ I get excited because now I have another opportunity to prove that I have what it takes. I have the motivation to rise above the challenge and overcome it. See when you hear the word ‘no,’ just know that God has something greater for you. Trust me, I am a living testimony of it. Of all the no’s I heard, God has blessed me. I have a job, college auditions, I’ve been performing and so much more. So thank you to everyone who told me ‘no.’ Without you, I wouldn’t be the God fearing man that I am today.

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U of D Summer STEM Camps

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There are still some seats left for the University of Detroit Mercy Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics summer camp!

Directions

  • Go to www.udmercy.edu
  • Click on Science & Engineering (on left)
  • Click on Academic Programs, on drop-down menu click Engineering
  • Click on Pre-College Programs (on left)
  • Click on Summer Programs (on left)

For more information, contact Mrs. Rhoades-Todd, toddpa@udmercy.edu, 313.993-3374!

Being Bold In Your Skin

Being Bold In Your Skin
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The Journey Of A New Me…

Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:30-31 NASB

Lately, I have been struggling with my weight. I’ve been told that I am overweight my entire life but I’ve learned to deal with it. What I hadn’t learned is how to change it. Since about a month ago, I’ve been trying to change my diet and everything that I could. Now, I know there are people out there who have the same problem. People like us need a little motivation to help us lose the weight and I believe that I have the motivation needed to help me succeed and help others in the process also. My hope and prayer is that all of the overweight people out there can change and become healthy and fit.

Here’s what I learned from all of this…

One thing that you must do in order to lose the weight is to prepare yourself. Preparation is everything. Make sure that you’re ready to take on this big milestone in your life. Have your mind, body, and spirit ready. Make sure that God is by your side. You wouldn’t do this without the man upstairs, right? And make sure that you have the right motivation and support to back you up.

The second thing is to TAKE EVERYTHING SLOW. Take baby steps in what you do. Start off changing your diet slowly. Take out those Oreos and switch them out with an apple. Change the portions of your meal. All those SMALL things can make a HUGE difference.

Third, make sure that you exercise. Now, not everybody likes to do physical activities, but it’ll really help in the short and long run. Start off with a walk around the corner. Then progress into something bigger, like a jog around your school track. Bigger is better, but just start where you are.

The last thing and most important thing is to remember that you need God. He will always be by your side. Make sure that you trust Him and you know that you know that He has your back, always. I’m currently in the process of losing weight and God has been in my corner the whole time. He won’t let you down. God knows what you’re going through and He wants to be your main support. God will NEVER let you down.

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Kristin Lewis
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