Tuesday, November 6, 2018

PLA Self-Assessment Guide



Identify your college-level knowledge and skills.
First, review your resume and make a list of the following:
  • All full or part-time jobs you have had
  • All independent reading and study you have done
  • All training programs or in-service courses you have completed
  • All volunteer work you have done
  • Your cultural and artistic pursuits
  • Your hobbies and recreational pastimes
  • All community or religious activities you are involved in
  • All military service you have completed
  • Any travel study you have completed
  • Your organizational memberships

The following Scholarships are currently being offered through the George Snow Scholarship Fund
Allianz Championship Scholarship
American Association of Caregiving Youth/Polen Capital Scholarship
Ann L. Chew Memorial Scholarship
Arlen and Patti Fischlowitz Scholarship
AutoNation Scholarship
Barbra Ann Harrison Memorial Scholarship
Boca Raton Central Rotary Club Scholarship
Boca Raton Exchange Club Foundation Scholarship
Boca Raton Firefighters and Paramedic Benevolent Fund, Inc. Boca Raton Fire Rescue Department Employee Dependent Scholarship
Boca Raton Firefighters and Paramedic Benevolent Fund, Inc. City of Boca Raton Employee Dependent Scholarship
Boca Raton High School Reunion Scholarship
Boca West Country Club/Jay DiPietro Honorary Scholarship
Bruce Cryan Memorial Scholarship
Chris Holcomb Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Clyde W. Davis Memorial Scholarship
Corporate Creations Foundation Scholarship in Memory of Johnny Rodriguez
Daniel and Mary Lou Shepard Health Care Scholarship
Dominick Casso Memorial Scholarship
Dymtrow Family Smarten UP Scholarship
Faith, Hope and Love - Wood Family Scholarship
Feminist Scholarship
Future Women of Excellence Scholarship
Great Charity Challenge Scholarship
Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Golden Bell Scholarship
Heriscar Family Scholarship
Jean Marc Memorial Scholarship
Jean Spence Scholarship
Joyce Green Family Foundation Scholarship
Ken A. Day Scholarship
Kiwanis Club of Boca Raton Scholarship
Kiwanis Club of Boynton Beach Scholarship
Lily Brentano Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Macy Nurkiewicz Foundation Scholarship
Margaux’s Memorial Scholarship
Marra Family Scholarship
MATRIX Home Care Scholarship
Melissa Ann Bass Memorial Scholarship
P.R.O.P.E.L. Education Financial Assistance Program Scholarship
Patricia A. Fares Memorial Scholarship
Paula’s Strength and Courage Scholarship
Personalized Power Systems Scholarship
Rachel E. McMillan Memorial Scholarship
Rhett Davis Memorial Scholarship
Robert and Linda Schmier Scholarship
Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton Scholarship, Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship
Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club Scholarship
Schmidt Family Foundation Scholarship
Scott and Shelagh Adams Scholarship
Sons of Italy Sgt. F.M. Bonanno Lodge Scholarship
South Tech Scholarship
Steve Bagdan Charitable Foundation Scholarship
Susan Leslie-Smith Scholarship
The 112 Fund in Memory of Ernie J. Borowsky Scholarship
The Junior League of Boca Raton Scholarship
The Marleen and Harold*Forkas “American Dream” Scholarship
The Nat and Maria Cole Memorial Scholarship
The Ron Wells Scholarship
The Schmidt Family Foundation Graduate School Scholarship
TOPSoccer Buddy Scholarship
West Boca Raton Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary, Inc. Scholarship

Thursday, November 1, 2018

What if I'm not homeless, but I don't have a place of my own?

What if I'm not homeless, but I don't have a place of my own?

Many families are not living in homeless shelters, but do not have a home of their own. Families who are staying with family members or friends are referred to as "doubling-up." Not all families that are doubled-up are homeless, but families who stay with others because of a loss of housing or due to economic hardship are covered by the McKinney-Vento Act and are entitled to the rights it provides for students.


McKinney-Vento for Parents and Youth

Teaching Jobs - student teachers who are hunting for their first job, substitute teachers and teacher aides who would like to advance their career to the next level, and experienced educators who are looking for a job at a new school...


  • Fifty of the most common teacher interview questions.  Do you know how you would answer each of these questions?

Friday, October 12, 2018

StudentAid.gov/publicservice- If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.


hat is qualifying employment?

Qualifying employment for the PSLF Program is not about the specific job that you do for your employer. Rather, it is about who your employer is. Employment with the following types of organizations qualifies for PSLF:
  • Government organizations at any level (federal, state, local, or tribal)
  • Not-for-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Other types of not-for-profit organizations that are not tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, if their primary purpose is to provide certain types of qualifying public services
Serving as a full-time AmeriCorps or Peace Corps volunteer also counts as qualifying employment for the PSLF Program. 
The following types of employers do not qualify for PSLF:
  • Labor unions
  • Partisan political organizations
  • For-profit organizations (this includes for-profit government contractors)
  • Not-for-profit organizations that are not tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that do not provide a qualifying public service as their primary function
Government contractors: For-profit government contractors are not qualifying employers. You must be directly employed by a qualifying employer for your employment to count toward PSLF. If you are employed by an organization that is doing work under a contract with a government agency or other organization, then it is your employer’s status, not the status of the organization that your employer has a contract with, that determines whether your employment qualifies for PSLF.

What is considered full-time employment?

For PSLF, you are generally considered to work full-time if you meet your employer’s definition of full-time or work at least 30 hours per week, whichever is greater.
If you are employed in more than one qualifying part-time job at the same time, you may meet the full-time employment requirement if you work a combined average of at least 30 hours per week with your employers.
If you are employed by a not-for-profit organization, time spent on religious instruction, worship services, or any form of proselytizing may not be counted toward meeting the full-time employment requirement.

Which types of federal student loans qualify for PSLF?

A qualifying loan for PSLF is any nondefaulted loan you received under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program.

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