Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

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Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

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* Historically Black Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has established the Keystone Honors Academy, which wilt provide full scholarships to academically talented state residents who meet certain financial criteria. Special focus will be given to students majoring in mathematics, sciences, technology education, urban education, and hotel, restaurant, and institutional management.

A $500,000 appropriation by the commonwealth's budget will provide for 50 four-year scholarships -- including tuition, room and board, and fees. The goal is to enroll 200 students in the academy by 2002.

Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 high school grade-point average and graduate in the top 25 percent of their class; an SAT score of at least 1000 or an ACT score of at least 21; proof of community service and/or school service: a minimum 3.0 GPA for transfer students with a minimum of 24 credit hours; and must be enrolled in one of the previously mentioned disciplines.

Interested applicants should contact the university at (610) 399-2386.

* The University of California-Davis has unveiled a long-term partnership with the Sacramento City Unified, Grant Joint Union High, and Del Paso Heights Elementary school districts called the Reservation for College program. The program will prepare economically and educationally disadvantaged fourth-grade students for a future in higher education-with the potential reward of a scholarship to the UC-Davis campus. …

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