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13th Annual Men of Quality Lifestyle Choices Forum – Theta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi and Theta Omega Inc. – This is a great program for young African American males that helps enlighten students about the challenges and issues that are pertinent to them through a series of workshops and a keynote address. The Forum will be held on Wednesday March 18, 2009 at the Student Activity Center on the campus of the University of Louisville. Students will be challenged and encouraged to make proper lifestyle choices regarding their education, setting goals, building self-esteem, and adapting to the world around them. Go online to http://apps.jefferson.k12.ky.us/menofquality/ and click on sign up. Wednesday March 18, 2009 at U of L.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship – this is a scholarship opportunity for deserving African American senior females who plan to enter college in the fall of 2009. Students should be able to demonstrate academic potential, financial need, and the ability to overcome obstacles. For more information contact Mrs. Janice Williams at 502-468-6953. Deadline: March 21, 2009.

Milburn T. Maupin Scholarship Award – this is a $1,000 scholarship for students pursuing a career in education to be used toward tuition, books, supplies, etc. Only one nominee per school will be accepted and the award is sponsored by the Jefferson County Association of School Administrators. Students should demonstrate scholastic achievement, verify enrollment at a college or university, demonstrate service to others, and demonstrate the highest standards of character. Fill out all application materials, write all essays, and collect letters of recommendation before indicating interest to your school counselor. Deadline to contact your school counselor to obtain transcripts and recommendations is March 23, 2009.

College Week Live Scholarship – this is an opportunity to view a Live Virtual College Fair and be eligible for a $2,500 college scholarship. You must participate in either the March 25th or March 26th Virtual College Fair online at www.CollegeWeekLive.com virtual college fair. There is an essay of 150 words or less based on the subject “If you could rename yourself, what would your new name be and why?” Email your essay to scholarships@collegeweeklive.com to enter the competition. Deadline: March 25th and March 26th, 2009.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Showcase of School College and Career Fair – Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center – March 27, 2009 – this is an opportunity for students to attend pre-college classes and workshops, meet with counselors and representatives from a variety of HBCU schools, and enjoy Papa Johns Pizza and Soft Drinks. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the fair starts at 9:30 a.m. Activities conclude at 1:30 p.m. with an exhibition from the Kentucky State University Step Team at 6:30 p.m. Brochures and flyers are available in the College Career Room. Deadline: The Fair is March 27, 2009.

Louisville Urban League Guild Charles T. Steele Scholarship – this is a scholarship opportunity of an undetermined amount for graduating seniors attending either a two year or four year post secondary institution. Qualifications include a GPA of 3.0 or higher, ACT score of at least 18, financial need, and acceptance to a college or university. Fill out the application form located in the College Career Room and provide all requested materials. Deadline: March 27, 2009.

Social Norms Marketing Poster Challenge – this is a challenge open to all high school students to develop messages promoting the fact that most students do not smoke cigarettes. Students will use their creative and artistic skills to create a poster based on this theme. Winning students will receive gift cards to Best Buy for $400. Guidelines for designing the poster are included in the information available in the College Career Room. Students must complete and send in a commitment form by February 27, 2009. For more information contact pkiser@kentuckyaction.org. Deadline to submit final poster designs is March 27, 2009.

University of Louisville “Think College Now!” Workshops – this is a workshop opportunity for 9th and 10th grade African American Students covering the topics of fear factor, deal or no deal, coming to the stage, ACT/SAT test preparation, getting money for college, and learning how to participate, articulate, and communicate with college representatives. Call the office directly at 852-7537 or reserve your space at www.loiusville.edu/admissions/visit/think. Deadline: March 27, 2009.

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