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Top 6 Black-To-School Scholarship Programs For African American Students In Fall/Winter 2017

Nationwide ( -- Every year, billions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships are given away to students to help them pay for college tuition, books, and other college-related expenses. As the year winds down, here are the top national scholarship programs for African American students and others that are still accepting applications:

#1 - NBNA Scholarship Program For Black Nurses:

The NBNA Scholarship Program offers 14 scholarships each year to students pursuing a career in nursing who are members of the National Black Nurses Association, Inc. The scholarships are based on merit and financial need. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time at a two-year or four-year college or university pursuing a Bachelors, Associate, or L.P.N. degree with at least one year of school remaining. The deadline to apply is in April 2018.

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#2 - Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships:

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Scholarships are offered to outstanding black high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. High-school seniors of African descent may apply (for example, African American, Caribbean, African, etc). Applicants must plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or a business program such as finance, business administration, or marketing. The deadline to apply is in April 2018.

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#3 - Coca-Cola Scholars Program:

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is a very competitive program for high school seniors throughout the United States. Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company, the largest soft drink company in the world, the program awards millions every year in college funding. The deadline to apply is in October 2017.

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#4 - Apple HBCU Scholarship Program:

The Apple HBCU Scholarship Program is offered to eligible college students who are in their final year of college at a HBCU institution. Eligible students include those who are majoring in Computer Science, Information Science/Technology, Mathematics, and/or Engineering. The deadline to apply is in October 2017.

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#5 - Scholarship Foundation (The I.Am.Angel Foundation):

Established in 2009 by Grammy-winning Black Eyed Peas star (William J. Adams), this program is open to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college and pursue degrees in the STEM and arts fields. The scholarship covers all college expenses, including tuition, books, fees, and room and board for four years. The deadline to apply is in December 2017.

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#6 - Burger King Scholars Program:

The Burger King Scholars program is designed to help high-school seniors who are looking to start college next year. Annually, the program awards more than $1.4 million in scholarships to more than 1,000 students. Applicants must be residents of the United States or Canada, and must be graduating high school seniors. The deadline to apply is in December 2017.


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Peaceful Demonstration at Rancho Motors, Victorville, CA

Several concerned community members and groups that are planning a peaceful demonstration on or about November 10, 2017, in front of Rancho Motors Company, Inc., in the City of Victorville.

The purpose of this gathering is to protest Rancho Motor’s racist and predatory practices toward minority groups, specifically the African American Community. We anticipate a showing of approximately 150 to 200 demonstrators.

Click here to view the NAACP letters to Rancho Motors and Sheriff PDF

Click here to view the complaint filed against Rancho Motors Co


Family Seeks the Public’s Help in Search for Couple Missing in Joshua Tree National Park

JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Twentynine Palms, California – Over four weeks have passed since searchers began looking for Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso, a couple who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park. With thousands of hours of search time by hundreds of searchers resulting in few leads, the National Park Service (NPS) and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department have entered into what is known as a limited continuous search mode. During this phase of the search, agencies will continue to methodically search areas of high probability within the park whenever sufficient resources are available. They lack the staff and resources to carry on the search with the same intensity as during the initial phase.

Both Nguyen and Orbeso entered the park at approximately 6:45am on Thursday, July 27 and have not been seen or heard from since. An extensive search has continued in the park since July 28. This search has included resources from the NPS, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept., Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue (JOSAR), San Bernardino County Search and Rescue, the Bureau of Land Management, Orange County Sheriff’s Dept., San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept., California Highway Patrol, Riverside County Sheriff’s Dept., U.S. Border Patrol and the California Rescue Dog Association. The NPS called in a special regional overhead team made up of investigators from Yosemite National Park and Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park to review the ongoing search. They were joined by an NPS drone specialist from Grand Canyon National Park. Canine teams from JOSAR are also continuing the search when temperatures allow. Family members and friends of the missing hikers also participated in the search.

The families of the missing pair have asked the public to engage in helping their recovery. They are offering a reward of $10,000 for any information that leads to the successful and safe return of Nguyen and Orbeso. It is their hope that the missing party may have left on their own accord and are alive somewhere outside the park. The couple’s vehicle was found at the trailhead of a popular hiking trail known as the Maze Loop.

Anyone who might have been hiking or stopping in the area who recalls seeing a couple in their early twenties, or having other pertinent information about the two are asked to contact the San Bernardino Dispatch at 909- 383-5652, and request the detective division.


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