Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mine university websites for scholarships and Muhammad Yunus

When you begin searching for scholarships, you can find all kinds of information about scholarships in the strangest places.

I found the following list of scholarships on the Theatre and Dance departmental website for Winthrop University:

There are over 10 pages of scholarships with deadlines dating from August 1, 2009 – July 31, 2010.

Two of these scholarships are the

Maureen V. O'Donnell/Eunice E.Kraft Teacher Training Scholarships, deadline Dec. 1, 2009, with scholarships for people interested in teaching Latin;

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Management Internships, deadline Oct. 25, 2009, with internships for college junior and seniors, graduated students, and recently graduated students who are interested in beginning careers in performing arts management and/or arts education.

This list is worth exploring at length.

The university website is Winthrop University:

Muhammad Yunus, Education into Action

Education is more than just ideas, but ideas put into action. Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, is a graduate of Vanderbilt University. He taught for three years at Middle Tennessee State University. He saw poverty in his native Bangladesh, and he started to see a different way to approach the problem of poverty by using microloans.

Listen to this podcast when the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus delivers the Vanderbilt Senior Class Day address

His website is

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