Two recent high-school graduates are each heading off to college with 5,000 dollars thanks to a scholarship opportunity provided by the South Bend Cubs. The local recipients of the scholarship are Mattie Reese, a softball player from John Glenn High School and Andrew Samuelson, a baseball player from LaPorte High School.
Ancilla College is putting together the final touches on its agricultural degree programs.
Students return to the campus this weekend, but in addition to introducing new students, Ancilla is also introducing the new degree program. Despite being located in a heavily agricultural area, the two-year liberal arts school has not had an active academic program to this point.
With the fall college semester approaching, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is recommending a few tips to keep students safe.
Purdue University Northwest is hosting an event next week that hopes to get students to enroll a bit quicker than usual.
The Federal Trade Commission is warning college students of an alleged scam that targets their financial weaknesses.
According to Consumer Education Specialist Alvaro Puig, college students can often be the subject of pitches to make “serious money” in several fields. The most recent operation involves energy drinks.
The Indiana Department of Insurance is offering advice to parents with students leaving for college.
Ancilla College has signed an agreement with St. Joseph College that can allow students to transfer credits.
The two colleges are members of the Northern Indiana Catholic College Consortium and allows St. Joseph’s College to work with Ancilla students when attempting to complete an associates degree or four-year degree.
Ancilla College will be giving prospective students some time to access their campus.
The Catholic based liberal arts school periodically hosts “Access Ancilla” Days. It’s designated as an open house to offer tours to interested students.
Students and parents interested in taking Dual Credit classes will have a chance to learn more about the process.
Plymouth High School partners with Ivy Tech Community College to offer more than 30 Dual Credit Courses. The school corporation has indicated in the past that students signing-up for the classes will see a 1/3 letter grade increase.
A bill introduced by U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly aims to improve financial literacy among college students.
Almost 1-million Hoosiers are thought to have student loans. Donnelly hopes the “Empowering Student Borrowers Act” will help students understand how much money they’re borrowing, as well as their repayment options.
Starke County organizations are being asked to help provide more students and adults access to higher education
The College Success Coalition is newly formed and is sending a steering committee to attend workshops in Plymouth. Starke County will join about 20 other Indiana counties for the sessions as they develop the coalition.
Ivy Tech Community College says they may become more accessible if one of President Barack Obama’s proposals makes it through Congress.
The President announced last week his intent to significantly reduce the cost of attending community college. The multi-billion dollar program intends to largely pay for the cost of the first two years of tuition for students maintaining a certain grade point average. This could have implications locally.