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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation recently awarded scholarships valued at more than $43,000 to Virginia students.
The foundation, a nonprofit promoting business and accounting education, awarded 23 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and minority scholarships to accounting college students across the state.
According to a news release from the group, scholarships were given to reward academic excellence and encourage students pursuing careers as certified public accountants. Eligible students were enrolled or accepted into an accounting program at a Virginia college or university.
Area 2013–2014 recipients are: Christian Reighard of Blacksburg, Tori Blanks of Forest, Gabriele Saucedo of Blacksburg and Taylar Cannaday of Forest.
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The Salem City Schools special education department will hold a Parent Fair on July 31 called Essentials for Parents and Guardians who have a Child with a Disability.
The event is free but a reservation is preferred. It will be held at the school system’s central office at 510 S. College Ave. in Salem. The fair begins at 8 a.m. and will finish by noon.
The event will have two guest speakers as well as several other presenters. Patti Cetti, director of Taking Action for Special Kids in Tazewell, will focus on how parents and school system officials can find agreement on individualized education plans through communication. Heather Arbeen, an informational specialist with the Parent Educational Advocacy Center, will talk about how “assistive technology” can help students and how parents can get their children access to such materials.
To register or get more information, contact Caren Saunders at 389-0130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Blue Eagle Credit Union is currently accepting applications for the Alexander Scholarship.
The scholarship is open to credit union members seeking higher education, even nontraditional students. The credit union will award $1,000 to 10 students.
“Many members beyond your typical college age student are finding themselves back in school in order to remain competitive in the job market,” CEO Jeff Thompson said in a statement.
Applications can be turned in at any branch until Aug. 9. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than Aug. 10. Applications can be found in offices or online at www.blueeaglecreditunion.com.
Scholarships will be announced at the Blue Eagle Credit Union annual meeting in October.
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