June 21, 1990
William Neilsen Brandt and Daniel Flees, sophomore physics majors at Caltech, have been selected as recipients of Barry M. Goldwater Merit Scholarships. Each will receive a scholarship covering the cost of a year's room and board and tuition up to $7,000. The program was established by Congress to foster and encourage excellence in mathematics and the natural sciences by honoring students of outstanding potential.
June 28, 1992
Four Harvey Mudd College students have been named Goldwater Scholars and will each receive up to $7,000 in tuition, fees, and room and board. They are Peter Bogdanoff, Brian Cheney, Jennifer Switkes and Dario Falquier. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, established by Congress in honor of the former senator and 1964 presidential candidate, encourages science and mathematics education.
March 24, 1994
The Rotary Club of Westwood Village has awarded Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships to five UCLA students. Winners were Sonia Batra, Stephanie Gruszynski, Timothy Medcoff, Devah Pager and Eric Sylvers. They were among more than 1,000 students worldwide to receive such scholarships this year. Scholars receive round-trip transportation and up to $20,000 for tuition, room and board, transportation and academic fees incurred while studying abroad.
April 17, 2013 |
From childcare to medical internships, Projects Abroad offers high school students an opportunity to travel and help nurture a community in another country. This year about 1,000 students from around the world will volunteer through Projects Abroad's High School Special program. Care and Community Projects in which students split their time between childcare and group renovation projects are the most popular programs in Ghana, Argentina and India, the three countries where most U.S. high school students want to volunteer this summer. Projects Abroad says that Ghana's reputation for safety and welcoming volunteers has made it popular for several years.
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July 14, 2006 |
Red Buttons, the impish former burlesque comic who became an early TV sensation and an Academy Award-winning character actor during a career that spanned more than seven decades, died Thursday. He was 87. Buttons died of vascular disease at his home in Century City, his family said. "Red was one of the few comedians who was a great actor, and he opened the doors to a lot of us," comedian Jack Carter, a longtime friend, told The Times on Thursday.
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December 12, 2012 |
More than 30 incoming medical school students will get a full ride to UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine thanks to a $100-million gift from the school's benefactor. The donation by Geffen, a philanthropist and entertainment executive, will create a scholarship fund to cover the recipients' entire cost of medical school, including tuition, room and board, books and other expenses. "It is a fantastic vote of confidence for higher education," said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.
September 29, 1996
A College Board study released last week found that four-year colleges and universities boosted undergraduate tuition this year an average 6%--much less than the double-digit increases between 1991 and 1993. Room and board also went up 6% to $4,152 at four-year public colleges and 4% to $5,361 at private schools. In-state tuition and fees now average $2,811 at public colleges and $12,823 at private ones.
December 5, 1991
Vista Del Mar Child & Family Service is seeking foster homes for teen-agers. The agency will pay for the youngsters' room and board and take care of clothing, medical and dental needs. "These teen-agers need a caring home to provide structure in their lives," said Joan Apt, foster home recruiter for the agency. "They feel very alone, isolated and abandoned." Homes are needed for both boys and girls, and single people will be considered as foster parents, Apt said.
July 31, 1986 |
The price of a bachelor's degree has hit a record high of nearly $70,000 at the nation's most expensive college and the average annual bill for any college this fall will rise 6%, a College Board report said today. Bennington College in Bennington, Vt., the most expensive, is issuing $16,950 "fixed costs" bills--$13,970 for tuition and $2,980 for room and board--for the 1986-87 academic year.
March 4, 2003 |
Picket lines were set up across the Yale University campus as unions representing about 5,000 service workers kicked off a five-day strike to protest deadlocked contract talks. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and New Haven clergy marched with a few thousand workers, community leaders and students through New Haven's streets to a rally just outside the Yale campus. All but one campus dining hall was closed because of the walkout.