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May 15, 2013 | By Dalina Castellanos
Eight seniors from the Corona-Norco Unified School District were surprised Wednesday with $160,000 worth of college scholarships from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The Riverside County district is a finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize, which honors academic excellence by minority and low-income students in urban districts across the nation. The students -- from Santiago, Centennial, John F Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt high schools -- are enrolled in four-year institutions and will each receive $20,000 paid out over four years.
April 29, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
This isn't Texas, so I know most people aren't spending day and night worrying about spring football. But in honor of those fans who can't get enough about football, here are some observations as high school teams begin to start spring drills: "Blowing up" is a term used in the college recruiting business referring to a player who suddenly gains momentum as a college prospect. Let me offer a quarterback with no scholarship offers who might soon get attention: San Fernando senior-to-be Cristian Solano.
April 25, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Guard Allerik Freeman has been released from his scholarship by UCLA. Freeman, a guard from Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, signed a letter of intent in the fall. He asked for a release after Coach Ben Howland was fired. UCLA's recruiting class has two players remaining, guard Zach LaVine and forward Noah Allen. Guard Bryce Alford, the son of new UCLA Coach Steve Alford, has said he will attend UCLA. Alford signed a letter of intent with new Mexico, where his father previously coached.
April 18, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
BOSTON -- Boston University set up a scholarship fund Thursday in honor of student Lu Lingzi, one of three people killed in Monday's bombing at the city's marathon. Donors have already committed $560,000 toward the fund, the university said. On a day when President Obama delivered a rousing speech at a religious service in Boston honoring the victims, the university said Lu's family would travel to Boston from their home in Shenyang, China, as soon as this weekend. The university may hold a memorial service next week, depending on the family's wishes, a university spokesman said.
April 16, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
The University of Oregon has acknowledged major NCAA violations in connection with football recruiting and proposed a self-imposed two-year probation with the loss of one scholarship in each of the next three years, according to documents released by the school. The revelations were made in a summary disposition report included in the documents released Monday night. The contents were first reported by KATU-TV in Portland. Oregon and the NCAA have failed to come to an agreement on the matter and the case is expected to go before the infractions committee at some point this year.
January 28, 2013 | By Reid Kanaley
College acceptance letters are starting to arrive, and families now must figure out how to pay the tuition. Here are some sites that offer guidance to the world of financial aid: • The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A relatively new federal agency, the bureau has a beta site on college finances. One of the bureau's goals is to make students' borrowing costs clearer. Near the top of the page is a college-prep timeline showing the steps from researching schools to repaying college debt.
January 25, 2013 | By Chris Foster
TEMPE, Ariz. - Tune in Saturday afternoon to see UCLA Coach Ben Howland's juggling act. The Bruins learned Friday that they will be without forward Travis Wear, who suffered a concussion in their 84-73 victory over Arizona on Thursday. UCLA has only eight players on scholarship and now has one less. It will leave Howland trying to find respites for players as he did against Arizona. "We got to play smart," Howland said. The Bruins were proving that eight was enough. Now they need their seven to be magnificent.
December 12, 2012 | Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
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.
November 15, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Dominique Hatfield won't forget the moment last month that his football coach at Crenshaw High, Robert Garrett, told him a letter had just come in via school fax machine. It was a scholarship offer from the University of Utah. "It almost brought me to tears," Hatfield said. "I started jumping and hugged Coach Garrett. " He sent a text to his mother, Meka. She called 15 minutes later. "She was screaming," Hatfield said. The same joy was felt by Hatfield's teammate, Mossi Johnson, when UCLA offered him a scholarship last month.
November 14, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Annie Lydens is accustomed to juggling a demanding academic schedule at Pomona College and her running career for Pomona-Pitzer with equally exceptional results. Lydens, a senior, has a 3.99 grade-point average while studying philosophy, politics and economics. She was chosen for internships the last two summers at NATO headquarters in Belgium and with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the State Department. As an athlete, she finished third at the NCAA Division 3 cross-country championships last year.
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