TEACH Grants help teachers

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details As you’ve probably learned by now, school is expensive. You can imagine the number of financial headaches that come along with choosing to teach as your profession. The average teacher makes around $60K. That’s not very much. With so little income from so much time put into learning and spending, how can a teacher hope to pay back their student loans without making life uncomfortable? There is a solution, and it’s called a TEACH Grant.What is a TEACH GrantTEACH stands for Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education. It’s a grant that differs from an average grant, in that there are very specific requirements for you to receive it and maintain it. This means should you not maintain these requirements, the grant will convert to a student loan, and suddenly you must pay.How do I get it?In order to qualify for the grant, you must make sure you have a few things in order. First, make sure you are actually eligible for financial aid. Second, be enrolled in a school that has a TEACH Grant program. Obviously, you’ll need to enroll in the TEACH Grant program itself. Third, be in the “75th percentile on one or more portions of a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.” Fourth, get TEACH Grant counseling so you understand what’s required of you. Counseling needs to be completed each year you get the grant. Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.So, how much do I get?Ah, the most important question. The TEACH Grant offers up to “$4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.” This is according to the FSA (Federal Student Aid).What are my obligations?As stated before, should you not meet certain criteria, the grant will be turned into a loan. According to the FSA, you need to work four consecutive school years within eight years of your ceasing school. This is only for the schooling the grant was intended for. You can’t get the grant for math, for example, and then go into basket weaving. Where you teach must be considered a low-income school. The area you teach must be considered a high-need area. All this while, you must submit progress reports to ensure you’re doing what you’re supposed to.ConclusionWhile this isn’t a slam dunk, it is at least worth looking into if teaching is a direction you’re interested in or you know someone who is leaning towards that vocation. It might not cover everything, but it could help out a lot.last_img read more

West Florida Edges Out William Carey

first_imgWest Florida Edges Out William Carey Oct. 4, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – No. 11 West Florida (10-1-0) scored early in the match and held the one goal lead as they edged William Carey (6-9-0), 1-0, Thursday night at the UWF Sports Complex. It is the Argonuats tenth-straight win three shy of the school record, which was set last year.The Argonauts picked up a quick goal in the fifth minute of action when Nick Mroczkowski hooked the ball into the box for Jimmy McHenry who headed the ball past the keeper. It was McHenry’s team leading tenth goal and 25th point of the season. The senior now has 58 career points placing him in the top ten of Argonaut history.West Florida would have other opportunities in the first half to increase their lead but were unable to finish several good scoring chances, out shooting the Crusaders 11-3 in the half, and would take a 1-0 lead into the break.The second half was much of the same as West Florida along with William Carey would continue to have openings to tally more points but both teams came up short in 16 combined second half shots. In the 63rd minute, William Carey nearly evened the score when Jared Wooley’s shot hit the inside of the Argonauts goal post before ricocheting back out.It was the Argonauts sixth and Juan Garcia’s fourth shut out of the season. Garcia grabbed two saves in the win giving him 112 saves in his West Florida career fourth in school history.West Florida will now begin a three-game Gulf South Conference road trip beginning with Christian Brother on Sunday, kick off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., and “live Stats” will be available The Argonauts are unbeaten on the road this season (5-0-0) and have not lost an away match since the 2006 season opener. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Crystal Palace sign Marange

first_img Press Association The 27-year-old has signed a one-year deal, subject to Premier League and Football Association clearance, and could make his debut in the Eagles’ Barclays Premier League opener against Tottenham on Sunday. Marange joins Stephen Dobbie, Dwight Gayle, Jerome Thomas, Jose Campana, Kevin Phillips, Elliot Grandin and Marouane Chamakh in moving to Selhurst Park this summer as Ian Holloway’s men mount a first top-flight campaign in eight years. The left-back, who can also play in central defence, began his career with Les Girondins and made 96 appearances in total over eight seasons following his debut in 2005. He also had loan spells with Le Havre and Nancy and was part of the Bordeaux side that won the Coupe de France last season. center_img Crystal Palace have signed French defender Florian Marange on a free transfer from Bordeaux.last_img read more

CFO of Tesla speaks to students

first_imgDeepak Ahuja, the Chief Financial Officer of Tesla Motors, spoke about his role at the company and the lessons he has learned from working there to kick off the Trojan Scholars Society’s Distinguished Lecture Series in Tutor Campus Center on Monday night.Top gear · Deepak Ahuja, the chief financial officer of Tesla Motors, spoke to students as part of the Trojan Scholars Society Distinguished Lecture Series at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center on Monday night. — Tucker McWhirter | Daily Trojan“Tonight we hope to begin to develop what will be a full year long distinguished lecture series,” said Austin Reagan, a junior majoring in political science and environmental studies and co-chair of Trojan Scholars Society.Tesla Motors is a company co-founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of creating fully electric cars. Ahuja was recently was named a 2014 CFO of the Year by the San Francisco Business Times.After receiving a master’s degree in materials engineering at Northwestern University and a master’s in business administration at Carnegie Mellon University, Ahuja worked at Ford Motor Company until 2008, when he was asked to be the CFO at Tesla.“At that time it was a very small company with about 200 employees,” Ahuja said. “They had yet to sell a single car.”Ahuja spoke about his first interaction with Musk.“Interestingly, he already had a reputation not as a great innovator, but more of a ruthless leader,” Ahuja said. “When I spoke with him, it just blew my mind. He was an incredible person, an amazing innovator, and had the vision and the guts to change the automotive industry in a way no one could imagine.”The switch from Ford to Tesla was a life changing decision for Ahuja. He and his family left Michigan to begin work and school in Palo Alto, California at Tesla headquarters. One of Ahuja’s daughters is a current junior at USC. Ahuja explained the impact this decision had on him.“I was doing very well at Ford, living a very comfortable lifestyle and could see myself retiring from Ford and life would have been just fine,” Ahuja said. “On the other hand, I could go down an uncharted path, take a huge risk, and it was a tough call but I decided to take a leap of faith in Elon.”For Ahuja, working for Tesla has led him to focus on developing relationships.“To be a good CFO, one has to build very strong relationships with the executives to see how to effectively give them direction on things to do better and differently and to guide them to stay aligned with the organization,” Ahuja said.Ahuja credited his engineering background for the foundation of his success as CFO of Tesla.“Engineering gives me sufficient basis and also the mindset of how I think, but as I look back, it is the combination of all these things that ultimately prepared me to be the CFO of Tesla,” Ahuja said.Students who attended the event said they were inspired by Ahuja.“I think his experience makes him a lot more qualified than most,” said Andrew Morris, a sophomore majoring in mathematics and natural sciences. “I was inspired by the fact that he was really comfortable with his job and he decided that he was inspired to do something different, because a lot of people, I think, ignore that inspiration, or don’t think it is worth pursuing.”Ahuja pointed out the quality of students at USC.“You all will go on and make amazing careers with your lives,” Ahuja said. “It is indeed a pleasure to be here with you. You all should be very proud of being here.”last_img read more

Governor DeSantis Announces Phase 2 Reopening; South Florida Excluded

first_img“Today as we take another step, we’re applying this to the 64 counties, and obviously going to work with the three southeast Florida counties, as we go forward,” DeSantis said. Similar to the announcement of the phase 1 reopening in May, DeSantis has excluded the South Florida counties, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, which is still ground zero. The governor will also allow movie theaters and entertainment venues to open with 50% capacity. Under phase two, bars and pubs may operate at 50% capacity inside and full capacity outside for dine-in service. Phase two includes allowing movie theaters, bars, nightclubs and concert venues to reopen. “Movie theaters, and bowling alleys, they have a 50% capacity appropriate social distancing and sanitation protocols. Those have not been operating up to this point, you know they now have a pathway to do that,” DeSantis said. “Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach may seek approval to enter Phase 2 with a written request from the county mayor,” a post by DeSantis read. “In our phase two, we will be going with bars being able to operate consistent with this guidance diminished standing room occupancy so basically outdoor seating with social distance, a certain amount indoors, but you’re seated to get served. I mean … go enjoy. Have a drink. It’s fine,” DeSantis said. “We want to kind of not have huge crowds piling in.” Additionally, gymnasiums, restaurants and stores will be allowed to expand their capacity. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has announced plans for the state to move into phase 2 reopening beginning on Friday, June 5. Pari-mutual facilities, which typically house events like slots, racing wagers and cardrooms, will also be able to reopen with strict health and safety guidelines under phase two.last_img read more