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Alabama State Department of Education and Rotaract Club of Birmingham Launch Statewide Scholarship Resource

01 Nov 2016 Staff

 

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) and the Rotaract Club of Birmingham will officially launch the first state-specific scholarship database, AchieveAlabama.org, offering students, educators and parents an effective scholarship search tool.

When: Wednesday, November 2, at 9:30 a.m.         

Where: Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technologies (MPACT); One Center - 2901 East South Blvd.

Who:

Dr. Philip Cleveland – Deputy State Superintendent of Education

Jeris Gaston – President, Rotaract Club of Birmingham

Sean Stevens – ALSDE Counseling and Guidance Administrator

Dana Jacobson – Alabama Teacher of the Year

MPACT Students and Faculty

Contact: Mary Elizabeth Roberson at 205-910-3271 or Ed Crenshaw at 334-353-5220

AchieveAlabama.org is an online scholarship resource launched through the partnership and efforts of the Rotaract Club of Birmingham, College Admissions Made Possible (CAMP), Cappex, and the Alabama State Department of Education to give high school students a tool to assist in the college admissions and scholarship application process.

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The Rotaract Club of Birmingham was founded in 2004 to develop effective leaders and promote responsible citizenship. The Club’s membership is comprised of young professionals who are deeply committed to playing a key role in serving local, national and global communities. The Rotaract Club of Birmingham is the largest of the 8,300 Rotaract clubs worldwide, with more than 300 members.

Rotaract serves its motto, “Learn. Socialize. Serve.” by holding bi-monthly educational luncheons, professional development series, social events and regular service opportunities. The Club’s Signature Service Project, Ready 2 Read, was recognized by Rotary International as the Service Project of the Year in 2009. Ready 2 Succeed, a second signature project, connects members with high school students in mentoring relationships. The Rotaract Club of Birmingham is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Birmingham and Rotary International. For more information on the Club, visit www.birminghamrotaract.com.

The vision of the Alabama State Department of Education is every child a graduate – every graduate prepared for college, work, and adulthood. PLAN 2020 is the strategic plan for education in Alabama with a goal to prepare all students to be successful. It focuses on:

  • Improving student growth and achievement
  • Closing the achievement gap
  • Increasing the graduation rate and college- and career- ready students
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