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Belanova at the 2012 Neon Desert Music Festival

The second annual Neon Desert Music Festival took place in downtown El Paso on May 26, 2012.  I still remember attending last year's first ever NDMF and instantly feeling like something special had made it's way to the Sun City as I walked through the San Jacinto Plaza.  This wasn't just a roundup of random bands with a couple of food vendors on the side.  This was the beginning of something that the city had been yearning for- an indie music scene that celebrated local, national,…

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on June 10, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Misrepresented "Bully Breeds" in Recent Media Coverage

A string of recent dog attacks in Las Cruces, New Mexico, including one that resulted in a two-year-old's death, have received a lot of media attention and gained plenty of reaction from the public.  Understandably, people are upset and afraid.  They do not feel safe taking walks or letting children play outside for fear of becoming the next dog attack victim.   Fair enough.  What concerns me is that the attention these stories receive in the media further stigmatize…

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 25, 2012 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Diversity Leadership Fellows Program DEADLINE June 11, 2012





Diversity Leadership Fellows Program

Application deadline: June 11, 2012

Photo SPJ works to promote a broader voice for diverse journalists in newsrooms across the country, and to expand the depth and quality of news reporting through better sourcing. This mission has been carried out through the SPJ Diversity Committee’s print and online products, …

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 24, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Xerox Scholarship for Engineer Students!

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why they offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above.…
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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 24, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship. (10) $10,000 scholarships & (30) $5,000 scholarships!

TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship. (10) $10,000 scholarships & (30) $5,000 scholarships!

Deadline: May 31!

Students must be:

- A resident of the 50…
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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 24, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict…

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 24, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Immigrant Youth Launch National “Right to DREAM” Campaign Calling on Obama to Provide Relief for All DREAMers

Immigrant Youth Launch National “Right to DREAM” Campaign Calling on

Obama to Provide Relief for All DREAMers
At…
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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 16, 2012 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Diversity Leadership Fellows Program

Application deadline: June 11, 2012



Specifically, the fellows program will provide the following:

— A convention registration

— Three nights stay at the convention hotel, Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

— Airfare to Ft. Lauderdale (Up to $300)

— Tickets to the convention's 2 ticketed meal events



To be eligible for the scholarship:

— Have at least three years of post-college journalism experience

— Be an active member of SPJ

— Be a… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 16, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

Wildlife Conservation Camp for High Schoolers!

The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society invites high school students to the best week of their summer!  The 18th annual Wildlife Conservation Camp will be held July 8-14, 2012 at Camp Tyler near Tyler, Texas.  The registration deadline has been extended to May 15, 2012. This camp has been opening doors for college-bound students interested in the outdoors.  Regardless of their career path,…

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 8, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments

AIDS Project Los Angeles seeking Leadership Intern!

Job for undergrad or grad student--AIDS Project Los Angeles/Hitt Foundation Leadership Intern.



This is a 9-month position that pays $25k and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students interested in LGBT and HIV issues. The intern will be supervised through the Government Affairs division which works in the advocacy and policy field, but will also work in various departments at APLA. This listing will also be available later this week on the APLA website.…



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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 8, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation

Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation APPLICATION DEADLINE is May 15th, 2012



Eligibility Requirements



Qualified applicants must be a high school senior, college student, and/or between the ages of 18-25, pursuing studies at a vocational or trade school. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be a US Citizen and…

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 8, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

$2000 Grants- 5 are up for grabs!!!!!!

The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation for Low Income Women and Children will offer 5 grants of up to $2000 each to low income mothers who are enrolled in education and/or training programs.  Applications are now available at http://www.patsyminkfoundation.org/edsupport.html and will be accepted from June 1 through August 1, 2012. Awards will be announced in…

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 2, 2012 at 1:46pm — No Comments

College Students can apply to the Lánzate! Travel Award Program through May 11

Applications are available for the 8th Annual “Giving Flight to Your Success™/Dándole Alas a Tu Éxito™ ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program, sponsored by Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).



Through this national education initiative, Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria listed… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 2, 2012 at 11:09am — No Comments

New Media Internship Deadline 5/15/12

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), the research and policy arm of the American Immigration Council, is seeking a New Media Intern to assist with its online presence and social networking capacity. Applicants should possess strong communications and new media skills, as well as a passion for the future of immigration.



Responsibilities include:



Updating IPC website, blog and publications

Blog/new media outreach

Archiving media clips

Generating dialogue in… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 2, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments

Human Rights Theater Group Performs in the 9-1-5 Tomorrow!!!!

Mexican Human Rights Theater Group Performs in El Paso



What: Theater Presentation of Esperanza's Passage

When: Thursday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: BNHR El Paso office at 2115 Piedras, El Paso, Texas 79930

Cost: Free



(EL PASO, Texas) — As part of it's 2012 tour to the United States, the Puebla, Mexico-based social justice theatre organization, El Taller A.C. (The Workshop) will be performing the production of a Mexican woman's immigrant journey at the Border… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on May 2, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

HACU Southwest Airlines Education Travel Program

Applications are available for the 8th Annual “Giving Flight to Your Success/Dándole Alas a Tu Success™ ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Program, sponsored by Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).



Through this national education initiative, Southwest Airlines will award roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to pursue a higher education and meet the eligibility criteria listed… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on April 18, 2012 at 11:40am — No Comments

No Ceilings

Last month marked my one year anniversary of keeping calm and doing Cross Fit.  To think it all started in 2010 while paying a visit to my twin brother in San Antonio.  He'd taken me to a Brazilian steakhouse for dinner and while I was enjoying all the yummy food, a large group of people arrived and were seated at a table next to us.  They were all wearing black t-shirts that…

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on April 16, 2012 at 10:01pm — 3 Comments

Adelante! U.S. Educations Leadership Fund Scholarships!

Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund Scholarships! The program is an initiative by MillerCoors and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities…
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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on April 4, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Nordstrom Scholarship Program

The Nordstrom Scholarship is open to high school juniors who:

  • Live and attend school in one of the participating 30 states where Nordstrom currently has a full-line store. Not sure if there's a store in your state?

    See our Store Locations.
  • Have at least a 2.7 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) throughout high school.
  • Volunteer or participate in community…
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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on April 4, 2012 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Scholarship for All the Tejas High School Latinitas!!!

Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship Open to High School Seniors

 

Texas high school seniors who care about the environment have the chance to win a college scholarship by composing a 350-word essay explaining what they’ve done to improve the litter situation in their community.

 

The ninth annual Don’t Mess…

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Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on April 4, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments


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