Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies will host “Theological Perspectives on Nationalism, Antisemitism, and Racism in the United States Today,” on March 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., via Zoom.
The discussion will include religious scholars from three faith traditions, on the topic of the impact of each ‘ism’ in the U.S. today.
The program is sponsored by Congregation Kol Ami, Tampa Jewish Community Centers & Federation, and St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lutz.
Admission is free. Registration is online at SaintLeo.edu/theological. Once registered, the participant will receive a Zoom link.
College career fair
Pasco County Schools will host a virtual College Career Fair on March 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., for middle and high school students and their families.
The event will be beneficial for families planning for college entrance and/or careers after high school.
Presentations and a live Q&A will include:
- ACT/SAT Test Programs
- Career Exploration Resources
- College Admissions Process
- Collegiate Athletics
- Financial Aid & Scholarships
- Florida Bright Futures Program
- Selecting Mathematics Courses for Your Future Pathway
- Options After High School
- Resources for Students with Disabilities
For details and to register, visit Pasco.k12.fl.us/oll/page/college-and-career-fair.
The Florida Forest Service is inviting educators statewide to apply for the Florida Forestry Teachers Tour scheduled for June 21 to June 24, according to a news release.
The annual tour brings educators from throughout the state to Northeast Florida for an inside look at the state’s largest agricultural commodity.
The tour is designed to provide educators with an opportunity to learn how the industry meets the needs of the state’s communities and environment, from clean air and water to home goods and other wood products.
“The Florida Forestry Teachers Tour is one of the best tools we have to make the next generation aware of the important of Florida’s forests and the career opportunities they provide,” said Erin Albury, state forester and director of the Florida Forest Service, in the release.
Educators of all subjects and grade levels are encouraged to apply.
All lodging, meals and tour transportation are provided at no cost to teachers through the support of private partners and sponsors, including the Florida Forestry Association, Project Learning Tree of Florida, and Friends of Florida State Forests.
The four-day event earns Florida teachers 30 Continuing Education Units.
Deadline to apply is March 11.
To learn more, visit FloridaStateForests.org/TeachersTour.
Saint Leo earns honors
Saint Leo University earned honors in five categories for providing the best online bachelor and master programs in the United States, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs edition, a news release said.
Saint Leo received recognition in the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Psychology (36th); Best Online Bachelor’s Programs (tied for 101st); Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans (84th); and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Business (tied for 98th).
In addition, Saint Leo was named one of the Best Online Master’s in Computer Information Technology Programs (tied for the 65th-85th rankings).
Many online students are looking to advance in or change their careers, and online education appeals to working adults, too.
U.S. News & World Report assessed universities and colleges based on four categories: Engagement; Services and Technologies; Faculty Credentials and Training; and Expert Opinion.
Saint Leo also is designated as a National Security Administration/Department of Homeland Security National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
To see the rankings, data and methodologies for the Best Online Programs edition, visit USNews.com/online.
Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley is accepting applications for the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections Scholarship (FSASE).
Applicants must be at least a junior in college; be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student in a senior college or university in Florida, and have at least a C average or above for the previous year; have been a resident of Florida for two years; and demonstrate a financial need.
Two letters of recommendation, one from a college or university last attended or graduated from, and one from a personal reference should accompany the application.
The applicant also must be a registered voter.
Applications, as well as additional requirements, guidelines and eligibility information, can be found online at PascoVotes.gov, by selecting the 2022 FSASE Scholarship Application under the Newsworthy tab on the homepage.
Deadline for getting applications to the supervisor’s office is March 11.
Applicants will be personally interviewed by Corley, who will then select one finalist from Pasco County for consideration by the FSASE Scholarship Committee.
The association will award four $1,200 scholarships statewide to a political science/public or business administration or journalism/mass communications major.
Action board scholarships
The Hillsborough County Community Action Board Scholarships are now available to Hillsborough County students who want to continue their post-secondary education.
The scholarships can be used at trade schools, community colleges, or four-year universities, and are awarded to students to help alleviate some of the financial burden of tuition.
All applicants must follow specific criteria.
Interested students should read through the full Community Action Board Scholarship Application Package (visit tinyurl.com/2p95vwc6) before applying online, to ensure all documents are complete and requirements are met.
A full list of required documents can be found in the online package.
Students can apply online at tinyurl.com/yc46uy6p, once all the information and documents have been collected.
Applications are due by March 18.
For information and questions, call 813-272-5074, ext. 55316.
5 for 5 Dinner
The Republican Party of Pasco (RPOP) Scholarship Committee will host the return of its 5 for 5 Dinner on March 24, at Timber Greens Golf & Country Club in New Port Richey.
Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco will be the master of ceremony, and Chef Adam and Sous-Chefs Sen. Danny Burgess, Rep. Randy Maggard, Clerk of Court Nikki Alvarez-Sowles, and Pasco Commissioners Ron Oakley and Kathryn Starkey will prepare a five-course meal.
Sponsorships and single tickets are available. The money raised will benefit the RPOP Scholarship Fund to award five $1,000 scholarships to seniors applying from any Pasco high school, private, charter or home-school.
Students must attend an accredited Florida college, university or technical/vocational school.
Applications are online at PascoGOP.com/rpop-scholarship/, or at the student’s school Career Resource Center office.
Deadline for application submission for review is March 25.
Scholarships will be awarded in the spring.
For more information on applications, tickets or sponsorships for the dinner, call the Republican Party office at 727-863-5400; Sandy Graves at 813-817-3011; or Jean Nathe at 813-783-4364.