Canton – Malone University officials recently announced that the institution is adding esports to its intercollegiate offering for students. The new program will begin this month with hosting a tournament for high school students on January 15.
Malone officials are exploring membership in the National Collegiate Esports Association (NACE) and will launch the program with competition in League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Valorant.
To celebrate the launch of the new esports program, Malone is sponsoring a tournament on January 15 for students in grades nine through twelve. The Rocket Smash tournament will feature competition in the Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Prizes will be given to first, second and third place in each competition.
“Players will compete as teams in the Rocket League and individually for Super Smash Bros. Those who have been disqualified will still have the opportunity to compete in out-of-tournament play,” said Andrew Boak, Tournament Director and Programmer Analyst at Malone.
For more information and to register for the tournament, visit www.malone.edu/rocketsmash. There is no cost to participate.
Stark State College Determines Express Enrollment Days
Jackson TWP. Stark State College makes it easy for prospective students to register in just one day to take advantage of the more than half tuition discount for the spring semester, which begins January 18.
Express registration days are scheduled until January 15th. For dates, times, and more information, visit www.starkstate.edu/express or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-494-6170. Students can talk to admissions counselors, get financial aid tips, and take entrance exams. Classes are offered online and on campus. Bring high school (and any college) transcripts along with the student’s 2019 income tax return (and parental declaration if dependent).
Orders are accepted without prior reservation, but reservations are preferred at starkstate.edu/express. Applications for admission can be found online at starkstate.edu/admissions_form.
Nominations due for the Music Teacher of the Year award
Canton – The deadline for this year’s Music Teacher of the Year 6th Canton Symphony Orchestra award is Thursday. Anyone can nominate a music teacher for this award. We will celebrate their hard work, perseverance, and dedication to sharing music in our community. The award will be presented on March 5, during the MasterWorks Gala, celebrating the Canton Symphony Orchestra.
This year’s Music Teacher of the Year award will be presented alongside the Art Teacher of the Year award, and will be sponsored by both the Canton Museum of Art and the Massillon Museum. To learn more about this award and a music teacher nomination, visit www.cantonsymphony.org/music-educator-of-the-year-award/.
Links to an art teacher nomination are available on the websites of the Massillon Museum (www.massillonmuseum.org/art-educator-of-the-year-award) and the Canton Art Museum (cantonart.org/art-educator-year-award).
Minority students can apply for the Dominion Energy Scholarship
RICHMOND, VA—Through the Educational Equity Scholarship Program, Dominion Energy is awarding $500,000 in scholarships to 60 students in 2022. In its second year of a six-year $10 million initiative, the program helps with higher education expenses for undergraduate students from represented minorities. Underrepresented who reside in the company’s service area.
The scholarship application period is open until 4pm on January 25.
To be eligible, students must:
- self-identify as black or African American; Hispanics or Latinos; American Indians or Alaska Natives; Asia ; or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander who incurs higher education expenses,
- Be a high school senior or graduate, or current college student residing in Connecticut, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Wyoming, or Utah, with plans to enroll full-time in two or four – general college, university or technical vocational school for the entire upcoming academic year; And
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).
In all, 60 scholarships totaling $500,000 will be awarded in 2022. Of these, 20 scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to students enrolled in two-year schools, while 40 scholarships worth $10,000 each will be awarded to enrolled students. In four years schools. Scholarship recipients will be able to renew scholarships while they are progressing through school, provided they meet certain criteria, such as GPA requirements and residency in an eligible country.
The program is administered by Scholarship America, a non-profit organization that specializes in administering scholarships and study aid programs. Scholarship in America will support Dominion Energy in selecting finalists.
Stark State College to Help Students with “Stranded Credits”
Jackson TWP. There’s good news for college students in Northeast Ohio who have “pending credits” — those who earned them but can’t access them because their former institution keeps their transcript as security for the institution’s unpaid balance.
Stark State College and seven other institutions of higher learning in Northeast Ohio will work with Ithaca S+R, a provider of strategic advice and support services to academic and cultural communities, to design and pilot an institutional debt settlement agreement and issue copies to returning students with those stranded credits.
An estimated 6.6 million students are stranded nationally with average credits ranging from $631 for former community college students to $4,400 for former students at research universities.
The outreach pilot program plans this spring, as students begin re-enrollment by agreement early in the fall.