FIRST EVER Charlotte “All-Parents” MeetUp at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Join us for the FIRST EVER Charlotte “all-Parents” MeetUp!! We are combining as many parent MeetUp groups as we can to all get together at The Olde Mecklenberg Brewery at 2PM on Sunday September 29!!

What a perfect opportunity to meet new people, let your kids play and have some food & drinks outside on a beautiful fall day!?

Here are the details –

“Olde Meck” – OMB offers an extensive food and drink menu that includes everything from German Bratwursts to Pizzas, beer and wine and regular fountain drinks. Here is a link to the menu for more info – https://www.oldemeckbrew.com/menu
They also have a kids menu upon request

We will sit at one of the giant picnic tables outside in the “Family Zone”. Here there is a huge yard for the kids to play and they have recently added a playground that consists of giant tree limbs, little bridges and things to climb on that the kids always have a BLAST playing on.

Parking – Parking is FREE on-site in any of the lots nearby. Since it’s a weekend, I’m sure it will be busy but there are plenty of overflow lots nearby that you can park it.

Admission – It is FREE to get into OMB They frown upon bringing in outside food and drinks but tend to be lenient w/sippy cups and kid snacks.

This event will be combined with a variety of other parent groups including (but not limited to) yours truly, Queen City Stay At Home Moms Charlotte Dads, Charlotte Moms, Charlotte Single Parents and Babyswaps! If you know of any other parent groups that may be interested – please let us know and we will be more than happy to combine.

Sunday, September 29, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PMThe Olde Mecklenburg Brewery4150 Yancey Rd · Charlotte, NC

How to find us:

We will be outside in the “Family Zone”

Feel free to bring your parent friends and kids and come out to have a great time connecting with other parents.

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Scholarship Saturday

Scholarship Saturday – August 17, 2019

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Below you will find many scholarships, most with general eligibility requirements. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Saturday.

Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! And, if you missed the last Scholarship Saturday, check it out. There are scholarships there that are still open! You can also find scholarships on my other scholarship lists, such as scholarships with requirements based on your statemajorgrade levelethnicity, or religion. And, lastly, check out my list of scholarships with August and September deadlines.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, you are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Here are 30 scholarships for Saturday, August 17, 2019.

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Varsity Tutors
Amount: $200
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to an extracurricular activity.

NEWH | South Florida Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – South Florida Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 24, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in South Florida. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship
Sponsor: National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program in dental, medical (allopathic or osteopathic), pharmacy, nursing, public health or health policy. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic, however, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in NHHF Scholars Alumnus activities is required. Student must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent lawful resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

KFC Educational Grant Program
Sponsor: Reach Educational Grant program
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Grant is open to KFC U.S. Resident employees who are high school graduates (or equivalent), or college undergraduate, graduate or trade/vocational school students. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Tuition
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, and have strong standardized test scores (if taken). Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details). Often finalists are first generation college students.

BEF General Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Boomer Esiason Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 27, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students with cystic fibrosis who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.

ILLCF Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 27, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Latino students currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the fall term of 2019-20 at an accredited community college or four-year college or university. Applicant’s home residence must be in Illinois.

ADL Achievers Scholarship
Sponsor: Same Day Loans
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled full-time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a 2.8 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay, video or infographic on one of three given topics related to goals, dreams, or common problem during higher education.

NEWH | Atlanta Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Atlanta Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina or Alabama. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc).

Community College Scholarship
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at a public community college, junior college, technical college, or city college, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Graduate Scholarship
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate students enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Military Scholarships
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to veterans and active members of the U.S. military who are enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Accident Survivor Scholarship
Sponsor: Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have overcome serious injuries suffered as a result of a car accident, medical error, or other incident caused by someone’s carelessness.

Accident Survivor Scholarship
Sponsor: MyPhillyLawyer
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in law school or college who are overcoming injuries caused by a car accident, medical error or other incident caused by negligence.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and who are from a group underrepresented in their field of study.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working towards a degree. Applicant must create a profile on the AfterCollege website.

AfterCollege/AACNNursing Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.

AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarships
Sponsor: AHIMA Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current members of AHIMA who are studying Health Informatics or Health Information Management.

Anders Tjellstrom Scholarship
Sponsor: Cochlear
Amount: $2,000 – renewable for up to four years, assuming the scholarship recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA or better.
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in college during the 2019-2020 academic year who have a Baha® device.

Back to School Scholarship
Sponsor: MoneySolver
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to student who are at least 18 years of age and are currently, have been, or will be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning. Applicant must submit an essay on if they were to go back to high school for one day, what would they do differently.

Because College is Expensive Scholarship
Sponsor: Cedar Education Lending
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students, and anyone looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months. Applicant must submit a short form.

Business Student Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently working towards a degree in a field of business such as Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations, Management, Political Science, Public Relations, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

CastleBranch-GNSA Scholarship
Sponsor: Graduate Nursing Student Academy | Castle Branch
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a graduate nursing program at an AACN member school of nursing who is a SNSA member. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA.

College Raptor Scholarship
Sponsor: College Raptor
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to student who are enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning. Applicant must sign up with College Raptor (free) and submit an essay one of four given topics related to college.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

Education Equality Scholarship
Sponsor: The Parian Law Firm, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited degree program in the United States, including community college, junior college, undergraduate or a graduate program. Applicant must be passionate about closing the financial gap in education.

EDvestinU Quarterly Scholarship Giveaway
Sponsor: EDvestinU
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States and foreign students with a valid student visa who are or will be enrolled at any Title IV eligible college or university by September 30, 2019. Three winners will be selected – a national winner and two students who are from or attending college in New Hampshire.

Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently working towards a degree in a field of engineering, technology and/or mathematics. This can also include Computer Science and Cybersecurity. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

FACT Scholarship
Sponsor: Federation of American Consumers and Travelers (FACT)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and incoming and current college students. Scholarship is only open to FACT members and their immediate family members.

Note: Please use my scholarship lists as just one of the resources you use to look for scholarships. Here are 16 places to look for scholarships.

Friday Four: Trump Wants to cut SNAP (AGAIN)

Trump needs a time-out! Yes, Let’s send him to the first corner in sight. Here’s four things that will happen if Trumps administration successfully ends SNAP for 3 millions low income families. SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, is the nation’s most important anti-hunger program. In a typical month in 2018, SNAP helped 40 million low-income Americans afford a nutritionally adequate diet.[1

Toward the end of every month, hospitals in California see a curious uptick in admissions for hypoglycemia, the kind of low blood sugar that can affect diabetics. Business Insider

If this happen, in a urban city like Charlotte, NC, businesses will close, incarceration rates will soar. food pantries will be heavily burdened, and healthcare rates will go out the window!

“It costs more to live than you can make in a week. There’s no way to make ends meet.”

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This is of course is just my hypothesis, but times as times changes, it remains the same in many ways. Parents are not gonna allow their children to suffer. It’s easy to say grow some of your food, but that isn’t gonna happen. I read a study that said Americans loose interest in nature* around 11 yrs old and don’t even think about it again until they are 30 years old. Since they can’t live off breast milk, something has to give. The lack of SNAP funding alone would strip at least 0.53% from GDP alone assuming a 1.8 multiplier. (I got those numbers from

  1. Stores like Family Dollar and Food Lion take huge losses everyday. Shoppers come in to shop and leave with way more than they have paid for. What, I wouldn’t think of what would happen afterwards. Jail right?……. and the crazy cycle begins.

2. Food quality will get even worse. Think about it……..it’s awful now. The FDA allows so questionable ingredients in our food product now. Shoppers will look for ways to save on their food bill anyway they can. Then there are other bills. parents shouldn’t have to choose between utilities and nourishment.

3.Hence more bad food, more bad nutrition, more illness. Including

  • heart disease;
  • diabetes;
  • obesity;
  • high blood pressure;
  • stroke;
  • osteoporosis;6 and
  • cancers, including cervical, colon, gallbladder, kidney, liver, ovarian, uterine, and postmenopausal breast cancers; leukemia; and esophageal cancer (after researchers took smoking into account)

Everyone knows real food is medicine.

4. If I wasn’t an urban horticulturist, and couldn’t garden, couldn’t buy good food, too far from a food pantry, had no one to ask for food help from, I am heading to my favorite grocery stores and ask for unsellable produce or snatching up what I see that my children need. What parent wouldn’t? My kids aren’t gonna starve.

Note: I notice so many people of color working out more, eating better and just loving on themselves. I know SNAP has helped. I’ve always believed in population control, this would be a clear example of it if allowed. SAVE SNAP! Speak Up.

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College Scholarship Monday

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Below you will find many scholarships, most with general eligibility requirements. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Monday.

Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! There are scholarships there that are still open! You can also find scholarships on other scholarship lists, such as scholarships with requirements based on your statemajorgrade levelethnicity, or religion. And, lastly, check out my list of scholarships with June,  July and August deadlines.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, you are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Here are 56 scholarships for Saturday, June 22, 2019.

Signal Grace Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: T.M. Yates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States. Applicant must read the memoir Signal Grace and create an entry in response to one of three given prompts.

Military College Scholarship
Sponsor: Low VA Rates
Amount: $1,250
Closing Date: July 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to military students currently enrolled in college. Children with a mother or father serving in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces are also eligible to apply for the scholarship.

College Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Goedeker’s Appliances
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: July 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming college freshmen and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on why attending college is important to them.

Public Service College Book Scholarship
Sponsor: Goedeker’s Appliances
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: July 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who work in public service. This includes federal, state, and local government employees, police officers and firefighters, active military, reserves, and veterans, public school teachers, and employees of non-profit organizations.

MFMA Scholarship
Sponsor: Maple Flooring Manufactures Association, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 8, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students who will be enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must submit a personal essay answering one of six given questions. Scholarship is only open to specific majors (too many to list) – see website for details.

Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship
Sponsor: Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 8, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to law students, undergraduate (J.D.) and graduate (L.L.M. or S.J.D.) enrolled in a U.S. law school during the 2018/19 academic year. Applicant must submit a paper on any federal or state tax-related topic.

Bey & Associates Scholarship
Sponsor: Bey & Associates, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend a college, university, or graduate school in the United States in the upcoming fall. Applicant must submit an essay on what they wanted to be when they were five years old and how their career aspirations have evolved over the years.

Corban Gunn Scholarship
Sponsor: Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend any college or graduate school in the United States attending their first year of school. Applicant must submit an essay on what book changed their life and why.

JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship
Sponsor: JAM Paper & Envelope
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to any student who is pursuing a career in Education. Applicant must submit an essay on why they want to become a teacher.

Physical Therapist Scholarship
Sponsor: BrightLight Direct
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are enrolled in an occupational or physical therapy program that has been accredited by CAPTE or ACOTE.

Rick and Sherry Murray Medical Futures Scholarship
Sponsor: ALS Association – Florida Chapter
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of Florida who are spouses, children, or grandchildren of a person who has been diagnosed with ALS. Applicant must be currently majoring in any medically related degree or attending any medically related certification program.

Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Family Travel Forum
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students ages 13-18 and attending grades 8-12 in the United States or Canada, or an American international school abroad, or be enrolled in a U.S. homeschool program. Applicant must share a travel story.

Thomas Law Offices College Scholarship
Sponsor: Thomas Law Offices
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open students who are currently attending or plan to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall semester. Applicant must submit an essay on you were truly grateful for someone else’s help and how it impacts you today.

United Health Foundation Diverse Scholars Initiative
Sponsor: United Health Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors who are enrolled full-time at a UNCF member college or university. Applicant must be majoring in behavioral health, biochemistry, biological sciences, biology, biomedical research, biotechnical health, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health or radiology.

Urban & Taylor Scholarship
Sponsor: Urban & Taylor, S.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend their first year of undergraduate or graduate study in the Fall. Applicant must submit an essay who their favorite fictional character is and why.

Welsh & Welsh Scholarship
Sponsor: Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently attending or planning to attend their first year of college or graduate school in the upcoming fall or spring semester. Applicant must submit an essay on one small change they can make in their life that could impact the world in a positive way.

Resume Companion Scholarship
Sponsor: Resume Companion LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 14, 2019
Description: Applicant must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, in full-time university education for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship. Applicant must create a resume based on the life of any fictional or non-fictional character, from TV, history, literature or myth.

AACN Scholarship
Sponsor: Hurst Review Services
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to pre-licensure Nursing students enrolled at member AACN schools.

Altec Design Web Scholarship
Sponsor: Altec Design
Amount: $750
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to any student who will be enrolled in an accredited institution for Fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on how they foresee the internet changing their chosen career in the next 20 years.

American Legion Baseball Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school graduates who play baseball and are nominated by a head coach or manager.

Ankin Law Office Scholarship
Sponsor: Ankin Law Office
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate, law school, and graduate school students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Business Research Guide Scholarship for Women Entrepreneurs
Sponsor: Business Research Guide
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens who have been accepted to or are enrolled at an accredited college or university in the U.S. Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students in all majors and disciplines, with particular consideration given to women studying entrepreneurship, business management, or a closely related field.

Clark Law Office Scholarship
Sponsor: The Clark Law Office
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be attending law school in 2019 in the United States. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on their current hopes for their career after completing law school.

Cogan & Power Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Cogan & Power, P.C.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to nursing homes.

Copernicus Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Copernicus Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to college and university students of Polish descent from the Chicago area. Scholarships will be awarded based upon scholastic achievement in the areas of Performing Arts, Cultural Education, Business, Sciences, and Professional degrees.

Creative Safety Supply Scholarship
Sponsor: Creative Safety Supply
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a college, university, or vocational school who have at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a completed application and answer two personal questions about their career path and creative thinking/problem solving.

CRMA Scholarship
Sponsor: Chicago Railroad Mechanical Association (CRMA)
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to sons, daughters, adopted children, grandchildren, and stepchildren of members of the CRMA who have maintained current membership in the Association. Applicant must be enrolled at the time of application as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student.

David Hudak Memorial Essay Contest for Freethinking Students of Color
Sponsor: Freedom From Religion Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Competition is open to freethinking students of color ages 17-21 who are either high school seniors or students currently enrolled in a college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given prompt related to rejection of religion.

DePaolo & Zadeikis Law Offices Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: DePaolo & Zadeikis Law Offices
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to workplace safety.

Dependent Children Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Tennessee residents who are dependent children of Tennessee law enforcement officers, firemen, or an emergency medical service technicians who has been killed or totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of such employment. Applicant must be an incoming or current undergraduate student at a Tennessee institution of higher education.

Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Christensen Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in the United States who are pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited college or university. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Duffy Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Duffy Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant must submit an essay on free speech rights on college campuses.

Gamewardens Scholarships
Sponsor: Gamewardens Association Inc.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to sons, daughters, and grandchildren of a Gamewarden.

HDA Scholarships
Sponsor: Hispanic Dental Association (HDA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students studying in the dental field (Dental School, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, etc) who show a commitment and dedication to improving and serving the oral health of the Hispanic community.

ICON of Industry Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network
Amount: $7,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality Industry with an emphasis towards the area of hospitality interior design.

Joseph J. Fitzsimmons Scholarship
Sponsor: US Judo Federation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in their first or second year of medical school who are USJF members.

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are HIV positive or have AIDS and will be enrolled in a college or university in the fall.

Keller Law Offices Scholarship
Sponsor: Keller Law Offices
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited community college, college or university, or accredited law school in the fall of 2019. Applicant must describe an incident or write a fictional story of how someone got falsely accused of a crime and how they handled it.

Law Office of Bogdan Martinovich Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Office of Bogdan Martinovich
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to nursing homes.

Law Office of Matthew L Sharp Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Office of Matthew L Sharp
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to reducing crashes and injuries among young drivers.

Law Offices of Steinberg, Goodman, and Kalish Annual Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Steinberg, Goodman, and Kalish
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on advice they would give their younger self when it comes to driving hazards.

Law School Scholarship
Sponsor: Miller & Zois, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to first-year law students enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school in the U.S. In the event of a tie, preference will be given to students with a connection to the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to distracted driving.

Lee Steinberg, P.C. Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Michigan residents who are current undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have a desire to attend law school and must submit an essay on what they want to accomplish with a law degree.

Mainor Wirth Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Mainor Wirth Injury Lawyers
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled full-time in an accredited community college, four-year baccalaureate degree, or accredited law school in the fall of 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to bicycles.

Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship
Sponsor: Michael Mood – Trainer | Author |Speaker
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience. Applicant must have an interest in pursing a career in the health and fitness related fields. Only the first 1,000 applications will be accepted.

NPG Student Poster Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Negative Population Growth (NPG)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college undergraduates who will be enrolled in the fall of 2019. Applicant must create a poster that focuses on overpopulation of the United States.

Paul E. Flaherty Athletic Scholarship
Sponsor: American Legion
Amount: $250
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores who have participated in some form of high school athletics.

Senior Caregiver Scholarship
Sponsor: SeniorAdvice.com
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending a two or four-year college or university in the Fall of 2019. Applicant must have been involved in caregiving for a family member.

Speech Pathologist Graduate Scholarships
Sponsor: Bilingual Therapies
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an eligible graduate program, have native or near-native proficiency in a second language, and would like to work with multicultural children in a diverse school-setting.

Strom & Associates Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Strom & Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to hazards at their school.

Vegetarian Video Scholarship
Sponsor: The Vegetarian Resource Group
Amount: Up to $200
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to vegetarians and vegans. Applicant must submit a video on topics related to vegetarianism and/or veganism.

Vic & Oby Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: Law Offices of Ral Obioha, PLLC
Amount: $500
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college, graduate, and law school students who are foreign-born or have foreign-born parents. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to being an immigrant.

Vogelzang Law Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: Vogelzang Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate programs during fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to asbestos.

Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC Scholarship
Sponsor: Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a college or graduate program, or actively applying to attend one such program in 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to businesses.

Dyslexia/Auditory Processing Disorder Scholarship
Sponsor: Gemm Learning
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in college during fall 2019 and who have dyslexia. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to living with dyslexia.

GWC Injury Lawyers Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldberg Weisman Cairo
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: July 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are attending a college or university in the United States with at least a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship is open to all majors, but applicants who express an interest in the United States justice system are preferred. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to personal injury attorneys.

Note: Please use this scholarship lists as just one of the resources you use to look for scholarships. Here are 16 places to look for scholarships.

Scholarship Saturday – June 22, 2019

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Friday Four: Summer Weddings

Congratulations! You’re engaged. Thinking about getting married in the summer? You couldn’t pick a better season! Your outdoor venue and location choices are wide-open. Think parks, barns, mountaintops and my favorite, sandy toe beach weddings. The choices are endless!

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According to Weddingwire.com, the most popular months to get married are October, September, June, May, and August, in that order.  I married my husband on September 20. It went great! The party lasted all night! Personally, I think it’s because of these four reasons below:

1.More guests will be available to attend.

It’s much easier to get time off from work during Summer than other times of the year. Especially with kids out of school, families won’t have to worry about missing class time. As a result, you’ll have a bigger turnout and be able to have more of your loved ones attend your big day. The more the merrier, right.

2. You can’t beat Summer nights.

With some of the heat carrying into the night, you and your attendees will be able to dance the night away without having to worry about bundling up. There’s also something about warm Summer nights that up the romance factor and even make you want to party even longer. Even the summer food is better. You can serve the seasons best local harvest of watermelon, strawberries, tomatoes, and grilled corn on the cob.

3. You can take advantage of outdoor venues.

My wedding venue was at a local park with a huge Earth tone rock formed waterfall, We stood in front of a stone pool and our guest sat on stone carved rocks and regular event chairs. It was beautiful! If you do choose to exchange vows during prime sunshine hours, be sure to keep shade.It’s possible! I’m still holding my fingers crossed for a beachside wedding! (Hey LoveBirds, I’m here! – Weddings And Blessings – Non-Denominational Marriage Officiant

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4. You can get more creative with your reception.

Again, with warmer weather comes more fun. Set up lawn, board games, DIY tacos, s’mores or salad station by the fire pit when the sun begins to set. Frozen Summer treats also make for great dessert alternatives. Think backyard BBQ with light upscale touches.

Choose Favors that Keep Guests Comfortable

Handing out sunglasses, parasols, or fans before the ceremony starts will keep your friends and family happy during what could be sweltering hot vows. Plus, they double as a favor your guests can take home after the wedding is over. -Deanna, The Big Sister

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However, there are plenty disadvantages to be aware of:

Because Summer is the most popular season to tie the knot. Venues and vendors often up their prices during this time, especially on weekends. Keep an eye out for peak-season rates when planning your wedding budget.
Destination wedding and honeymoon prices are also hitting their peak as most. Also prepare for bug control. We southerners have lots of remedies for that too! The key is to research, prepare and plan early. And if you are looking for a non denominational marriage officiant, I’m your girl. Contact me right away to secure your date! Jabela: Marriage Officiant & Life Celebrant

Happy Planning!

We’re Going Back To DC!

Yup, on July 11th, we are headed back to DC! 2019 PlayIn will be the best one yet! So Call All Of Your DMV folks and tell them to get here! It’s always worth the trip.

The Play in 4 Climate is a fun day to get the kids to help tell our policy makers that kids want to play outdoors in a safe environment. Not stuck indoor with respiratory issues.

Air pollution isn’t just unhealthy to breathe – it threatens our children’s future. That’s why moms across the country want to participate in a meaningful action on climate

And kids play a really big part. Not only are they getting to play right there* at the US Capitol in Washington, but they are also learning first hand how simple it is to be an effective advocate. My children grew up on Capitol HIll! It’s okay if they get a little cranky!- Trust Me!

(I still think Wheeler is wrong for the EPA- I wrote an article about it. Read it here. WRAL article here.)

That’s why moms (and kids, and poppas, and grandparents, and everyone in between) across the country want to see meaningful action on climate.You really should join in! Here’s more details:

On July 11, 2019, parents and kids from across the country will gather near the US Capitol in Washington, DC to call for climate action. This family-friendly protest against the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change showcases exactly what’s at stake as temperatures and sea levels rise: our kids. Moms know that kids can’t sit still, so we are ditching a traditional sit-in and holding our sixth annual Play-In.

The event will include exciting speakers, kids’ activities and music by Latin-GRAMMY-award-winning children’s musician, Mister G.

And If you see me there, please stop by and sign my gigantic bill—-

What: PLAY-IN FOR CLIMATE ACTION

Where: National Mall, Washington, D.C. For more details contact: Moms Clean Air

Register HERE!

The Black Birthing Guide For POC’s

Look I had nine (9) births. Since 2010, I have assisted in 16 births. So let’s just all agree that I do know a little something about having babies. Also since 2017*, I have been working part time for one of the leading mom power nonprofits in the country. They are amazing at hold out politicians accountable and informed on social issues that affect us moms. Including birthing People Of Color (POC’s). Then there’s another non profit that I high-key admire for their approach for protection childrens clean air, safe water, and other toxins.It’s because of these other affiliations that im a part of that sets me under a different light other full service doulas. So on this FAther’s Day 2019. I have decided to write a book.It shall be called; The Black Birthing Guide For POC’s.

So here’s what I’m doing. I’ll include other doulas to contribute to an online webinar. Sorta like the one we did during Black Maternal Health Week: Birthing POC’s Holistically on Facebook. That one went VERY WELL! If you didn’t see it, take advantage of it now. 1.9k people reached, 172 responses, average target reached was women aged 35-44.

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Schedule · Wednesday, April 17, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Mama Stretch- simple and low impact exercises for pregnant moms. Not recommended for high risk pregnancies. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM What Doulas Do? – Learn how doulas benefit you and how we enhance your pregnancy; before, during & after delivery 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pregnancy Tips- Wanna know how to get pregnant faster? Natural birth control? Or how we can guess your baby birth? 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Birthing Plan- Why make one & how to use it for your desired birth. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PMA Gift or Two for Expecting Moms- local resources for expecting parents 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Eating For Two- Precautions to consider for a healthy, full weighted, baby. 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM Just Ask. Intimacy, inspirational quotes, service providers checkins, and top updates for Maternal Justice.

I’m trying to tell ya’ll…… get connected. Eventually you’ll have to pay for this wealth of information, wisdom, and sound resources. Now I prepare the next webinar, please share we are sharing holistic and detailed information for dads and how they can help moms prepare for birth and the 4th trimester.This one will be Instagram at 9-10:30pm. Just search up @qcsupermomQCSupermom and tag someone. Bring your questions, your baby daddy and learn something new.

Friday Four: Black Maternal Health Week


Black women are up to four times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy-related causes, including stillbirths, premature births, lower infant birth-weight, and miscarriages. And that’s why I’m celebrating with many other organizations, legislators, moms, and dads for the second Black Maternal Health Week! Our goal is to improve african american mothers’ reproductive justice, and birth justice frameworks. As a holistic doula, and mom of nine, I couldn’t be any more grateful for these efforts!

Doing a quick search online, I’ve seen a lot of federal and local support. I was pleasantly surprised to see our very own congresswoman Alma Adams putting in ground breaking work.
BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH ADVOCATES RESPOND TO RESOLUTION INTRODUCED TODAY BY CONGRESSWOMAN ALMA ADAMS OFFICIALLY DECLARING APRIL 11-17 AS “BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH WEEK”


On April 9, freshman Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (right) joined Rep. Alma Adams and co-launched the first first-ever Black Maternal Health Caucus

“It’s unconscionable that in United States, one of the world’s wealthiest countries, we are seeing the rates of illness and death during pregnancy continue to skyrocket. For Black women, the statistics surrounding maternal mortality and morbidity are especially alarming,” said Black Mamas Matter Alliance Co-Directors Elizabeth Dawes Gay and Angela Doyinsola Aina. “Two days after BMMA joined Reps. Alma Adams and Lauren Underwood in launching the first Black Maternal Health Caucus to address this urgent crisis, we’re excited to see Senator Harris and Rep. Adams introduce a resolution officially recognizing April 11-17 as “Black Maternal Health Week” — a nationwide effort to amplify the voices, leadership and scholarship of Black women working to improve maternal health, rights and justice for Black mamas. Now it’s time for other lawmakers to follow suit by enacting policies and legislation at the state and federal levels that empower and support Black women before, during and after pregnancy.” – Black Mammas Matter Alliance

Although there is a lot of work to be done, we have gained strives by highlighting the birth stories from stars like Serena Williams and Beyoncé — Williams, 37, underwent an emergency c-section and endured a a pulmonary embolism and Beyoncé, 37, suffered from preeclampsia and also had an emergency c-section. Truth is, there are more blacks moms out here suffering than these two, and it’s great to see so many public figures, organizations and legislatures getting on board.


The health and well being of women before, during, & after pregnancy demands our undivided attention now. Proud to be a Founding Member of the Black Maternal Health Caucus as we celebrate – Rep A. Pressley
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Ayanna Soyini Pressley is an American politician who is the member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts’s 7th congressional distric

I believe everybody should be able to get equitable health care. – Kelle Pressley

So as you can see, awareness is growing. For those who do not have a reliable, knowledgeable community, or family support, we doulas provide this information and support for you. Here in Charlotte, I will continue doing my part. It takes a village. I hope you will contribute to your village by sharing this information with someone who needs it.

Here’s what I found online. Sunday April 14th Death By Delivery -Brought to you by
by Rock Hill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Wednesday the 17th Birthing POC’s Webinar Brought to you by yours truly, Jabela the doula.
I will be sharing very candid snippets of my nine births, why I wanted to be a doula and work in community activism. I will also have other providers of color throughout the day covering everything from why we are needed, how we work in your birthing team, to exercises for pregnant moms. Write down a few of your own questions and join in! My practice is privately funded but I often discount or donate many hours to low income moms both online and locally. (Well, until I get my medical provider number from Medicaid) Right now many of my white clients sustain my birthing business. They confidently buy most of my lactation teas, salves, etc and hire any referrals offered to them. They are usually quicker follow my diet plans to the letter. My mothers of color come to me with built in fear and uncertainty. Affordability, necessity and relativity are their biggest reservations at first. Once we are past those hurdles, I see how much they appreciate my presence as a provider that looks like them. Much of what they feel I can understand to a certain degree, because I speak their language, and understand things that another provider might not. I’m their voice, a powerful link to local resources and favorite sister. Getting past everyday stress, connecting her to essential resources and access to proper care is detrimental. My moms enjoy soothing back massages, answering “odd” questions, troubleshooting pregnancy woes, birth plan creation, belly casting, hip pushing between contractions, help with new baby latch on, make a fresh post delivery recovery smoothie right after birth,cooking a delicious hot meal once home, officiate her welcome to the world celebration, come back by your home for a few hours for her to get uninterrupted rest, all of which, means so much more to my moms of color.

No doubt, it’s hard to change practices that have been done a certain way for many years. But it can be done. Join in, get out of your silo and encourage birth workers of color and our work, inclusively doulas and midwives. Support the efforts of organizations like Momsrising.org and Black Mammas Alliance, because BLACK MOMS NEED DOULAS.

The Black maternal health crisis deserves more media attention. If you have maternity pictures you would like to share, please drop them on my facebook or Instagram page. Find me @qcsupermom EVERYWHERE!
I’m changing birth one birth at a time. Join me!

Here’s Four Additional Things I Offer In My Holistic Doula Service: 1. Officiate Welcome To The World Ceremony.

2.Live Workouts with Online Mommies

3. Fresh,Organic post Delivery Smoothies

4. Free Childwatch during Labor & Delivery until discharge.

Equal Pay: Put Some Respect On My Check!

If he and I are doing the same job, especially in the same company; put some respect on my check and pay me what you owe me! I shouldn’t have to work four to five more months just to see equal income- right?

Gender Wage Gap is real! I remember signing a form saying that I promised not to discuss my pay with other employees. Thinking about it now, what was I thinking? What was the big secret? How was this information detrimental to anyone else? Was I getting paid more or less? Did my college degrees put me over other less educated colleagues?

Coffee Sleeves and Napkins at More than 30 Small Businesses Feature Gender Pay Gap Statistics to Show Importance of Equal Pay and Paid Leave for All o

April 2nd is Equal Pay Day (the day that symbolizes how women, on average, have to work all of 2018 and until early April of 2019 to earn what white men earned in 12 months alone),

‘I hadn’t yet learned I was less valuable than a man
By Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Momsrising and Main street is teaming up to mark equal pay day with a fun and high-impact gimmick. I plan on joining in because I have both male and female children. I want them to receive what they deserve and have enough integrity to call out the bull crap when the see it!

Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) pay data collection initiative which was started by President Obama  

The initiative would have increased transparency around wages and prevented race and gender gaps from getting swept under the rug. “Would have” are the key operating words here, because now it’s on hold.


Here’s the deal: While in office, President Obama moved forward several measures to advance equal pay; but now President Trump is stopping them from moving forward even though studies show that one of the best ways to ensure equal pay is to increase transparency around wages and prevent race and gender gaps from getting swept under the rug. Specifically, last August, the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) blocked an important equal pay initiative that President Obama started – the EEO-1 equal pay data collection – which requires large corporations to report pay data by race, ethnicity, and gender to the EEOC

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