Education Briefs: Aug. 28, 2010WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus, will exhibit Holly DeGrote’s artwork, “A Home Coming,” through Sept. 18 in the Fine Arts Gallery. There will be a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10.
MW to display art by Worthington native
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus, will exhibit Holly DeGrote’s artwork, “A Home Coming,” through Sept. 18 in the Fine Arts Gallery. There will be a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10.
DeGrote will also be the interim art instructor for the 2010-2011 academic year. DeGrote graduated from Worthington High School and has taught art at Heartland Community College in Normal, Ill.
Montessori grant aids low-income families
WORTHINGTON — Worthington Montessori School has received a scholarship grant from the Hiawatha Education Foundation, an organization with a long tradition of supporting lowincome families in pursuit of a quality education.
Families interested in Worthington Montessori and desiring more information about the scholarship should contact Sally Anne Benson or Donna Reimer at 376-3669.
Coca-Cola scholarships available
ATLANTA — The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, a non-profit organization created to support the higher education of deserving high school seniors in the United States, is accepting college scholarship applications now through Oct. 31 at www.coca-colascholars.org. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors in the United States.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation evaluates applicants on the basis of demonstrated leadership in academics, school, community and civic activities, as well as personal character and the motivation to serve and succeed.
Applications must be completed online. Criteria for the application and frequently asked questions are also available on the website or by calling 1-800-306-2653 for more information.
Augustana College ranked No. 6
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Augustana is ranked the No. 6 baccalaureate college in the nation, according to a recent report from Washington Monthly.
The publication’s 2010 College Ranking rates 309 baccalaureate institutions according to their contribution to the public good in three areas — social mobility: recruiting and graduating low-income students; research: producing cutting-edge scholars and PhDs; and service: encouraging students to give something back to their country.