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"Students 2 Students" Scholarship Project

One group of Lone Star College-Kingwood students are working together to help their fellow business students achieve their educational goals. Ingrid Barron, Cody Dodd, Donna Eghbali, and Amreen Noormohammad have created the “Students 2 Students” Scholarship Project.

All four students are currently enrolled in the Information and Project Management BMGT 1309 course, which require them to perform a social project that will represent a substantial benefit to both their community and themselves as part of the Service Learning program.

The “Students 2 Students” Scholarship Project focuses on students wishing to improve their standard of living through an education in business but unable to afford the expense of tuition. Through this project, one business student will be awarded a $500 scholarship.

“Being part of this project gives me the ability to give back to my community as well as the opportunity to play a positive role in a fellow student’s life,” project team member Noormohammad said. “I am making a difference by providing the financial resources for a fellow student to reach his/her educational goals.”

Fellow team member Eghbali agreed. “It gives me great joy to know that we are making a difference by helping someone achieve their long-term goals regarding their education. The $500 could enable a part-time student to become a full-time student for a semester helping them meet their goals faster.”

Information and Project Management BGMT 1309 is a three-hour course covering the critical path methods for planning and controlling projects. The course focuses on time/cost tradeoffs, resource utilization, stochastic considerations, task determination, time management, scheduling management, status reports, budget management, customer service, professional attitude, and project supervision.

Donations are being solicited from area businesses in order to complete the student’s first level goal of a $500 dollar scholarship to be awarded to a Lone Star College-Kingwood business student. No donations will be awarded to employees of Lone Star College-Kingwood or members of the project team.

Students interested in applying must meet the following criteria to be applicable to receive the scholarship: * Must be registered at Lone Star College-Kingwood; * Must have a G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher; * Must have completed 12 or more credit hours in business related courses; * Must have a business related proposed field of study.

In addition to the Scholarship Application, each applicant will be required to submit a reference evaluation completed by a Lone Star College-Kingwood business instructor. The scholarship application and reference evaluation must be completed and returned to ADM 205 by April 6, 2007.

For more information about this scholarship opportunity, email the “Students 2 Students” Scholarship Project committee at BusinessS2S@yahoo.com. For information about the business program at Lone Star College-Kingwood contact Debbie Adams at 281-312-1646.