Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions to be Available at Amazon Beginning January 1

Subscription service offers unlimited access to more than 22,000 eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides at an affordable price

BOSTON—December 10, 2018—Cengage today announced that its new subscription service, Cengage Unlimited, will be available for purchase through Amazon beginning January 1, 2019.  The agreement expands the company’s existing collaboration with Amazon for course materials.

Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market, provides course materials to almost half of the 20 million students pursuing higher education.

Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides.  A subscription also includes free access to offerings from Kaplan, Quizlet and Chegg, with more to come soon. Students pay one price—no matter how many materials they use.  Subscriptions cost $119.99 a semester (or $179.99 a year).  Amazon expands the availability of Cengage Unlimited, which is already offered at campus and online bookstores as well as directly from Cengage. Subscriptions include print rentals for $7.99 with free shipping.

Considering that students spend, on average, about $500 annually on course materials (with some spending significantly more), a Cengage Unlimited subscription can save students half or more of what they were paying previously. Students may use their financial aid to purchase a subscription.

More than 500,000 students have already subscribed to Cengage Unlimited in just one semester of availability. Cengage estimates that college students will save $60 million during the 2018-2019 academic year by using the subscription service to access the company’s quality learning materials.

“Paying for the course materials they need to be successful often causes students significant stress during a time when their focus should be on ensuring a smooth start to the semester.  By making subscriptions available at Amazon, even more students will be able to access our quality learning materials and realize the significant savings and additional value that Cengage Unlimited delivers,” said Kevin Carlsten, Vice President of Channel Strategy and Operations, Cengage.

According to a recent survey, college students say buying textbooks is their leading source of financial stress after tuition.  In fact, 85% of students surveyed said paying for textbooks and course materials is more stressful than buying food, housing or health care.

Cengage is a leader in affordability and access to high quality learning materials. In addition to the first all-access subscription service, Cengage was the first to launch a comprehensive print rental program, with nearly all the company’s titles. Cengage was also the first major education and technology company to offer an Open Educational Resource (OER) product called Cengage OpenNOW. The company also actively delivers digital course materials through Cengage Inclusive Access, a business model that offers students savings by integrating the cost of course materials into registration fees. Finally, the company has instituted price caps on its new print editions and substantial price reductions on its eBooks.

For more information, visit https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Quizlet Debuts Premium Content to Help Students Achieve Learning Goals

Most popular U.S. consumer learning platform launches study materials from recognized education experts and brands

SAN FRANCISCO—December 4, 2018— Quizlet, the largest user-generated consumer learning platform, now used by two in three U.S. high school students and one in two U.S. college students, today launched Quizlet Premium Content. The new offering extends Quizlet’s content to include study guides created by world-class publishers, educators and organizations. Premium Content is available for purchase and covers a variety of subjects, many of which directly align with textbooks, online courses, standardized tests and certifications.

Announced on the heels of Quizlet reaching 50 million monthly active users, Premium Content provides time savings and a boost of confidence for students who want expertly-curated study materials and benefit from ready-to-go study guides. Quizlet will also continue to provide its popular platform where users create and access study sets across a variety of study modes — for free.

Launched in a limited beta this summer, Quizlet Premium Content already covers a variety of sciences, languages, and standardized test and professional certification prep. Students can purchase complete study guides or individual study sets, each good for one-year full access to the content. Practice questions that simulate tests from instructors and test prep materials will also be available in early 2019.

Specific subjects that can already be found on Quizlet Premium Content include:

● Science (Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry)
● Languages (English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Chinese)
● Test Prep and Certifications (MCAT, USMLE COMLEX, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, SAT, LSAT, PSAT, Finance – Series 7, EMT and MLT/MLS)

The offering leverages Quizlet’s Verified Creators program, which encompasses a network of content partners including:

● World-renowned publishers such as Kaplan, Pearson, Living Language and Oxford University Press
● Top digital learning companies including Babbel, Chineasy and Kenhub
● Individual experts including professor Rob Swatski’s “A-Plus Anatomy” study guides and Spanish teacher Miriam Gutierrez’s language sets

“Quizlet has a rapidly growing user base of more than 50 million people a month, and those people are coming to our platform looking for a centralized experience for all their study needs,” said Matthew Glotzbach, Quizlet’s CEO. “Our goal is to ultimately serve all 1.4 billion students around the world, so it’s an incredible benefit for our users to get access to the best education content creators out there. Quizlet Premium Content allows publishers and creators, especially those looking to meet the demands of the changing publishing industry, a new way of reaching students to help them achieve their learning goals.”

“Pearson is excited to participate in the launch of the Quizlet Marketplace,” stated Pedro Rodrigues De Vasconcellos, VP – Product Marketing English & Schools, Pearson.

“Babbel’s mission is to enable language-learning for everyone,” said Julie Hansen, CEO US of Babbel. “Millions of subscribers worldwide already use Babbel to learn a new language, but high school students have not comprised a large part of them to date. This partnership brings Babbel to a new, younger audience with a combination of Quizlet’s popular platform and our language learning expertise. Our goal with the partnership is to help students ace their AP language exams and encourage them to continue their language journey.”

“As a professor, author, and illustrator based in York, Pennsylvania, offering my study materials on Quizlet allows me to reach biology students around the world,” said Rob Swatski, professor and developer of the A-Plus Anatomy series. “I’ve recommended Quizlet to my classes for years, and it’s fantastic to now have a direct way for my students to study my own diagrams and images with built-in capabilities like flashcards and quizzes.”

Quizlet partners with creators who have exceptional reputations in academia and with learners. Quizlet verifies the creator and helps guide them on the type of content that would be most useful to Quizlet’s user base. With the official launch, Quizlet is welcoming education experts and content creators worldwide to apply to be a Verified Creator and offer their content for students to purchase and study.

For more information about Quizlet Premium Content, visit:
https://quizlet.com/features/premium-content

To apply to become a Quizlet Verified Creator, visit:
https://quizlet.com/features/quizlet-partnerships-verified-creator

About Quizlet
Utilized by two in three high school students and one in two college students – and a total of over 50 million people each month – Quizlet is the largest user-generated consumer learning platform in the U.S., using activities and games to help students practice and master what they’re learning. Quizlet’s learning activities help people effectively study over time so that they can master foundational information and retain it long-term. With more than 300 million user-created study sets currently available, students and teachers can find content from others or create their own. Quizlet supplements existing modes of learning, enabling students to engage with any material in the ways they learn best and providing a knowledge base for teachers to share content with one another. The company offers a combination of free and paid subscriptions for both students and teachers that enable further customization.

Quizlet was founded in 2005 by then-high-school-student Andrew Sutherland to study for a French exam. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California and is backed by Icon Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Costanoa Ventures. For more information, please visit www.quizlet.com.

Contact:
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College Students Expected to Save $60 Million this Academic Year Using New Subscription Service for Textbooks and Course Materials

Cengage Unlimited subscription offers unlimited access to more than 22,000 eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides at affordable price

BOSTON—November 27, 2018—After tuition, college students say buying textbooks is their leading source of financial stress, according to a recent survey. In fact, 85% of students surveyed said paying for textbooks and course materials is more stressful than buying food, housing or health care.

For the 2018-19 school year, college students finally have some relief – an estimated $60 million of it – by using a new, comprehensive subscription service from Cengage. Cengage, the largest U.S.-based education and technology company serving the higher education market, provides course materials to almost half of the 20 million students pursuing higher education.

Commercially available to students in August 2018, Cengage Unlimited offers complete access to more than 22,000 digital course materials, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides.  A subscription also includes free access to offerings from Kaplan, Quizlet and Chegg, with more to come soon. Students pay one price—no matter how many materials they use.  Subscriptions cost $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year) and are available directly from Cengage, online or at campus and off-campus bookstores. Print rentals are available for $7.99 with free shipping.

Considering students spend, on average, about $500 annually (with some spending significantly more), the subscription can save students half or more of what they were paying previously. Students may use their financial aid to purchase a subscription.

A new, interactive Savings Map allows faculty, administrators and students to see which courses use Cengage at their institution.  The map highlights more than 500 schools to date.

“In launching Cengage Unlimited, we made a bold move to offer a subscription service in an industry that has historically been loath to change,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “It is exceedingly rare that an incumbent rather than a start-up transforms an industry.  And yet, the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to Cengage Unlimited—from students, parents and faculty—underscores that our approach to lower students’ costs so they can afford to access quality learning was the right one.  It also works for our business as we are signing an unprecedented number of new student customers.  We are very pleased to have more than 500,000 subscribers already and look forward to reaching more students in the upcoming January semester and beyond.”

“To give students more resources at a lower price point is a testament to the company’s focus on student experience, and I’m eager to see how it transforms the higher education system as a whole,” said Bilal Shalash, a senior at the University of Kentucky and a Cengage Student Ambassador.

Cengage is a leader in affordability and access to high quality learning materials. In addition to the first all-access subscription service, Cengage was the first to launch a comprehensive print rental program, with nearly all the company’s titles.  Cengage was also the first major education and technology company to offer an Open Educational Resource (OER) product called Cengage OpenNOW.  The company also actively delivers digital course materials through Cengage Inclusive Access, a business model that offers students savings by integrating the cost of course materials into registration fees.  Finally, the company has instituted price caps on its new print editions and substantial price reductions on its eBooks.

For more information about the new, all-access subscription service for course materials, or to purchase now, visit https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/. To access the interactive Savings Map, visit: https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/map/.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Media Contacts
Susan Aspey
Cengage
202-695-6012
susan.aspey@cengage.com

Kristina Massari
Cengage
203-965-8694
Kristina.massari@cengage.com

Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR and GQ: MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM

BY LIZZY GOODMAN

*Now available in paperback*

On Sale: November 13, 2018

As the twentieth century drew to a close, New York City felt played out as a cultural capital. A flood of new money had turned downtown into a museum of what used to be cool, a playground for bankers and the dot-com crowd. If you wanted the rock-and-roll life, New York City was the last place you’d move. And yet, in the decade that followed, it would serve as the stage for a radical pop-cultural renaissance. How exactly did this happen?

In MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 (now available in paperback, on-sale November 13, 2018), journalist Lizzy Goodman chronicles the rebirth of New York rock through the voices of those who were actually there, playing the music, pouring the drinks, signing the checks, and writing the cover stories. In the early 2000s, the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, the Moldy Peaches, LCD Soundsystem, and others, who had been honing their craft in obscu­rity, suddenly became reflections of a newly flush, newly booming town determined to recover from the devasta­tion of September 11. As kids around the world began to dress like they’d been thrifting on Avenue A, it became clear that New York had not only reclaimed its signature rock-and-roll swagger, but had also exported this new incarnation of American cool globally. A second genera­tion was eagerly waiting in the wings: Franz Ferdinand, the Killers, and Kings of Leon, who’d all but given up on breaking out of their provincial corners of the world, got the message that rock was back, and used grotty New York clubs as launching pads on their way to selling out arenas around the world.

MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM explores how during this era the music industry was dismantled and then reborn via technology—first by Napster and later iTunes—and how traditional publications like Rolling Stone and Spin were pushed to compete with evangelist bloggers typ­ing feverishly in their underwear, as well as with edgier journalistic upstarts like Vice and Pitchfork. Meanwhile, as the reshaping of the city—technological, aesthetic, cultural, and physical—spread from downtown Manhat­tan to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, bands like MGMT, Vam­pire Weekend, TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, and Dirty Projectors became the new stars, remaking the idea of New York in their own nerdy image, and helping ensure “I heart Brooklyn” would become the mantra of a new generation.

Crafted from nearly two hundred original interviews and curated by a writer who remembers the hangovers herself, MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM follows in the great tradition of the beloved classic Please Kill Me by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain. Charting the first decade of the 2000s in all its epic and reckless glory, here is a bril­liant portrait of a city, an industry, and a generation on the verge of seismic change.

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Praise for Meet Me in the Bathroom

“An evocative and gossipy oral history…Not only was Ms. Goodman there…but as our revelatory tour guide, she shrewdly jogged the memories of her protagonists…The result is an affectionate, idiosyncratic narrative of the rock scene’s erratic evolution.” — New York Times

“Beautifully paced, vivid, informative and compelling… a book primarily built on passion, love and homage – a drawled rock’n’roll sonnet to the music, the bands, the city, the scene, the triumphs, the screw-ups, and, of course, ‘the moment’.” — The Guardian

“Lizzy Goodman has produced an instant classic…All the Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Ryan Adams gossip you’ve ever wanted to know is right here in this epic, loving look at a very different New York City.” — Rolling Stone

Meet Me in the Bathroom is the juiciest book on rock’n’roll in years…a thrilling, hilarious, gossip-fueled account” — Pitchfork

“The first great history of new york’s 21st century rock scene…thoroughly entertaining…engrossing…Meet Me in the Bathroom is a wonderful reminder that the next big thing can be right around the corner.” — Spin

“[A] gossip-fueled, engaging oral history” — Publishers Weekly

“As far as I’m concerned this book is one of the truly great New York stories.” — Rob Sheffield, The Village Voice

“Spectacular.” — Playboy

“In her terrific new book, Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City, 2001-2011, author Lizzy Goodman has meticulously traced the story of that revival” — Paste Magazine

“A vivid, kaleidoscopic, extremely fun ode to a moment in time that only just became the past.” — The Cut

“Sharp, funny and dishy oral history…Goodman does a wonderful job of sketching out and filling in this singular time and place…It is a blast…” — Austin American-Statesman

“In the page-turning tradition of Please Kill Me and I Want My MTV, Lizzy Goodman’s new oral history, Meet Me in the Bathroom is a post-mortem of rock’s last gasp…You don’t read a book like this. You demolish it whole, like a bag of Funyuns.” — Las Vegas Weekly

Meet Me in the Bathroom is an impressive document of the time . . . she’s managed to extract admissions and reflections that are genuinely poignant . . . distilled into a tome that captures the messy, glorious chaos of New York.” — Noisey

“It’s the book that anyone who ever listened to the Strokes is talking about: Lizzy Goodman’s extremely comprehensive oral history of the 00s NYC rock scene is hilarious, sordid, fascinating, and infuriating—all at once. The best music history books serve the dual purpose of creating new myths while slaying the ones that were previously lying around, and by that measure Meet Me in the Bathroom is more than a success. It’ll inspire plenty of discussion and debating, and if you’re a certain age, it might just provide a nostalgia trip, too.” — VICE

“There’s warmth and kindness…and great stories about people taking too many drugs…A wonderful book.” — Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers

“[Meet Me in the Bathroom] will make any rock ‘n’ roll fan who came of age or lived in New York in the aughts…feel all sorts of warm and cozy nostalgic feelings.” — BuzzFeed

“Full of fantastic gossip and dreamy anecdotes about the city’s last mythological guitar boys” — The Verge

“A compelling non-stop wealth of information that will be inspiring to those familiar with New York and not…this read is a can’t-miss.” — Uproxx

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Goodman is a journalist whose writing on rock and roll, fashion and popular culture has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Nylon, Elle, Interview, Out and NME. She is a regular contributor to New York magazine, and is frequently called upon to be an expert guest on VH1 and NPR. She lives in New York City.

Photo credit: Katia Temkin.

MEET ME IN THE BATHROOM Lizzy Goodman Dey Street Books Paperback

On Sale: 11/13/2018 ISBN: 9780062233103 E-book ISBN: 9780062233127

 

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William Morrow & Dey Street Books
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Sage Corps Study Abroad Captures the Essence of Entrepreneurship

November 6, 2018 — In today’s global economy, employers seek and prefer a globally-trained workforce, however approximately 99 percent of college grads have no global work experience, according to Matt Meltzer, founder and CEO of Sage Corps. So how do businesses looking to attract and retain global-minded employees find them right off the platform of a graduation podium? Meltzer created an initiative called Sage Corps in 2013 – a global entrepreneurship program for college students – that embeds students into seed stage startup teams for their mutual benefit as they live, work and study abroad (students earn academic credit) while offering an innovative source of talent in the workforce.

Sage Corps sets itself apart from traditional study abroad programs by offering highly competitive program focused on quality not quantity, an internship with global startups in countries around the world in younger startup communities offering incredible opportunities to make impactful contributions to the host companies.

Sage Corps, which has now grown to 500+ alumni since 2013, works with technology startups in thirteen cities across the world (including Santiago, Chile; Hong Kong; Mexico City and Dublin), which use tech in some form, whether it be an e-commerce site, an AI/Robotics company or a travel excursion company. Meltzer wanted to fill the gap by giving students opportunities to gain meaningful international experience, bring talent to foreign startups and start building professional connections that can make a difference after graduation.

Students interested in interning abroad through Sage Corps come from all majors (technical and non-technical liberal arts students are all encouraged to apply) and diverse backgrounds and undergo a very selective application process so that the best candidates for this unique global entrepreneurship program will have the chance to, as Meltzer describes, “parachute into a foreign country, experience a rigorous professional and cultural experience building a company, and return with a robust professional network.” Past students in the program attend a diverse range of universities across the country, including large public universities such as UT Austin, University of Michigan, and UC Berkeley, private universities such as Vanderbilt, Cornell, and Emory, and smaller liberal arts colleges such as Amherst, Williams, and Pomona.

Sage Corps offers impactful work and more robust services: housing, medical insurance, weekly professional networking and social events, an online curriculum (builds hard skills), academic credit, and a powerful alumni program to help students get full time jobs – alums currently work at top organizations such as Google, Nike, McKinsey, Facebook, and of course startups.

For more information on Sage Corp visit: www.SageCorps.com

Media Contact:
Cindy Tanenbaum
Cindy Tanenbaum PR Inc.
Cindytanenbaumpr@gmail.com
917-538-1259

ECFMG Launches Resource to Help Students Select a Medical School

Philadelphia, Pa., November 5, 2018—The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) has launched a new resource for students who plan to apply to medical school. Designed to assist in identifying schools offering quality medical education, this new resource is a valuable tool for those who are beginning their medical education, as well as for current medical school students who plan to transfer to a different medical school. The new resource is available on the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org/medschoolselection.

In recent years, there has been rapid growth in the number of medical schools around the world, and there are a small number of schools that engage in spurious business practices. It also has become more common for students to migrate for medical education—attending medical school outside their home country. This situation creates challenges for students who are evaluating schools and deciding where to apply, according to William W. Pinsky, M.D., President and CEO of ECFMG and Board Chair of ECFMG’s Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®).

“With more than 3,000 medical schools worldwide, selecting the right school can be an intimidating task and a significant financial investment,” Dr. Pinsky said. “Our new guide provides prospective medical students around the world with information on the characteristics to consider and questions to ask when evaluating medical schools before applying so they can make a well-informed decision.”

The guide covers such important considerations as accreditation status, curriculum, faculty, educational resources, and the structure of clinical rotations. It also prompts students to ask questions about the student experience, consider how schools market themselves, and talk to alumni about their success in and beyond medical school.

As leading experts on the world’s medical education systems and their graduates, ECFMG and its foundation are uniquely positioned to provide this important guidance to the next generation of physicians. The new resource is an important addition to the collection of services offered by ECFMG and FAIMER to physicians and the medical education community around the world.

About ECFMG
ECFMG, a private, nonprofit organization based in Philadelphia, is a world leader in promoting quality health care—serving physicians, members of the medical education and regulatory communities, health care consumers, and those researching issues in medical education and health workforce planning. ECFMG’s program of certification evaluates whether international medical graduates are ready to enter U.S. programs of graduate medical education, where they provide supervised patient care. ECFMG offers a variety of other programs for the world’s physicians and the entities worldwide that educate, train, register/license, and employ them.

Media Contact
Dan Hanson
(215)764-6628
dhanson@ecfmg.org

Backroads Accepting Applications for 2019 Trip Leader Positions

Apply Now for One of the Adventure Travel Industry’s Best Jobs

Backroads, the World’s #1 Active Travel Company, today announced it is now accepting applications for Trip Leader, Camp Crew and Trip Prep Specialist positions for the 2019 season. Backroads runs biking, hiking, multi-adventure, family, private and active ocean and river cruise trips all over the world on six continents and in more than 60 countries. Every year Backroads hires seasonal employees for the job of a lifetime.

Backroads Trip Leaders are recognized as the best in the travel industry, consistently earning a 97% approval rating from guests for their outstanding performance as interpreters, facilitators, ambassadors and all-around sources of inspiration and goodwill. Competition for these coveted roles is tough; according to the Washington Post (April 17, 2017), securing a field position with Backroads can be compared to gaining acceptance to an Ivy League college. But for those willing to brave the competition, their efforts are rewarded with the opportunity to live and work in some of the most desired travel destinations in the world, including America’s national parks, Italy, Patagonia, Iceland, Hawaii and more. Trip Leaders provide exceptional customer service with all the on-trip support, equipment and logistics, so Backroads guests are free to explore actively and stress free while traveling with the company.

“If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Backroads Trip Leader, we’d love to hear from you,” said Tom Hale, Founder and President of Backroads. “We are looking for passionate applicants who love people, customer service, problem solving and most of all exploring the world under your own power.”

To qualify, applicants must be 21 years of age or older, hold a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, and English fluency. As an active professional, all applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds of weight.

A pioneer in active and adventure travel, Backroads’ celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. Backroads was founded on the principles of creating extraordinary experiences for its guests, being the most guest-focused travel company on the planet and incorporating the highest quality possible into the philosophy and fabric of the company.

For more information and to apply go to: www.backroads.com/leaders

About Backroads
Backroads was founded in 1979 by Tom Hale and has been in business for more than 39 years. The company hosts thousands of guests each year, 75% of whom are repeat guests or referrals from past guests, in hundreds of locations across the globe. Backroads is a founding member of the Adventure Collection. For more information, please visit backroads.com or call 800-462-2848 daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pacific time.

Media Contact
Liz Einbinder
Backroads
510-292-2753
liz_einbinder@backroads.com

Scholarships Announced by The Garden Club of America

FOR RELEASEOctober 22, 2018

The Garden Club of America (GCA) offers environmental and horticulture-related scholarships at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with applications now being accepted.  Deadlines are January and February, 2019 (see individual applications for specific deadlines).

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships, awarding more than $308,000 in 2018.  GCA scholarships are available to qualified students seeking funding for study or research in the areas of Botany, Coastal Wetland Studies, Conservation, Desert Studies, Ecology, Garden History & Design, Horticulture, International Study, Landscape Architecture, Native Bird Habitat, Native Plant Studies, Pollinator Research, Public Horticulture, and Urban Forestry.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled in U.S. institutions.

More information about GCA scholarships may be found at www.gcamerica.org/scholarships. Follow @GCAScholarships on Twitter to receive the most recent updates about scholarship offerings and news about the recipients and their research.  For additional information, email scholarshipapplications@gcamerica.org.

The GCA is a nonprofit national organization composed of 200 clubs with nearly 18,000 club members who devote energy and expertise to projects in their communities and across the United States.  Founded in 1913, the GCA is a leader in horticulture, conservation, creative arts, historic preservation, and environmental protection.

Media Contact
Jennifer Barnette
jennifer.barnette@gcamerica.org
212.753.8292

The Garden Club of America
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www.gcamerica.org

Score the Best Deals, Shopping and Entertainment with Amazon’s Prime Student

Best sellers among Prime Student members this off-to-college season include: Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, Amazon Basics Lightning Cable, and SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSD

SEATTLE, Wash. – October 17, 2018 – As students settle into dorm rooms and adjust to this semester’s class schedule, Amazon has the best first lesson – Prime Student. Exclusively available for students enrolled in two- and four-year colleges, Prime Student makes life on campus easier. This year, some of the top-selling products that college students are using include Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice RemoteAmazonBasics Lightning to USB A CableBIC Round Stic Grip Xtra Comfort Ballpoint PenSanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter and the iClicker2 student remote.

Prime Student is a membership from Amazon designed specifically for college students to enjoy the best of shopping and entertainment. Nowhere else can students go to get thousands of movies and TV shows to instantly watch, stream music, receive discounts on college essentials, and get fast, free shipping all in one place. After the six-month trial, Prime Student is 50% off a regular Prime membership (that’s more than one semester!). Here is the scoop on the top benefits students can score from signing up for Prime Student.

1. Exclusive Student Deals: Prime Student members receive exclusive perks and deals tailored to meet students’ needs. Save while shopping on items that will help get you through the school year, from late night study snacks to dorm décor essentials.

2. Unlimited Entertainment: Get instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan or Emmy-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maiselwith Prime Video. Plus, explore more than two million songs and over one thousand playlists and stations as part of your paid membership through Prime Music.

3. Game Time: If you have a Twitch account, connect it to your Prime membership and start enjoying a selection of free games, in-game loot for some of the world’s most popular titles, and a subscription to your favorite Twitch broadcaster every 30 days. You’ll soon become everyone’s favorite room to game in with Twitch Prime.

4. Get Everything Fast: It’s not easy to trek off campus to get things you need, and we know that when you need something, you need it fast.Prime members receive FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 8,000 cities and towns.

5. New Semester Wardrobe: Shop for the latest college styles and trends using Prime Wardrobe – a new service that lets you try before you buy the latest styles from Amazon. Simply try-on at home, decide what you like and only be charged for what you keep.

6. Selfie Storage: You don’t ever need to worry about seeing the “Storage Full” notification pop up on your phone. Download the free Amazon Photos app to upload, store, and share unlimited photos, selfies and Boomerangs with your friends.

Plus, students can purchase, rent or trade in textbooks all on Amazon – if you’ve got old textbooks lying around, trade them in to receive an Amazon gift card. And if you already know what classes you’re taking in the fall, save up to 85% and rent a textbook using Amazon. With either option, you can enjoy free two-day shipping with Prime Student. Following a six-month trial, a Prime Student membership is 50 percent off a regular Prime membership. To sign up, visit amazon.com/joinstudent.

About Amazon Prime Student
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Phi Kappa Phi Accepting Applications for Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, is now accepting applications for its Dissertation Fellowship Program. Ten fellowships of $10,000 each will be awarded.

Introduced in 2014, the program is designed to support doctoral candidates who are writing their dissertations. To be eligible, applicants must be an active Phi Kappa Phi member in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the November 30 deadline including approval of the dissertation proposal.

“It is an honor to receive the Dissertation Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi,” said Malinee Neelamegam, a 2018 Dissertation Fellow. “The ABD finish line is challenging, and the fellowship will allow me to work towards completing my doctoral journey successfully. Beyond the financial assistance, the fellowship provides doctoral students like me the motivation and reassurance of the importance of the work we do.”

The selection process for a dissertation fellowship examines how the fellowship will contribute to the completion of the dissertation, the significance of original research, and endorsement by the dissertation chair. Recipients will receive $10,000 to apply toward 12 months of dissertation writing.

The dissertation fellowships are part of the Society’s robust portfolio of award programs, which give nearly $1 million each year to outstanding members through graduate fellowships, study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

The deadline to submit an application for a dissertation fellowship is November 30, 2018, and recipients will be notified by March 1, 2019. For full eligibility requirements and application instructions, visit www.phikappaphi.org/dissertation.

About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.phikappaphi.org.

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