Monthly Archives: May 2024

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Announces Study Abroad Grant Recipients

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, today announced the recipients of a 2024 Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant. The $1,000 grants were awarded to 125 students across the nation.

The grants are designed to support undergraduates, both members and nonmembers from campuses that have Phi Kappa Phi chapters, as they seek expanded knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad.

“Congratulations to the Study Abroad Grant recipients! Your dedication and excellence have earned you this prestigious opportunity,” said Society Executive Director and CEO Dr. Bradley R. Newcomer.  “My hope is that you will embrace every challenge and opportunity, and return with invaluable experiences and insights to continue to explore excellence.”

The selection process for a study abroad grant is based on the applicant’s academic achievement, campus and community service, relation of travel to academic preparation and career goals, a personal statement, letters of recommendation and acceptance into a study abroad program.

Established in 2001, the Study Abroad Grant Program is part of the Society’s robust portfolio of award and grant programs, which currently gives $1.3 million each year to outstanding students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives.

For the complete list of recipients from the program, please visit The application process for 2025 will open on Dec. 15, 2024.

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 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States, its territories 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 engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit

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(225) 923-7777 Kicks Off Voter Catalyst Network to Drive Gen Z’s Engagement in the 2024 Presidential Election

[New York, New York] – DoSomething,org, the leading hub for youth-centered activism, announces the launch of its Voter Catalyst Network (VCN) 2024 peer-to-peer voter registration campaign. Building on our track record of success in registering over 415,000 voters since 2018, DoSomething is launching this initiative to buttress our Art of Democracy program to ensure Gen Z’s voice is heard at the polls and beyond. The VCN trains and supports a network of young people under 25 to become Voter Captains in their communities.

Drawing from three decades of successfully driving young people toward peer-to-peer civic engagement, DoSomething will mentor new “Voter Captains.”  Voter Captains will be trained to host voter registration drives for their peers and community members to foster a culture of active citizenship. The captain who registers the most votes will earn an all-expense-paid trip to New York City to attend DoSomething’s Election Night Party. Voter Captains will also have access to exclusive swag, and will earn Volunteer Credits for their participation. 

A recent Harvard Youth Poll that surveyed 18-to 29-year-olds revealed that only 49% said they “definitely” will be voting, compared to 57% in 2019. VCN comes at a time when Gen Z’s understanding of their power in shaping election outcomes is critical. “There are over 41 million Gen Z voters who are newly eligible to vote in the upcoming 2024 Presidential Election. Over 8 million of them would be first-time voters. The Voter Catalyst Network is a powerful tool for young people to do something to ensure this generation claims our democracy and their role in shaping it. ” explains DeNora Getachew, CEO of 

The Voters Catalyst Network is part of DoSomething’s Art of Democracy program, which educates and equips the next generation of young voters with the identity, knowledge and skills to share their civic story and become a force for change in and out of the voting booth. This builds on the organization’s  2023 pilot of Art of Democracy through which DoSomething convened 850 young people in person in New York City. By scaling this work in key states in 2024, DoSomething will  convene over 5,000 young people through live events. The organization will also collect and amplify stories shared by over 10,000 young people online and offline to build a National Youth Agenda to ensure Gen Z’s voices are heard in our election.

Applications for Voter Captain positions are now open on a rolling basis and will close on September 1, 2024. To become a catalyst for change in your community apply to become a Voter Captain at


DoSomething fuels young people to change the world. As the leading hub for youth-centered activism, DoSomething has activated more than 8 million young people representing every U.S. area code and over 130 countries. DoSomething has registered over 375,000 new voters since 2018 and has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to young people since 2010. When young people join, they are joining a reflective and inclusive collective of members who are collaborating to develop and implement solutions to the most pressing issues facing society today.

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Global Atlantic Launches College Scholarship Program

Program will award $50,000 in scholarships to rising college sophomores with an interest in the insurance or financial services industries

NEW YORK, NY — May 21, 2024 — Global Atlantic Financial Group (“Global Atlantic”), a leading insurance company meeting the retirement and life insurance needs of individuals and institutions, today announced the launch of the Global Atlantic Scholarship Program. This new initiative will help support individuals on their educational journey as they pursue their undergraduate degrees with an interest in the insurance or financial sectors. The program is designed to have a strong focus on assisting students from underserved backgrounds.

For the inaugural year of the program, Global Atlantic will award 10 one-time scholarships of $5,000 each to students entering their sophomore year at a four-year college or university in the United States. The firm’s investment in the education of these students reflects its commitment to fostering inclusivity and promoting equal opportunities in higher education.

“We believe that every individual should have the opportunity to pursue their academic dreams without the burden of financial constraints,” said Shellie Peters, Head of Charitable Giving and Benefits at Global Atlantic. “We are proud to support the next generation of insurance and financial services leaders. This program is in line with several other scholarship initiatives Global Atlantic has launched and continues to support.”

“Education is one of the most powerful tools that an individual can possess. It has the power to break down barriers, propel dreams, and make a meaningful difference in the world around us,” said Ashanti Osbourne, Head of DE&I for Global Atlantic. “As stewards of corporate citizenship and believers in inclusion, we feel providing financial support is a meaningful way to empower the talent of the future.”

Scholarship Program Criteria

This program is open to students with an interest in the insurance and/or financial services industries who will be enrolled full-time at a four-year college/university in the United States as a sophomore in the fall 2024 semester (with a projected graduation date of December 2026 or May 2027). Students also must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants will be evaluated based on their academic achievement, community involvement, volunteerism and essay submission.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the 2024-25 Global Atlantic Scholarship Program is June 13, 2024. For more information, visit

This program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services Inc., an independent company that specializes in managing sponsored educational assistance programs.

About Global Atlantic
Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leading insurance company meeting the retirement and life insurance needs of individuals and institutions. With a strong financial foundation and risk and investment management expertise, the company delivers tailored solutions to help create more secure financial futures. The company’s performance has been driven by its culture and core values focused on integrity, teamwork, and the importance of building long-term client relationships. Global Atlantic is a wholly owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm. Through its relationship, the company leverages KKR’s investment capabilities, scale and access to capital markets to enhance the value it offers clients. KKR’s parent company is KKR & Co. Inc. (NYSE: KKR).


Global Atlantic Financial Group (Global Atlantic) is the marketing name for The Global Atlantic Financial Group LLC and its subsidiaries.

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Director of Marketing | ISTS
(615) 777-3735

NOW Available: Comcast Launches NOW Brand Prepaid Internet and Mobile Services Nationwide

New Pay-As-You-Go Options for Reliable Internet and Mobile with All-In Pricing, No Contracts or Credit Checks

PHILADELPHIA – May 9, 2024 – Americans now have new options for low-cost, reliable pay-as-you-go Internet and Mobile service: NOW Internet and NOW Mobile. Both products – backed by the powerful Xfinity network and the most reliable 5G – are available nationwide where Comcast offers service, and consumers can easily sign up, pause or cancel their subscription online, via the Xfinity app, or by visiting an Xfinity Store. With all-in monthly pricing, no contracts, or credit check required, NOW products deliver flexible connectivity to customers when they need it.

“NOW is a simple, reliable, and low-cost way for people to get Internet and Mobile service on their own terms,” said Bill Connors, President of Connectivity and Platforms, Comcast. “Our trials have shown that there is a need for a better prepaid product that provides a more consistent and reliable connection and we’re excited to bring fresh new options to this market.”

Reliable Internet

NOW Internet delivers a more consistent and reliable connection at a better price point than 5G home Internet from the cellular companies. The service is backed by the nation’s largest landline network that delivers better than 99 percent reliability, uses AI to detect and proactively fix disruptions before consumers experience them, and is built with rigorous security and privacy protocols.

Affordable Mobile

With upwards of 90 percent of data traffic from smartphones running over a WiFi connection, not cellular, WiFi is critical to the mobile experience. Unlike existing prepaid providers, NOW Mobile uses WiFi to the customer’s advantage by tapping into more than 23 million hotspots across the country, a groundbreaking new feature in the prepaid market that was built around low prices and limited capabilities for years. NOW Mobile is bringing a great experience along with some of the best prices in prepaid for Xfinity Internet and NOW Internet customers.

Incredible Flexibility

NOW offers incredible flexibility by giving customers the ability to subscribe or pause their Internet, mobile, and TV service online or through the Xfinity app. Customers can also buy NOW products in any Xfinity store across the country. NOW Internet and NOW Mobile join NOW TV and NOW WiFi Pass in a portfolio of connectivity and entertainment products.

The NOW Portfolio

• NOW Internet – Choose between 100 Mbps for $30 a month, or 200 Mbps for $45 a month. Unlimited data and an Xfinity gateway included.
• NOW Mobile – Bundle your NOW Mobile service with either Xfinity or NOW internet and you will be adding one of the most affordable unlimited plans on the market. As low as $55 a month for bundled NOW Internet and Mobile, and $25 a month for each additional Mobile line.
• NOW TV – $20 streaming offering that includes 40+ live channels, more than two dozen integrated FAST channels, and Peacock Premium. Easily accessible via the Xfinity Stream app.
• NOW WiFi Pass – Unlimited access to 23+ million fast and reliable Xfinity WiFi hotspots for less than a dollar a day at $20 for 30 days. No cancelation fees, no equipment, and unlimited data.

A New Option for Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Customers

As the government begins to wind down the Affordable Connectivity Program, with May expected to be the final month with a partial credit of $14, millions of people will be searching for another option for cost-effective connectivity. NOW Internet and Mobile will provide customers with reliable connectivity regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in ACP – supplementing Comcast’s longstanding low-income broadband adoption options Internet Essentials and Internet Essentials Plus, and Xfinity’s current suite of offerings.

More information about NOW Internet and NOW Mobile is available here.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, our businesses reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. We deliver world-class broadband, wireless, and video through Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky; produce, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through brands including NBC, Telemundo, Universal, Peacock, and Sky; and bring incredible theme parks and attractions to life through Universal Destinations & Experiences. Visit for more information.

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Camillia Travia

Guidenar Launches New Career Test for Gen Z

Indianapolis, May 1, 2024 – Guidenar is excited to announce its AI-designed career assessment tool, specifically designed for high school and college students. This new tool aims to bridge the gap between academic interests and real-world career paths by analyzing individual interests, personality traits, values, and academic passions. This launch comes in response to a concerning trend identified in a 2022 national survey by YouScience, which found that 75% of high school graduates feel unprepared to make informed college or career decisions.

Recognizing the dynamic nature of today’s job market, Guidenar’s fast and user-friendly career test provides students with a deeper understanding of themselves, guiding them towards fulfilling career paths that genuinely align with their personal and professional aspirations.

“I had a few ideas, but I didn’t know how to narrow them down or figure out which path was right for me. The Guidenar career assessment was a game-changer. It helped provide direction and narrow my options down” shared Israel, a student who has already benefited from this resource.

Lolita Chandler, CEO of Guidenar, adds, “I find it incredibly rewarding to guide and empower new and upcoming talent as they begin planning their career journey. With tools like our career test, we provide students with relevant resources to identify potential ideal career matches.”

Students and educators interested in accessing Guidenar’s career test can visit

For more detailed information about Guidenar and its initiatives in education and career development, please visit

About Guidenar:

Guidenar is an Indianapolis-based technology startup specializing in a multifaceted approach to career readiness and personal development. Guidenar’s vision is to empower everyone to discover their ideal career path, enabling them to make informed and confident career decisions.

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Lolita Chandler