ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : SI-99-081

Date Created : 01/25/1999

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
other: Secondary Counselors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
   
Section:   School Improvement and Instructional Support - Dr. Kevin Penix
Subject:
Scholarship/Student Awards Project Starting Block/Engineers' Mentors Seminar

Regulatory Authority:
None

Contact Person:
Oliver Dillingham

Phone Number:
501-682-4213

E-mail:
odillingham@arkedu.k12.ar.us

The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce the Ninth Annual "Project Starting Block" Seminar. The seminar is sponsored by the Association of Black Engineers in Arkansas (ABEA) in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Education, Equity Assistance Center. This seminar will offer scholarships to seniors participating in "Project Starting Block" and enrolling in an engineering course study.

"Project Starting Block" is a four-part mentor program aimed at minority high school students Grades 10,11 and 12 with an interest in engineering. The program will consist of the following phases:

1. One-Day Counseling Seminar
2. One-Day Technical Seminar/Scholarship Awards Reception
3. College Campus Field Trip
4. Company Sponsored Field Trip
5. A Scholarship Banquet

THE "PROJECT STARTING BLOCK" STUDENT PACKET MUST BE COMPLETED, SIGNED, POSTMARKED AND RETURNED ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 5, 1999.

Applications should be mailed to:
Mrs. Exa P. Hartman, ABEA
Project Starting Block 1999
P.O. Box 2795
Little Rock, AR 72203

Please post the enclosed announcement about the availability of the scholarship. Thank you for your cooperation.

NOTE: Attachments to this memo will be mailed in the next bulk mailing.

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