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LCC booklet provides details on variety of scholarships

Students facing high tuition and a slow economy may find relief in scholarship opportunities at Lane Community College. Approximately 300 different awards are available ranging from $150 to $5,000.

Each scholarship is described in a publication, 2004-05 Scholarship Opportunities, provided by the LCC Foundation. The scholarship booklet, which includes an application and instructions, is available at Career and Employment Services in Building 1 on LCC's main campus, and at high school counseling offices throughout Lane County. Eligibility criteria vary. For more information, visit www.lanecc.edu/foundatn/foundatn.htm. Application deadline is March 1.

Institute offers programs for study in Latin America

The Interamerican University Studies Institute will offer two programs in Latin America this summer for high school students - Costa Rica Pura Vida! focuses on biology and includes Spanish immersion; Artes en Mexico provides an opportunity to work with professional Mexican arts teachers.

Individual home stays, excursions and small group instruction are features of both. The programs are open to students between the ages of 15 and 17 who will have completed two years of high school Spanish by June.

For more information, contact the IUSI at (800) 345-4874 or visit www.iusi.org online.

Farm Credit Services offers aid for rural students

Northwest Farm Credit Services is accepting applications for its farm credit services scholarship program, which promotes further education of youth in the rural Northwest. High school seniors of Farm Credit customers in Oregon are eligible for one of six $1,000 scholarships.

In addition, eight $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to Farm Credit customers' sons or daughters, or current customers, who will be college juniors/seniors in the fall of 2004. Any career or major is eligible for college applicants.

Applicants should contact their local Northwest Farm Credit Services branch for an application or additional details, or visit www.farm-credit.com.

Deadline for application submission is March 12. Winners will be announced in May.

Applications available for summer music camps

Power Chord Academy is accepting applications for its 2004 summer music camps for teenage musicians. Musicians ages 12-18 have the opportunity to play in a band, make a video, record a CD, meet a touring band, play a concert as well as develop an understanding of the steps necessary to succeed in the professional music industry.

The West Coast program will be held July 4-10 and July 11-17 at San Diego State University.

Students who enroll before Feb. 1 are eligible for up to $150 in discounts. For more information, visit www.powerchordacademy.com.

Eugene autism group plans seminar for parents

Autism Training and Support Inc. will hold a parent seminar entitled "Advocates or Adversaries? Understanding IEPs and Collaborating with Schools" on Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at its facility at 1355-B River Road in Eugene.

Dr. Cindy Herr and Mary Ann Winter-Messiers will lead the seminar. Herr coordinates the secondary special education master's program at the University of Oregon, and is an author and expert on special education law and individual education plans. Winter-Messiers also serves on the UO secondary special education faculty and is the parent of a child with autism.

For more information call 689-2327 or visit www.autismtraining.com for a registration form. The fee is $39 if received by Feb. 20; $49 afterward.
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