Jim Davis and Garfield to Launch ScholarShop's Options for Kids.Business/Education Editors
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2004
Scholarship America's National Scholarship Month Kickoff at
National Press Club's April 30 Newsmakers Luncheon
Jim Davis, creator of Garfield Garfield, industrial city (1990 pop. 26,727), Bergen co., NE N.J., on the Passaic at its confluence with the Saddle River; settled 1679 by the Dutch, inc. 1898. Manufactures include paper products, rubber, and printing machinery. (TM), will kick off National Scholarship Month(SM) by launching ScholarShop's Options for Kids, an online program that teaches kids to discover their talents, explore careers, and obtain the education to realize their dreams.
"Through Garfield, I try to make reading fun for young people. Thus, learning becomes fun," said Davis. Paws, Inc., Davis's licensing and creative studio, has collaborated with Scholarship America America [for Amerigo Vespucci], the lands of the Western Hemisphere—North America, Central (or Middle) America, and South America. The world map published in 1507 by Martin Waldseemüller is the first known cartographic use of the name. (R) to create ScholarShop's Options for Kids - which captures ScholarShop Founded in 1920, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis offers a comprehensive need-based academic scholarship program. Scholarship funding is derived from revenue produced at the two ScholarShop locations, respectively located in Clayton and Webster Groves. (R) curriculum geared toward 4th - 6th graders. ScholarShop is a program of Scholarship America, the nation's largest nonprofit A corporation or an association that conducts business for the benefit of the general public without shareholders and without a profit motive.
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"Too many kids struggle to reach the ladder of success because they're they're
Contraction of they are.
they're be unable to find that one toehold from which to begin their climb. Mine was drawing, which led me to writing," said Davis.
ScholarShop's Options for Kids features a game-like environment promoting positive youth development through a sequential learning process - with Garfield as kids' guide. The interactive program teaches kids that there is real power in their choices - the power to shape their future.
"If you love what you do for a living, you'll never have to work another day in your life," added Davis. "Cultivate cul·ti·vate
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May - National Scholarship Month Kick-Off National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. Friday, April 30 10-10:30 a.m. First Amendment Lounge Recognition ceremony honoring scholarship recipients, sponsors, organizational and endorsing partners 10:30-11:30 a.m. First Amendment Lounge Media panel discussion: "Investing in America's Future: Why Scholarships Pay Off for Individuals and Society", a study presented by the Institute of Higher Education Policy, concluding with a demonstration of ScholarShop's Options for Kids 12:30-2 p.m. Grand Ballroom Newsmakers Luncheon featuring Jim Davis
Davis is available for interviews following his speech. To attend, arrange an interview or receive a transcript A generic term for any kind of copy, particularly an official or certified representation of the record of what took place in a court during a trial or other legal proceeding.
A transcript of record of Davis's speech, contact Mark Malmberg at 612-850-3178 or email@example.com.
As of April 30, access to ScholarShop's Options for Kids is free via the Internet Internet
Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the at www.scholarshopkids.org. Scholarship America and Paws, Inc., created ScholarShop's Options for Kids with web-development support from Hobsons and a generous grant from the Time Warner Foundation.
Scholarship America created National Scholarship Month to raise awareness of the need for scholarships and increase visibility of corporations, communities and individuals supporting educational dreams through scholarships. AXA AXA Anguilla, Anguilla (Airport Code)
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AXA Auxiliary Artery is Presenting Sponsor of National Scholarship Month. USA Funds is Supporting Sponsor of National Scholarship Month.
Scholarship America (www.scholarshipamerica.org) carries out its mission to expand access to educational opportunities and encourage academic achievement through its Dollars for Scholars(R), Scholarship Management Services(SM), and ScholarShop programs. Scholarship America has distributed more than $1 billion to nearly one million students.