Internship and Scholarship opportunity

Internship with the Friendship Park
Americorps Volunteer job announcement for summer 2012 at Friendship Park
More information and application: Daniel Watman,

Three positions available:
Each 300 hour position will include a $1,175 education award upon completion on August 31st. Award can be applied to past or future student loans!

 1. Friends of Friendship Park Coaltion Team Member

 - Help Coordinate and Create events at Friendship Park
- Assist in documentation of events and incidents at the park
- Assist in design ideas that create an ever more cross-border landscape and
feel to the park.
- Community and media outreach
- Attend monthly strategy meetings
- Other duties as assigned by the Lead Community Organizer and catored to
volunteers interests

2. Bi-national Garden Community Project Organizer

 - Identify and work with volunteer leadership to create community ownership and a sustainable framework for maintenance
- Help organize and participate in beautification, expansion projects, artistic interventions, and other gatherings at the garden.
- Learn about native plant species and their importance to our region and advocate for expansion
- Outreach and communication about Friends of Friendship Park Bi-National Friendship Garden of Native Plants to media
- Other duties as assigned by the Lead Community Organizer and catored to and created by the volunteer

3. Border encuentro Cross-Border Friendship Events Coordinaton

- Facilitate planning with community members who have a passion for a particular theme that reaches across borders in the the organization of an event at Friendship Park
- Reach out to environmental, cultural, artistic and community improvement orgs who have done Border encuentro events in the past and/or shown interest in doing another event.
- Create ideas for new events that bring people together in Friendship and collaboration at the park under a common interest theme.
- Participate and help coordinate on day of events
- Update electronic media (website and social media sites) for Border encuentro
- Learn the Border encuentro dynamic and our role in the Friends of Friendship Park Coalition
- Other duties as assigned by the Lead Community Organizer and according to interests of volunteer
More information and application: Daniel Watman,

Community College Scholarships

Dear Student,
We are pleased to announce that you may be eligible to apply for the Osher Scholar Award offered by the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Please review the eligibility criteria listed below.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have completed 24 degree applicable units by the beginning of the Fall 2012 semester.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 or more units) during all terms in which the award remains active.
  • Must be enrolled at the college where you will be receiving financial aid.
  • Must be a BOGW recipient for the 2012-2013 school year.
  • Must have applied for a FAFSA for the 2012-2013 school year and demonstrate financial need.
  • Must be making satisfactory progress towards a degree based on the San Diego Community College District’s policy.

If you feel that you meet the above criteria, you can obtain a copy of the scholarship application from the Student Web Services website at: and click on the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment ad. Applications will also be available at your college Financial Aid Office.
It is important to note that meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee selection for this scholarship. Additional selection criteria will be considered based on your response to the questions on the application including:
A statement detailing your educational and career goals
Outside activities, involvement and community service
Awards and/or honors
Work experience
Personal accomplishments
Scholarships are limited so be sure to apply right away. Applications that meet the above criteria will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to return your application for the Osher Scholar Award is July 5, 2012 at 5:00p.m. Applications must be returned directly to the college Financial Aid Office.
Successful applicants will be notified after August 20, 2012

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