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What It’s Like to Be a Scholarship Winner

How does it feel to be a winner of “It’s About Time” Scholarship from the Abingdon Foundation?

By Kateryna Sikulska

My experience during virtual Women in Aviation International (WAI) conference 2021:

Kate with her original artwork

First of all, this scholarship is unlike many others and not awarded in cash. “It’s about time” scholarship provides full financial support for attending annual conferences in STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematics) fields, mentoring, networking, and assistance to see all of the different avenues in a particular area. Applicants are not required to be experienced in that industry but should be passionate and genuinely interested. Moreover, you choose the application format. Multiple ideas and creativity are encouraged. Still, it must be something that Abingdon Foundation can further utilize to promote their mission to empower and accelerate the female pursuit of more than just STEAM fields.

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Tips for Adults Going Back to School

Tips for Adults Going Back to School

by Deanna Morris-Stacey

Tips for Adults Going Back to School

Going back to school as an adult is a big decision full of challenges and rewards. You will need to find a program that is hospitable to adult learners that balances your new coursework with your current family and career obligations. With the right planning, continuing your education can enhance your personal and professional future, giving you broader options and more security.

Preparing Yourself for Going Back to School:

Clarify your goals. Determine what you want to get out of returning to school. You may want to earn more money or start a whole new career. It is a big investment so keep track of whether you are getting what you paid for. Do your research if you are considering a career change. Research can help you assess whether a career change makes sense for you. Read about the jobs outlook and qu…
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Helping Children Succeed at Online Learning

Helping Children Succeed at Online Learning

by Deanna Morris-Stacey

School is out for millions of children nationwide as K-12 education shifts from the classroom to the internet. While many school districts are giving their teachers crash courses in online learning, parents also play a major role in ensuring that kids get a first-rate education.

Are you struggling to balance your day with supervising your child’s coursework?

Try these suggestions for providing the parental guidance and input your child needs.

Planning and Preparing

Your school may have sent your child home with devices and materials for completing their assignments. You’ll still need to provide structure and motivation.

Follow these strategies to develop an effective structure: Schedule your days. Stick to your usual routines as much as possible, including bedtimes and mealtimes. Let your child know you expect them to log in on time for cl…
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