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Rowan University

Robert O. Carr Funds $1.5 Million in Scholarships to Rowan University

Students facing financial challenges, who wish to pursue degrees at Rowan University in Glassboro, now have the opportunity to benefit from the generosity of Robert O. Carr, a internationally celebrated author, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Carr, through his organization Give Something Back, recently announced a $1 million donation to Rowan to fund scholarships for low-income students. This latest donation represents the second $1 million donation that Carr has made to the University, and Rowan was the first New Jersey university to benefit from Give Something Back’s generosity. The organization also made a $500,000 donation to one of the University’s community college partners, Rowan College at Gloucester County, to fund similar scholarships there.

“We deeply thank Mr. Carr for his vision and commitment to higher education and improving the lives of students and families for generations to come,” said Rowan President Dr. Ali Houshmand. “Rowan and its students owe a huge thank you to Mr. Carr and Give Something Back, whose goals of increasing access to an affordable, quality education align with those of the University.”

Give Something Back scholars are lower-income (Pell Grant eligible), academically driven students who have faced adversity. Many are the product of working-class families who live below the poverty line. Most are first-generation college students, and some have incarcerated parents or have grown up in the foster care system.

The organization selects scholarship recipients early—in the ninth grade—in order to prepare them for college. Give Something Back scholars are held accountable for their academics while still in high school. They are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school, take a college preparatory course load, and demonstrate strong character throughout the program.

Since 2003, Give Something Back has made contributions of more than $35 million in scholarships to help more than 1,500 students across seven states. Carr was inspired to help lower-income students make their dream of higher education come true because of his own experience with poverty. A $250 scholarship helped him to attend the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

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Hudson Yoga Project Offers Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship

Hudson Yoga Project, a vinyasa yoga studio in Hoboken, is offering a scholarship opportunity for their upcoming 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training summer intensive! Look no further for more information, because #HipNJ has the insider scoop!

Hudson Yoga Project’s summer intensive teacher training offers students and aspiring teachers the opportunity to deepen their yoga practice.  The program even gives participants the opportunity to become certified yoga teachers in just four weeks! 

The program, which runs from July 10th to August 4th, focuses on intelligent sequencing and precise alignment.  Furthermore, the program incorporates the study of breathing techniques, meditation, authentic teaching methodology and the business of yoga.

A core belief of the Hudson Yoga Project is commitment to community and the HYP Scholarship Program is their way of showcasing the importance of this value! The scholarship will be given to a candidate who demonstrates a financial need as well as a desire to use yoga to better their own life and the lives of those around them.

The winner of the scholarship will receive a full scholarship for the 200-Hour Teacher Training! Upon completion of their training, they will become a certified yoga instructor! 

For more information on requirements and registration, click here.