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INFORMATION ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS:

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.  The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

HOW IS CORONAVIRUS SPREAD:

According to the CDC, person-to-person is occurring although it’s unclear exactly how it is transmitted and how easily the virus spreads between people.  However, it can be spread in the following ways:

  1. through the air by coughing and sneezing;
  2. close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands; and
  3. touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes.

 SYMPTONS:

Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness.  Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS:

  • Please contact Health Services located on first floor of Coppin Hall at 803-376-5733 or 803-376-5732 if you are uncertain or have questions about any medical issues.
  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your symptoms.
  • Self-isolate if you become sick.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care.

SOME PREVENTATIVE MEASURES THAT CAN BE TAKEN:

We are following the CDC’s current recommended guidelines for preventing the spread of the virus on college and university campuses by encouraging our students, faculty, and staff to take the following precautions:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, particularly after going to the bathroom, before eating, or after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60 % alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid contact with respiratory secretions.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow instead of your hand.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as your cell phone and keyboard using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Avoid shaking hands and hugging.
  • Elbow bump instead of shaking hands.
  • Practice good personal hygiene.
  • If you haven’t received your flu shot, please be sure to do so.
  • On a plane, keep the vents above your seat open to improve ventilation.  Point the open vent to blow air away from you.
  • Be careful while on Spring Break and follow the above preventive measures.

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO OBTAIN DAILY UPDATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS.

cdc  CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

wrld heathWORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL:

www.scdhec.gov/covid19

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Refund Dates

Students will be notified by the Business Office if a refund will be available on the following dates:

April 17, 2020

May 8, 2020

June 18, 2020

July 30, 2020

 

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Emergency Aid

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THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY UNCF CORPORATE SCHOLARS PROGRAM 2020-2021

Click Link Below to Apply

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/2bd83d9d-fe01-4d37-a7c0-2cc8c6a12c2a

 

 

Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:59 PM EST

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Ethnicities: African American/Black

Residency: U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Permanent Resident

Enrollment Status: Full-time

Majors: Any

Classifications: College Sophomore

Amount: up to $2,500

 

Essay & Documents Needed 

Recommendation Required

Transcript Required

Essay

This scholarship program is open to all majors. The only requirement is that you display an interest in working in some area of the entertainment field (this can be both on the creative side or the business side). In 500 words or less, please explain why diversity in the field of entertainment is so important and your interest and goals in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry (e.g. film, television, hospitality management, journalism, media production, digital media, etc.). Please share details of any activities in which you participated or led that have inspired you towards this career path and serves as evidence of your potential for success through this scholarship program.

 

If you are unable to retrieve college transcript please contact Ms. Deslyn Haywood in the Office of Student Financial Aid via email at dhaywood@allenuniversity.edu.

 

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FOOT LOCKER FOUNDATION, INC-UNCF SCHOLARHSIP 2020-2021

Click Link Below to Apply

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/d7ca986d-40fe-435d-8411-b0287e83558a

 

 

Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2020 11:59 PM EST

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Ethnicities: African American/Black, American Indian - Alaska Native, Hispanic American

Residency Status: U.S. Citizen 

Classifications: High School Senior, College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior

Amount: up to $5,000

 

Essay & Documents Needed

1 Letter of Recommendation Required

Essays
Emergency Circumstances
Describe the world you come from - for example, your family, community or school - and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations in an essay of at least 500 words.
 
If you are unable to retrieve college transcript please contact Ms. Deslyn Haywood in the Office of Student Financial Aid via email at dhaywood@allenuniversity.edu.
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APPLE HBCU Scholars Program

https://www.tmcf.org/our-programs/career-preparation/apple-tmcf-hbcu-initiative-2

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program to outstanding students attending a Historically Black College or University. Eligible students should be currently working towards a degree in an undergraduate, Masters, Law or Ph.D. program. Selected Scholars will receive a $15,000 merit-based scholarship and participate in a 12-week internship during the summer of 2020. Each scholar will be assigned an Apple mentor throughout their experience, receive an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes and help launch their careers through the hands-on experience gained at one of the top tech companies in the world.

Key Qualifications:

This highly competitive program has opportunities for students in a variety of disciplines. The selection process aims to assess critical soft skills that enable success in our program, coupled with technical ability. We’re looking for individuals that exhibit both a technical and cultural fit:

Technical Fit:

· Analytical ability

· Ability to articulate ideas

· Ability to learn new concepts

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Cultural Fit:

· Highly motivated

· Persuasive and candid

· Focused on results

· Perseverance

· Team player

· Possesses sound judgment and critical thinking skills

 

For more information and to apply, visit

https://www.tmcf.org/our-programs/career-preparation/apple-tmcf-hbcu-initiative-2

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SRNS Internship Program Information
 
Below is information regarding the upcoming summer internship program to share with friends, family or acquaintances who may be interested. The timeline for posting is listed below:
  • Engineering internships for SRNS (November – January)
  • Non-Engineering internships for SRNS (February – April)

The requirements for any future applicants for the SRNS internship program are as follows:

  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be a “full-time” student (12 credit hours scheduled)
  • Must have completed at least one year of college
  • Must possess a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5
  • Must upload their most recent transcript for GPA verification
  • Must be able to successfully complete General Employee Training
  • Must be able to successfully complete our background check process

Below is the internship “apply now” weblink:

https://savannahrivernuclearsolutions.com/careers/careers03.htm

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National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

Columbia Chapter #113

 

Scholarship Deadline: June 1st (Fall semester)

                                    December 1st (Spring semester)

 

NAWIC’s Scholarship Program is designed to promote interest in the construction industry by assisting S.C. residents to achieve a higher level of education in the industry or a field directly related to it. The scholarship program shall be supported entirely through voluntary contributions and/or funds raised by the members of the Columbia Chapter #113.

 

Copy of scholarship application with pertinent guidelines for completion can be downloaded here: http://nawiccolumbia.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-NAWIC-Scholarship-Appl.pdf

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

THE NATIONAL BLACK COLLEGE ALUMNI HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION, INC.

The Hall of Fame General Scholarship Application

The Hall of Fame is committed to the educational growth and development of African American undergraduate and graduate students attending institutions of higher learning, with preference given to those attending HBCUs. Through gifts provided by our corporate sponsors, the Hall of Fame is able to provide scholarships to deserving students.

A Hall of Fame Scholarship is available to undergraduate/graduate students who maintain full time status at an accredited HBCU.  Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadlines to qualify. Scholarship awards will be applied toward tuition, room, board and books.  Current scholarship recipients must re-apply each year.

 

For more details about the application process, please click the link to access the NBCAHOF website https://nbcahof.org/scholarships/