Students planning to pursue a vocational-technical course in a school or college leading to a terminal associate degree, certificate or diploma -- but less than a baccalaureate degree -- can compete for $2,000 grants offered by the Elks National Foundation.
The Elks National Foundation trustees have set aside $682,000 for the grants fro the 1992/93 and 1993/94 school years. Each grant is $1,000 for each of the two years.
A total of 341 grants will be awarded with at least on per state and the areas of Guam and Puerto Rico, and additional grants allottedaccording to Elks' donations within each state.
Although graduating high school seniors are eligible to apply, older students who desire training or re-training are encouraged to apply for these grants. High school diplomas or GEDs are not required.
Applications are available through the B.P.O. Elks Lodges listed below, or at community and technical colleges, and must be submitted by November 22, 1991.
Annapolis: 263-2891; Broadneck: 757-2243; Deale: 867-2528; Glen Burnie: 969-2266; and Severna Park: 647-2482.
FOR ACTIVE OLDER LEARNERS
Anne Arundel Community College will offer 29 courses in seven categories geared toward active older learners this fall.
Four of the courses are new this fall. They cover fundamentals of drawing; Western literary tradition and American values, beliefs and attitudes; physical education; and mall walking as fitness.
The classes are offered at the Arnold campus, Annapolis Mall and other sites.
The classes are free to residents over 60, but there is a $10 administrative fee per cycle of classes. Students must pay any course supplies fees.
SAT SKILLS AT SYLVAN
Sylvan Learning Center, a provider of supplemental education with offices in Crofton andPasadena, is offering individualized SAT preparation programs for high school students in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.
Programs range from 20 to 44 hours of instruction in verbal, math or both areas. Programs include unlimited computer practice time and one or two practice tests.