Save Student Aid – posted 11/08/11

Image link to Student Aid Alliance website at http://studentaidalliance.org/

The Student Aid Alliance supports a package of proven student aid programs to help students achieve their higher education goals without excessive debt. These programs include Pell Grants, the campus-based programs (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants [SEOG], Federal Work-Study, and Perkins Loans), Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnerships (LEAP), Federal Student Loans, Federal TRIO programs, GEAR UP, and graduate programs.

The Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction is mandated to reach an agreement by November 23, 2011, on cutting the deficit by $1.2 trillion. Of particular concern, is the fact that student aid has already lost over $30 billion paying down the deficit in prior Reconciliation bills and the Budget Control Act.

The Student Aid Alliance, and numerous other higher education associations, has developed a Petition in support of Federal Student Aid which will be sent to Capitol Hill. The petition is basic and can be found at http://action.studentaidalliance.org/5371/save-student-aid-statement.
Source: StudentAidAlliance.org

Link to Student Aid Alliance's Save Student Aid Statement of Support at http://action.studentaidalliance.org/5371/save-student-aid-statement

Arts Commission Announces Federally-Funded Grants for Artists with Disabilities

As of November 2, 2009 the Indiana Arts Commission will begin accepting grant applications for the Artist Access category, a new, federally funded component of the Individual Artist Program. The new grants, supported with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, will permit artists with disabilities to receive grants of up to $2,000 for projects that will have a positive impact on their career development.

Source: ArtsWORK Indiana

Link to more about Artist Access Grants

AbilityLinks.org Virtual Job Fair

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and AbilityLinks is hosting a 24/7 Virtual Job Fair Monday, October 12th through Friday, October 16th. As an employer, job seeker with a disability or service provider, you are invited to participate in this timely and important diversity recruiting event.

  • Visit Exhibitor Booths
  • Search for a job posted especially for the Virtual Job Fair
  • Search resumes posted especially for the Virtual Job Fair
  • Consult a disability and employment expert
  • Chat with employers
  • Join a webinar and more

Link to AbilityLinks.org Website

ArtsWORK Indiana – focusing on disability issues

ArtsWORK Indiana is an informal, statewide group of people interested in improving arts-related professional opportunities and careers for people with disabilities. Its mission is “to facilitate access to careers in the arts for people with disabilities through awareness, education, and encouragement.”

Link to ArtsWORK Indiana Website