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Education Notebook

The United Way of Southern Nevada’s Young Philanthropists Society read last month to students at Hollingsworth Elementary School, 1776 E. Ogden Ave., as part of Nevada Reading Month.

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade also learned about the importance of oral hygiene and received gift bags with a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss, donated by society member Jamie Robins and Scott Brown of the Comfort Care Dental Group, 803 S. Seventh St.

Health district and UNLV seek input on community well-being

The Southern Nevada Health District and UNLV plan to host community forums to gather information and assess health-related needs in the community.

The information will be used to help develop strategies to improve quality of life.

Forums are set from noon to 4 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the UNLV Student Union, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

Attendees are asked to RSVP at 759-0750 or slater@snhdmail.org and indicate their session preference.

For more information, call Nancy Menzel at 895-5970.

Scholarships for Italian-American students available from Sons of Italy

The Sons of Italy Las Vegas Lodge 2158 is offering three $500 scholarships for college-bound high school seniors of Italian descent.

Awards will be based on grades, school activities, personal essay and contributions to the community. Applications are due May 10.

Sons of Italy is a national organization of Italian-American men and women.

For more information, call 896-1987 or visit sonsofitalylasvegas.com.

AFS Intercultural Programs seek host families

AFS Intercultural Programs, a nonprofit high school student exchange organization, is seeking local host families to provide a bed, meals and a family environment. For more information, email Cathy Sheehy at afs.cathy@yahoo.com or call 633-5891.

Online school offers scholarships

Advantages Online Private School is offering an essay contest for two $750 scholarships for Clark County high-school students.

The 200-word essays should describe the biggest educational challenge students face in high school and how they are conquering it. Entries are due April 29, and scholarships may be used to cover the cost of a course offered by the accredited online school.

For more information, visit advantagesschool.com.

Cultural Diversity Foundation offers scholarships

The Cultural Diversity Foundation is offering college scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $2,500.

Students must be Clark County residents, maintain a 3.0 GPA and show financial need.

The deadline for submissions is May 6. For a complete list of scholarships, criteria and applications, visit cdfnv.org/scholarships or call 646-2615.

The foundation also plans to host online workshops with tips on how to search and locate scholarship awards online. The class is open to college-bound high school students and college students.

The cost is $25 to $50, depending on income. To register or view class schedules, visit cdfnv.org/onlineworkshops.

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