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Monday, September 15, 2014

Upcoming Events for September and October 2014

In this Announcement:

11.)    September Morning Cup of Java
22.)    reciprocity™ 
33.)    7th Annual Outdoor Concert

11.)    September Morning Cup of Java
Please visit   http://morningcupofjava0914.eventbrite.com  to RSVP for our monthly professional networking meeting on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 9am-9:45am at 55 Second Street in the back atrium and do your best to attend (I know that things happen).  Here are some pictures taken by group member Sierra Jewell  http://bit.ly/17k6H3L  . Here, we request and offer referrals for one another, so please bring lots of business cards. Although this is a free event, please consider making a donation towards the management of the group (no donation is too small). Thanks to those who have already made contributions.  Many thanks.

22.)    reciprocity™  -  Our East Bay professional networking meeting, reciprocity™, which is the same concept as the Morning Cup of Java, will take place Friday, September 19, 2014 from 6pm-8pm at Z CafĂ©  in Downtown Oakland.  Please RSVP here  https://www.facebook.com/events/332039903634653/.

33.)    7th Annual Outdoor Concert 10/1/14 at Noon at Levi Plaza
Finally, the outdoor concert has been finalized.  All of those who have volunteered to assist, I will email logistics for the day-of that we will need help with to you shortly.  Rather than having this event be a “brown bag” lunch like it has been, I have created a registration link here  http://bit.ly/1pxjAwu  so that we can have the food catered.  If you or your company would like to co-sponsor this event to offset some of the costs, please email me at kevin@klnconsultinggroup.com.  We will listen to Ron Thompson and the Resistors on Wednesday, October 1st from noon to 1:30pm and network throughout so please bring lots of business cards.  Since this our 7th year and signature event that started this LinkedIn Group, I would like to make this our annual fundraiser.  Please consider making a donation here to keep this group going http://bit.ly/1pxjAwu so that you can continue generating leads and making introductions.

Upcoming Events

a.)  Every Circle Business Networking Mixers  -  https://everycircle.com/en/mixers

b.)  theREGISTRY  –  http://theregistrybayarea.com/
c.)  Personal Brand Called YOU Workshop!  -  Branding workshop with professional headshot included. October 2, 2014 from 6pm-8pm  http://bit.ly/1m6wC9G
Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to networking with you all. 

Very truly yours,


Kevin L. Nichols
KLN Consulting Group TM
"Leading the Legal Industry in Litigation, Diversity, &
Business Development/Social Media Consulting" TM
Telephone (415) 690-7109

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Grimm’s Russell Hornsby, Fruitvale Station’s Director Ryan Coogler, and others honored at the 2nd Annual Ascott Awards!

Media Contact:

Shawn Granberry

[March 17, 2014] – (OAKLAND, Ca.) - This year, the St. Mary’s College High School Alumni Community will not only celebrate the 2nd Annual Shakir Stewart Awards Sc–olarship Fundraiser, we will also celebrate what would have been our fallen brother’s 40th birthday.  Hot on the heels of last year’s successful gala, we have a star studded event planned and we hope that you will be in attendance.

On Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 6:30pm – 2am, friends and alumni from St. Mary’s and Holy Names High School will honor many teachers and former students such as: Damani “Phesto” Thompson (Hieroglyphics/Souls of Mischief), Tom “Lyrics Born” Shimura, Ryan Kyle Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Rodney Franklin, Russell Hornby (Grimm), Thomas McElroy (Foster/McElroy - EnVogue), and Chris Hicks at a formal affair at the Bella Ultra Lounge in Downtown Oakland.  The gala will be hosted by Kente Scott and Richie Rich (415), the event will feature presenters such as Kevin L. Nichols, Thomas McElroy, and Shawn Granberry; and performances by Phesto.  The proceeds of this will go to The Shakir Stewart Empowerment Fund which helps an African American male, like Shakir, attend St. Mary’s High School for free each year.

Tickets are $40 each and Bella Ultra Lounge is located at 561 11th St., Oakland, CA 94604.  The event is sponsored by The Watch Now Networks, Inc.

For more information or to purchase tickets for this black tie event, please visit www.ShakirStewart.com.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Scholarships for Black Students

I received this list via mass email distribution.  I can not attest to the veracity of this information, however, it should not hurt to share.  Good luck.

Very truly yours,


Kevin L. Nichols

Scholarships for Black Students


Scholarships For Black Students

AARP Foundation Women's Scholarship Program
For women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves. 
Academic Competitiveness Grant
For first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school. 
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. 
Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund
For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia. 
American Copy Editors Society Scholarship
Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships. 
AORN Foundation Scholarship
For students studying to be nurses and perioperative nurses pursuing undergrad and grad degrees. 
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
For students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career. 
AWG Minority Scholarship For Women
Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. 
AXA Achievements Scholarship
Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students - one from each state. 

Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships
Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the IT Healthcare field. 
Best Buy Scholarship
For students in grades 9-12 who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate program upon high school graduation. 
Burger King Scholars Program
For high school seniors who have part-time jobs and excel academically in school. 

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements. 
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Four-year achievement-based scholarships given to 250 high school seniors each year. 

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Recognizes and awards the extraordinary who excel in math, science, and technology. 
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Need-based scholarships for college students are part of the progressive movement in their community. 
Dell Scholars Program
For students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. 
Development Fund For Black Students in Science and Technology
For students studying science or technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 
Discovery Scholarship
Annual scholarship for high school juniors to support continued education and training beyond high school. 

Ed Bradley/ Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships
Open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. 
EMPOWER Scholarship Award
Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color. 
ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program
For minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts. 

Fulbright Scholar Program
Sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research. 
Future Engineers Scholarship Program
For students pursuing a career in engineering who shows outstanding academic performance. 

Gates Millenium Scholarship
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; established to help low income minority students. 
Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship
Supports authors of the Black African Diaspora who wan to write their way to college money. 
Google Anita Borg Scholarship
For women who excel in computing and technology, and are active role models and leaders. 

Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship
For African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need. 
HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship
Provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 
Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund
To increase diverse students' access to talent development opportunities through teacher training. 
Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
For low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves and their community. 
Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship
For cosmetology and barber school students who can demonstrate a financial need. 

KFC Colonel's Scholars Program
For college-bound students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 2.75. 

Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest
A writing contest pertaining to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. 
McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship
Designed to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education.
National Achievement Scholarship
Established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.
National Black Police Association Scholarships
For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.
National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship
For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and health-related research.
National SMART Grant
Available to full-time students who are majoring in science, math, technology, engineering, and more.
PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships
Established for students in the field of project management or a project management related field.
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Seeks to identify African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. 
Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
Seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses. 
Siemen Competition
Competition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more.
Tri-Delta Scholarships
For students who excel in chapter and campus involvement,community service, academics, and more.
Tylenol Scholarship
For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.
United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tuition, and books.
U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship
For high school seniors planning to enroll or college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors already enrolled.
USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
For students seeking a Bachelor's degree in agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors.
Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program
Provides merit-based scholarships to minority students studying business, finance, economics, and more.
William B. Ruggles Right To Work Journalism Scholarship
Available to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in journalism or a related field.
Writer's Digest Annual Short Story Competition
Contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less.
Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
For academic high-achievers in science, engineering, 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Free Master's program at Wake Forest

This is crazy!  Please see below and consider applying!  Thanks!


Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing
Room 3139 Worrell Professional Center
Babcock Graduate School of Management
Wake Forest University 
1834 Wake Forest Drive 
Winston-Salem, NC 27109-8758
E-mail: derrick.boone@mba.wfu.edu 
Website: http://mba.wfu.edu/
Phone: (336) 758.4475
Toll-free: (866) 925-3622
Fax: (336) 758.4514

Message from Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D.:

Greetings, I wanted to let you know about a great opportunity here at Wake Forest where you can get a FREE education and get PAID while you're doing it. Our Dean of the Schools of Business is the former CEO of PepsiCo and very committed to diversity. He's gone around to his CEO friends, who have agreed to donate a bunch of money to pay tuition and fees, provide a stipend, and a job, to diverse students. The details are below. The problem is, response to the program has been dismal! As a faculty member, I would be embarrassed for him to have to tell his CEO friends, "thanks so much for your donation, but unfortunately I have to give it back because we couldn't find Any students who wanted it." So, I need your help. Please contact me if you, or ANYONE you know is interested in the program. I want to help out as many young scholars as I can. Don't worry about whether or not you (or they) have taken the GMAT, etc. All you need to do at this point is JUST APPLY.

About the Program: The Master of Art in Management program is designed specifically for liberal arts majors only. The MA degree program is a 10 month intense study of the basic functional areas of Business. After graduation and working for approximately two years, all MA graduates are eligible to apply to Wake Forest as part of the MA/MBA joint degree program and get the MBA in one year. The new Dean, Steve Reinemund, has created a new scholarship for diverse students pursuing the MA degree called the Corporate Fellowship.

The Corporate Fellowship provides full tuition and a $21,000 stipend to cover living expenses. Additionally, each Corporate Fellow will participate in a practicum. The practicum has two components, educational and professional development. Each student will be assigned a mentor that is a high level executive with their sponsor corporation. The mentor will oversee an educational project covering 4 of the functional areas of business using their own corporation as the subject.

The student will visit the corporation 3 - 4 times during the program to present his/her results of their research project. Additionally, the "professional development" component of the fellowship provides career coaching and leadership development for the students.

The goal for the corporation is to be able to groom and hopefully, hire a top candidate from a diverse background for their organization. Of course, there is no obligation that the students accept any offer of employment. Still, the student benefits, even if they are not ultimately hired by their sponsor corporation in that they have the MA degree and the type of experience that will make them more marketable.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Legendary Music Mogul Shakir Stewart’s 1st Annual Ascot Awards Scholarship Fundraiser

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Media Contacts:
Triche Christmon (832) 969-7439
Kevin L. Nichols (510) 214-3194
KLN Publishing, LLC

Legendary Music Mogul Shakir Stewart’s 1st Annual Ascot Awards Scholarship Fundraiser

(March 16, 2013 – Oakland, California)  The St. Mary’s College High School Alumni Community will honor one of its fallen, Shakir S. Stewart, posthumously by creating a scholarship in his name.  An Oakland native, Shakir flourished as a leader at St. Mary’s, graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in Marketing, and become a concert promoter and successful businessman.  He later became the Executive Vice President of Island/Def Jam Records.  Stewart was responsible for signing such talent as R&B sensation Ciara and rap stars Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.  He published the successive #1 hits in Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart as Destiny Child’s “Survivor,” Outkast’s “The Way You Move,” Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love” and “Baby Boy,” and assembled and organized Usher’s massive hit “Yeah” on the 12- time platinum album Confessions.  Shakir died tragically on November 1, 2008, leaving friends and family with the task of the trying to determine the best way to honor his success and memory…that is until now.

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 8pm – 2am, friends and alumni from St. Mary’s and Holy Names High School will honor many teachers and former students such as: Maurice Harper, Lawrence Puck, Antone Olivier, Bryan Brown, Bobby Barrett (posthumously), and John "Midge" Milton at a formal affair at the Washington Inn in Downtown Oakland.  The event will be hosted by Kente Scott and will feature presenters such as Kevin L. Nichols, Fred Lewis, Thomas McElroy (famed musician of Foster/McElroy - EnVogue), James Jordan, Keith Minor, and Shawn Granberry; and performances by Phesto "Damani Thompson" (Hieroglyphics/Souls of Mischief) , NayoMoon aka Nayo Aisha LaFreniere, Mykah Montgomery; and music by DJ Abu "Andre Cagnolatti, Sean Moffatt & DJ Solo Flex “Erich Solomon.  The proceeds of this event will go to The Shakir Stewart Empowerment Fund which helps an African American male, like Shakir, attend St. Mary’s High School for free each year.

For more information or to purchase tickets for this black tie event, please visit www.ShakirStewart.com.

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