Passion leads to purpose

September 10th, 2015 by


For those of you who found Next Step Academy because you are looking online for that one career choice that fulfills your purpose, this graphic explains it all. Sometimes finding that thing that will fulfill you each day while also delivering you a paycheck can seem fleeting. How does anyone ever align their work life with the things they are passionate about? It must be rare, right?

Not for those who do the legwork! If you spend some time exploring career options and take time to investigate the jobs available in those career fields, then you are sure to find both passion and purpose in your day-to-day life.

Don’t ignore your gut. Follow your heart — the dollars will come.

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Paying for College | Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship

September 1st, 2015 by

iStock_000009072536MediumFemale Arizona residents pursuing education in medicine or natural sciences will now have an additional opportunity for funding tuition: Patti Flint, MD, PC has announced the establishment of the Dr. Patti Flint Women in Science Scholarship. Designed to aid women following an educational and career path that is traditionally male-dominated, the Women in Science Scholarship offers financial support to women interested in the hard sciences.

“Science and medicine are not inherently gendered fields,” Dr. Flint emphasizes. “The status quo is already changing, and we need to continue encouraging our female engineers, scientists, and doctors.”

The submission period is open through November 01, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to review the eligibility requirements and submit an application via the online form. The application process was designed to be as simple and accessible as possible, requiring only a letter of recommendation, basic personal and educational information, and responses to three short essay questions. Alternatively, applicants may choose to forgo the written essay questions and fulfill the requirement through a video application submitted via YouTube.

Both traditional and nontraditional students are invited to submit an application, and Dr. Flint wants to ensure the scholarship is open to those either attending university or community college within Arizona state.

Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee and the recipient will be chosen based on the adherence to guidelines and quality of submission. The recipient of the scholarship will receive $2,500 to be used toward tuition and educational expenses, awarded to the student in the form of a cash prize.


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