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Sallie Mae "No Essay" Scholarship

Deadline: Jul 31, 2024
$2,000
The $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry:A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited...

Be Bold Scholarship

Deadline: Aug 01, 2024
$25,000
The "Be Bold" Scholarship is a no-essay scholarship that will be awarded to the applicant with the boldest profile. It takes less than 2 minutes to apply.To us, boldest does not mean "best", or "most accomplished". Being bold means being:A) EarnestB) DeterminedC) MovingThe scholarship will be awarded to the student whose profile is most bold, according to these characteristics.Furthermore, the...

Niche Scholarship

Deadline: Jul 31, 2024
$10,000
Covering the cost of college expenses for four years without writing a single essay? Sounds too good to be true.It isn't with Niche. We are giving one student $10,000 to help pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other educational expenses.Who Can ApplyAll high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in...

The Future is Now Scholarship

Deadline: Sep 28, 2024
$1,001
The Lenny Scholarship offers $1,001 US to support young individuals aged 16 and above, enrolled in college and residing in the US or India. Automatic disqualification may occur for multiple applications.EligibilityYou must be a resident of the US or IndiaYou must be 16 years of age or olderYou must be enrolled in a college

SP Scholarship

Deadline: Jul 31, 2024
$2,500
The SP College Scholarship program was created to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays.To be eligible for the Scholarship you must be:A) At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.B) A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.Thus...

$10,000
The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship.This scholarship...

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Port Arthur; Texas is situated in the Beaumont-Port Arthur MSA with Jefferson County. The city of Port Arthur has a population of about 56,000 people alongside the bank of Sabine Lake. The city of Port Arthur is connected via the Rainbow Bridge, which crosses the Neches River, to Bridge City.

Originally, a city known as Aurora was situated near the mouth of Taylor Bayou on Sabine Lake. It dates back as early as 1837, with town lots being advertised around the year 1840 with Almanzon Huston as the head promoter. Even if some lots were sold, the majority did not and Houston's project failed. Later, the small township was called Sparks, named after John Sparks and his family. Just before the Civil War began the Eastern Texas Railroad was completed. The railroad passed approximately four miles west of Sparks. At this point, the railroad passing track was called Aurora. In the middle of the Civil War the rails were removed and nearly all of the inhabitants decided to move elsewhere. Some who remained decided to move to Beaumont after a hurricane ruined their houses in 1886. Arthur E. Stilwell took advantage of the neglected community and made it the site of his new city, Port Arthur.

Because of the demand within the energy business; the city has more recently experienced an economic boom. Energy infrastructure projects are presently underway and many are being planned. Two of the biggest projects are the Sabine Pass and Golden Pass LNG terminals; So far, these separate projects have gathered initial investments of over $2 billion. At the peak of their construction they would employ thousands of people.

Port Arthur is currently receiving renewed investment in some important installations within the refining businesses. Motiva Enterprises is expanding its present capacity in its western Port Arthur refinery to around 600,000 barrels every day. This expansion is the largest US refinery expansion during the last 30 years and is projected to cost about $10 billion. Valero spent $775 million to be able to expand its petrochemical plant and BASF/Fina opened a new gasification and cogeneration unit along with renovated its present installation, that is projected to have cost $2.75 billion. The city is also home to the Port of Port Arthur, which is amongst Texas' leading seaports.

There was a barge and a large oil tanker that collided in 2010, spilling more than 450,000 gallons of oil into the Sabine/Neches waterway.

Over the last few years, the economic slump has been prevalent. A lot of local companies closed up shop. The Hotel Sabine, which is the tallest building in the city of Port Arthur, had to be abandoned. The city obtained it and attempted to sell it in 2005, but there were no purchasers who were interested. To add to the devastation, Hurricane Riva damaged several downtown businesses and houses with its direct hit on the Proctor Street Seawall. However, as economic activity is gradually revived, the city of Port Arthur has begun to revitalize downtown.