December 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Busy at her desk assisting students to complete the finalizing touches, a consultant at the small and elite The College Admissions Consultant, a college counseling firm, located in the Westside of Los Angeles, announces that P.J. Finer's book, The Applica-Phobia of College Admissions, has been nominated for the US State Departmentís new and prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy to be awarded in Spring of 2008.

The book, which won the USA 2007 Book News second finalist slot in October 2007, has made its entry into not only bookstores across the US, but into the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, China,Australia among a host of other countries, and receiving great recognition.

One student who was anxious as she was organizing her teacher recommendation requests, said, "The goal of this book is to not only make an awareness to us, but others that there is help for students as they approach the admissions process. The author is also going to donate a portion of all the proceeds made to the ALS society, in an effort to find a treatment and cure for this ruthless and relentless disease.

This new award was officially announced by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in January 2007 at the Departmentís first Private Sector Summit for Public Diplomacy reflects the Secretaryís conviction that the solutions to the challenges of the 21st century will come from all sectors of American society working together.

The Awards will be presented in four categories: corporations, academic institutions (schools, universities, etc), and not-for-profit organizations (non-governmental organizations, foundations, associations, etc.) and individuals in Spring 2008.

Special emphasis will be given to international activities and programs that provide hope and opportunity in education, culture, and information; empower, educate, and inspire key audiences such as women, students, and educators; and engage under-served communities and grassroots organizations.