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>TALENT SEARCH

Buffalo Prep, a University at Buffalo-sponsored program that offers accelerated classes, tutoring and mentoring to fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders from disadvantaged backgrounds, will hold information classes at 11 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. next Thursday at UB, South Campus, 18 Acheson Annex. For information, call 829-3605.

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>SCHOLARSHIPS

The Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a nonprofit, U.S. Department of Education accredited college. Pell-eligible applicants and students attending college in Western New York will be given preference. Applications are available online at www.cfgb.org and can be submitted until Tuesday.

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>TEEN WRITING CONTEST

Gilda's Club Western New York is holding its fourth annual Teen Writing Contest for students in grades nine through 12. Students should submit an essay or poem (500 words or less) describing their thoughts on cancer, relating to their own cancer or that of a friend, relative or teacher. Mail entries to Gilda's Club, Attn: Kathy Kurtz, 1140 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14209. Deadline is March 15. For information, call 332-5900 or visit www.gildasclubwny.org.