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GLIN==> Great Lakes scholarship: Deadline is March 29!

FINAL NOTICE...APPLY NOW for the 2002 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

Announcement Flyer and Application Form available at
http://www.glc.org/announce/scholar.html (also attached as PDFs).

Open to high school seniors and returning students enrolled full-time at
a Great Lakes college or university in Fall 2002.

Application deadline: March 29, 2002

The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce a scholarship
opportunity for students with an interest in electronic communications
technology and its applications in the Great Lakes region. The
scholarship is in memory of Carol A. Ratza, a veteran employee of the
Great Lakes Commission and a staunch supporter of the lakes. With unique
vision, Carol created and led numerous influential communications
projects for the region, the most notable being the Great Lakes
Information Network (www.great-lakes.net) and the Great Lakes Regional
Air Toxic Emissions Inventory.

A US$500 scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student enrolled
full-time at a college or university in the Great Lakes states (IL, IN,
MI, MN, NY, OH, PA or WI) or Canadian provinces (Ontario or Québec)
during the Fall 2002 semester. The eligible student must have a
demonstrated interest in the environmental or economic applications of
electronic communications technology, exhibit academic excellence, and
have a sincere appreciation for the Great Lakes and their protection.

Students should submit the required items to Dr. Michael J. Donahue,
President/CEO, Great Lakes Commission, 400 Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, MI
48103-4816. Electronic submissions by fax or e-mail are welcome and
encouraged. E-mail should be directed to mdonahue@glc.org. Application
deadline: March 29, 2002.

Students should include the following items with their application form:

     1. 1,000-word essay or a content-rich original web page (designed
and populated by the student) on a current Great Lakes issue,
demonstrating a creative application of electronic communications
     2. A complete and up-to-date resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
     3. A letter of intent explaining the student's career goals and how
the Great Lakes community will benefit
     4. Grade transcripts through the last semester of school completed
     5. Two (2) letters of recommendation

An award committee, comprised of Carol's family and colleagues, will
announce the scholarship recipient by May 1, 2002. The scholarship will
be awarded in a single payment at that time. The Carol A. Ratza Memorial
Scholarship is supported by donations and an annual appropriation of the
Great Lakes Commission.

The Great Lakes Commission , chaired by Nathaniel E. Robinson
(Wisconsin), is a nonpartisan, binational compact agency created by
state and U.S. federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy,
healthy environment and high quality of life for the Great Lakes - St.
Lawrence region and its residents. The Commission consists of state
legislators, agency officials, and governors' appointees from its eight
member states. Associate membership for Ontario and Québec was
established through the signing of a "Declaration of Partnership." The
Commission maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and
Canadian federal agencies, tribal authorities, binational agencies and
other regional interests. The Commission offices are located in Ann
Arbor, Michigan.