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 BACKGROUND 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. ELIGIBILITY 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. APPLICATION PROCESS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: March 29, 2002. REQUIREMENTS 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 technologies 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 SELECTION CRITERIA 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.