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GLIN==> APPLY NOW! 2004 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

2004 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship
To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic 
communications technology

Download the scholarship announcement: 

Open to high school seniors and returning students enrolled full-time at 
a Great Lakes college or university in Fall 2004. Application deadline: 
March 31, 2004

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 (GLIN) 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 2004 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
Download and complete this Application Form (PDF): 

Students should submit the required items to Christine Manninen, Program 
Manager, Communications & Internet Technology, Great Lakes Commission, 
Eisenhower Corporate Park, 2805 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, 
MI 48104-6791. Electronic submissions by fax or e-mail are welcome and 
encouraged. E-mail should be directed to manninen@glc.org. Application 
deadline: March 31, 2004.

Students should include the following items with their application form:

    1. A 500-word essay on creative new ideas for the Great Lakes 
Information Network (GLIN) web site: www.great-lakes.net. Students are 
encouraged to explore the GLIN site and then suggest new content areas 
and/or new technologies they think would enhance the information and 
usability of the site.
       In leiu of the essay, students may also submit a web page 
template, which illustrates their ideas for GLIN. If the web page option 
is chosen, students should provide a publicly accessible URL (for 
reviewers) as well as a hardcopy of the web page(s).
    2. Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
    3. Application and Letter of Intent explaining the student's career 
    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, 2004. 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 Samuel W. Speck (Ohio), 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.

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