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GLIN==> Final call for applications! 2004 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

Title: Final call for applications! 2004 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

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

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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
The Application form is available for downloading in PDF and MSWord formats at:

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 lieu 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 goals
        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.

Shannon R. Glutting
Great Lakes Commission
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