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2006 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship competition is open to high school seniors and returning students who will be enrolled full-time at a Great Lakes college or university in fall 2006 in a bachelor's, master's or Ph.D. program. Applicants should have a career interest in electronic communications technologies and their application to Great Lakes protection and restoration.

Application deadline: March 31, 2006

A $1,000 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 2006 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.

You can download the application form in either a PDF or MSWord format at http://glc.org/about/scholarships/scholar.html. Applications can be typed or handwritten. For typing, please download the MSWord file and save it to your computer's hard drive before completing.

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 goals

4. Grade transcripts through the last semester of school completed

5. Two (2) letters of recommendation

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, 2006.

An award committee, comprised of Carol's family and colleagues, will announce the scholarship recipient by May 1, 2006. 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 Thomas Huntley (Minn.), is a nonpartisan, binational compact agency established under 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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