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GLIN==> LAST CHANCE TO APPLY! 2007 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship (deadline: March 31)

2007 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship 
To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic communications

This scholarship competition is open to high school seniors and returning
students enrolled full-time at a Great Lakes college or university in fall
2007. Applicants should have a career interest in electronic communications
technologies and their application to Great Lakes protection and

Application deadline: March 31, 2007 

A US$1000 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 2007 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 
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 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,

Students should include the following items with their application form: 

* 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

* 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). 

* Resume or curriculum vitae (CV) 

* Application and Letter of Intent explaining the student's career goals 

* Grade transcripts through the last semester of school completed 

* 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, 2007. 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 John Cherry (Mich.), 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 governors' appointees, state
legislators, and agency officials 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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