May 2012 Archives

Fourth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality

Roy Wilkins Center for Human Relations and Social Justice
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Fourth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality
October 11-13, 2012
The deadline for submissions to present a paper at the World Conference has been extended to a deadline of May 30th.
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American Indian College Fund-Scholarship


Greetings, from the American Indian College Fund (the Fund)!

I am writing to let you know about exciting educational opportunities offered by the Fund. Currently, we are seeking amazing American Indian college students to apply for our 2012-2013 scholarship programs.

I am thrilled to specifically notify you of the Travelers Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program for American Indian students. We believe Native students enrolled in your program/institution would be excellent candidates for this amazing opportunity. The criteria for the Travelers Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program are as follows:

* Enrolled in an American Indian tribe or able to provide proof as a descendant
* Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
* Enrolled as sophomores (2nd year), juniors (3rd year) or seniors (4th year) in
college during the 2012-2013 academic year. Preference will be given to juniors or seniors if possible.

· From or attending school in or near St. Paul, MN

· Majoring in Business, Math, Finance, IT or Actuarial Science

Apply for this and other opportunities at http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/scholarships, by May 31, 2012. If you or your students have any questions about the Fund, this program, and/or the application process, please feel free to contact Patrick McTee, director of scholarships, at pmctee@collegefund.org or via phone at 303-426-8900. We are so excited for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. We hope to support many exceptional students with scholarships, expanding access to higher education. Thank you very much!

P.S. Please feel free to share our scholarship application link via your social media pages or list serves. You can also follow the Fund on Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/collegefund, and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/collegefund ! Printed materials available upon request. Thank you!

About the American Indian College Fund

With its credo "Educating the Mind and Spirit," the American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest private provider of scholarships for American Indian students, providing an average of 6,000 scholarships annually for students seeking to better their lives and communities through education.

Scholarship

Hello,

Please inform your students about CSO's 2012 Opportunity Scholarship!

Center for Student Opportunity's Opportunity Scholarship is a $2,000, four-year renewable scholarship awarded to first-generation college students graduating in the high school class of 2012 (entering the college class of 2016) enrolling at a CSO College Partner.

Scholarship winners may serve as monthly guest bloggers on the Opportunity Scholars web blog to share insight and perspective about their transition to college and successes thereafter.

ELIGIBILITY:
•Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States.
•Neither parent has earned a four-year college degree.
•Must be attending a CSO partner college or university. A complete list of CSO College Partners can be viewed here: http://csopportunity.org/college_partners/coll_partners.aspx.
•Seek financial aid and scholarship support for college.
•Involved in extracurricular and leadership programs in school or in the community.

Application: http://www.csopportunity.org/scholarship/
Deadline: May 25, 2012

Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Have a great day!

Best ,

Chelsea M. Jones
Outreach and Student Support Associate
Center for Student Opportunity
4641 Montgomery Ave., Suite 513│Bethesda, MD 20814
phone: (301) 363-4224 | fax: (301) 951-7104
cjones@csopportunity.org | www.CSOpportunity.org

Taking a Stand


As you may have heard in the news lately, there is the possibility that unless Congress acts soon, interest rates on federal student loans will
double to 6.8% on July 1st, 2012. Please reach out to Congress if you view this as something that would negatively impact you and/or the individuals you work You can
share the following:
• Why is a college education important to you?
• What impact does student debt have on you?
• How would your life change if the burden of debt was lifted?

Learn more at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/dont-double-my-rates.

Write your representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Write your senators:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Speak out at:
http://campusprogress.org/articles/share_your_dontdoublemyrate_story/.

You can also submit your stories to the Common Purpose Project
(www.commonpurposeproject.org/
) by sending an email to
cppstories@gmail.com.

MAEOPP wants you to be actively participating in your local town hall
meetings, press conferences, public appearances, as well as setting up
private meetings/visits to your programs. We'd like to see more of the
above! Now, make some NOISE! Advocacy in Action! TRiO Works!

Thank you

Asian American Studies Course--FALL 2012

Asian American Health and Research
Fall 2012 - AAS 3920/GWSS 3920
Dr. Melissa Kwon
Tuesdays, 5:10-7:40pm
3 credits

Course Description:

This course provides intensive training in social science research methods within the context of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) women and public health. Students will learn about API women's health issues both locally and nationally. They will then apply this knowledge by actively researching a women's health topic that most affects the UMN campus community. Students will be required to work collaboratively to conduct community‐based research and analyze and interpret data. Students' personal experiences and perspectives will be critical in completing class assignments and fully participating in class. This course will combine research, advocacy, and leadership development using the frameworks and principles of social science research, Asian American studies, public health, and social justice. This course will count towards the Asian American Studies minor.
AAS GWSS 3920 Fall 2012.pdf

Job Opportunity

Hello Everyone,

Here are today's Forest Service jobs.


Thank you,

John

Description: Sig Block004

Tree Nursery:
https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.1&thid=1370e077474a358c&mt=application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Df3ec806a13%26view%3Datt%26th%3D1370e077474a358c%26attid%3D0.1%26disp%3Dsafe%26zw&sig=AHIEtbR4JW-Bcbc5n4XcpHOa6UUhjjHV4w&pli=1

Budget Chugach:
https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.2&thid=1370e077474a358c&mt=application/msword&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Df3ec806a13%26view%3Datt%26th%3D1370e077474a358c%26attid%3D0.2%26disp%3Dsafe%26zw&sig=AHIEtbQZjAH4n7rBNdqBlLADlSEliuf7ZA

Cook Mingo:
https://docs.google.com/a/umn.edu/viewer?a=v&pid=gmail&attid=0.3&thid=1370e077474a358c&mt=application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document&url=https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui%3D2%26ik%3Df3ec806a13%26view%3Datt%26th%3D1370e077474a358c%26attid%3D0.3%26disp%3Dsafe%26zw&sig=AHIEtbTeLP5g2YZNAGxf-l5z1LZDL3r4wQ

BSU weekly opportunities (#9)


This week has multiple job opportunities and scholarships!! Be sure to read through the whole attachment because I KNOW something will spark interest!

opportunities9.docx

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