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The 2011 Williams-Mystic Essay Contest in Honor of Joseph Conrad

Awarding a $500 prize, sponsored by The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport

Deadline: November 14, 2011

Eligibility: Undergraduates of any major in good academic standing at an accredited college or university are eligible. High school seniors may also submit.

Entry Fee: None.

The Essay: Submissions of either fiction or nonfiction should be between 1,000-5,000 words.Submissions may be about any topic and in any genre as long as the ocean or a major body of water is the primary setting or aspect of concern. The essay may be nature writing, environmental or political activism, literary or historic scholarship, or simply good storytelling. (Sorry, no collections of poetry in 2011.) The submitted work must be in English and unpublished at the time of submission, though it maybe under consideration. It may have been submitted for a course.

Submission Format: Paper manuscripts only; no email submissions accepted. Mail to: Williams-Mystic/Joseph Conrad Essay Contest, Williams-Mystic, Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT 06355. Cover letter must include your full name, email, home college/university, year of intended graduation, title of submission, and word count. Your last name only must appear at the header of each page, along with the page number.

Acknowledgment: Williams-Mystic will email each applicant to confirm the essay’s arrival. This prize is competitive; please be patient as to our final decision. Honorable mentions will be recognized.

Guest Judge: Heidi Kunz, Randolph College, Chair of the English Department, Professor of English B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

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Summer National Service Opportunities now available through Hard Hatted Women

June 9th to Aug 18th, 2011 in: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Elyria, and Warren, OHIO

What Opportunities are available?
• Working with youth
• Community Outreach
• Volunteer Recruitment
• Marketing and Development

National Service Opportunities now available through Hard Hatted Women

July 2011 to July 2012 in: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Elyria, and Warren, OHIO

What Opportunities are available?
– Leadership Development/STEM Coordinator
- Marketing and Development
– Career Exploration/Green Jobs Coordinator
– Veteran/Military Outreach Coordinator
– Business Technology Coordinator
– VISTA Leader

Who Can Apply?
AmeriCorps VISTAs must be American citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens, and at least 18 years old (but there is no upper age limit!). Hard Hatted Women is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply go to http://www.americorps.gov and search for HHW on the AmeriCorps website.

Hard Hatted Women is a statewide nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering women to achieve economic independence by
creating workplace diversity in trade and technical careers.

For more information call 18773531114, ext 11 or visit us on the web at http://www.hardhattedwomen.org

The Perks
AmeriCorps VISTAs receive:
– A modest living allowance
– A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or postservice stipend
- Healthcare benefits and student loan forbearance while in service
- And one year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job.
– Direct, powerful experience to build your skills

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This scholarship provides $1,000 to a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines.

SAIGE established this award to honor the memory and legacy of Carol Jorgensen whose service to her family, community, country, and Mother Earth was an inspiration for all. Carol was Tlingit from the Yandestake Village in southeast Alaska and was part of the Eagle/Killer Whale Fin House of Klukwan. She served many years in public service, most recently as Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s American Indian Environmental Office. She had a deep connection to our shared Earth and was a passionate advocate for protecting the environment and human health in American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.

Eligible applicants must be affiliated with a federally recognized tribe and be a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline (e.g., environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public policy/administration with environmental focus, and related disciplines). Tribal enrollment is not required, but tribal affiliation must be verified by a letter of support from a current or former tribal government official or respected member of the tribal community.

Transcript: A copy of your most recent undergraduate transcript (enrolled freshmen may substitute a high school transcript).
Letter of Support: Applicants must submit a letter of support from a current or former tribal government official or respected member of the tribal community. This letter should attest to the applicant’s commitment to community service, leadership, or record of participation in the cultural and spiritual life of the community.
Personal Statement: The personal statement is the most important part of the application. It is your opportunity to tell evaluators about yourself and your interest in environmental stewardship. Your essay should be personal, clear, concise, and describe how your undergraduate studies support your commitment to environmental stewardship. We recommend that applicants use their personal statements to highlight any past activities that illustrate a commitment to environmental stewardship. Personal statements should not exceed 2 pages in length and should contain the applicants full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Optional Material: In addition to the above, applicants may include additional documents (e.g., additional letters of support from community members/educators; a personal resume highlighting work or volunteer activities in environmental, natural resource, and/or community services; writing samples; etc.). Evaluators will take these additional materials into account, but they are not required for a complete application package.

A complete application package (transcript, letter of support, and personal statement) must be received by end of business on June 3, 2011. All material should be sent via e-mail (jones.luke@epa.gov), fax (202.564.0298), or regular mail to:
SAIGE Carol Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship c/o Luke Jones, American Indian Environmental Office (2690-M) US Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460

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For the 2011-12 academic year, CBCF (Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc) will award 2 scholarships to full-time undergraduate students with a junior standing enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university. The Environmental Studies Scholarship seeks to provide financial awards to minority and women college students pursuing a degree in environmental science or other related fields. Applicants should have a desire to pursue a career in environmental science and embrace Service.

$10,000 for the 2011-12 academic year. CBCF will disburse $5,000 at the beginning of each semester, contingent on maintaining the minimum academic requirements. All scholarships will be electronically transferred to the institution of attendance to be used to cover all education-related expenses.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal U.S. residents who have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also be currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. The anticipated degree must be in a subject that will lead to an environmental career. The ideal candidate is a student at an accredited institution who plans to complete a four-year degree and seek work in an underserved community. Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate understanding and acceptance of ServiceMasterís core values. Employees or immediate family members of ServiceMasterís and its brands, CBC Members, staff of CBC Members, the CBC Foundation staff, the CBC Foundation Board of Directors or the CBC Foundation Corporate Advisory Council are not eligible.

April 14, 2011

Application Materials
1. A completed application form
2. A personal statement essay (500-1,000 words) that addresses all four (4) of the topics listed on the application in one cohesive essay
3. Two (2) letters of recommendation. One recommendation should come from a community or public service leaders (i.e. church leaders, community leader, volunteer organization). Email addresses will be requested of each recommender
4. Copy of Federal Student Aid Report
5. One (1) page resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service and special skills
6. A recent photograph suitable for publication; i.e. a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph
7. Sealed transcripts from all institutions attended to be sent to:

Environmental Studies Scholarship
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
1720 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Updated Funding Page

Check out the updated Environmental Studies Program Funding Page, which provides links to great ES Program and Center for Work and Service internship funding opportunities.

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