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November 30, 2012

Miller-Sidgwick Exchange Scholarship

Telluride Association is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2013-2014 Miller-Sidgwick International Exchange Scholarship. The scholarship provides support for students from the University of Michigan to participate in an exchange program with the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Application materials for the Miller-Sidgwick Exchange Scholarship are attached to this e-mail. Full instructions are included with the application, and all qualified students are encouraged to apply. Applicants may also go to http://www.tellurideassociation.org/ for more information and for application materials.

Deadline for receipt of applications is January 18, 2013. Applicants should note submission formatting requirements and prepare materials accordingly. Late applications will not be accepted.

Founded in 1911, Telluride Association is a nonprofit organization that creates and fosters educational communities that teach leadership and service through democratic participation. Telluride aims to foster an everyday synthesis of self-governance and intellectual inquiry that enables students to develop their potential for leadership and public service.

Questions about the scholarship may be directed to Ryan Nefdt, Co-Chair of Telluride Association Overseas Student Exchange, at ryan.nefdt@tellurideassociation.org, or to Michele J. Wogaman, Michigan Program Director, at mpd@tellurideassociation.org.


The Telluride Association Miller-Sidgwick International Exchange Scholarship provides scholarships for students from the University of Michigan, USA to participate in an exchange program with the University of Cape Town.

Program Description

The scholarship will award one grant for an undergraduate or graduate student from the University of Michigan to attend the University of Cape Town for one year of study. The recipient, known as a Miller-Sidgwick Scholar, is chosen on a competitive basis. The scholarship will cover tuition, health insurance, one round-trip airfare between the student’s home and Cape Town, room and board, and living expenses for the duration of the exchange year of study. In addition, the recipients will be required to participate in a community service project during the exchange year, broadly defined as July 15, 2013 through June 15, 2014.


The student selected from the University of Michigan must be a student currently pursuing a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree not in his/her final year of study during the exchange year of study. However, current Michigan Branch of Telluride Association housemembers are eligible to pursue the exchange year of study during his/her final year of study.

Criteria for Selection

Candidates must demonstrate the relevance of this educational experience to their long-term educational and/or career goals and the potential of the experience to enhance their contributions to society. Scholarships are not solely awarded on the basis of academic record. The academic record is relevant as evidence of the candidate's ability to successfully participate in the academic environment of the host institution.

Candidates must also demonstrate an interest in the region/country to which they will be going and how it relates to his/her academic goals and pursuits. Evidence of the candidate's capacity to adapt to an academically and culturally diverse environment will also be evaluated.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to democratic principles in the essay on governance.

Candidates must present an idea for a project that is thoughtful and has a capacity for making an impact yet is feasible given the budgetary and time constraints. This will be demonstrated in the essays as well as during the interview process.

Posted by ksosnows at November 30, 2012 01:36 PM


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