June 09, 2009
I wanted to take a short break from the summer blog series to mention a scholarship opportunity that came down the inter-tubes in my email machine-the Spectrum/Kellogg Scholarship (not to be confused with the similarly awesome ALA Spectrum Scholarship).
The Spectrum/Kellogg Scholarship provides funding for students who "demonstrate strong engagement in and who have made significant contributions to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and ally activism." Current and future LILA members-this means you! (I'd link to the LILA site, but at the time of this writing it seems to be broken. *sadface) This scholarship would also fall into the "eligible for funds-matching" category.
Anyhow, this year we're looking at five $2,000 scholarships for full-time undergraduate or graduate students at the UofM-Ann Arbor campus. All you have to do is demonstrate financial need, write a 1,000-word essay about how you have "engaged in and contributed to the climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally-identified students at the University of Michigan." (Oh yeah, and if they want you to write a thank-you letter, you have to-standard procedure in the money-begging business). This means, of course, that new SI students who attended UofM for their undergrad or for another degree, or current SI students are eligible. New SI students may also want to keep this in mind for next year.
I posted the app to my web space, so you can download it here at least until the deadline (August 1st, 2009).
I'll be posting more about scholarships and funding throughout the summer, but in the meantime you can go to the University Financial Aid page or the Rackham Scholarships page to check out some other UofM-provided funding.
Posted by messelti at June 9, 2009 10:36 AM