[Englmajors] MERAGE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM -- DEADLINE
TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007
wensel at u.washington.edu
Mon Oct 15 08:00:11 PDT 2007
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Subject: [Advisers] MERAGE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM -- DEADLINE TO
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007
Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2007 09:51:12 -0700
From: Ramona Pitre-Collins <mpitre at u.washington.edu>
Nominations for the Merage Foundation Fellowship Program are currently
being accepted. The University of Washington may nominate up to three
students for the Fellows Program. Campus application materials and
additional information can be found at the following URL.
. The campus deadline for the Merage Foundation Fellowship Program is
Friday, November 2, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. Campus nominees will be expected
to have applications completed to meet the Friday, December 14, 2007
national deadline. Interested students should contact Mona
Pitre-Collins (mpitre at u.washington.edu <mailto:mpitre at u.washington.edu>)
for additional information.
Each Merage Institute Fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend per year
for two years. Fellows may spend the funds on the following kinds of
activities: graduate education; strategic travel related to professional
development; participation in specific skill building training programs;
use of consultants to develop and carry out business or professional
plans; personal or family support associated with internships, etc.
University nominees must be seniors graduating by June 2008. Nominees
1) a solid academic record indicate by a minimum of a 3.5 GPA;
2) a clear track record of leadership;
3) a commitment to hard work and excellence;
4) creativity and initiative; and
5) consistent ethical behavior.
Students applying for the Fellows Program must be immigrants to the
United States. They must either have become a citizen since coming to
the United States or hold a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).
Students who are not yet citizens must indicate their intention to
become United States citizens.
Over the past four years, three UW students have been selected as Merage
Fellows. UW students are very competitive for the Merage Fellowship.
This year Alex Zheng was selected as the 2007 Merage Fellow. Alex
begins a Ph.D. program this fall at Stanford University working in
energy sustainability. Eric N. Mvukiyehe was selected as a 2005 Merage
Fellows and is at Columbia University in a Ph.D. program in Political
Science. In the inaugural year, 2004, Hoang Nhan was selected as one of
the fifteen Merage Fellows. She will begin the concluding year at the
University of California, San Diego working on a PhD in Neurology.
Additional information about Merage Fellows and the Fellowship can be
found on their website: http://www.meragefoundations.com/mfad_fellows.html
The Merage Foundation Fellowship Program is dedicated to promoting
expanded opportunities for immigrants to achieve their American Dream.
The Merage Foundation for the American Dream was established by Paul and
Lilly Merage, both immigrants to the United States. Having lived the
American Dream, they fervently believed in the ideals that have made the
United States a unique land of opportunity for immigrants. In
establishing the Institute, they hope to help preserve and promote these
ideals and to inspire new Americans to greater achievement.
Director, Undergraduate Scholarship Office
University of Washington
120 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle WA 98195-2803
206-221-6059 FAX: 206-616-4389
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
But by the moments that take our breath away."
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