Currie Scholars Program
A generous grant from Eleanor H. Currie enabled the College to establish a Currie Scholars program. Qualified sophomores and juniors may apply for this program, which will provide a stipend of $2,500 plus waiver of room charges for the summer (if work is done on campus) to support scholarly or creative projects in collaboration with a faculty mentor.
Scholarship is defined as fieldwork or lab work in the sciences or social sciences, library or archival work in the humanities or social sciences, or creation of an original performance or art work in the fine and performing arts. Preference will be given to proposals that identify an appropriate output (e.g., paper presentation, poster session, exhibition or performance) for the scholarship beyond the Alma campus. The proposal must demonstrate active collaboration between the student and the faculty mentor.
Application forms are available online and are due no later than March 8, 2013, with notification by March 25, 2013. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of the provost and the chairpersons of the humanities, social science, and natural science divisions.
David B. Kinney Scholarship Program
Supported by a generous gift from the family of attorney and social activist David B. Kinney ’43, Alma College is pleased to offer a grant of up to $2,500 to support student research related, in Mr. Kinney’s words, “to independent and original study of any items, persons or societal trends relating to the birth or endurance of our precious Bill of Rights.”
Preference will be given to projects that include primary, especially archival, research into an appropriate civil liberties related issue or topic. However, this may be interpreted broadly to include historical, philosophical, communication, legislative, legal, literary, creative, artistic, economic, political, and cultural issues and aspects. Proposals that clearly cross-disciplinary boundaries and /or require travel to research sites are encouraged.
Application forms are available online and should be submitted by March 15, 2013. Awards will be announced by March 22, 2013. Inquiries and completed applications may be directed to the Provost’s Office or either of the Kinney Scholarship Committee co-chairs: Dr. Sandy Hulme, SAC 348, x7387 (email@example.com) or Dr. Micheal Vickery, SAC 350, x7238 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The objective of this fellowship is to cultivate the next generation of global leaders by promoting innovative experiential and research opportunities anywhere in the world. Students selected as Posey Global Leadership Fellows will receive a Posey Fellowship that supports internships, independent research projects, and participation in colloquia, seminars, conferences, and training opportunities that foster engagement with transboundary issues and provide an appreciation of the possibilities and obstacles to effective leadership in an international context. The fellowships will be awarded to Alma College students to support global study or work related to global issues. This does not include for-profit internships.
Submission of all materials should be completed and sent electronically by February 22, 2013. (see application guidelines). For more information and application guidelines, go to www.alma.edu/academics/P-Global. Applications will be evaluated by the P-Global Steering Committee. Award notification will be March 15, 2013.
Donald J. Yehle Endowed Internship
The Donald J. Yehle Internship Endowment supports full-time internships for positions in areas such as art and museum management, advertising, public relations, historical preservation or restoration, recreational sports management, health administration and occupational or physical therapy. Preference will be given to students whose intersnhips are not otherwise compensated. Grants in amounts up to $2,000 are possible.
Please complete and return your application to: Donald J. Yehle Internship Selection Committee, c/o Micheal Vickery, SAC 330, Alma College, Alma, MI 48801 or as an e-mail attachment to email@example.com. Applications for students planning to start and complete an Endowed Internship in Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 must be received by the Selection Committee by February 22, 2013, and will be announced by March 11, 2013.