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>Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 09:34:55 -0500
>From: Christine Manninen <manninen@glc.org>
>Organization: Great Lakes Commission
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>Subject: Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship
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>-- Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship --
>To recognize outstanding achievement and 
>vision in electronic communications technology
>Application deadline: March 15, 1998
>The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce a new scholarship
>opportunity for students with an interest in electronic communications
>technology and its applications in the Great Lakes region.
>The scholarship is in memory of Carol A. Ratza, a veteran employee of
>the Great Lakes Commission and a dedicated advocate for the protection
>of the Great Lakes. With unique vision, Carol created and led numerous
>influential communications projects, the most notable being the Great
>Lakes Information Network (http://www.great-lakes.net) and the Great
>Lakes Regional Air Toxics Emissions Inventory. These groundbreaking
>initiatives applied the latest information technology to Commission
>priorities, changing forever the way our region communicates and does
>business. Although Carol's career was cut short by her untimely death in
>1997, the Great Lakes Commission, and the region as a whole, continues
>to benefit from her creative thinking, high standards and human grace.
>A $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student
>enrolled full-time at a college or university in the Great Lakes states
>(IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA or WI) or Canadian provinces (Ontario or
>Québec). The eligible student must have a demonstrated interest in the
>environmental or economic applications of electronic communications
>technology, and exhibit academic excellence and the personal drive and
>commitment that defined Carol's success.
>Application Process
>Students should submit the required items to Dr. Michael J. Donahue,
>Great Lakes Commission, 400 Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4816.
>Electronic submissions are welcome and encouraged. Email should be
>directed to mdonahue@glc.org. Application deadline: March 15, 1998.
>* 1,000-word essay addressing how electronic communications technology
>can be used to advance environmental protection/sustainable development
>efforts in the Great Lakes region
>* Resume
>* Grade transcripts through the last semester completed
>* Two letters of recommendation
>Selection Criteria
>An award committee, comprised of Carol's family and colleagues, will
>announce the first scholarship recipient by March 31, 1998. The
>scholarship will be awarded in a single payment at that time. 
>The Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship is supported by donations and an
>annual appropriation of the Great Lakes Commission.
>The Great Lakes Commission is a nonpartisan, interstate compact agency
>created by state and federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong
>economy, clean environment and high quality of life for residents of the
>eight-state Great Lakes region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
>New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin). The Commission consists of
>state legislators, agency officials and governors' appointees from its
>member states, and also maintains a formal Observer program involving
>U.S. and Canadian federal and provincial agencies, tribal authorities,
>binational agencies and other regional interests. The Commission offices
>are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan; its home page is http://www.glc.org
>See http://www.glc.org/announce/98/scholar98.html for more information.

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