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2004 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship
To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic 
communications technology

Download the scholarship announcement: 
http://www.glc.org/about/scholarships/scholar.html

Open to high school seniors and returning students enrolled full-time at a 
Great Lakes college or university in Fall 2004. Application deadline: March 
31, 2004

The Great Lakes Commission is pleased to announce a 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 
staunch supporter of the lakes. With unique vision, Carol created and led 
numerous influential communications projects for the region, the most 
notable being the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) and the Great 
Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory.

Eligibility
A US$500 scholarship will be awarded 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) during the 
Fall 2004 semester. The eligible student must have a demonstrated interest 
in the environmental or economic applications of electronic communications 
technology, exhibit academic excellence, and have a sincere appreciation 
for the Great Lakes and their protection.

Application Process
Download and complete this Application Form (PDF): 
http://www.glc.org/about/scholarships/pdf/2004scholar_app.pdf

Students should submit the required items to Christine Manninen, Program 
Manager, Communications & Internet Technology, Great Lakes Commission, 
Eisenhower Corporate Park, 2805 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 
48104-6791. Electronic submissions by fax or e-mail are welcome and 
encouraged. E-mail should be directed to manninen@glc.org. Application 
deadline: March 31, 2004.

Requirements
Students should include the following items with their application form:

    1. A 500-word essay on creative new ideas for the Great Lakes 
Information Network (GLIN) web site: www.great-lakes.net. Students are 
encouraged to explore the GLIN site and then suggest new content areas 
and/or new technologies they think would enhance the information and 
usability of the site.
       In leiu of the essay, students may also submit a web page template, 
which illustrates their ideas for GLIN. If the web page option is chosen, 
students should provide a publicly accessible URL (for reviewers) as well 
as a hardcopy of the web page(s).
    2. Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
    3. Application and Letter of Intent explaining the student's career goals
    4. Grade transcripts through the last semester of school completed
    5. Two (2) letters of recommendation

Selection Criteria
An award committee, comprised of Carol's family and colleagues, will 
announce the scholarship recipient by May 1, 2004. 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.

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The Great Lakes Commission, chaired by Samuel W. Speck (Ohio), is a 
nonpartisan, binational compact agency created by state and U.S. federal 
law and dedicated to promoting a strong economy, healthy environment and 
high quality of life for the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence region and its 
residents. The Commission consists of state legislators, agency officials, 
and governors’ appointees from its eight member states. Associate 
membership for Ontario and Québec was established through the signing of a 
"Declaration of Partnership." The Commission maintains a formal Observer 
program involving U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, tribal authorities, 
binational agencies and other regional interests. The Commission offices 
are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.



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