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1999 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship



The Great Lakes Commission is now accepting applications for the 1999
Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

*To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic
communications technology*

Application deadline: April 15, 1999

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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 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 Toxic Emissions Inventory
(http://www.glc.org/projects/air/regdbase.html). 

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 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.

Eligibility

A $500 (U.S.) 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). 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

Note: You can download the application information online at
http://www.glc.org/announce/98/scholar99.html

Students should submit the required items to:

	Dr. Michael J. Donahue, Executive Director
	Great Lakes Commission
	400 Fourth St.
	Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4816

1. 1,000-word essay on a specific Great Lakes issue, demonstrating an
example of how sustainable development in the Great Lakes region can be
achieved through the aid of communications technologies
	--or--
An original web page (designed and populated by the student) that will
enhance GLIN objectives and further communication between decisionmakers
in the Great Lakes region 

2. Resume 

3. Letter of intent explaining the student's career goals and how the
Great Lakes community will benefit 

4. Grade transcripts through the last semester completed 

5. Two letters of recommendation

Electronic submissions are welcome and encouraged. E-mail should be
directed to mdonahue@glc.org. Application deadline: April 15, 1999.

Selection Criteria

An award committee, comprised of Carol's family and colleagues, will
announce the scholarship recipient by May 1, 1999. 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 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.