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2000 Carol A. Ratza Memorial Scholarship

To recognize outstanding achievement and vision in electronic
communications technology

Open to high school seniors and returning students enrolled full-time at
a Great Lakes college or university in fall 2000

Application deadline: March 31, 2000

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
(www.great-lakes.net) and the Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions

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) during the Fall 2000 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*
Scholarship Application Form (PDF):

Students should submit the required items to Dr. Michael J. Donahue,
Executive Director, Great Lakes Commission, 400 Fourth Street, Ann
Arbor, MI 48103-4816. Electronic submissions are welcome and encouraged.
E-mail should be directed to mdonahue@glc.org. Application deadline:
March 31, 2000.

1.1,000-word essay or an original web page (designed and populated by
the student) on a current Great Lakes issue, demonstrating a creative
application of electronic communications technologies


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

*Selection Criteria*
An award committee, comprised of Carol's family and colleagues, will
announce the scholarship recipient by May 1, 2000. 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 clean environment, strong
economy, 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. The Commission has a new Associate Member program for Canadian
provinces and
also 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; its home page is http://www.glc.org.

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