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The Echols Scholars Program is predicated upon the Jeffersonian ideal of freedom of inquiry and the development of critical thought.
It offers special opportunities to those undergraduates in the College of Arts & Sciences who are its most avid learners.
The Arts and Sciences Deans Scholarships will be available starting in January, 2014. There are numerous scholarships that students in the College are able to apply for. If interested, please visit:https://collab.itc.virginia.edu/portal/site/7b104770-7321-41fb-aa2e-e3ce461a7afb/page/97ef97c4-068f-488c-8b7a-b924c33a5cd3. Look for CLAS Scholarships 13F and then follow the instructions for submitting your application(s).
Echols Scholars: You represent some of the best and brightest here at the University of Virginia.
As such, you are potential candidates for election to the oldest and most prestigious honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa. For more than 200 years, the Society has pursued its mission of celebrating and advocating excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, and its distinctive emblem, a golden key, is widely recognized as a symbol of academic distinction. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities, usually in the spring of their fourth year.
Membership in Phi Beta Kappa shows commitment to the liberal arts and sciences as well as to freedom of inquiry and expression. It also provides a competitive edge in the marketplace.
The Phi Beta Kappa Faculty at UVA want to encourage you to make yourself competitive for this honor. Candidates come from the top 12 percent of students, whose studies celebrate both the breadth and depth of the liberal arts and sciences.
Before signing up for your courses next semester, we invite you to look at our website at UVA (http://college.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/phi_beta_kappa) as well as the national website (http://www.pbk.org). Please familiarize yourself with the requirements.
The Echols Scholars Program accepts a limited number of rising second year students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences. Admission is by application during the spring semester and is open to all enrolled first year College students. The first year admissions process is managed by the Echols Program and is aimed toward students whose high-school records may not have commended them for an initial acceptance, but who have distinguished themselves academically during their first year at the University. Criteria for selection include at least 15 graded hours each semester, a challenging selection of coursework and demonstration of academic curiosity and exploration both in and out of the classroom. As with the initial selection, there is no fixed number of first year acceptances. Students invited to join the Echols Scholars Program at the end of their first year are given the same privileges as students selected out of secondary school.
The deadline for application by first year students in the College seeking admission into the Echols Scholars Program will be April 1, 2014. Updated information regarding application and application forms will be available online beginning February 1, 2014.
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This summer program provides the opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to work as organizers on progressive campaigns for Congress.
We know that you are an important source of information for students in the Echols Scholars program at the University of Virginia. Please consider passing along the following information about the Organizing Fellowship Program to your students.
This is a paid opportunity (average stipend for our Organizing Fellows in summer 2012 was $1,443 plus free housing) to gain experience in politics and social justice activism. The deadline for our first round of applications is December 18, 2013. The application can also be found online at http://www.snappac.org/apply-for-the-2014-organizing-fellowship/.
Thank you, and please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students for a New American Politics PAC
2014 Organizing Fellowship Application
Students for a New American Politics PAC is pleased to announce the 2014 Organizing Fellowship Program. The SNAP Fellowship is a paid grassroots organizing fellowship for students and youth that’s fast-paced, high-impact, and focused on social justice values. This isn’t your average summer internship – it’s your opportunity to create real, lasting change.
As a SNAP Organizing Fellow, you’ll receive training from experienced organizers with roots in electoral politics as well as the labor and economic justice, environmental, LGBTQ, and immigrants’ rights movements. You’ll learn to talk to voters and recruit volunteers to elect Democratic candidates who are ready to put Congress to work building a fairer society.
SNAP seeks to hire 20 Organizing Fellows in our early application round and 15-20 more in the March regular round. All Organizing Fellows will be placed on liberal/progressive Congressional campaigns in competitive districts across the country. Fellows will attend a three-day training session in the New York metro area in early June and then work as grassroots organizers on campaigns from early June to the middle of August. Many past fellows have been asked to stay on their campaigns through the fall.
Equal Access Statement: SNAP believes that our country’s leadership should reflect its diversity. We therefore pay all Organizing Fellows a stipend of up to $5,000, based on financial need. The average stipend in summer 2012 was $1,443 plus free housing and travel for 10 weeks.
How to Apply: For priority consideration, please submit your application for the Organizing Fellowship Program as soon as possible. Details of our application can be found at http://www.snappac.org/apply-for-the-2014-organizing-fellowship/.
Early Application Round: Apply by Wednesday, December 18 and you will receive a decision by Monday, January 27.
Regular Round: Apply by Friday, March 7 and you will receive a decision by Monday, April 7.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
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The Institute for Public History offers PAID summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students during the summer of 2014. This is an opportunity to work at such public history organizations as museums, historic house sites, historical societies, libraries and archives. Students from any discipline may apply; some internships require expertise in history, architectural history, art history, public policy, education. Skills in research and writing and digital media can be applied. Many internships are available to students in any discipline who have an interest in public history. Internships exist in Charlottesville, Scottsville, Richmond, the DC area, Charleston (South Carolina). Sites include Gibbes Museum of Art, Library of Virginia, Scottsville Museum, Documents Compass, Ash Lawn-Highland, Virginia Historical Society, Kluge-Ruhe Art Collection, historical societies in Vienna, and Prince William counties. For more information on specific projects and application materials, see http://www.virginia.edu/publichistory/intern.html
Application deadline: February 7, 2014.
Please note: In the next few weeks, a few more possibilities may be added.
For further information, contact Phyllis Leffler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PO Box 41800
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4180
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Dear Echols Scholars,
I am writing to inform you about a special interdisciplinary course opportunity associated with the Spring 2014 Page Barbour lecture series called Transduction. This program is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and other participating departments and schools across Grounds. If you are keen on meeting thought leaders from across the nation and world, exploring big ideas that cut across disciplines, and extending your networks and collaborations across Grounds, this course could be perfect for you.
We have an outstanding line up of speakers ranging from Ram Eisenberg, Tel Aviv environmental designer, Wilma Subra, environmental science, policy and justice MacArthur award winner working with communities in Cancer Alley, Natalie Jeremijenko, XDesign artist/engineer, Jason Kelly Johnson, working at the interface of design and advanced fabrication (high performance craft), Tae Hong Park, computer music composer who is sound mapping NYC, Dorothy Parvaz, Al Jazeera journalist, human rights and Middle East analyst, with more in the works. These Spring events will be advertised and open to all in the university community. Other sessions on responsive materials, biological systems, taxis, effects of devices on thinking, learning and community, social signal transduction, resilience, theory topics and more will feature UVA faculty from across Grounds.
Given the broad range of Transduction topics, we are eager to recruit students with interest and expertise in the creative arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, health, education and other fields to join our project team. For more information about this program, please consult the evolving project worksite http://transductionuva.wordpress.com/ and course description below.
CHEM 5559-001 and SARC 5500-003
Seminars: Tu 3:30-5:30 pm (+ other times) delocalized across Grounds
Discussion/Project Workshop: Th 4-5 pm at OpenGrounds
Instructor: Cassandra Fraser
Enrollment: 20-25 (instructor permission)
Global sustainability and digital technologies call for new thinking about the material world/media, not as static isolated objects, but as dynamic interacting systems/devices that transduce/convert one kind of energy or signal into another. This interdisciplinary seminar program featuring UVA and outside speakers will explore these themes in theoretical, chemical/biological, technological, and human/community systems from arts and sciences, engineering, health and design perspectives, with attention to human interfaces and impacts. Activities will include seminars, discussion/project workshop; readings and other resources determined with guest speakers; signal, media, human interface mapping; space, time, length scale analysis; intra and interdisciplinary transduction (own field—teach others, between fields—collaborate); visiting, hosting, leading, organizing, and reporting. The class will function as an interdisciplinary research/design/learning team and produce an online resource and multimodal end of semester event. For more information about project vision, topics, speakers, and instructions on how to enroll see: http://transductionuva.wordpress.com/course/
Thank you and best regards,
Department of Chemistry
School of Architecture
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4319
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Alison Goggin, Senior Director of MBA Admissions at the NYU Stern School of Business, and a 2000 graduate of McIntire and the College, invites you to learn more about Stern's new full MBA scholarship for exceptional college seniors.
The new William R. Berkley Scholarship Program provides full funding to a select group of high potential college seniors. It includes full tuition for the two-year, Full-time MBA, plus a $28,000 annual stipend for living and educational expenses. Applications are being accepted for Fall 2014.
Alison and the Stern MBA Admissions team will visit grounds in the winter. In the meantime, they invite you to learn more about the scholarship and the Stern MBA:
If you would like to learn more, you are invited to contact Alison directly at email@example.com.