Sep 03, 2015

 

Especially for Students (Official Notices)

INFORMATION SESSION: FULBRIGHT U.S.-U.K. INSTITUTES
•Are you a second-semester freshman or first-semester sophomore who has a 3.80+ cumulative GPA for all college coursework completed?

•Are you a U.S. citizen of at least 18 years of age?

•Do you have a long-standing and deep passion for the U.K., but have not yet had the opportunity to study abroad? Can you readily evidence that passion, in writing, in a way that demonstrates your awareness of the U.K. goes beyond how it may have been presented in the popular media?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply to participate in a Fulbright U.S.-U.K. Summer Institute. Each institute is between three and six weeks in length and investigates a theme connected to British contemporary and/or historical culture. Most participant expenses are paid by the program. To learn more about this program, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend an information session on November 3 or November 4. Both days, sessions will be held at 9-10:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.

SARA M SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 27, 2015


STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BERLIN AND LONDON
The Office of Study Abroad has two scholarships worth $6,000 each for students to spend a spring semester in either Berlin or London (one scholarship for each city) at one of CIEE's Global Institutes.

Courses available include disciplines such as Business, Communication, Media, Health Science, Political Science and Literature.

For more information, contact the Office of Study Abroad, or visit the programs' websites here or here.

KURT R OLAUSEN, International Programs
Posted: Aug 25, 2015


URSCA GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2016 DUE OCTOBER 2
To support the University's mission to foster opportunities for student-faculty scholarship, the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College offers undergraduates the opportunity to apply for competitive funding to promote their research, scholarship and creative activities.

Applicants must be undergraduate students in good standing with a minimum 3.00 GPA and enrolled full-time for the current semester AND the semester in which the research/creative activity is to be conducted: for summer awards students must be enrolled in at least one class. Research must be completed and the summary reflection submitted to the Honors College prior to the end of the semester following the one for which the grant was awarded.

Applications for the Spring 2016 cycle of funding are now being accepted. The deadline for Spring 2016 URSCA awards is noon on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. For more information and the application form and directions, click here.

RICHARD ENGLAND, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 25, 2015


UNIVERSITY ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION MEETING
Students must attend a meeting to formally apply for University Admission to Teacher Education and to initiate the selection process. The College of Education and Professional Studies schedules meetings each semester. The required formal application form is distributed and collected at the meetings and the rules and regulations concerning selection, admission to and retention in teacher education are explained. Students who have not previously applied must attend a meeting. The following meetings, to be held in 1501 Buzzard Hall Auditorium, are available Fall Semester 2015 to initiate the selection process: Monday, Sept. 21, 5-5:50 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7-7:50 p.m.; and Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6-6:50 p.m. The next opportunity to initiate the "Selection Process" and apply for University Admission to Teacher Education will be during the Spring Semester 2016. Registration is not required.

JAN E. HICKOX, CEPS
Posted: Aug 24, 2015


STUDENT INSURANCE WAIVER
Student Insurance provides the student worldwide protection, 24 hours a day. The plan has a $50 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 80 percent of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, physical therapy, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues. Beginning Fall 2015, the Student Insurance plan now covers most service fees at the Health Service and reduces co-pays for prescription medications at the Health Service Pharmacy.

Unlike an HMO or PPO, the plan does not have a network, giving students a choice in their care, and provides coverage for treatment the student receives while they are at home, at school, and wherever they may travel. When you have other insurance, the plan coordinates with the primary carrier. Student Insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100 percent of medical costs because of deductibles, co-payment amounts, limitations on specific benefits, and out-of-network penalties.

The Student Insurance Plan complements the family health plan. Most students find it beneficial to carry both, particularly if the family plan has a deductible and/or coinsurance.

The Fall 2015 Student Insurance fee will be automatically assessed to students enrolled in nine or more on-campus hours, graduate assistants under contract to the university, and international students who are enrolled in a minimum of three on-campus hours. Students with other insurance coverage may request a waiver of the Student Insurance fee if their other coverage is a PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) compliant plan. Students will be required to complete a waiver form and provide a copy of their insurance card. The waiver form is available in the Student Insurance Office and on the Student Insurance website. Sept. 4 is the last date these forms will be accepted for the Fall 2015 term. For more information, call 581-5290.

KERI J. MARTI, Student Insurance
Posted: Aug 21, 2015


PART-TIME STUDENT INSURANCE FOR PART-TIME ONLINE AND OFF-CAMPUS STUDENTS
Student Insurance provides the student worldwide protection 24 hours a day. The plan has a $50 deductible per diagnosis and pays up to 80 percent of eligible expenses for physician and hospital expenses, lab and x-ray, surgery, ambulance transport, physical therapy, maternity expenses, mental health and substance abuse issues. Beginning Fall 2015, the Student Insurance Plan now covers most service fees at the Health Service and reduces co-pays for prescription medications at the Health Service Pharmacy.

Unlike an HMO or PPO, the plan does not have a network, giving students a choice in their care and provides coverage for treatment the student receives while they are at home, at school, and wherever they may travel.

Student Insurance is an economical way to reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket expenses when family health plans do not cover 100 percent of medical costs because of deductibles, co-payment amounts, limitations on specific benefits, and out-of network penalties. The Student Insurance Plan complements the family health plan. Most students find it beneficial to carry both, particularly if the family plan has a deductible and/or coinsurance.

Fall Semester 2015 students who are registered for five or more hours may purchase Student Insurance for the semester by submitting the Part-time Enrollment Form or the Online and Off Campus Form to the Student Insurance Office prior to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 2015. The forms can be downloaded from the Student Insurance website. The cost is $109.95.

KERI J. MARTI, Student Insurance
Posted: Aug 21, 2015


INFORMATION SESSION: PAYNE AND RANGEL AWARDS
• Are you a current senior or graduate student at EIU with a 3.8+ cumulative GPA?
• Have you amassed extensive international experience in one or more of the following ways: by living/working, studying, interning, and/or volunteering abroad; by interning, working, and/or volunteering for U.S.-based international organizations; and/or by interning or working for government agencies focused on international issues and affairs?
• Would your ideal career be in foreign service, either with the U.S. Department of State (USDOS) or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)?
• If you are a senior, will you need to pursue a master’s degree in preparation for that career? If you are a graduate student, will you need to pursue a second master’s degree?
• Are you a U.S. citizen?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship (USDOS) or Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship (USAID). While enrolled in a two-year master’s program, each Fellow receives tuition and fees assistance, a stipend for living expenses, and preparation leading to possible employment with the USDOS or USAID. The approximate monetary value of a Rangel Fellowship is $95,000. The approximate monetary value of a Payne Fellowship is $90,000.

To learn more about these awards, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend an information session on Sept. 22 or 23. Sessions are being held from 9-10:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. each of those days.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 21, 2015


INFORMATION SESSION: SCOVILLE PEACE FELLOWSHIP
• Will you graduate from EIU at the end of Fall 2015, or did you previously graduate from EIU at some point between Spring 2013 and Spring 2015? Was your degree in one of the following areas: history, political science, international economics, radiation physics, environmental biology or sustainable energy? Did/do you have a cumulative GPA of 3.8+, and do you possess strong writing skills?
• Are you driven to enter into a career focused on peace and security issues? Do you hope to work within one of the following: a public-interest organization, the federal government, academia or the media?
• Do you have experience with public-interest activism or advocacy, either through a current or recent professional position or through current or recent volunteer service?
• Have you previously spent no more than one semester working or volunteering for a public-interest organization or governmental office/agency within Washington, D.C.?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Scoville Fellowship. Scoville Fellowships enable their holders to work for one of 26 participating organizations in Washington, D.C., for six to nine months. A salary of $2,900/month is provided for each Scoville Fellow, along with health insurance, travel expenses to Washington D.C., and $1,000 of professional development funding. To learn more about this fellowship, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend an information session on Sept. 28 or 29. Sessions will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. on both days.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 21, 2015


INFORMATION SESSION: GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP
• Are you majoring in mathematics, the natural sciences or pre-engineering? Will you still have at least one full year of undergraduate study remaining at the end of Spring 2016?
• Do you plan to pursue a career in research?
• Have you undertaken, or will you soon undertake, one or more of the following: independent research at EIU, one or more REUs or one or more research internships?
• Have you presented, or will you soon present, your work at a field-specific research conference? Have you published, or will you soon publish, your work in a field-specific journal?
• Do you have a 3.80 or higher cumulative GPA?
• Are you a U.S. citizen?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This national award offers up to $7,500 per year, for up to two years, toward undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board. To learn more about this award, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an information session on Sept. 14 or 15. Sessions will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. on both days.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 19, 2015


INFORMATION SESSION: BOREN SCHOLARSHIP
• Are you an undergraduate student possessing a cumulative GPA of 3.50+?
• Is your intended career within the federal government in one of the following areas: international affairs or diplomacy, international trade or economics, sustainable development, global disease or hunger, or population growth or migration?
• Are you passionate about studying a language and experiencing a culture considered critical to U.S. security? Have you already identified an appropriate study abroad program of one to two semesters in length, or are you currently working with the Office of Study Abroad to identify such a program?
• Are you a U.S. citizen?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Boren Scholarship. Boren Scholarships provide financial support for studies abroad of one to two semesters in length that are focused on the acquisition of critical language and culture skills. To learn more about this scholarship, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register for an information session on Sept. 9 or 10. Sessions are being held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. both days.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 19, 2015


INFORMATION SESSION: BOREN FELLOWSHIP
• Are you a senior applying to graduate schools, or a current graduate student less than half-way into your degree? Do you have a cumulative GPA of 3.50+ (senior) or 3.80+ (graduate student)?
• Is your intended career within the federal government in one of the following areas: international affairs or diplomacy, international trade or economics, sustainable development, global disease or hunger, or population growth or migration?
• Are you passionate about studying a language and experiencing a culture considered critical to U.S. security? Have you already identified an appropriate study abroad program of at least 12 weeks in length, or are you currently working with the Office of Study Abroad to identify such a program?
• Are you a U.S. citizen?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Boren Fellowship. To learn more about this award, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend an information session on Sept. 16 or 17. Sessions are being held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. both days.

SARA M. SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 19, 2015


INFORMATION SESSION: UDALL UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
• Do you intend a career in service to the environment?

• Do you possess significant undergraduate service and leadership experience related to environmental protection?

• Will you still have one or two full years of undergraduate study remaining, at the end of Spring 2016?

• Is your cumulative GPA at least a 3.50?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Udall Undergraduate Scholarship. This national award offers up to $5000 toward payment of tuition, fees, books, room and board, for one year of undergraduate study.

To learn more about this award, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend one an information session on October 20th or 21st. Both days, sessions will be held at 9-10:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 pm.

SARA M SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 17, 2015


INFORMATION SESSION: FULBRIGHT MTVU AWARD
• Are you a graduating senior music major who anticipates, or a recent graduate of music who has achieved, a final cumulative GPA of 3.80+ for all college coursework completed?

• Are you intrigued by how contemporary/popular international music can simultaneously express the uniqueness of foreign cultures and precipitate positive cultural changes within them? Have you ever considered going abroad to investigate how contemporary/popular international music might be used to assist the people of another country in achieving a cultural change they desire? [For the sake of clarification, here is an example provided by Fulbright: “One of the inaugural recipients…used music ‘to empower Israeli and Palestinian youth musicians by creating opportunities and spaces for young musicians from opposing sides to work together, hear each other, and amplify their voices to influence the world around them.’ Aaron started a nonprofit organization, Heartbeat, as a result of his Fulbright-mtvU Award.”]

•Would you have the foreign language ability necessary, to connect with the people of your chosen host country? Would you have the technical skills needed to maintain a blog chronicling your activity, a blog including sounds and images central to your discussion?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Fulbright-mtvU Award. All award recipients receive funding to cover transportation to and from the host country and room, board, and incidental costs based on the cost of living in the host country. Other costs may or may not be defrayed. To learn more about this award, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend an information session on November 9 or November 10.

SARA M SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 17, 2015


INFORMATION SESSION: MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP
• Are you a junior who will complete your undergraduate degree in Spring 2017? Do you currently have a 4.0 cumulative GPA?

•Is your dream graduate program housed at an institution in the U.K.?

•Is it your professional goal to not just have a job or a career, but also impact both your field and your world in significant ways?

•Have you excelled in service and leadership, not just on campus but also out in the “real world?” Have you started unique programs that have had a deep impact on others, or have you taken existing programs to dizzying new heights?

•Are you a U.S. citizen?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Marshall Scholarship. Marshall Scholarships are national awards that cover most expenses related to the pursuit of 1-2 years of graduate study at a British university. To learn more about this award, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend an information session on November 17 or November 18. Both days, sessions will be held at 9-10:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.

SARA M SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 17, 2015


INFORMATION SESSION: CARNEGIE JUNIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM
• Are you a senior preparing for a career in international affairs? Will you graduate with your bachelor’s degree, in Spring 2016 and with a final cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher?

•Have you undertaken independent research related to your principal interest area, through completion of 4000-level courses in your major, by assisting with ongoing faculty research projects, or by pursuing summer REUs?

•If applicable to your intended career path, do you possess near-native fluency in a language other than English?

• Are you either a U.S. citizen, or an international student on an F-1 Visa?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for a Carnegie Junior Fellowship. Fellows spend a year in Washington, D.C., assisting an associate researcher for the Carnegie Endowment with an ongoing project related to world peace. During their year of service, Fellows are paid a monthly salary of $3,083 and receive medical, dental, and life insurance coverage as well as limited vacation leave. Housing is not provided. To learn more about this award, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend an informational session on October 6 or October 7. Both days, sessions will be held at 9-10:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.

SARA M SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 17, 2015


INFORMATION SESSION: RANGEL SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
• Are you a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior at EIU, who has a 3.8+ cumulative GPA?

•Are you strongly interested in international affairs, and seriously considering a related career?

•Have you previously participated in a summer-long, semester-long, or year-long study abroad experience? Alternately (or in addition), have you served any of the following as a volunteer, a paid intern, or a regular employee: a company located outside the U.S.; a U.S. office for an international organization; a state or federal government office; a U.S.-based NGO or service organization concerned with international issues?

•Have you completed at least one or two courses, at EIU, that had an international affairs focus, earning an “A” grade? Alternately (or in addition), have you held leadership positions in on-campus or off-campus organizations focused on international affairs and/or community service?

•Are you a U.S. citizen?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you may qualify to apply for the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program, a six-week exploration of international affairs issues, trends, graduate programs and career paths. It includes a coursework component as well as the opportunity to interact with current field professionals, and funding covers tuition, housing, two meals a day and travel expenses. A $3,200 stipend is also provided. To learn more about this program, email smschmidt@eiu.edu to pre-register to attend one of an information session on October 26 or October 27. Both days, sessions will be held at 9-10:30 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.

SARA M SCHMIDT, Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College
Posted: Aug 17, 2015





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