December 17, 2015: CFANS Student News

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The biweekly CFANS Student News features events, college updates, and timely scholarship info for CFANS undergraduates.

College News & Announcements

Apply for a CFANS Scholarship!
Apply by: March 1
The application form for CFANS scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year is now open. All CFANS majors can apply for a CFANS scholarship and several departments also use the same form, so you can fill out one application and be considered for both college and department awards. Up to 200 awards are given each year in amounts ranging from $500 - $5000! See eligibility guidelines and application.

Sign Up for the New St. Paul Cross-Cultural Discussion Group
Thursdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Mid-February - early May

Meet other St. Paul students from a variety of nationalities and majors in a relaxed and fun atmosphere to discuss global topics, share cross-cultural experiences and explore new ways of thinking. The St. Paul group will meet weekly starting in mid-February and will be co-facilitated by a representative from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Laura Dupont-Jarrett, Chief of Staff for the Associate Dean of Academic Programs & Faculty Affairs (CFANS).

To learn more and to apply, go to; email if you have questions. There are Minneapolis-based groups scheduled at different times that are also open for new participants; see the website for more information.

May/ Summer Study Abroad Opportunities Through CFANS

Apply by: February 15

This winter break, consider if studying abroad this May or summer is right for you. Financial support is available - view our study abroad grants.

Programs & details:
Mexico: International Watershed Boundary Issues: May 16 - 21, 2016

Italy: Sustainable Food Systems of Italy: May 18 - June 11, 2016

Peru: Machu Picchu & the Amazon: Environmental Field Study: May 20 - June 14, 2016

Belize: From Rainforest to Reef: Wildlife Medicine and Conservation: May 21 - June 12, 2016

France: From Farm to Fork: Sustainable Food Systems: May 24 - June 24, 2016

Iceland: Landscapes, Natural Resources and Environmental Management: May 27 - June 17, 2016

Bahamas: Tropical Marine Biology and Shark Ecology: August 3 - 11, 2016

Mexico: International Crop Field Research: August 2 - 9, 2016

Questions? Contact the Office of International Programs at or 612-624-3221.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines 

CFANS Academic Year Scholarships - $500 - $5,000
Apply by: March 1
Apply for a CFANS scholarship for the 2016-17 academic year. All CFANS majors can apply for a college scholarship and several departments also use the same form, so you can fill out one application and be considered for both college and department awards. Some restrictions apply - see eligibility guidelines and application.

Annie's Homegrown Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program - $2,500 - $10,000
Apply by: January 5
Annie's Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship Program is open to full time undergraduate and graduate students. Students must be focusing on classes in sustainable agriculture. For more information visit Annie's Homegrown website.

Intertribal Timber Council Scholarships - $1,000 - $5,000
Apply by: January 11
The Intertribal Timber Council posts various internship and scholarship opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students in science and natural resources disciplines. For more information visit the Intertribal Timber Council website.

Morris K. Udall Scholarships - $7,000
Apply by: January 15
The University of Minnesota will nominate up to four sophomores or juniors in any major for Udall Scholarships ($7000 for a year of undergraduate education). Udall Scholars have demonstrated leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or the environment. Email for more information.

For other external scholarships related to CFANS majors, see our External Scholarships page. The scholarships listed above have deadlines coming up within the next month.

Key Academic Calendar Dates

– Dec 17–23: final exams
– U of M closed: Dec 24 and 25; Jan 1 and 18
– Jan 19: spring semester classes begin

U of M academic calendar

How to submit content to CFANS Student News: The Student News focuses on events and news that are accessible and valuable to most CFANS students. It's posted online and emailed every other week. For details and a submission/publication calendar, see our submission guidelines.

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