December 3, 2015: CFANS Student News

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


Upcoming Events

Frenatae Honey Sale
Friday, December 4
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1st Location: Hodson Hall (outside the Natural Resources Library)
2nd Location: St. Paul Student Center by the information desk/ post office
Last chance to stock up on honey, greeting cards, calenders, candles, scarves and more while supporting this Entomology grad student organization. You can also pre-order items. Learn more.

Pet Away Your Stress
Tuesday, December 8 
1 - 3 p.m.
St. Paul Student Center, Harvest Room
Woodstock the chicken and her therapy animal cohorts will be back on the St. Paul Campus to help you decompress. See also dates & locations for East & West Bank.

Exam Jam: Prep for Finals
December 9-16
Stressed out about finals? The SMART Learning Commons and Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) have you covered with extended walk-in tutoring hours, review workshops, free practice exams, and a relaxed Saturday of preparation and free snacks. See the details!


College News & Announcements

Fund Your Big Idea Through the Acara Challenge
Apply by: January 22

Do you have an idea to change the world? Win $6000! The Acara Challenge is an annual impact venture competition to reward UMN students creating solutions to social and environmental challenges. Acara is the impact entrepreneurship program of the U of M Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management. Through Acara’s courses, workshops and field experiences, students develop impact ventures that address societal and environmental challenges. This opportunity is open to all current degree-seeking U of M students who are up for the challenge. See competition webpage.

Consider Applying to the University Honors Program!
Apply by: February 3

If you are a highly-motivated student and intend to participate in research, scholarship, or artistic activity under the guidance of a faculty mentor, you may wish to apply for the University Honors Program (UHP). Participation provides invidualized academic advising, increased access to special courses and faculty across colleges, a close-knit community of driven and accomplished students, and the opportunity to graduate with Latin Honors. Applicants must have a 3.5+ GPA and a planned graduation date of spring 2018 or later. Attend an info session to learn more! 


Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

National Corn Growers Association Academic Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship Program - $1,000
Apply by: December 11
Five $1000 scholarships are available to members and family members of the National Corn Growers Association. Students who are sophomore level or greater are eligible to apply. For more information, visit the National Corn Growers Association website.

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 natschol@umn.edu 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 16: last day of classes
– Dec 17–23: final exams
– U of M closed: Dec 24 and 25; Jan 1 and 18
– Jan 19: spring semester classes begin

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