March 5, 2015: CFANS Student News

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This is the biweekly CFANS Student News. It features events, college updates, and scholarship info for CFANS undergraduates.


Upcoming Events

Pet Away Worry and Stress: PAWS Event
March 10 and March 24, 2015
1 to 3 p.m.
120 Coffey Hall, St. Paul campus

Stressed out? Studies show that interacting with animals reduces stress. Stop by this free event to pet a rabbit, dog, cat, or Woodstock the chicken. See details and other St. Paul dates on the PAWS page.

Classes Without Quizzes: Attend or Volunteer
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
St. Paul campus, Continuing Education Center

This annual, public event is a casual way to hear about research going on at CFANS, and to see CFANS faculty in action. Invite your family, attend yourself, or volunteer. (Volunteers get free admission and meals.) Attend any presentation that interests you. This year's topics include: environmental issues with golf courses, crop drones, sustainable travel, sustainable food systems, human-induced bird mortality, farm to fast food, renewable energy for the home, commodity trends, and wheatgrass. Learn more or register.


College Announcements

Need a Paid Internship in the Sciences, in Minnesota?
The SciTechsperience internship program places students at paid internships in small to mid-sized Minnesota companies. You get hands-on industry experience to enhance your education. Industries included: agriculture, food, forestry, biotechnology, life sciences, engineering, fuels, energy management, and more. Open to U of M junior and seniors.

Share Your CFANS Experiences With Visiting 8th Graders
date options: March 11, April 7, 8, 10, 16 or 30
Share your perspectives with kids! CFANS will soon host local 8th graders on the St. Paul campus. Help them have fun by volunteering to: give tours, lead them to educational sessions, or be in a student panel discussing campus life, college prep and more. Volunteer for the March or April dates.


Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

Seed Association Ag Scholarships, $1000
apply by March 15, 2015
The Independent Professional Seed Association awards multiple $1000 scholarships to students in agriculture-related majors.

Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Scholarships
apply by March 20, 2015
AFA and its partners offer many different scholarships and leadership opportunities. You only need to fill out one application to be considered for all of them. Apply here.

STEM Scholarships from the Minnesota High Tech Foundation, $2500–$5000
apply by April 1, 2015
These are for Minnesota undergraduate students in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines. The scholarships can include internship opportunities. Learn more.

Scholarships in Entrepreneurship, $5000
apply by April 1, 2015
The Lynn Johnson – Johnson Brothers Scholarship in Entrepreneurship is for U of M juniors and seniors with financial need and a strong interest in entrepreneurial initiatives. Up to ten $5000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2015-16 academic year.

Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation Scholarship, $750
apply by April 1, 2015
This MCEF scholarship is open to Minnesota residents who are interested in careers related to co-ops.

For additional scholarships related to CFANS majors, see our External Scholarships page.


Key Academic Calendar Dates

–March 9: registration for May and summer classes begins
–March 16 to 20: spring break!
–March 21: third/final spring payment due
–March 23: registration for fall classes begins
U of M academic calendar


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