October 26, 2015: CFANS Student News
The biweekly CFANS Student News features events, college updates, and timely scholarship info for CFANS undergraduates.
College News & Announcements
Represent CFANS at Summer Orientation 2016
Apply by: November 2 (by 4:30 p.m.)
Develop as a leader and welcome the Class of 2020 by helping first-year students make a seamless transition from high school to college. As an Orientation Leader, you will have the opportunity to lead more than 5,500 students through their first experiences at the University of Minnesota while also developing your own personal leadership style. Compensation includes $3,500 plus room and board during summer orientation. Go to www.ofyp.umn.edu/ol to apply today!
Learn to lead at LeaderShape 2016!
Apply by: October 30
January 12 - 17, 2016
Camp Ihduhapi, Loretto, MN
LeaderShape is a six-day, off-campus leadership institute for students to interact and learn about leadership, personal potential, and goal setting. Twelve students from CFANS will have the opportunity to participate in the LeaderShape institute along with students from the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management. All CFANS undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. The total cost per student is $75, which includes lodging and meals for six days and five nights. Donors cover the rest of the event cost.
Important Deadlines for CFANS Study Abroad Programs
Study Abroad Grant Application due October 28
Do you need financial help for your upcoming study abroad experience? Apply for the International Learning Grant, Go Global Grant and the NEW Diversity in Education Abroad Grant by October 28 for winter term, spring break and spring semester 2016 programs.
Application Deadline Extended to November 1
Are you thinking about study abroad winter term or spring break 2016? Submit your application by Sunday, November 1, 2015. CFANS offers a wide variety of short-term programs designed to complement your academic interest and degree plan. Check out the Ecuador and South Africa programs over winter term and England during spring break.
Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines
Craig Sallstrom Memorial Scholarship - $1000
Apply by: November 1
This scholarship is for Minnesota residents studying an agriculture-related topic, with a preference given to students focused on crop production. For application and requirement info, see the MN Crop Production Retailers website.
MN State Cattlemen's Association Scholarships
Apply by: November 1
Several scholarships available for students pursuing an education related to agriculture with preference given to applicants with a focus on beef cattle and/ or with an individual or familial association with a cattlemen's association. Page down for links to the 2015 applications here.
Harry S. Truman Scholarship - $30,000
Apply by: November 9
The University of Minnesota will nominate up to four juniors of any major who are dedicated to careers in public service for Truman Scholarships, which award $30,000 for graduate study. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Charlie Parnell Memorial Scholarship - $500
Apply by: November 15
Awarded by the Minnesota Erosion Control Association (MECA) to a student who wishes to pursue a degree in civil engineering or natural resources with an interest in erosion and sediment control or stormwater management. See more information.
Goldwater Scholarship - $7,500
Apply by: November 23
The University of Minnesota will nominate up to four sophomores or juniors interested in research careers and majoring in math, science, or engineering for nationally competitive Goldwater Scholarships ($7500 per year for undergraduate education). Email email@example.com for more information.
New Look Laser Tattoo Removal Semiannual Scholarship - $1000
Apply by: November 30
This merit-based scholarship is for students pursuing higher education with an emphasis in one of the following fields: nursing, medicine, natural or applied sciences, or engineering. Visit their website to find 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
- Nov 10: class registration begins for spring 2016 classes
- Nov 16: last day to cancel fall classes without college approval
- Nov 19: third and final fall payment due
- Nov 26 &27: U closed for Thanksgiving holiday
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