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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


March 9 , 2002 - Issue 56


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  Here you will find listings of:  
  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.
  • We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP).
  • To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button

Ford/American Indian College Fund Corporate Scholars Program


The Ford/American Indian College Fund Corporate Scholars Program awards scholarships to American Indian/Native Alaskan students concentrating in accounting, computer science, electrical or mechanical engineering, finance, information systems, marketing or operations management. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to the American Indian community and have submitted a 2002-03 Federal Application for Federal Student Aid.

Applications are due by March 15, 2002. More information can be found at

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Title: Grants Program
Sponsor: Abelard Foundation


Funds are provided to tax-exempt organizations in support of local progressive change activities that expand and protect civil liberties and civil and human rights. Most grants are small, in the $5,000 to $10,000 range.



P.O. Box 148
Lincoln, MA 01773


The foundation is committed to supporting local progressive social change activities that: expand and protect civil liberties and civil and human rights; increase opportunities for the poor, the disenfranchised, immigrants and people of color; and enhance and expand community involvement in, and control over, economic and environmental decisions affecting members of the community. The organizations that the sponsor supports use a broad range of tools to accomplish social change as they work toward the goal of a more democratic, just and equitable society. These tools may include community and grassroots organizing, action research, and advocacy.

Much of the foundation's grantmaking has been in areas of the country that have least access to funding, particularly rural areas including the South and Appalachia in the East and the Southwestern states in the West.

The foundation has two regional offices: Abelard East and Abelard West.

The Abelard East address is listed above. The Abelard West address is as follows:

Abelard Foundation,
1221 Preservation Parkway,
Oakland, CA 94612.


Requests should be sent to the appropriate regional office.

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Title: EPA--NCER--STAR--Lifestyle and Cultural Practices of Tribal
Populations and Risks from Toxic Substances in the Environment
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency



Support is provided to academic and not-for-profit institutions located in the U.S., and Tribal, state or local governments, and Tribal organizations and colleges, for research on lifestyle and cultural practices of Tribal populations and risks from toxic substances in the environment. Grants may be up to $150,000 per year for up to three years.
Deadline(s): 07/10/2002
Contact: Nigel Fields

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460 U.S.A.
Program URL:
Tel: 228-688-1981



The sponsor provides support for research on lifestyle and cultural practices of Tribal populations and risks from toxic substances in the environment. The sponsor invites applications in two areas of current interest, the development of: exposure and effects assessment methods that can be broadly applied across geographic regions and Tribal populations; and risk management strategies and options that will lead to reduction in risk from exposure.

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Native American Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma
Fifth Annual Symposium on American Indians
"American Indian Health Today"

The Native American Studies Program at the University of Oklahoma announces its Fifth Annual Symposium on American Indians. This year's theme is "American Indian Health Today". The symposium will be held in the Oklahoma Memomial Union on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, April 10, 2002 beginning at 8:00 A.M. with participant and exhibitor registration.

Speakers for this educational gathering include Dr. Everett Rhoades, M.D., former Director of Indian Health Services and current senior faculty member at the OU Health Science Center. Dr. Rhoades has been involved with native health for many years as a practictioner, scholar, administrator, researcher, and tribal member. His current book entitled "American Indian Health-Innovations in Health Care, Promotion, and Policy" has been well received and complimented by academicians, tribal entities, and health officials nationwide. Other speakers such as Dr. James Hampton, Dr. Dorrie Rhoades, Dr. Elyse Berryhill, Mr. Frank Sheirdan, Mr. Tommy Chesboro, Mr. Ned McKenzie will address Indian and tribal health research, services, policy, issues, concerns, and traditional and contemporary developments at this one day gathering. Exhibits are welcome and encouraged.

Registration cost is $75.00 which includes the luncheon, materials, and refreshments. Exhibitors may register for $50.00 which includes full participation in the gathering, meals, materials, and refreshments. College student registration is available.

For detailed information and registration please call 405-325-2312 or email at OU.

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To provide advanced graduate students with experience in policy-relevant empirical research and to assist them in developing their own research/dissertation topic.


The research fellow will assist EPI economists in empirical research, providing an opportunity to develop as well as use statistical and methodological capabilities. The Fellow will develop research/dissertation ideas and explore databases at EPI, and will be encouraged to attend seminars, hearings and conferences in the D.C. area.

SEIU will provide the research fellow with the opportunity to learn about the role of labor unions in the policy-making process.

Research will be empirical and relevant to public policy. Examples are the outcomes of welfare reform, the distribution of the tax burden, trends in labor markets and the income distribution, work reorganization and worker participation, macroeconomic policy, and the evolution of privatization efforts in state and local governments. Historically specific factors and the role of institutions will be included in the analysis.

Eligibility and Terms of Award:
The fellowship is available to advanced graduate students in economics, public policy, industrial relations, and related fields who have completed all requirements toward a doctorate except for the dissertation. It is primarily intended for those who have not yet selected a dissertation topic, but those who have begun their dissertations are also invited to apply. Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit:

  1. Statement from their department describing their current academic standing.
  2. A three page statement on the applicant's research interests and their relevance to public policy. If applicable, the statement would briefly describe the dissertation, including the research problem or area, research questions, methodologies, sources of data or evidence (e.g., surveys, case studies), and policy implications.
  3. Two letters of reference from faculty, one of whom must be the applicant's chief academic advisor.
  4. Curriculum vitae and transcript from the graduate institution.
  5. A writing sample, preferably a research paper, or equivalent.
Application Dates:
Applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2002. Awards will be announced by May 1, 2002. The award will cover a 12 month period between July 2002 and August 2003. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible.


The Fellow will receive a pro-rated $25,000 annual stipend and reside in the Washington, D.C. area. Health benefits are available if the Fellow is not covered by his or her university.

Non-U.S. citizens are welcome to apply. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that he or she has a visa/immigration status that permits participation in the program. EPI will not support H1-B visa applications.

Affirmative Action:

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please direct all e-mail correspondence to Max Sawicky at or fax inquiries and applications to (202) 775-0819.
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Meaningful Summer Jobs at the National Institutes of Health


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting for summer positions.

We are especially urging Native American students to apply. Work in lovely Bethesda, Maryland and enjoy the Nation's Capitol.

Read about this unique opportunity on the NIH website

Students should apply directly at

Applications must be submitted applications to NIH by Friday, March 1, 2002. However, we ask that students apply early. Call us on 301-402-4157 to let us know of your interest. We would glad to review your application and, while it can be amended, provide feedback. Remember that when you apply on-line, you will need to be have the names and email addresses of your references at that time.

Our staff would be happy to work with you. If you have any questions, please give us a call on (301) 402-4157 or email me at or Pat Fong at We'll be happy to work with any interested students.

Thank you,

Jennifer Haley
Bldg 31/ Rm B1C35

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University of Montana
Missoula, MT
Department of Psychology
Indians Into Psychology (InPsych)
Summer Program 2002
Dates: June 30-July 13, 2002


The InPsych Program aims to recruit and train American Indians in the field of Clinical Psychology. Funded by the Indian Health Service, InPsych provides financial assistance to students enrolled at the graduate and undergraduate level. Each year InPsych offers a two-week summer program for students interested in applying to graduate school in Clinical Psychology.

The summer session includes preparing for the Graduate Record Exam, developing personal statements/curriculum vitae, guest speakers, psychological research related to American Indians, admissions and more.

Students receive travel, room, board and a stipend. Plus a chance to meet other Natives and recreate in beautiful Missoula valley.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2002

Submit application (available on-line), letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and proof of tribal enrollment by May 15th to:

ATTN: Outreach Recruitment Coordinator
University of Montana
Department of Psychology
32 Campus Drive #1584
Missoula, MT 59812-1584
(406) 243-5679; (406) 243-5630

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Saskatchewan Indian Federated College
Department of Indian Studies
Employment Opportunity
Faculty Positions - Regina Campus


The Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (SIFC) is a First Nation controlled University in Canada with approximately 1300 students enrolled.

Since inception in 1976, SIFC has earned an international reputation as a visionary academic leader.

SIFC is now accepting applications, subject to budgetary approval, for two faculty positions, permanent track (tenure track) at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have the ability to instruct from an interdisciplinary foundation in Indian/Native Studies including Introductory Indian Studies as well as two or more of the following areas: political/legal systems; research methods; Canadian Indian history; Indian economic, environmental and geographic systems; community development; international indigenous issues. Successful candidates will possess a Masters degree, (Ph.D. preferred) and have a proven scholarship and research record. Fluency in a First Nations language is an asset.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Positions will commence July 1, 2002.

Applications supported by a curriculum vitae, transcripts and degrees, and three letters of reference should be submitted by April 1, 2002 to:

Jan Cyr
SIFC Human Resources
CW118, U of R Campus
Regina, SK S4S 0A2

Information about SIFC and the Indian Studies department may be accessed via the Web: and
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Need to fill two professional positions in Construction Services Division Director and General Counsel position in the Northeastern Arizona area. Comprehensive compensation plan, 401(k), and excellent benefits are available if you qualify. If you desire $50K+ potential and have the work ethics to achieve it, please contact Valliant at (505) 980-3783 or email at

Native Preference Applies

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Summer 2002 Employment
-Resident Advisor-
CU Upward Bound Programs
University of Colorado, Boulder


Openings are for Upward Bound Summer Academic Institute Resident Advisers (RA). The Summer Academic Institute Resident Advisor position begins June 10 @ 7 am and goes through July 28, 2002(until all students are gone).

Resident Advisors (RA) are paid $2,000 for a seven-week period plus room and board. They are expected to be responsible for 10-12 high school students from rurally isolated American Indian reservation areas. Students are in classes from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every weekday. Residential Advisors are expected to be on duty from 3p.m. To 8a.m. Monday through Thursday. Each resident advisor receives one night off every seven days, in rotation after the first week. Students do not go home for weekends, so residential advisors are on duty for 24 hours Friday - Sunday. All advisors are expected to have a valid driver license. Background check and references are required.

Inquiries should be directed to:

Eric Tippeconnie
Assistant Director CUUBMS
Willard Hall #235/CB107 UCB
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0107
(303) 492-3482

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Federal Aviation Administration Native American Alaska Native Internship Programs


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is recruiting for undergraduate and graduate Native American & Alaska Native students who are interested in our summer/fall intern program. Students will receive a stipend and assistance with housing, incidental expenses, transportation from their homes or schools to duty locations for their 10-weeks during the Summer 2002 (June-August) or 15-weeks during the Fall 2002 (September-December).

The FAA is a technical organization responsible for every aspect of the aviation industry; thus, we are looking for students who are majoring in engineering, computer science, math, and business administration. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0. Application deadline is March 5, 2002 for Summer 2002 and July 10, 2002 for Fall 2002.

Please email a copy of your resume and transcript to


Mrs. Mai Nguyen
Native American/Alaska Native Program Manager
800 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20591
Phone: 202-267-7666
Fax: 202-267-7737

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DEADLINE: June 1, 2002


The Cherokee Nation's Higher Education Office awards scholarships to selected Cherokee Nation Tribal Members pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees. To apply for these funds, students must submit a complete application to the Higher Education Office no later than June 1st of each year. No late or emergency applications will be accepted.
The purpose of the Cherokee Nation Higher Education Program includes accomplishing three desired outcomes:
  1. strengthen the sovereignty of the Cherokee Nation;
  2. increase the capacity of its citizens; and
  3. promote the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation.
The scholarship selection process is designed to achieve these outcomes. The process involves preferences in the event of limited funding. As the demand on the program increases, the availability of funding for the increased number of students is limited; therefore, preferences will be given for funding a category of students, which tend to achieve desired outcomes.

Download the Higher Education Application. It is in a .pdf format so you will need the free Adobe Reader to view the application. Print the application, fill it out and mail, along with the following documents, to the address listed at the bottom of this information page.

Students seeking higher education scholarship funding must submit the following documents for scholarship consideration:

  • A copy of the student aid report form sent to the student by the federal government when they submit a Free Application for Student Aid - OMB 1845-0001 (commonly known as the FAFSA application). Send the FAFSA in early! It takes some time to get your student aid report form results.
  • A copy of your Cherokee Nation tribal membership card and CDIB Card.
  • An official copy of your high school transcript bearing the school seal, through the fall semester of your Senior year and your ACT score (no photocopies).
  • Any college transcripts of completed course- work (no photocopies).
  • The application portion of this document.
Send or deliver these documents at the same time to the Higher Education Office no later than June 1st. Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted by the Higher Education Office! There are no emergency funds available for late applications!

All Cherokee Nation tribal members, regardless of permanent residence, who qualify for Pell grant funding are eligible to apply for up to $750.00 per semester of additional Bureau of Indian Affairs scholarship funding.

Tribal Members who are residents of the State of Oklahoma and who do not qualify for Pell funding may apply for Cherokee Nation scholarship funding. Undergraduate Seniors and Juniors are eligible for up to $1,000.00 per semester . Sophomores are eligible for up to $750.00 per semester, and undergraduate Freshmen and graduate students are eligible for $500.00 per semester. The scholarships are awarded based on the following selection preferences:

  • Continuing students in the Cherokee Nation Graduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
  • Geographic Location of Permanent Residence of New Applicants
    • Undergraduate students whose permanent residency is within the Cherokee Nation area (which is defined as those counties within and contiguous to the Cherokee Nation boundaries);
    • Undergraduate students in the State of Oklahoma;
    • Graduate students in the Cherokee Nation area;
    • Graduate students in the State of Oklahoma
  • Academic Performance and Financial Need of New Applicants

When funding will not award scholarships to all the students in one of the geographic location categories, student classification followed by academic performance is used to select scholarship recipients within the geographic location category. The student's undergraduate GPA is used to rank upperclassmen applicants. High school GPA multiplied by the highest ACT score recorded is used for entering Freshmen. In the event of an academic performance tie, the expected family contribution from the FAFSA student aid report will be used to break the tie. Students reported to have the greatest financial need will be selected in these tiebreaker situations. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree may not apply for additional undergraduate coursework.

Undergraduate scholarships are limited to 8 semesters. The scholarship selection process will begin the first week of June. Late applications will not be accepted and applications postmarked after June 1st will be returned to the student unopened. Any incomplete application received by the Higher Education Office before June 1st will be returned to the student with a document indicating why the application is incomplete.

It is anticipated that preferences will be implemented in the 2002-2003 scholarship selection process. The preferences may include, but are not limited to: Cherokee Nation community service; completion of the Cherokee Nation History Course; Tribal Youth Council participation; tribal leadership activities; Miss Cherokee Pageant participation; and other activities offered by the tribe.


Students will be notified in writing when the Higher Education Office receives a complete application. Any and all verbal information provided by the Education Department and Higher Education Office is not official. There is no assurance that a student has a complete application in the Higher Education Office awaiting consideration until the student receives official written notification or fax from the Higher Education Office.

If you have not received notification of selection or denial by July 1st, contact the Cherokee Nation Higher Education Program. Students who are selected must sign a Contract of Agreement outlining the limitations of the scholarship and the requirements necessary to continue scholarship funding. These requirements include but are not limited to providing copies of transcripts, additional FAFSA student aid reports and other documents required by the Higher Education Office. These requirements are detailed in the scholarship contract.

Students who are not selected for scholarship funding may appeal the scholarship selection decision in writing to the Executive Director of Education of the Cherokee Nation. Appeals will be accepted until September 1st. Students who appeal must provide documentation to support their appeal. The Executive Director of Education using written documents as data and evidence will address any questions or appeals. No verbal commitments will be honored or considered during the appeal review. The Executive Director of Education will review each appeal and notify the student in writing whether the decision is upheld or overturned. The decision of the Executive Director of Education will be final.
Students needing additional information may contact the Education Department of the Cherokee Nation at 918-456-0671, Extension 2208 or 2286 or 1-800-256-0671 (in Oklahoma only).
  • Copy of your Student Aid Report from FAFSA application (may take 3-4 weeks to obtain results, so plan ahead). You can obtain a FAFSA Form from your school counselor or the Higher Education Office.
  • Copy of your Cherokee Nation Tribal Membership Card and CDIB Card.
  • Original high school transcript through the fall semester of your Senior year. (No photocopies.)
  • An official ACT score (may be listed on high school transcript).
  • College undergraduate transcripts, if applicable. (No photocopies.)
  • A completed and signed application and release of information waiver (the back of this checklist).

These documents constitute a complete application and must be sent together for application consideration. If any of these documents are missing, the entire incomplete application will be returned to the student with an attachment outlining why the document is incomplete.

A complete application must be received by the Higher Education Office no later than June 1st. Late and emergency applications will not be considered for scholarship funding.


P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465

Cherokee Nation

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"Witchita Eagle Seeks Summer Intern"

This is a 10-week paid internship for a Native American journalist. The Witchita Eagle is most interested in reporters, although photographers and graphic artists/designers will be considered.

Students who have completed at least their sophomore year of college and still have at least one semester remaining to get their degree are preferred. Younger students or students who graduated in December or are scheduled to graduate this spring may apply as well.

The Wichita Eagle is a Knight-Ridder newspaper. It is the largest paper in Kansas with a daily circulation of 93,000 and a Sunday circulation of 163,000. Interns receive plenty of opportunities to write and report stories.
They are expected to become contributing members of the newspaper staff. Interns receive an evaluation of their work at the end of the summer. Several former interns now work for the paper full time or have gone on to other Knight-Ridder papers.

To apply or for more information call Tom Shine at 316-268-6268 or

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Scholarships available to Navajo college students


PHOENIX - Scholarships for Navajo college students are being offered by the Salt River Project and the Navajo Generating Station. The application deadline is April 30, said Salt River Project spokeswoman Regina Lane.

To be eligible, applicants must be members of the Navajo Nation, full-time students and at least a junior in college during the time the scholarship will be used. The award may be used at any accredited college or university in or outside of Arizona.

Students must maintain a B average to maintain the scholarship. Priority will be given to students seeking degrees in math, engineering and environmental fields.

The NGS Scholarship Committee will make its selections based on field of study, academic excellence and achievement. Award amounts will then be determined by the committee following an evaluation of the financial needs analysis of each applicant.

To apply and for more information, log onto the SRP Web site at navajo.asp. or call (928) 645-6539 for a scholarship application packet.

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Program Manager

Measured Progress ( is an educational testing company that has garnered a national reputation for quality work in large-scale customized assessment programs. We are located in the scenic seacoast region of New Hampshire (driving distance to Boston, the White Mountains and coastal regions of ME, NH and MA). We are actively reviewing resumes for the following position:

Program Manager

Position Summary: Provide management and leadership in the design, planning, budgeting, and implementation of activities related to educational testing programs that work with Native American populations.
  • Communicate the program's design and objectives to personnel, and provide program advice and technical reports and status updates to clients to ensure the program is carried out on time and within budget.
  • Write proposals and create budgets, and administer and oversee all aspects of the contract including the production schedule of all components of the contract.
  • Oversee the post-test reporting schedule/development, and assist in overseeing the creation of test blueprints and test/field test designs.
  • Plan, initiate, budget, schedule, and manage activities throughout the contract's lifecycle. Establish positive working relationships and communications with clients, internal and external staff, subcontractors and consultants.
  • Facilitate meetings and workshops for client staff and committees.
  • Manage contract budget and monitor project changes through change order process.
  • Mentor Program Assistants and other program management staff, as appropriate.
Qualifications: Master's Degree in Assessment, Education or Business, and three to seven years experience in large-scale educational assessment or similar settings and proven success in a program/project management role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition, the position requires superlative communication, presentation, and management skills. Experience working with Native American student populations highly desirable.
Measured Progress' work environment is collaborative. Casual attire, flex time, on-site child care and gym facilities, twenty days of paid time off available in the first year of employment, health, dental, vision and generous money purchase and 401(k) retirement savings plans are all part of the full-time benefits package. For immediate consideration, please mail, fax, or e-mail a resume and letter of interest to:

Human Resources,
Measured Progress,
171 Watson Road,
Dover, NH 03820;
fax (603) 749-6398; or

Measured Progress is an EOE/AA Employer
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Opportunity to work on American Indian policy on Capitol Hill!


This morning I spoke with Roger Walke, Specialist in American Indian Policy for the Congressional Research Service in Washington, D.C. He is looking for interns, both short and long term. Interns at CRS would provide analysis and information to Congress on American Indian issues ranging from trust reform to health care to Indian gaming to federal recognition. The position does not require a policy-specific background and Roger himself would train interns in research and writing on American Indian policy. If you are interested in working at CRS as either an intern, a volunteer or a Presidential Intern, please go to the CRS website at:

From there you can click on "Domestic Social Policy," then "Justice and Immigration."

If you have further questions or would like to contact Roger directly, feel free to call Kate Spilde at the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at 617-496 4212 for more information.

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Partner Level Indian Law Attorney


Seattle-based law firm with a national practice representing Indian tribal governments and Alaska Native entities seeks a dynamic partner-level attorney for Washington, D.C. This position will have management responsibilities in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. See website:

Candidates should possess litigation experience in federal, and tribal courts and sophisticated Indian law experience. The candidate must have the ability and desire to expand the firm's practice through contacts in Indian country. The candidate should have familiarity with the Departments of Justice and Interior. 10+ years of law practice, top academic credentials, and excellent writing skills are expected. Native Americans are encouraged to apply. Please contact:

Morisset, Schlosser, Ayer & Jozwiak
Jearl E. Rugh, Legal Administrator
801 Second Ave., Suite 1115
Seattle, WA 98104

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2002 Century Institute Summer Program


The Century Foundation is pleased to announce the 2002 Century Institute Summer Program

A competitive two-week fellowship where progressive students, scholars, and policy-makers come together to explore the challenges America faces in building a just and inclusive society.

When: June 30th to July 13th 2002

Where: The campus of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, a major center of summer cultural activity on the East Coast.

Who: Undergraduates completing their sophomore or junior year in the spring semester of 2002. All majors are encouraged to apply.

Details: Each student will receive a stipend of $650 upon completion of the Institute. The Century Institute will provide transportation to Williamstown.

The Century Institute Summer Program is directed by Princeton University professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paul Starr. Distinguished speakers in previous years have included: Professor Robert Putnam, Wendy Kaminer, Professor Randall Kennedy, Robert Kuttner, Theodore Sorenson, Robert Reich, Professor William Julius Wilson and many others.

For additional details about the program and to find the application online see our website at

To request an application via postal mail call 212-452-7728 or send an email to

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Innovative University-Industry Partnership to recruit qualified high-school students into Engineering

During the summer of 2002, the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona (UA) will offer a Summer Engineering Academy (SEA) to attract qualified high school students to consider engineering as a career option.

The fundamental idea behind the SEA program is to show prospective engineers exactly how an idea becomes reality. On this program, UA, Raytheon and Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc. (ACR), a local high technology company will team to provide student teams an opportunity to design and rapid prototype cars. Students will be trained to use SolidWorks? and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDMÔ) for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and rapid prototyping (RP), respectively. Field trips will include visits to ACR and Raytheon. Classroom lectures will cover topics ranging from Fundamentals of Aerodynamics to Materials used in Engineering. Prizes will be awarded to best over all designs.

There will be two sessions:

Session I, a day program for high school freshman and sophomores

Dates : June 24 - June 28

Fees: $125 (includes lunch and all program materials)


Session II, a residential program for high school juniors and seniors

Dates: July 8 - July 12

Fees: $250 (includes room, 3 meals a day and all program materials)


For further information and applicatios, please contact Cecilia Gaxiola 621-4018, e-mail:


Applicants may also access applications from the college website: WWW.ENGR.ARIZONA.EDU (click on Pre-College and then SEA)

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2002 Indigenous Scholars Conference
"Indigenous Research Methodologies"


Announcing the 2002 Indigenous Scholars Conference, to be held March 13-16 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. This year's theme is "Indigenous Research Methodologies." For more information, call 780-492-0766 or email .

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Title: RFP--Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands
Sponsor: Department of Energy

The sponsor provides support to Federally-recognized Tribes or Alaska Native Corporations to conduct feasibility studies and implement sustainable renewable energy installations on Tribal lands. Approximately $2.5 million in total funding will be available for projects of one to three years in duration.

Deadline(s): 05/06/2002

Ruth Adams, Contracting Officer

Golden Field Office
1617 Cole Boulevard
Golden, CO 80401-3393 U.S.A.
Program URL:
Tel: 303-275-4716
Fax: 303-275-4788


Through cooperative agreements, the sponsor intends to provide financial support to conduct feasibility studies and share in the cost of implementing sustainable renewable energy installations on Tribal lands. The sponsor seeks applications to either: conduct feasibility studies for the development of economically sustainable renewable energy installations on Tribal lands; or implement sustainable renewable energy development projects.

Eligible technologies under this solicitation include, but are not limited to the following: photovoltaic, concentrating solar power, solar thermal systems (i.e., active or passive solar technologies for space or water heating, or power generation technologies), wind, biomass power, hydro, geothermal electric generation, geothermal resources for direct heating applications, and other renewable hybrid systems. Applications may include, but are not limited to, the use of renewable energy for: direct electrical generation, building uses, water pumping, or other grid connected or off-grid power uses.


The sponsor will only consider applications from Federally-recognized Tribes on whose Tribal Lands the project will be located.

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The Best Buy Children Foundation is seeking applicants for its ongoing program to help organizations run programs that build life skills in young people through education, mentoring and leadership development.

Non-profits in Best Buy Communities are eligible.

Grants range from $2000 to $10,000.

Deadline is May 15 and August 15.

For questions call (952) 947-2650 or go to

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Title: Andrus Fellowships in Gerontological Studies
Sponsor: AARP Andrus Foundation



The sponsor invites applications for nine (9) two-month fellowships for Latino, African American, and Native American graduate students to engage in research and study on minority aging issues.


Dr. Marta Sotomayor


National Hispanic Council on Aging
2713 Ontario Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20009 U.S.A.
Program URL:
Tel: 202-265-1288
Fax: 202-745-2522



In support of its commitment to encouraging young people to consider careers working with older people, the sponsor has partnered with the National Hispanic Council on Aging, the National Caucus and Center on Black Aged and the National Indian Council on Aging to offer fellowships whose purpose of the the program is to increase the pool of minority gerontologists; to increase the participants' understanding of the relationship between research outcomes and the provisions of services, development of policies and advocacy; and to increase the participants' knowledge of critical issues facing minority aging populations; and to nurture the leadership skills of participants and prepare them for the leadership roles that are expected to be filled in the field of gerontology as it pertains to minority elderly.

Fellowships combine research activities at the fellows' academic institutions, another selected campus, or at one of the three partner organizations, with a one-week seminar in Washington, DC. Fellows focus on one research topic during the fellowship and examine the roles that future leaders must assume in order to improve the quality of life of minority elderly. While in Washington, DC, Fellows receive information on policy making, resource allocation in relation to minority aging, and research being conducted on minority aging issues. Fellows are selected equally by each partner organization.



Eligible applicants are Latino, African American, and Native American graduate students.


Nine fellows each receive a $2,000 stipend, travel and per-diem for the Washington, DC session, and reimbursement for books and other approved expenses. (dcr)
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