Two potential opportunities for scholarship funds and employment for interested students are available.
First, the Jenzabar Foundation is currently accepting applications and organizational nominations for Student Leadership Awards. These awards are to be given to ten campus student groups or individual students leading significant service efforts consistent with the Jenzabar mission: “to recognize and support the good works and humanitarian efforts of student leaders serving others across the global community.”
The service must make an impact in serving others beyond the institution. The activity should also be a model that can either be repeated in other areas or that inspires others to form their own service model. Collaborative service among students is a plus.
If you are involved in a service project that may qualify or know of a potential Saybrook student or group applicant, please check the Jenzabar Foundation website to learn more:
Things to keep in mind as you review the site:
1. It helps to get a better idea of what the foundation values if you read the profiles of the 2009 Jenzabar Leadership Award winners. They are linked on the site.
2. The application is accessed from the Jenzabar website and sent through the foundation online application system. Be sure to read all the foundation has to say about the awards before you write the body of your proposal. Include information for everything about your project that they say is important to them. You will need to do this in 2500 words or less.
3. You will need to register on the website for the application and use the referral code: SLA2010. Once registered, applicants will be advised of the submission procedure.
4. The awards are $5000 each to support and further your service.
5. Last year nearly 150 applications were received for the 10 awards. The competition is stiff, but there were many students/groups from smaller institutions included in the 2009 awards.
6. Applications are due March 31, 2010. It is always best to get applications in before the final due date.
7. Please let your faculty advisors and Ed Patuto, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, [email protected], know if you apply.
Second, the AHRQ summer internship program provides students with an opportunity to work in a collegial environment with some of the leading researchers in the health services research community. The program exposes students to the conduct and support of research, administrative protocols, and understanding of the impact of health services research and knowledge creation. For more information, please visit: Program Analyst – Student Temporary Employment Program