Month: March 2012

New Funding Opportunity

The university is pleased to announce the availability of  the Mita Sen Award for Societal Impact.   The Mita Sen Award was established in 2012 by Abir Sen ’97 and Crystal Cullerton-Sen ’97 in honor of Abir’s mother, Mita Sen and will be awarded annually to students whose work has the potential to positively impact society.

All students who are currently enrolled as juniors at Lawrence University are eligible to apply for this award. The award will be given to a student whose project has the potential to impact society by addressing the demonstrated needs of individuals, families, or the community at Lawrence, in the Fox Cities or beyond, through volunteerism, entrepreneurship, or artistic or scholarly activities. Students will receive up to $5,000 of support from this fund through a competitive application and selection process.  Funds can be used to cover costs associated with Senior Experience projects, tuition, books or costs related to professional development.

The annual selection process will be managed by the Office of the Provost in collaboration with the Office of Alumni and Constituency Engagement. All juniors are eligible to apply, and staff and faculty members will also be asked to nominate students. To apply, students will submit application materials and a comprehensive project proposal before the end of Winter Term that show how a new or ongoing project they are working on has the potential to impact society by addressing the demonstrated needs of individuals, families or a specific community through volunteerism, entrepreneurship, or artistic or scholarly activities.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of the following people (or their designees): the provost, the dean of career services, the Pieper Chair in Servant Leadership, and the director of volunteer and community service programs. Depending on the number of applications, the committee may interview finalists. The committee will select the award winner(s), who will be announced before the end of Spring Term as part of Honors Day. Students selected to receive the Mita Sen Award For Societal Impact must report back to the university on how the funds were used.

Completed applications must be received by the Friday of 3rd  week of Spring term (April 13, 2012). Send all materials to:

Associate Dean of the Faculty, Sampson House

or email lanouetr@lawrence.edu

For additional information or to request an application, please call ext. 6675

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