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Bonner Leader Applications Available: Deadline March 12, 2010 in ACCEL

Interested in service and working with a local agency? Think about the Bonner Leader Program. Applications are available in ACCEL from Monday, March 1 and are due to ACCEL (Reis Hall) on Friday, March 12. Contact Jamie Williams in the Allegheny College Center for Experiential Learning (ACCEL) at jwilliam@allegheny.edu or x5318 with any questions.

Funding Opportunity for Summer 2010 Student-Faculty Collaborative Research/Projects: Application Deadline, March 31, 2010

DelThe Gail Howe Fahrner Fellowships are intended to provide practical approaches to educating for engaged citizenship, while simultaneously supporting projects that demonstrate a positive impact on the Meadville area. Designed specifically to foster civic engagement and/or community-based collaborative projects, the fellowships may be used to provide stipends for student summer research and/or research conducted during the academic year in collaboration with a faculty member. During the summer a maximum stipend of $3,000 is available for up to 35 hours/week over a 10-week period. In addition, up to $500 for materials is available. Interested students should send a one-page description of the proposed project to the chair of the Civic Engagement Council (CEC), Amara Geffen, Box 78 or ageffen@allegheny.edu, along with a brief supporting memo from the faculty member collaborating on the project. The proposal should indicate whether additional funding has been secured from other sources (department, faculty grants, etc.) and should include an overall project budget. Determination of the awards will be made in consultation with the Dean of the College. The application deadline is March 31. More information can be found online.

Applications Available for Creating Landscapes Summer Internships

Applications are now available for summer internships in the Creating Landscapes Summer Program in aesthetic education in the arts and sciences for children. Allegheny student interns assist faculty and monitor the student groups throughout the day. The 2010 program will run from July 12 to 30. Contact Eleanor Weisman (eleanor.weisman@allegheny.edu) in the Dance and Movement Studies Program for an application form or more information.

The Chautauqua Writers’ Festival Scholarship: Applications Due March 15, 2010.

This scholarship will allow two Allegheny students with experience in creative writing to attend the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival (http://writers.ciweb.org/writers-festival/) each June at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Selected students will partake of three days of workshops, lectures, readings and panel discussions, as well as (if they choose) one-on-one consultations with writers and open mic spoken arts events. This year’s festival takes place June 17-20 and features writers Aimee Bender, Dan Chaon, Michael Waters, Patricia Wesley, Jacob Levenson and Richard Todd. The scholarship covers tuition, lodging and meals. Students are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the Institution. To qualify, students must have taken at least two courses in creative writing at Allegheny, must complete an application (http://webpub.allegheny.edu/dept/english/allegheny-english-student-info-announcements-scholarships.shtml) and must submit that sheet and a writing sample (one short story or creative nonfiction essay, or five poems) by March 15. Late applications will not be considered. Word documents by e-mail only. If no students are deemed eligible, no scholarship will be awarded. Students receiving the scholarship must submit a post-conference response to the Dean of the College (two typed pages, submitted within 10 days of the end of the festival) describing festival highlights and the specific benefits the experience afforded that student in terms of his or her craft.