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					                 Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
                        Research/Study Abroad Fellowship
                                        FALL 2012
                           Application deadline: October 15, 2012


The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies announces a competition for fellowships
to support international research or study in Latin America. Fellowships may be used to defray
the costs of an MSU-sponsored study abroad program or research in Latin America. Applicants
may be undergraduate or graduate students and preference will be given to students enrolled in
the Center’s specialization program or the Global and Areas Studies–Latin America major. This
is both a merit and needs based scholarship.

Eligibility:
     Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at MSU
     GPA of 3.0 or higher
     Demonstrated need

Application Procedure:
  Submit a completed application by e-mail to clacs@msu.edu by October 15, 2012.
  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

   Applications should include:
   1. Completed scholarship application form

   2. Essay (approximately 500 words) explaining:

              Why you choose this location and program or research project if not a study
               abroad program
              How this experience will contribute to your personal, educational and
               professional goals
              Discuss why you need this scholarship and how you will use it
              Other information you would like us to know

   3. Completed faculty evaluation form

   4. Letter of support sent by faculty reference (please contact us if you have questions about
      who you should ask to serve as a reference)


Applications are available at:

       Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
       427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 300
       International Center, Michigan State University
       East Lansing, MI 48824

       Or online at: www.LatinAmerica.isp.msu.edu/funding
                       Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
                              Research/Study Abroad Fellowship
                                                 APPLICATION

Complete and return this form to the CLACS office by October 15, 2012

Please print or type

Name: ______________________________________________________________ PID:____________________
                  Last                                      First

E-mail: _____________________ @msu.edu Phone: _________________Overall GPA: ____________________

Major: __________________________________________ College: ____________________________________

Anticipated graduation date: _______________

Are you enrolled in the CLACS undergraduate or graduate program? (check)              Yes          No

Level (check)
         Undergraduate:  Fr. (0-27 cr.)  Soph. (28-55 cr.)  Jr. (56-87)  Sr. (88 + cr.)
         Graduate:  Masters  Ph.D.  Other ___________

Local address: _________________________________________________________________________________

Permanent address: _____________________________________________________________________________

Name of study abroad program or research project: ____________________________________________________

          Location: ________________________________ Semester:_________________________

Have you participated in other study abroad programs? (check)         Yes          No

If yes, please list program name? ____________________________________Semester/year: __________________

Name of faculty member who we could serve as a reference:


Name                                         Department                                               College



Financial Information

Applicants household size:                                Number in college:

Spouse:

Children (names and ages)

How is your 2011-12 MSU tuition paid? (self, family, financial aid, fellowships, assistantships)


Special circumstances or comments you would like considered: __________________________________________




I certify the information above is correct: ____________________________________________________________
                                                                          Signature of applicant
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS and RELEASE OF INFORMATION (for student to complete)

If offered a scholarship through the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Michigan State
University, I understand I may be required to participate in activities before or after my experience abroad as a
condition of my award(s). I agree to repay the full amount of my scholarship award(s) if I fail to fulfill scholarship
conditions.

I authorize:
       CLACS to publish my name and/or photo and give CLACS, and all persons or entities acting pursuant to
         CLACS’ permission or authority, all rights to use my name and/or photo. I understand that my name and/or
         photo may be used for educational, advertising, and promotional purposes in all conventional and
         electronic media, and any future media. I also authorize the use of any printed material in connection
         therewith.
       The Office of Financial Aid to release my financial aid data to CLACS in order to be considered for a
         scholarship based on merit and financial need.


Signature of applicant: ________________________________ Date: ___________________


Return this completed application form with your essay by October 15, 2012 to: clacs@msu.edu
                   Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
                          Research/Study Abroad Fellowship
                                    FACULTY EVALUATION FORM


Student (please complete)

This evaluation is on behalf of:

Student’s name: _______________________________________________________

Student’s Major: _______________________________________________________

Study Abroad Program:__________________________________________________

Right to inspect and review (Privacy Act of 1974): If you wish to waive the right to examine this evaluation,
please sign below:

I hereby waive my right to examine this Evaluation.

____________________________________________                   ____________________________
             Signature                                                        Date

MSU Faculty

Please write a letter of recommendation for the candidate named above. In your letter, please address the
following questions: How long and in what capacity have you known the Applicant? In terms of
intellectual ability and academic performance, how does this Applicant compare with others you have
taught at this level of study? In your opinion, how will the Applicant's planned study abroad experience
advance his or her academic program?

Recommender’s name: _______________________________ Title:___________________

Dept/School_________________________

Signature:__________________________________________ Date:____________________

Email: _________________________________               Phone: _________________________


       Please send this form with your letter to the address below by October 15, 2012.



                                Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
                                          427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 300
                                 International Center, Michigan State University
                                             East Lansing MI 48824
                                                Phone: 353-1690
                                             Email: clacs@msu.edu

				
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