A new student scholar program at Hiram College will breed the next generation of environmental leaders, thanks to support from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.
The SEEDS (Sustainability, Environment, and Engaged Design Scholars) Program will begin during the 2012-2013 academic year, creating opportunities for Hiram College students to:
- Critically examine the relationships and interactions between human social and natural systems.
- Cultivate and communicate ideas and information representing integration of diverse perspectives on the environment.
- Foster sustainability, particularly in Northeast Ohio.
- Develop professional skills through peer-networking, conference attendance and mentored learning experiences.
SEED Scholars will be selected through an application process, open to students of any major. Each year, the scholars will form cohorts of four to six students to explore a specific set of environmental themes and real-world challenges. They will also have the opportunity to take part in academic and professional development activities, such as attending conferences, building a portfolio, interacting with invited speakers and offering input on future speakers and themes.
Scholars will use these experiences to develop a specific collaborative project and write installments for the SEEDS Discovery Blog. Upon completion of the program, SEED Scholars will receive a $500 award.
Applications for the 2012-2013 academic year are due Aug. 14, 2012, and decisions will be made by Aug. 28, 2012.
Students can submit applications at: https://evst.wufoo.com/forms/seeds-application/. The application process also requires references, which should be sent at: https://evst.wufoo.com/forms/seeds-reference/.
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