URI to offer scholarships for study
and research in third world nations
KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 24, 2000 -- The Study and Research Abroad
in Third World Nations Program, jointly offered through Rhode Island College
and the University of Rhode Island, is offering scholarships to qualified
students interested in study and research in Belize or Cape Verde, Africa.
For the past two years, URI students in the program have spent their
summers in Cape Verde, earning six credits for five to six weeks of study
and active involvement. The program offers students the opportunity to interact
with and participate in the cultural, economic, and business development
of nations largely populated by groups identified as minorities in the United
Applicants must be full-time URI students, and must return to URI next
semester. Other qualifications for the program include a 2.8 cumulative
grade point average after two semesters of study at URI and at least a 2.8
grade point average in the most recent semester's work. Students must have
successfully completed and received a 3.0 grade point average in at least
one course in Latino, African and African-American, or Leadership Studies
and have demonstrated an active role in leadership within the University
and/or the community at large. To be considered, each student must submit
a proposed research or study plan consistent with the requirements of the
Study and Research Abroad in Third World Nations Program.
Those interested in applying should write a letter of application to
Dr. John H. McCray, Jr., vice president for Student Affairs, University
of Rhode Island/SRATWNP Scholarships, 312 Memorial Union, Kingston, R.I.
02881. The postmark deadline is March 1, 2000.
For More Information: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-2116