Multicultural scholarships available to study environmental, food, agricultural sciences at URI

KINGSTON, R.I. — March 28, 2000 — The University of Rhode Island announces a new four-year scholarship program to encourage multicultural students to study environmental, food and agricultural sciences. “Today’s complex environmental and agricultural problems require the attention of a wide range of individuals with different viewpoints and prospective solutions,” explains scholarship coordinator Deborah Grossman-Garber. “This new scholarship is designed to encourage underrepresented students to study these subjects.” Incoming freshmen who choose to study in URI’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences and who qualify as economically, socially or culturally disadvantaged are eligible to apply. Five students will be chosen from the applicant pool to receive $5,700 per year for four years. Selection will be based on academic achievement, letters of recommendation, personal interviews, and evidence of interest and commitment to studying the required subject areas. For more information or to apply, contact Grossman-Garber at 874-5401 or via email to Application deadline is April 14. # # # For further information: Todd McLeish 874-7892