Archive for July, 2010

SIP Grants

July 12, 2010

Purpose of Program: The SIP provides grants to eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) to help them become self sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students, by providing funds to improve and strengthen the institution’s academic quality, institutional management and fiscal stability.

  Applications Available: July 6, 2010.
  Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: August 5, 2010.

Eligible Applicants: This program is authorized by Title III, Part A, of the HEA.  To qualify as an eligible institution under any Title III, Part A program, an institution must, among other requirements: (1) Be accredited or preaccredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association that the Secretary has determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training offered; (2) Be legally authorized by the State in which it is located to be a junior college or to provide an educational program for which it awards a bachelor’s degree; (3) Be designated as an “eligible institution” by demonstrating that it: (A) Has an enrollment of needy students as described in 34 CFR 607.3; and B) has low average educational and general expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student as described in 34 CFR 607.4.
      Estimated Available Funds: $17,830,000.  
      5-year Development Grants
      Maximum award amount: $400,000.
      Estimated number of awards: 47.
      Estimated average award amount: $365,000.
      5-year Cooperative Arrangement Development Grants
      Maximum award amount: $500,000.
      Estimated number of awards: 1.
      Estimated average award amount: $400,000.

Additional information is available online at:

Student Involvement Fair

July 12, 2010

Register NOW for the 2010 Student Involvement Fair!

2010 Student Involvement Fair (SIF) details:

When: Wednesday, 9/8/10, from 11 am – 3 pm  Rain Date will be 9/14/10 from 11 am – 3 pm

Where:  The east end of the Indiana Memorial Union parking lot near Woodburn and Ballantine Halls.

Why:  Recruit new members! Volunteer opportunities! Network with other student groups, offices, and local non-profit agencies!

Student Organizations:

  1. All student organizations MUST have been approved on myINvolvement @ IU BEFORE they are able to register for the Student Involvement Fair:
  2. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. All tables will be shared with another student organization.
  3. Registration must be done in person at the Student Activities office, Room 371 in the Indiana Memorial Union (*Summer Office Hours are T/R 9a-5p).

IU Office and Departments:

Please fill out the IU Department and Programs Registration Form.

Non-Profit Agencies:

Please fill out the Non-Profit Agency Registration Form.

Interested participants can also visit for registration information.

Ambassadorial Scholarships

July 1, 2010

 Ambassadorial Scholarships, valued at approximately US$23,000, finance one academic year of study abroad, including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees, room, board, some educational supplies and language training (if necessary).  Ambassadorial Scholarships may be awarded in virtually any field of study.  Rotary World Peace Scholars study peace and conflict resolution at one of the Rotary Centers for International Studies located at eight universities worldwide.  The World Peace Scholarship funds a master’s degree or its equivalent in peace and conflict resolution, with course work focusing on the causes of conflict and strategies to promote peace and world understanding.

Guidelines and applications for both programs may be downloaded from the Rotary International website at and

Applications and supplementary forms must be submitted to a Rotary club in the applicant’s place of legal or permanent residence in southern Indiana, full-time study or full-time employment no later than June 30, 2010.  Club-endorsed applications must be submitted to the District Ambassadorial Scholar chair no later than July 31, 2010.  District interviews will be conducted during August 2010, and completed district nominations must be submitted to the Rotary Foundation by October 1, 2010.   

The Ambassadorial Scholarships program is the world’s largest privately-sponsored international scholarship program.  Focused on humanitarian service, personal diplomacy and academic excellence, it has sponsored more than 34,000 Rotary scholars abroad since its inception in 1947.

For more information, contact your local Rotary club (


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