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CUAA Ross Rankin & Family Graduate Scholarships


2013-2014 Clarion University Alumni Association
Ross Rankin & Family Graduate Scholarships

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Statement of Purpose for the Awards:
Clarion University Alumni Association (CUAA) is dedicated to supporting the University community through the fostering of relationships between current and past students. The CUAA, through the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., will make available graduate scholarship money for the Fall 2013 semester. The CUAA Finance & Scholarship Committee shall determine the number of awards and the amount(s). Scholarships are awarded in amounts of up to $1,000. All applicants are subject to the statements below.

Statement of Eligibility:
Ross Rankin & Family Graduate Scholarships are open to full-time and part-time graduate students who will have completed at least nine graduate credit hours at Clarion University prior to January 1, 2013  Part-time students must be enrolled for at least six credits during the Fall 2013 semester, when the award will be applied. Graduate students holding assistantships are also eligible.

Statement of Selection Criteria:
Graduate students must currently be enrolled in one of Clarion University's graduate programs and must have completed nine graduate credit hours prior to January 1, 2013. Students must be in good academic standing, with at least a 3.5 QPA in their program. Students are required to complete the attached application, submit a typed two-page essay addressing their statement of scholarly goals and their service to the community (university/at large), and provide a VITA or resume. In addition, one letter of support from a graduate faculty member in the applicant's academic area should be included with application materials. (NOTE: It is suggested that the graduate program coordinators not write letters of support.)  Applications must be received by the Alumni Relations Office no later then March 25, 2013, at 4pm. Deadline for 2013 has been extended to March 29, 2013.

Statement of Application, Selection, and Award Processes:
Applications will be accepted beginning January 10, 2013, and are available online and also located at Seifert-Mooney Center for Advancement. Announcement of the availability of applications and deadline dates will be published through campus media. The CUAA Finance & Scholarship Committee will review all qualifying applications in early April, and applicants will be informed of their decision prior to the end of the Spring 2013 semester. The actual award will be in the form of a tuition credit to be made the following semester (Fall 2013).

For Additional Information:
Please contact Laura King, Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Fund at the Clarion University Foundation, Inc., at lking@cuf-inc.org or or 814-393-1784 with any additional questions.