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Hill Country Master Garderners, Inc. Scholarship in Horticultural Studies, USA

Hill Country Master Gardeners, Inc. (HCMG), a non-profit, trained volunteer organization, a component of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, promotes volunteer education and service to the community. As part of our mission, HCMG is offering two $2,000 scholarships in horticultural science for the 2011 – 2012 academic year. It is our intention to provide financial support to two undergraduate or graduate students at Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tarleton State or Stephen F. Austin State Universities.

The applicant must:
1. Be pursuing a degree in the horticultural sciences.
2. Be a full-time student in one of the four Universities listed above. Full-time is defined as 12 hours for undergraduate and 9 hours for graduate students.
3. Be at Junior level (60 hours) or above, with at least a 3.0 GPA.
4. Be a Texas resident. Preference will be given to students who are residents of Kerr, Kendal, Gillespie and Bandera Counties. If none apply, then any student who meets all other criteria will be considered.

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 May 2011

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The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) is a fellowship program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines as defined by Title XII. LEAP is part of the overall Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellows Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Borlaug LEAP Fellowship supports engaging a mentor at a Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) system center to support and enhance the thesis research and mentoring experience. Awards are made on a competitive basis to students who show strong scientific and leadership potential, have a well coordinated proposal between their home university, a US university mentor, and the CGIAR mentor, and whose research is related to a strong research and support project within the host country. Emphasis is placed on work that has relevance to the national development of the student’s home country.

Currently there are two limited release Request for Applications (RFAs):

1. Applications are requested for sub-Saharan African students conducting research on topics related to USAID’s Feed the Future: Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative. The focus region is sub-Saharan Africa. All topics related to agriculture (as defined by Title XII) and food security are admissible.
2. Applications are requested for developing country students conducting research in partnership with CRSPs (Collaborative Research Support Programs). The focus region is global. All topics related to agriculture (as defined by Title XII) and CRSP priorities are admissible.

Scholarship Application Deadline: May 18, 2011.

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2011 Ustinov College Scholarships, UK

The Ustinov College Accommodation Awards were established in 1994. The awards have three key objectives:

  • to contribute to the development of Ustinov College as a centre of excellence in postgraduate student life;
  • to attract outstanding students to Ustinov College who might not otherwise be able to afford to come to Durham.
  • to support University strategy in relation to attracting high quality postgraduate students to Durham;
  • Ustinov College awards up to 8 accommodation scholarships per academic year.  The awards are to offset the cost or part of the cost of college accommodation for a single student for up to one year of study.  The value of the award is up to a maximum of £5023 (2010-2011).  Applications for Ustinov College Scholarships (Accommodation) for the academic year 2011-2012 will open in April 2011, deadline for applications will be mid-July.

  • Are you enthusiastic about Ustinov and committed to improving the college experience for Ustinov members?
  • Do you have experience of organising and running activities of interest to a postgraduate community?
  • Do you have team working skills, and potential to lead a team of equals?
  • Are you able to enthuse others and encourage them to participate?
  • Do you have a strong academic record?
  • Then the Ustinov Awards Committee wants to hear from you. A small number of positions are available each year to work with the College Officers to continue Ustinov’s development as a centre for excellence in providing an unparalleled postgraduate experience. In addition to generous discounts towards college residence charge, benefits include skills development and a much stronger CV.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: mid-July 2011

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