College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Scholarships 3/11/11

March 8, 2011

I. Syngenta $5,000 Scholarship Opportunity for California Students
II. Prytanean Prize for Women
III. Scholarship Database
IV. Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
V. AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program
VI. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Film Awards
VII. Association of California Water Agencies Scholarship
VIII. Peace and Well Being Research Fellowship
IX. CANFIT Program Scholarships
X. Coos County Master Gardner Scholarship

I. Syngenta $5,000 Scholarship Opportunity for California Students
· $5,000 educational scholarship awarded to winner
· Application deadline Aug. 31, 2011
· Second year of Syngenta Almond Scholarship

Greensboro, N.C., March 7, 2011 – Continuing its investment in the future of agriculture, Syngenta is sponsoring the Syngenta Almond Scholarship program for the second year. The scholarship was launched at the 2010 Almond Industry Conference in December and will close on August 31, 2011. Applications are currently being accepted online and via mail. The $5,000 scholarship opportunity is available to students who currently reside or attend school in California and who meet one of these requirements: 1) high school senior involved in the almond-growing industry or a member of 4-H or FFA; or 2) college freshman, sophomore or junior involved in the almond-growing industry or a member of 4-H or FFA.

Applications must include: 1) name, 2) address, 3) phone number, 4) e-mail, 5) school/college, 6) school year, 7) major/intended major, 8) agriculture involvement, 9) verification of the applicant’s involvement/previous involvement in 4-H or FFA, 10) declaration of student’s involvement in the almond-growing industry, and 11) an essay that does not exceed 700 words that addresses the following topic:

By 2050, we will need to double agricultural production to feed a growing population. How do we do that without further stressing our environment, bringing millions of acres of marginal land into production, depleting our natural forests and further threatening endangered species? How do we grow twice as much without further exhausting our already stressed water resources? In 700 words or less, explain how the almond industry can grow more from less to be able to feed the estimated 9 billion people by 2050. Incorporate your experiences and what you are doing to contribute to the industry in an effort to make this goal a reality. When writing your essay, consider the following aspects:
- Land Use
- Water Optimization
- Food Security
- Sustainability

Applications must be submitted by August 31, 2011, and can be sent to:
Meredith Brown
Gibbs & Soell Public Relations
8521 Six Forks Road, Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27615
Ph: (919) 870-5718 Fax: (919) 870-8911 E-mail: mbrown@gibbs-soell.com

For additional information and the ability to apply for the scholarship online, please visit www.SyngentaAlmondScholarship.com. The scholarship will be awarded and presented to the winner in November 2011 prior to the 2012 spring semester of school. In addition to the congratulatory letter that the winner will receive upon announcement of the $5,000 scholarship, he or she will also be recognized at the Almond Industry Conference December 2011.


II. Prytanean Prize for Women
The Prytanean Society was founded at Berkeley in 1901 to recognize Cal women students who demonstrate faith, service and loyalty to the University Of California, Berkeley. The Prytanean Prize is awarded to a woman student with junior standing in recognition of campus and community service as well as academic excellence (GPA Of 3.2 required). The recipient will receive a $1000 cash prize and will be honored at the Prytanean Alumni Brunch on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at the Bancroft Hotel. For more information, please visit www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~prytnean.

For the application, please click here.


III. Scholarship Database
Find hundreds of scholarships and listings at http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/search.php?search=searchdeadline.

Don't let the listserv be your only avenue for information on scholarships. The database contains information on hundreds of scholarships. You can search by deadline month, type of award and eligibility criteria, underrepresented group, and scholarship name. MAXIMIZE YOUR OPPORTUNITY! Visit the Scholarship Connection website today and search the database.


IV. Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program targets students with exceptional academic promise and potential for careers that contributes to diversity and equal opportunity in the academy. The MMUF program is open to second-semester sophomores, transfers or juniors (with at least four academic semesters remaining) in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences. Fellows receive two $3,600 academic year stipends, two $3,900 summer stipends, and much more!

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted through the spring semester. Find out more details at http://mellonmays.berkeley.edu/index.html.


V. AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program
The AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program will offer full scholarships to students for study in China.
Scholarships will be awarded competitively to graduating undergraduate seniors for one or more years of study at a Chinese university at the Master’s or doctoral level. Scholarships are available for up to two years of Master’s study, and up to three years of doctoral study for students with a Master’s degree or equivalent. Students applying for the scholarships must be available to begin their scholarship programs in the fall of 2011. Before beginning their academic programs, scholarship recipients may be provided one to two years of remedial Chinese language studies in China, depending on the initial language ability of those students.

Application Deadline is March 30, 2011

To apply visit the following link: http://laihua.csc.edu.cn/inscholarship/jsp/student/StudentLogin.jsp
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Additional information about the Chinese Government Scholarship Program may be accessed by going to http://www.csc.edu.cn , clicking on the English version, then selecting “Study in China. Specific questions about the program should be directed to LIU Xiang, at liuxiang@sino-education.org or 202-495-2258.


VI. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Film Awards
The Academy awards a first ($5,000), second ($3,000), and third ($2,000) place in four categories (alternative, animation, documentary, and narrative) for student filmmakers who are full-time students at an accredited institution. The film must be made in the context of a teacher-student relationship within the curricular structure of the institution. Winning entries are forwarded to the Directors Guild of America Student Film Award.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2011

To be eligible, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student film maker. For further information, submission requirements, and application access the following link http://www.oscars.org/awards/saa/apply.html.


VII. Association of California Water Agencies Scholarship
The Association of California Water Agencies awards scholarships to qualified students in water resources-related fields, including engineering, agricultural and/or urban water supply, environmental studies, or public administration. The award will be based on scholastic achievement, commitment to field, and financial need.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2011 Award Amount: $3,000

To be eligible, you must must be a CA resident attending college in CA, and must be sophomore, junior, or a a 4th year senior with the intent of attending a fifth year. Application is available online at http://www.acwa.com/content/scholarship/acwa-scholarship-application-and-guidelines.


VIII. Peace and Well Being Research Fellowship
The Berkeley Center for the Development of Peace and Well-being will be awarding five $3,000 research fellowships to undergraduates to support their senior research projects. They in particular are interested in funding research on peace and well-being within individuals (happiness, positive states), relationships (altruism, community mindedness, marital processes, friendship), and communities and cultures (resilient families, values, institutions, and practices that promote peace and well-being). They are interested in attracting cohorts of young scholars across the social-behavorial sciences.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2011 Award Amount: $3000

To be eligible, you must have a junior class level or higher and studying in the disciplines of social/behavior sciences. Application is available online at http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/about/fellowships/.


IX. CANFIT Program Scholarships
The goal of the California Adolescent Nutrition and Fitness (CANFit) program is to improve the nutritional status and physical fitness of California's low-income, multi-ethnic youth 10-14 years of age. A total of $10,000 in undergraduate and graduate scholarships is available for minority students who demonstrate financial need and are studying nutrition, physical education, or culinary arts.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2011 Award Amount: Variable

To be eligible, you must
*be a graduate student or an undergraduate student of at least sophomore standing
*be a nutrition, physical education, or culinary arts major
*be African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Latino
*demonstrate financial need
*have a minimum 2.5 GPA

Application is available online at http://www.canfit.org/html/scholarships.html.


X. Coos County Master Gardner Scholarship
The Coos County Master Gardner Association will honor a current Coos County resident to further his or her education in a plant-related field. The field of study might include agriculture, biology, botany, biochemistry, entomology, forestry, horticulture, or landscape design.

Application Deadline: April 15, 2011 Award Amount: $2,000

To be eligible, you must must have graduated from a Coos County, Oregon high school. Application is available online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/Mg/MGScholarshipProgram.