Senior Awards

Note: You may apply to both categories but will only be awarded for one.

IDS Academic Award

One to two cash awards will be distributed to a graduating senior for exceptional academic achievement in the International Development Studies major.

Eligible applicants must be:

  1.  International Development Studies major (double majors are also eligible)
  2.  A senior graduating in any quarter of the 2016-2017 academic year, or Fall 2017
  3.  In good academic standing with overall GPA of 3.75 in upper-division major coursework

 

Applicants must submit:

  1.  Brief application form ( found below)
  2.  Resume
  3.  A writing sample (5 to 15 pages) on any issue in international development (can be from a past course)

Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017

To Apply for the Academic award, click HERE

 

IDS Activist Award

One to two cash awards will be distributed to a graduating senior to recognize his/her outstanding commitment to making a difference on issues significant to international development through activism, service and leadership.

Eligible applicants must be:

  1.  International Development Studies major (double majors are also eligible)
  2.  A senior graduating in any quarter of the 2016-2017 academic year, or Fall 2017
  3.  In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in upper-division major coursework
  4.  Able to demonstrate, through their work in local, national, or international organizations, their commitment to making a difference on issues linked to international development


Applicants must submit:

  1.  Brief application form (found below);
  2.  Resume
  3.  An essay (no more than 2 pages, double-spaced) that describes previous work related to international development and plans after graduation: work may include campus organizations, internships, and volunteer or paid work either in the U.S. or abroad. See below for full prompt. 

 

ESSAY PROMPT: In no more than 2 pages, double-spaced, please describe previous work that clearly demonstrates your commitment to making an impact on issues significant to international development through activism, service, and/or leadership. Work may include engagement in campus organizations, internships, as well as volunteer or paid work either in the U.S. or abroad. Please include the nature of your participation, duration of activities, and reflect on what these experiences have meant to you personally, how they relate to IDS themes, and to your plans after graduation.

 

Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017

To Apply for the Activist Award, click HERE

 

*Activist Award Recipients will be required to present on their work at the International Institute Undergraduate Research and Community Work end of the year event held 5pm Wednesday, May 17th. 

Deadline: Tuesday, May 25, 2010