Oct 2, 2009

International Opportunities for Students

Each year the UH System offers students an amazing opportunity to study in Japan or Korea through the Freeman Scholarship. Selected students are fully funded for a year-long program, and they do not have to be students of Japanese or Korean. The first semester of their year-long experience is devoted to learning the language at UH Manoa. The second semester of the experience is in-country, either Japan or Korea.

In the past, KCC has not had many applicants for this, but we'd like to change this because it truly is a life-changing opportunity. Therefore, we'd like your help! Students must be degree-seeking U.S. Citizens and have a 3. GPA or better and be willing to give a year of their lives to this amazing experience. If you are aware of students in your classes or that you've worked with as counselors or in any other capacity that you believe would be good candidates for this, please talk to them about this opportunity and encourage them to apply. You can direct them to the application and information on "Opportunities Abroad" webpage. The deadline for the Japan program is October 23; for Korea the deadline is in March 19. If they decide to apply, they will also need a recommendation letter from you.

Word of mouth is the best way to get this information into the right students' hands, and by you approaching them you are acknowledging their abilities. Even if they don't apply, you've given them a boost. And if they do apply, they just may be selected for a chance of a lifetime!


Sep 30, 2009

Available Grant from the Women's Campus Club

University of Hawaii
Women’s Campus Club Grants

The University Women’s Campus Club invites applications from the University of Hawaii community for funding of special projects for 2010. Proposals may be submitted by departments, organizations, programs, or by individuals associated with any of these on any of the UH campuses.

Priority is given to requests for projects that benefit a large number of students or other members of the University community, enhance the university community environment on any UH campus, and from programs or individuals that have not received major grants from the Women’s Campus Club in recent years. Requests should be brief, not more than two or three pages. State who will benefit from the grant, how it will be used and include a realistic budget. If the request is for partial support of a project, the budget should clearly state other sources of funds. Requests for support of individuals, salaries, wages, entertainment, and/or travel will not be considered. Since grants are awarded on an annual basis and no funds are held in reserve, supplementary request cannot be funded. Grants for 2010 will be announced in early February and funds will be released soon after that date. Approximately $17,000 was awarded in 2008. Individual grants rarely exceed $4,000.

Forms for proposals can be found at http://www.hawaii.edu/wcc.

All applications must be received by November 23, 2009. Five copies of proposals can be sent to:
June C. Naughton, Allocations Chair
Women’s Campus Club
Bachman Annex 2, UHM
Honolulu, HI 96822.

For more information, e-mail jnaught@hawaii.edu, or call 524- 2718.

WCC Grant 8/09