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2018 Scholarships to NY State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College

2018 SCHOLARSHIPS to New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College

To Teachers of Creative Writing:

Several generous gifts and the Institute’s commitment to access and diversity enable us to launch a scholarship competition each year. The competition is open to students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate programs (including those who graduate in May 2018) who are nominated by their creative writing instructors. Please note the scholarships cover TUITION ONLYRoom and board expenses are the responsibility of the student.
In 2017 the Institute awarded approximately 60 tuition scholarships to students from, among other institutions, Univ. of Chicago, Northwestern Univ., Univ. of Rochester, George Washington Univ., Univ. of Iowa, SUNY-Stony Brook, Ohio State Univ., Vanderbilt Univ., NYU, Univ. of Florida, Christian Brothers Univ., Pitzer College, Harvard Univ., Yale Univ., Fashion Institute of Technology, Barnard College, Skidmore College, Ramapo College, Univ. of Sydney, U-Calif-Davis, Univ. of Idaho, The New School for Social Research, Princeton Univ., Union College, Sarah Lawrence College, Seton Hall Univ., Columbia Univ., Univ. of Massachusetts-Boston, Emory Univ., Univ. of Colorado-Denver, CUNY-Brooklyn College, Florida International Univ., Marian Univ.-Indianapolis, Univ. North Carolina School of the Arts, and Warren Wilson College.
This year the scholarships are offered for two-week or four-week workshops (July 2 to July 27) in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. Our teaching staff includes the following writers.

: Claire Messud; Rick Moody; Amy Hempel; Adam Haslett; Garth Greenwell; Danzy Senna; Joanna Scott; Howard Norman; Jonathan Dee; Adam Braver; Victoria Redel; and Elizabeth Benedict

: Vijay Seshadri; Henri Cole; Carol Muske-Dukes; Rosanna Warren; Campbell McGrath; and

Peg Boyers

: Phillip Lopate and James Miller

: Paul Auster; Russell Banks; Ann Beattie; Frank Bidart; Carl Dennis; Nick Flynn; Rivka Galchen; Louise Gluck; Mary Gordon; Margo Jefferson; William Kennedy; Jamaica Kincaid; Joyce Carol Oates; Joseph O’Neill; Caryl Phillips; Robert Pinsky; Francine Prose; and Charles Simic
To nominate students, send an email to indicating the names and email addresses (please be sure the emails are current) of those you recommend to us. Only names & emails required. Up to six nominated studentsfrom each writing instructor are welcome. We are of course looking for promising writers, and hope to increase the diversity of our student body.
All faculty nominations must be received AT THE LATEST by February 25th. All student applications are due by March 10th. The names of scholarship award winners, along with their schools, will be announced to all applicants on or around MARCH 20th.
Program applications and further information on the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College may be found at the following link for the Writers Institute web site:
Many thanks and best wishes,

Robert Boyers, Director, New York State Summer Writers Institute
Professor of English, Skidmore College
Editor, Salmagundi
815 N Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Register for the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative Spring 2016 Student Colloquium!


Registration is now open for the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative Spring 2016 Student Colloquium! This colloquium provides an opportunity for community college students to give poster and oral presentations on scientific research they have conducted in STEM fields.

Registration Link:

Registration will remain open until February 22nd or until space is full.

Please feel free contact me with any questions!



Heather Bock

Project Director, CCURI

Finger Lakes Community College

3325 Marvin Sands Dr

Canandaigua, NY 14424

(585) 785-1289

FEA Rainbow Scholarship Application – One Month til Deadline!

The FEA Rainbow Scholarship application deadline is Monday, January 18, 2016 at 12PM Noon Eastern. Now is the time to direct all eligible LGBTQ undergraduate students to apply for scholarships of up to $5,000 for study abroad on the program of their choice during Summer 2016, Fall 2016 or Spring 2017! More information on the Rainbow Scholarship flyer:

Eligibility Requirements:

Self-identified LGBTQ student, currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S.
U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. (as of May 2015, we welcome applications from DACA students) . Study abroad program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution . Study abroad program must include at least 4 weeks (30 days) in country/countries

How to apply:

Direct your students to:

What they need:

1. Faculty Recommendation – students enter name and contact information into their online application, and faculty members receive an automatically-generated email from FEA. Students must coordinate with faculty recommenders to ensure timely delivery of their letter.
2. Financial Aid Form – a portion of the form must be completed by their financial aid officer and returned to the student for upload
3. Application Form + 2 short essays

Contacting FEA:

Phone: (202) 349-7340
Available 9:00AM-5:00PM EST
Holiday hours: closed from 3PM EST December 24 – 9AM December 28; closed from 3PM December 31 – 9AM January 4. Thanks for your patience.


January 18th, 2016 at 12 NOON EST. No exceptions will be made. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that their recommender and financial aid officer complete their tasks in a timely manner.

Thanks Rainbow SIG!
– Scott and Andy, Co-Chairs of Rainbow SIG

Scott Tayloe, MBA | Director of Customized Faculty-Led Programs

Co-Chair NAFSA Rainbow SIG (15-17)

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SURC 2016 Proposals Open

Dear Colleague,

We are happy to announce that students can now submit proposals on-line to present at SURC 2016:

Submissions will be accepted through 5 February 2016, and students will be notified of the results by 18 February.

Registration for the conference will open on 1 December 2015 and will continue until the conference date. Meantime, please continue to visit our website for additional information and updates as they become available.

As always, feel free to contact either Beth Orgeron or myself if you have any questions or comments.

All the very best, Jeff

J. M. Anderson, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences

SUNY Cobleskill

111 Schenectady Avenue

Wheeler Hall, Room 216

Cobleskill, New York 12043

Tel: 518.255.5413

Fax: 518.255.5113

You, The Juror: Garfinkel Essay Scholarship

It is very exciting to announce the Historical Society of the New York Courts’ 2016 Garfinkel Essay Scholarship and its resourceful website!

Your help is essential to inform students about this educational, rewarding opportunity. Please forward this e-mail to your students and, as your time permits, offer them your advice and guidance structuring their essays. In addition to receiving a cash prize for their research and writing skills, speak with your students about how this award can set them apart as they move forward in their academic path. I look forward to your support!


The Historical Society of the New York Courts



2016 David A. Garfinkel Essay Scholarship


You, the Juror.

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Six scholarships will be awarded to community college students within the CUNY and SUNY systems:



$1,500 1st Place
$1,000 2nd Place
$500 3rd Place

$1,500 1st Place
$1,000 2nd Place
$500 3rd Place



Entries will be accepted through April 1, 2016.