Point Foundation Scholarship is NOW OPEN!

Hi folks!

The application for the 2016 Point Foundation Scholarship is NOW OPEN! The Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.

Since 2001, Point Foundation has awarded 326 scholarships to LGBTQ students at colleges and universities across the country. Their efforts have been successful because of their commitment to working with the community and because of their many partners who have connected their constituents to Point’s opportunities.

Application Process

The scholarship application for 2016-17 is open from November 1, 2015 to January 19, 2016 on the Point Foundation website. Information about the application can be found in the attached flyer.

To be eligible:

1.       Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States in the fall of 2016.

2.       Must be enrolled full-time for the full academic year.

3.       Must be enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate/doctoral program.

4.       Must be at least a senior in high school.

5.       Must be “out” as a person who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community.

Please visit the Application page to learn more about Point’s application process.

Contact Point!

If you have any questions, please contact their Program Staff at applications@pointfoundation.org with any questions or comments.

Steve Willich

Pronouns:  He/Him/His


GLBT Student Services at Auraria

Campus Box 74

P.O. Box 173362

Denver, CO  80217

Phone:           (303) 556-6488

Fax:                (303) 556-3896

E-Mail:          swillich@msudenver.edu

Facebook:     GLBTSS


SURC 2016 Proposals Open

Dear Colleague,

We are happy to announce that students can now submit proposals on-line to present at SURC 2016: http://blog.cobleskill.edu/SURC/surc.html.

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

Albion Review Invites Undergrad Submissions

We’ve extended our deadline for undergraduate submissions for the Albion Review.
Please submit your poetry, short fiction, and art by Sunday, November 15, 2015 for an opportunity to appear in the 2016 edition of the Review and the chance to win $200.
Please visit https://albionreview.submittable.com/submit to electronically submit your work, or visit http://campus.albion.edu/albionreview/ for more information.

“Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics”

With funding from the National Security Agency (NSA), the AMS organized the “Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics” (PURM) conference, by bringing together a diverse group of people who are actively involving undergraduates in research programs of all types, in order that they might share their experiences and explore ways of creating more such opportunities, with the goal of bringing the most talented students into research level mathematics.

The proceedings volume for the PURM conference was published in June, 2007 and is available as a PDF document: Proceedings of the Conference on Promoting Undergraduate Research in Mathematics.  Pending availability, a free printed copy can be requested by sending name and complete college/university mailing address to the AMS (see link, below).

– See more at: http://www.ams.org/programs/edu-support/undergrad-research/undergrad-research#sthash.KvTGzhOJ.dpuf

Celebrating Student Scholars at Two Year Colleges

About the Beacon Conference  http://www.beaconconference.org/index.html

The Beacon Conference was established in 1993 to recognize, celebrate, and showcase the academic achievements of outstanding students at community colleges in the mid-Atlantic region. The conference is held each year on the first Friday in June, and it encompasses a wide range of disciplines (see “Beacon 2016 Submission Guidelines“).

Students work with faculty mentors from their colleges to prepare and submit research papers that demonstrate outstanding scholarship and originality. Submitted papers are then read and ranked by community college professors with expertise in a particular discipline. The top three papers in each panel are selected for presentation at the conference. Student presentations on each panel are judged on originality and quality of research, written work, and oral presentation by a judge from a four-year college or an expert from a renowned institution in the field. The judge for each panel chooses the most outstanding presenter. Outstanding presenters and their faculty mentors are recognized at the closing session of the conference, and each receive $100 awards.

Beacon 2016 will be held on Friday, June 3 at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ.

Undergraduate MoRe Prize: the Mochila Review

Undergraduate MoRe Prize, Missouri Western State University’s national undergraduate literary journal, is hosting its second annual Undergraduate MoRe Prize. This year’s judge is the author Ellen Hopkins, New York Times bestselling author of Burned (www.ellenhopkins.com), who will select the standout piece of fiction submitted to the contest. We are now accepting submissions, so send us your best material!


This year’s contest is open to short stories (limited to 3,000 words), which will be judged by Ellen Hopkins. Contest submissions are being accepted through the Mochila Review website (www.mochilareview.com) from Oct. 1 through Dec. 1. Only submissions from undergraduate students are accepted. There’s a small $5 fee for each submission and no limit to how many times you submit.

The winner of the Undergraduate MoRe Prize will receive a $50 prize, publication in the 2016 issue of The Mochila Review, and be featured on our website.

Submit today by following this link! http://www.mochilareview.com/more-prize/

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!  http://www.nycourts.gov/history/garfinkel.html

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.

What Role Does Jury Service Play in Our Democracy?


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.