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KEY/WaTEP Electronic Newsletter ______________________________________________ ANNOUNCEMENTS Yesterday was the priority deadline for the FAFSA to ensure your materials reach Evergreen’s Financial Aid office in time for their deadline in mid March. The FAFSA web site is: www.fafsa.ed.gov/ . Please get yours done as soon as possible and remember that you don’t have to have your taxes completed to fill it out! It’s hard to believe, but the Academic Fair for spring quarter is coming up in only about two weeks (March 3) so it’s time to start thinking about your options for next quarter. Keep an eye on the ever-changing catalogue online and make use of your resources— KEY/WaTEP advisors, academic advisors, First Peoples’ Advising, etc… Don’t be caught off guard! Need tax help? Free assistance is available at the Olympia Center downtown, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-4 pm from now until April 15. Help is also available at the Lacey Library Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-4:30 and Sundays from noon4, and at the Tumwater Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-5 now until tax day. You can also contact the IRS office directly at 570-5410 or stop by their office at 404 Legion Way. They are open Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30.


If you have not yet seen your KEY advisor for this quarter, please make an appointment as soon as possible! Remember, to continue to qualify for our services such as tutoring, loaner laptops and scholarships, you must be an active KEY student. Contact our front office to get scheduled. 867-6464. Drop In Hours for Winter Quarter:** Mondays, 3-5 pm with Arvin Tuesdays, 4-6 pm with Dawn Wednesdays, 10-noon with Stacia Thursdays, 2-4 pm with Arvin; 4-6 pm with Dory

*If you’re making a special trip to campus for drop ins, please call first (360867-6464) as our calendar changes sometimes due to illness or scheduling conflicts. We will make every attempt to notify you by email when we know drop ins have been changed or cancelled. * Drop ins for Feb. 16 will only be from 4-5. Dory will be covering for Dawn who is out.

Counseling Groups Available on Campus: The Counseling Center has weekly groups that are free of charge to Evergreen students. They include: coping skills, child abuse survivor and empowerment, group therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy for depression, plus a Can you Relate? group, and Think Good and Feel Better: Anxiety Reduction with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group. There is also an acupuncture group which has a $15.00 fee for two weeks of daily sessions. There are also recovery groups on campus which are run by members of the groups. They include: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous (Wings of Recovery), and Marijuana Anonymous. Contact the Counseling Center for information and times of these groups.


CAMPUS AND LOCAL EVENTS Monday, 2/15/10 • President’s Day holiday.

Tuesday, 2/16/10 • Alumna Madeline Cantwell, Director of Development for the Orion Society, will speak as part of the Living the Greener Dream program. All are welcome to attend, 4-5:30 pm in Lecture Hall 3. • Diversity series film, The Future of Food, will be shown twice today, followed by a discussion with members of the Flaming Eggplant Café. 12-2:30 pm in Lib. 2310 and again from 6-8:30 pm in Sem II E1105.

Wednesday, 2/17/10 • Weekly “Elevenz” with First Peoples’ Advising Services. Stop by the Unity Lounge, Library 2147, for tea, hot lunch and conversation. • KEY/WaTEP Event: Personal Dreams, Workable Schemes—a workshop presented by our colleagues from Career Development. If you are trying to figure out how to make your life goals happen or to create a plan, this is a great workshop for you! 12:30-2 pm in Sem II B1107 (note early start time). Bring your lunch along. Homemade dessert treats will be provided! • Ecovention: Urban Horticulture and Ecological Restoration Lecture Series presents a panel on the Ecological Restoration of Puget Prairies, 6-8 pm in Sem II D1105. • Preparing for Law School workshop, 1-2:30 pm in Sem II A3105 with Career Development. • Primetime Advising with First Peoples’ Advising presents spoken word night. Share your writing and poetry! 6-8 pm in A-Dorm.

Thursday, 2/18/10


Friday, 2/19/10 • Spring Student Foundation Activities Grants are due at 5 pm to Library 3705. For more information go to www.evergreen.edu/sponsoredresearch/foundationactivitygrant s.htm.

Monday, 2/22/10 • Pre-departure information session for those studying abroad, 35 pm in Sem II E2109 • Academic Planning Workshop in Primetime Advising, 6:30-8 pm in A-Dorm. • MIT information session, 3-5 pm in Sem II E3123.

Tuesday, 2/23/10 • Alumnus Tim Girvin, owner of Girvin branding and design, will speak as part of the Living the Greener Dream program. All are welcome to attend, 4-5:30 pm in Lecture Hall 3.

Wednesday, 2/24/10

• KEY/WaTEP Event: Are you thinking of studying abroad? Come hear KEY alumnus, Paul Porter, describe his experience in winning a Gilman scholarship, traveling to Guatemala, and dealing with culture shock. 1-2 pm in Lib. 2205. This is our last event for the quarter. • Weekly “Elevenz” with First Peoples’ Advising Services. Stop by the Unity Lounge, Library 2147, for tea, hot lunch and conversation. • Primetime Advising with First Peoples’ Advising: Queer people of color unite! A film will be shown on the history of queer and transgender people of color fighting for their rights. 6-8 pm in A-Dorm. • General study abroad information session, 4-5 pm in Sem II E2109. If you’re considering studying abroad, this is a great starting point. • Preparing a Professional Resume workshop with Career Development, 12:30-1:30 pm in Lib. 2207.


Thursday, 2/25/10 • Jim Lynch will be reading from his novels and discussing his journey from journalism to novel writing as part of the program Writing Matters. Visitors are welcome. 1:15-2:30 in Lecture Hall 4. He is an inspiration for aspiring writers!

Friday, 2/26/10 Please remember to check the master calendar for the most up-to-date event information. http://www.evergreen.edu/campuscalendar/home.ht m

SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES/POST BAC PROGRAMS

• The MSPire program is a research program supported by the US National Science Foundation and the Netherlands Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter to establish a US-Dutch Mass Spectrometry Consortium. MSPire is soliciting applications for a summer research program for outstanding undergraduates majoring in chemistry. In addition to gaining research experience, participants will have the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands and collaborate with Dutch scientists. Applications are due by March 31, 2010. For more information go to http://rodgers.chem.wayne.edu/pire . •

There are 8 NIH Summer Institutes for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) which include food, housing and tuition. Any undergraduate majoring in science is welcome to apply although math and biology majors are targeted. Preference is given to McNair Scholars and students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups. All SIBS programs introduce undergraduate students to Biostatistics. Students learn about the applications of statistical methods to biomedical research through coursework and hands-on experience working with real


data collected in major clinical and epidemiological studies. Each of the eight program sites has unique features, and its own dates, but all are high quality and are funded by the NIH. For more information go to http://cph.uiowa.edu/biostat/current_students/bsi/documents/S IBS%20Flyer%20New%202009.pdf. •

The Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP) at the U of New Mexico is accepting applications for their 2010-2011 cohort. This is an NIH funded program designed to enhance the ability of underrepresented minority students in the biomedical sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally recognized PhD programs. They are seeking 9 college grads in the fields of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, physics and psychology. No official deadline but March 12, 2010 is preferred. For more information please go to http://biology.unm.edu/prep.

SCHOLARSHIPS/GRANTS • American Geological Institute Geoscience Student Scholarships are offered to ethnic minority students who are pursing studies in geoscience, including subdisciplines of geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, physical oceanography, planetary geology or earth science education. Deadline is March 15, 2010. www.agiweb.org/mpp/application.html. • Kate Herzog Scholarships are for aspiring writers, fiction, essays, memoirs and even poetry who are college freshmen and sophomores. Awards to be determined. Application deadline is March 15 2010. www.willamettewriters.com/1/herzog.php. • Association for Women in Communication Scholarships, Seattle Professional Chapter is offered to WA residents who are juniors, seniors or graduate students pursuing studies in print and broadcast journalism, television and radio production, film, advertising, public relations, marketing, graphic design, multimedia design, photography or technical communication. Financial need and scholastic achievement are also considered.


Awards range from $1,000-2,000. Deadline last year was March 16. www.seattleawc.org/scholarships.html. Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists offers $2,000 to undergrads majoring in journalism or communications. Deadline is March 1, 2010. www.spjwash.org/?page_id=293. Orphan Foundation of America awards $500-10,000 for foster and former foster youth who are under the age of 25. Deadline is March 31, 2010. http://orphan.org/index.php?id=programs AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program provides scholarship funds to women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves and their families. Open to eligible individuals with moderate to lower incomes and limited financial resources. Deadline is March 31. www.aarpfoundationwlc.org/ Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington offers scholarships to WA state residents who are in their third, fourth or fifth year of college with a GPA of at least 3.0. Awards range from $1,500-3,000 and can be renewed. Deadline is March 31, 2010. www.wascottishrite.org/under_g.htm. Herbert Lehman Education Fund makes annual awards to first year students who have outstanding potential and whose community and school involvements demonstrate that they have exceptional leadership potential and an ability to work well in diverse settings. Awards are $2,000 and renewable for up to four years. Deadline is March 31. http://naacpldf.org/content.aspx?article=35. Milotte Scholarship Fund awards grants of up to $4,000 to individuals who have been WA state residents for at least 5 years who are fascinated by nature, an observer of it and who successfully express their observations in an artistic way that engages everyday people (poetry, painting, photography, writing…). Deadline is March 31. www.milotte.org/index.html. BECU Foundation Scholarship is offered to members of BECU (either an employee or relative of a Boeing employee)


with a GPA of at least 3.0. Awards are $2,000. Deadline is March 31. www.becu.com. Patrick Charnon Memorial Scholarship is offered to the applicant whose application best reflects the values of Pat Charnon which include building communities with compassion, tolerance, generosity and respect. Deadline is March 31. www.cesresources.org/charnon.html. Asian American Journalists Association offers two scholarships to college students with awards ranging from $1,250 to$5,000. Applicants must demonstrate journalistic excellence, a strong interest in pursuing broadcast journalism as a career and a commitment to community involvement. Selection criteria also include financial need and commitment to the field of journalism and/or to Asian American and Pacific Islander issues. Deadline last year was March 27. www.aaja.org . Educational Opportunity Grant: Annual grants of $2500 to encourage financially needy, place bound students to complete bachelor's degree. Must be unable to continue education due to family or work commitments, health concerns, financial needs, or similar. Must be Washington residents, live in one of 13 designated counties, and have completed two years of college. Grant only used at eligible four-year colleges in Washington. Applications accepted beginning in April and following months until funds are depleted. Qualif.: High school students not considered. Award available to U.S. citizens. Funds Avail.: Minimum award amount: $2500. To Apply: Required: application form; financial need analysis. Contact: Scholarship Contact Person, 360-753-7800, info@hecb.wa.gov. Washington Library Media Association Scholarships offers $1,000 awards to students interested in working in library information science or library media training and who will work in a school. A graduate scholarship in the field is also available. Deadline is April 1, 2010. www.wlma.org/scholarships. Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are active in the


progressive movement. There is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working for positive social and economic change in this country. The maximum grant available is $8,000. Annual deadline is April 1. www.davisputter.org/apply.html. State Association of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington offers two $750 scholarships annually to descendents of individuals who established residency in WA, OR, ID or MT during the late 1800’s and who are WA state residents and college juniors, seniors, or graduate students. Preference will be given to students majoring in history, education or English. Deadline last year was April 1. http://www.wapioneerdaughters.org/scholarships.asp . Bob and Eleanor Grant Trust provides scholarships to first generation college students studying natural or environmental sciences. Scholarships are up to $15,000 per year and are renewable based on satisfactory student progress. Priority of selection criteria is 1) need, 2) passion, 3) merit. Applicants must also have been residents of WA for at least 2 years prior to applying and have junior status. Deadline is April 1. www.bandegranttrust.org/ NATAS Northwest Scholarship aims to sustain promising students in the pursuit of their studies in the field of television. Deadline is March 25, 2010. www.natasnw.org/scholarship/ . Associates Foundation and Dick French Memorial Scholarships are offered to students who are at least ¼ American Indian/Alaska Native and/or are a recognized member of a federally recognized tribe and who are planning to major in an environmentally related discipline: biology, forestry, natural resource management, chemistry, entomology, environmental science, hydrology and related disciplines. Residence must be within OR, WA or ID and student must have a current membership in American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Deadline is April 6. www.itcnet.org/includes/downloads/dick_french_scholarship.pd f.


• Gilman International Scholarship Program awards up to $5,000 for international study with a possible additional $3,000 for students pursuing studies in critical languages. Deadline is April 6th for fall travel during the following academic year. www.iie.org/gilman. There is also an October deadline for winter and spring travel. • Full ride scholarship to Syracuse University for ten African American men and women interested in studying architecture. For more information contact Mark Robbins, Dean, School of Architecture at 315-443-2256 or go to http://soa.syr.edu/index.php . • Stop Hunger Scholarships offer awards to students who have demonstrated on-going commitment to their community by performing volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States at least within the last 12 months. Deadline is February 26, 2010. http://www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scho larships.asp • AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program is offered to sophomores and juniors majoring in ethnic studies, women’s studies, labor studies, American studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science, psychology, social work, economics or public policy who are students of color and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Winning applicants receive a 10-week summer field placement during which they participate in a union organizing campaign, receiving a stipend of $4,000, housing, training and a scholarship for the academic year of up to $5,000. Deadline is February 28. www.afscme.org/members/12094.cfm. • NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program of Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds awards students from low income backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. Students can be awarded up to $20,000 per academic year which may be renewable. Winners will participate in a 10-week paid summer lab experience after each year of the scholarship and after graduation are required to serve as full time employees in an NIH research lab for one


year for each year of scholarship. Deadline is February 28, 2010. https://ugsp.nih.gov/home.asp?m=00 Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship Program offers awards to women who are aged 35 and higher, low income and pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Deadline is March 1, 2010. http://www.rankinfoundation.org/students/applications . Minority Scholarship is offered to a junior pursuing environmental, chemical or civil engineering or one of the environmental sciences. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a member of a minority group as defined by the EEOC. Deadline is March 1, (last year extended to March 31). http://www.brownandcaldwell.com/_Index_scholarships.htm . Saul T. Wilson Scholarships are offered to students interested in veterinary science. Students must have completed at least two years of study and be pursuing preveterinary or biomedical studies and agree to work for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service during breaks from school (this is paid work). Awards are up to $5,000 per year for undergraduates. Deadline is March 1. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/publications/animal_health/content/ printable_version/saultwilson.pdf Outdoor Writers Association of America sponsors a Bodie McDowell Scholarship program for juniors, seniors and grad students who are working towards careers in outdoor writing, radio and television, wildlife photography, art, lecturing or video and film making. Deadline is March 1, 2010. There was no award for 2009 due to the economic downturn. Awards range from $1,000-5,000. http://www.owaa.org/scholarships . National Press Photographers Foundation offers a scholarship to students who evidence an aptitude for photojournalism as well as academic ability and financial need. There are several scholarships offered, in areas such as still photography, picture editors, and video journalism. Deadline is March 1. www.nppa.org/professional_development/students/scholarships /.


• Getty Institute Multicultural Undergraduate Internship is offered to increase diversity in professions related to museums and the visual arts. The summer internship is at the Getty Center and the Getty Villa and provides training and experience in areas such as conservation, library collections, publications, museum education, curatorship, grants administration, public programs, site operations and information technology. Deadline is March 1, 2010. http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15016664/getty. • Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Peace Scholarship is offered to first year college students interested in peace and social justice, nuclear disarmament issues or conflict resolution. Awards are $250-500. Deadline is March 1. www.grandmothersforpeace.org/scholarships/program. • Washington State Employees Credit Union offers 20 scholarships for $2,000 for students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Applicants must be members of the credit union and are evaluated based on a student’s academic record; community service and school activities; financial need, 500 word essay and letters of recommendation. Deadline is March 1, 2010. For more information go to: http://wsecu.org/x1854.xml . • Anne D. Maloof Scholarship Fund is awarded to students with financial need who are residents of Island, Kitsap, Jefferson or Thurston counties. Deadline is March 1. Award amounts not yet set for this year. www.collegeplan.org/cpnow/pnwguide/onlineaps/msonap.htm. • Meyer-White Memorial Education Fund offers up to $5,000 to eight graduate or undergraduate students who are adult learners (over 24 for undergrads, over 30 for grads) and who have financial need. Deadline is March 1, 2010. www.collegeplan.org. • NAACP offers multiple scholarships with various criteria; awards range in size from $1,000-5,000. Deadline is March 7, 2010. www.naacp.org/youth/scholarships/information/ . • Marriott Scholars Program offers financial support of up to $9,000 per year for four years coupled with opportunities for


ongoing career guidance and mentoring to a student of Hispanic/Latino heritage. Must be pursuing a hospitality management program, hotel management, culinary or food and beverage field and be a freshman. Deadline is February 16, 2010. http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID. 1,pageID.156/default.asp Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund is offered to students of Greek descent between the ages of 17 and 25. Awards are based on necessity and merit. Deadline is February 19, 2010. www.htsfund.org/guidelines.html. Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers multiple scholarships with varying deadlines to students from underrepresented groups including women, minorities, students with disabilities, individuals from rural and low income backgrounds, etc. Deadlines range from Jan-May with most falling in March. http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/. Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities was created to encourage minority students to pursue studies in engineering, computer science and other programs related to information systems or management sciences. Awards are $2,500. Open to juniors and above. Applications open in December. For more information go to http://careers3.accenture.com/Careers/US/CampusConnection/ StudentPrograms/Scholarships_Minorities.htm. Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,500 are awarded to juniors and seniors majoring in television and film. Applications available between Sept. 1 and March 15. http://kingfoundation.org/eligibility.html. Jeannette Rankin Foundation Scholarship Program offers awards to women who are aged 35 and higher, low income and pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Deadline is March 1, 2010. http://www.rankinfoundation.org/students/applications .

KEY COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD


• Looking for a cheaper option for textbooks? Several students have expressed success with Chegg.com as a site for renting textbooks at a reasonable rate as well as selling them back for much more than they were offered through the bookstore. For more information go to their website www.chegg.com and use the discount code CC106570 for 5% off your textbook rental or an additional $5 back when you return a book. ♣ PLACE YOUR NOTICE HERE: KEY students are invited to send in items! Looking for something? Need info about something? Selling something? This space is for you!


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