November 20, 2012

The George and Nancy Axinn International Scholarship Fund for International Students at Michigan State University

The George and Nancy Axinn International Scholarship Fund

Course(s) Offered: International development
Course Level: Graduate
Provider: The George and Nancy Axinn International Scholarship Fund
Country to Study in: USA

Scholarship Description
Professors George and Nancy Axinn had endowed this scholarship to support graduate students who wish to pursue careers in international development. Preference is given to international students.

Each year one Axinn Fellow will be selected, assuming qualified candidates have applied. Self-nominations are possible.

Eligibility
Eligible applicants include currently enrolled CARRS Ph.D and M.S students as well as new applicants to the CARRS Ph.D and M.S program (applicants may be nominated either by the student or a faculty member).

Priority is given to international students.

All students are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to students who have not previously been awarded the endowed fellowship.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries, EXCEPT the USA

Participating Institutions
Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (CARRS); Michigan State University; United States

Fields of study
Graduate students have the option of defining their program of study in terms of the following four focal areas that represent the teaching, research and outreach interests of the CSUS faculty.
  • Community Food and Agricultural Systems
  • Education and Civic Engagement
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Recreation and Tourism Systems
Number of awards
Each year one (1) Axinn Fellowship will be awarded, provided that qualified candidates have applied.

Sponsorship duration
Throughout duration of the course

Scholarship benefits
This scholarship supports graduate students to pursue careers in international development.

Each spring the Department of CARRS honors the graduate student(s) who most emulates the spirit of George and Nancy’s work in international development.

Method of Application
Application packet should contain:
  1. Completed application form (pdf)
  2. Application letter or essay (justifying your qualifications as related to the purpose and intent of the scholarship; your academic and professional goals)
  3. Updated transcripts (can be photocopies; for new MSU applicants, we can use transcripts in your MSU application file)
  4. Updated resumé.
  5. Letter of support from student's advisor expressing support for the application and addressing student's qualifications and eligibility for this fellowship.
  6. Additional letter of recommendation, also addressing student's qualifications and eligibility for this fellowship. Faculty references preferred.
To Apply for the Axinn Fellowship:
Submit your complete application packet NO LATER THAN December 1, 2012 to CARRS Graduate Secretary:

Davis, Diane (STAFF)
480 Wilson Road Room 131 Natural Resources Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-0275
Email: davisdia@msu.edu

DEADLINES:
The Scholarship Deadline Date is December 1st of every year

PLEASE NOTE:
Recipients must be enrolled as graduate students in the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (CARRS) and must focus their studies and careers on international development.

Nancy and George Axinn were personal and professional partners for over sixty years. Over their long careers the Axinns have distinguished themselves as scholar-practitioners who were deeply committed to rural development in the Third World. As educators they have mentored countless graduate students and were admired for their deeply nurturing brand of guidance.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2012
Open to International Students: Yes

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