MINELRES: Open Society Institute Scholarships Opportunities for Roma

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Tue Apr 5 08:48:40 2005


Original sender: European Roma Rights Centre <errc@errc.org>


Open Society Institute Scholarships Opportunities for Roma

The European Roma Rights Centre would draw the attention of all relevant
to several announcements by the Open Society Institute concerning
scholarship and other funding for training and educational programs for
Roma.

In the first place, OSI has announced the creation of the Deborah
Harding Scholarship at the Central European University (CEU). The
Deborah Harding Scholarship will cover tuition fees and provide a
stipend for one Roma student in the Masters of Public Policy Program at
CEU. Application deadline: May 27, 2005. Further information on the
Deborah Harding Scholarship is available at:
http://www.ceu.hu/mpp/admiss/aid.htm

Secondly, please note the deadlines of the Open Society Institute's Roma
Memorial University Scholarship Program (RMUSP):

RENEWALS (scholars that received the RMUSP Scholarship for 2004-2005
academic year)

March 31, 2005 - The deadline for submitting (postmarking) the Report
for RMUSP Scholarship Renewal and first semester original official grade
transcript.

October 31, 2005 - the deadline for submitting (postmarking) the
original Enrollment Certificate, and Tuition Fee Certificate (if
applicable)

NEW APPLICANTS (First-Time Applicants or RMUSP Scholarship Recipients
from previous years)

June 15, 2005 - The deadline for sending the completed Application Form,
Recommendation Letter/s and Grade Transcript for the completed first
semester

September 2005 - The Orientation Meeting in the Country of Residence
(Applicants will be notified by post)

October 31, 2005 - The deadline for sending the original Enrollment and
Tuition Fee Certificates.

All deadlines are the last day when the documents can be postmarked. The
documents postmarked after the deadline will not be considered.

The ERRC urges current RMSUP recipients to take note of the first
important date of March 31, 2005, since failure to comply with this
deadline would mean exclusion form being considered for scholarship
funding for the academic year of 2005/2006. Please note that the ERRC
now has very limited funding for scholarship-related activities and
cannot guarantee that persons who miss OSI deadlines or otherwise fail
to secure funding from OSI could be supported under ERRC scholarship
programming.

Further information about the OSI RMSUP is available at: 
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/news/memorial_20050317

Or from:

Ms. Nino Chelidze
Programs officer, RMUSP
Open Society Institute
Nador utca 11,
1051 Budapest
Hungary
Tel: +361 327 3240
Fax: +361 327 3117

Please note that neither of the above schemes are ERRC programmes. 
Information about ERRC Human Rights Education programming is available
at: 
http://www.errc.org/Human_index.php