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Mar. 14th, 2006 | 01:43 pm
posted by: drytears22 in resources4u

Hi all,
I hope everyone is having a wonderful March, and is getting excited about the March retreat. Applications are still being accepted for anyone that would still like to come. Please remember the retreat is FREE, including food and lodging. I also hope that students apply for the Monster Diversity Leadership Program which is also free to all participants. I look forward to meeting those students coming to the retreat in March.
If anyone has any questions about CONNECT please feel free to contact me at tsquires@match.org Best wishes and good luck on scholarship applications, Theresa Squires College Leadership Coordinator

CONNECT’s March E-Zine

*Leadership Opportunities

Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD 2006) WILD 2006 is a unique international opportunity to strengthen leadership skills, exchange wisdom and strategies, create new visions and build networks of support to improve the lives of women and girls with disabilities internationally.
Young women with disabilities ages 20-30 are encouraged to apply.
Applications are taking on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply early, applications final deadline is March 28.
Apply today at http://www.miusa.org/wild/index_html

Monster Diversity Leadership Program
The Monster DLP is a highly selective leadership program designed to help college students of diverse background develop fundamental career skills, gain access to top companies and discover or embrace their passion.
Applications are taking on a rolling basis and fill up quickly so apply online today at http://www.monsterdlp.com/student/start/default.asp

*An Opportunity to CONNECT!

March 24-26 will be the first statewide networking opportunity for campus leaders of organizations for students with disabilities. The CONNECT retreat will be held at the Leaven Retreat Center www.leaven.org/ in Lyons, Michigan. Students will have the opportunity to network with one another, share ideas, talk about past and present accomplishments, and learn by connecting with other leaders like themselves. The retreat will cover a variety of topics including:
*How to network with other students and agencies in the state of Michigan to make a greater impact on the disability rights movement.
*How to recruit and maintain membership *How to keep the sustainability of your group when members graduate *How to hold campus wide events, including recruitment of speakers *and much, much more All topics were selected and chosen by conversations held with student disability organizations, and will be led by student leaders. This retreat is free to participants, including food, lodging and all events; a small stipend will be provided to cover transportation costs. If you have not received a registration packet and are interested in this event, please contact Theresa Squires at tsquires@match.org or toll free at 800-760- 4600 ext. 26.


Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship Foundation
The program is available to those who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program or vocational school in the fall of 2006. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and leadership. During the six years of the Foundation's existence, approximately 25% of the students who have applied have been awarded scholarships.
Deadline for this scholarship is March 17.
Apply at http://www.cfscholarship.org/applications.htm

Immune Deficiency Foundation
IDF Scholarship is open to patients with a Primary Immune Deficiency as classified by the World Health Organization. The scholarship is intended for undergraduate students attending or entering college or a technical training school Deadline for this scholarship is March 31.
Apply at http://www.primaryimmune.org/services/scholarship.htm

Christian Record Scholarship
Partial Scholarships are offered to legally blind young people striving to obtain a college education. To be an applicant you must be legally blind and be attending college as a full-time student on the undergraduate level Deadline for this scholarship is April 1.
Apply at http://www.christianrecord.org/services/scholarships.php

The Beth Carew Memorial Scholarship
Any student with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or a related inherited bleeding disorder is eligible to apply.
Deadline for this scholarship is April 15.
Apply at http://www.ahfinfo.com/ahfinfo/bc_mem¬_scholarship.html

If this letter was forwarded to you and you would like to be added to the CONNECT list serve or would like to learn more about this opportunity please email tsquires@match.org.

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