Senior Awards

The International Institute and International Development Studies program is proud to announce two awards open to outstanding graduating seniors in IDS. We encourage all eligible students to apply!

** Note: You may apply in one category only! **

(1) IDS Academic Award

Description: One award will be distributed to a graduating senior for exceptional academic achievement in the International Development Studies major.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be:

  1. a student registered in the International Development Studies Major (double majors are also eligible and encouraged to apply);
  2. in good academic standing with an overall GPA of 3.75 in Upper-division major coursework (Global GPA); and
  3. a senior graduating in any quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year, or Fall 2014.

To apply applicants must submit:

  1. a brief application form ( found below);
  2. a resume;
  3. transcript (unofficial acceptable); and
  4. a sample of written work on any issue in international development (can be from any course previously taken-no page limit).

Deadline: 4:00 p.m. - Monday, May 5, 2014


(2) IDS Activist Award

Description: One award will be distributed to a graduating senior to recognize his/her outstanding commitment to making a difference on the issues of international development.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must be:

  1. a student registered in the International Development Studies Major (double majors are also eligible and encouraged to apply);
  2. in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in Upper-division major coursework (Global GPA);
  3. able to demonstrate, through their work in local, national, or international organizations, their commitment to making a difference on an issue linked to international development; and
  4. a senior graduating in any quarter of the 2013-2014 academic year, or Fall 2014.

To apply applicants must submit:

  1. a brief application form (found below);
  2. a resume;
  3. a transcript (unofficial acceptable); and
  4. an essay (no more than 5 pages double spaced) that describes their previous work related to international development and plans after graduation; work may include campus organizing, internships, volunteer or paid work either in the U.S. or abroad.

Deadline: 4:00 p.m. - Monday, May 5, 2014


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