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Awards and Scholarships

The La Noue Award

Patricia Lanoue

Patricia La Noue was the Interim Director for INDS between 2000 and 2002, and appointed director from 202 to 2012, prior to Dr. Freeland. Through her directorship, Patricia was a regular attendee at the AIS conference and continues to deeply respect the academic community from which it draws. She is also a passionate advocate for undergraduate research.

What?

This scholarship funds one student per year to attend the annual international conference of The Association of Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS). Includes travel, lodging, and and registration expenses.

When?

The student is selected by the end of the Spring Semester in order to attend the conference in the following fall (usually October)

Conditions: 

To receive this award, a student must present a talk at the conference and submit the content of their talk to the AIS Newsletter, Integrative Pathways

 


 

The Zainab Damji Memorial Scholarship

Zainab Damji was a courageous person who never gave up on her dreams of seeing her children receive education, and making it possible for others to do so. She served her community through times of greatest need and led with conviction. This scholarship was established by family and friends to honor her dream of keeping service and scholarship tied together through the courageous act of teaching. Her absence is still felt by many, but her dream lives on through those whose lives she has touched all over the world.

The Zainab Damji Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship for an undergraduate student of INDS who is either a junior or senior, has above a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, wishes to pursue a career in some form of education, and who has demonstrated leadership, service and courage. Each year the scholarship fund awards $1000 in scholarships to students with the above qualities. Past recipients have gone on to exceptional graduate school and professional accomplishments. The deadline for the scholarship application for 2016 is March 25, 2016.

Those interested in contributing to the Zainab Damji Memorial Fund should contact the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at UMBC (inds528@umbc.edu). Any and all contributions are welcome.

Read More:

– For application, click here

– The life and remembrance of Zainab Damji

– Past Recipients of the Zainab Damji scholarship

Questions? Feel free to contact us at zainabdamjimemfund@gmail.com.

 


 

The Jill Wrigley Award

Jill Wrigley was known in the INDS community as a devoted faculty member, a dedicated advisor, and an inspiring professor. The Jill Wrigley Award will be awarded in honor of her memory to a student who exemplifies the service Jill embodied every day.

What? 

This is an honor and certificate that may be claimed on a student’s resume and referred to in letters of reference or other official records of achievement.

When?

One award is made every Spring at the breakfast for graduating seniors.

Conditions:

Granted to students for their contribution of service in each of three categories: service to the INDS program, service to the UMBC community and service to the community outside of UMBC.

A celebration of Jill Wrigley’s life in the Baltimore Sun.

For any questions, please write to inds528@umbc.edu

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