Friday, October 28, 2011

Judy Taylor Scholarship

Judy Taylor Scholarship and Program Scholarship
Information Sheet


This scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to students who are dealing with a catastrophic medical situation (personal or immediate family) while pursuing an education at Lone Star College–North Harris.  It is inspired by the courage, determination and unflagging spirit of Professor Judy Taylor in the face of such a challenge.

Amount of Award   $1,000

 General Instructions and Checklist

 You must be a student currently enrolled at Lone Star College-North Harris (9 or more credit hours per term).

Must have at least a 3.00 cumulative college level grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale (B average).
The student or one of the student’s immediate family members (spouse/partner, child, parent) must currently be experiencing or must recently have overcome a devastating medical hardship.
Preference will be given to students currently enrolled in Math and/or Science classes
Application deadline date: 5:30 p.m. on December 5, 2011
Completed applications and reference letters should be submitted to:
Diane Murray
Math Department
WN 115P
Recipient of scholarship will be notified in January
If there are no applicants that meet the criteria for the scholarship, the funds will not be dispersed.
 Disbursement Guidelines

 The funds will first cover the student’s direct educational expenses such as tuition, fees, books and supplies (excluding personal computers) for the Spring, 2012 semester at

Lone Star College-North Harris.
Any unused funds (after the expenses listed above) will be disbursed by check or credit to the student after the Official Day of Record for the term awarded.
Lone Star College District provides equal employment, admission, and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Expense-paid trip to Saudi Arabia for MAL alumni

Hello Model Arab League Advisers!

Greetings from the National Council. We have received wonderful news from our friends at the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission – we are nearing approval for the next Student Study Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia! As many of you know, these are expense-paid, 10-day, cultural immersion experiences for students who have participated in the MAL program. Having escorting a group of MAL alumni to the Kingdom in 2010, I can say that these study visits are unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. You can read about the most recent such study visit in the Council Chronicle. See page 8:

The dates for this visit would be December 7, 2011-January 7, 2012. A nominal program fee will be assessed to reduce attrition. Considering the tight deadline, we must start the selection process now. We are asking for your personal and professional recommendations for student participants. This upcoming visit is planned to include both men and women, the first mixed student delegation the National Council has sent to the Kingdom since our partnership with the Cultural Mission began two years ago!

If any of your student fit the following criteria, please send us their name, email, phone number, and brief paragraph why you would recommend them. Each school may recommend two students. Participants must:
1.      Be Model Arab League alumni;
2.      Not graduate before December 2012;
3.      Have no previous travel experience to the Arab world;
4.      Be in good academic standing;
5.      Be good representatives of your institution, the National Council, and the United States.

Once the final approval for this study visit is received from the Saudi side, we will move forward with the application process. Thank you! We look forward to seeing your recommendations for this great opportunity.