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    Gretchen Laatsch Grant and Scholarship

    Offered by Association of College Unions International

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jul 16, 2024
    1 award worth up to

    $1,000

    Grade level

    Graduate Students

    Application deadline:

    November 20, 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    The Gretchen Laatsch Grant & Scholarship awards aim to encourage the involvement of graduate students in scholarly research and writing for the field of college unions and student activities. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled at an ACUI member institution. Awards will be given to recognize and support activities such as: conducting a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research study in the field of college unions and student activities, fulfilling practicum credit requirements by completing research, data analysis, and/or writing project(s) in collaboration with ACUI, advancing the ACUI Research Agenda through a collaborative research project between graduate student(s), practitioner(s), and/or faculty member(s), and submitting publication-ready articles written by graduate student(s) that contribute to the knowledge base of college unions and student activities. If you’re passionate about college unions and student activities, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Association of College Unions International

    ACUI, founded in 1914, is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools in seven countries. Its members work on urban and rural campuses, in two-year and four-year institutions, and at large and small schools. They are students and administrators whose mission is to build campus community. ACUI enriches them all through education, advocacy, and the delivery of services.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    Graduate Students

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must be enrolled at an ACUI member institution.

    Application information

    In addition to the below application materials, interested students must submit a project budget and timeline.

    Project description

    Letter of recommendation

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