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SUSAN APPLEGATE KROUSE  SCHOLARSHIP & FELLOWSHIP

Applications are requested for the Susan Applegate Krouse Undergraduate Scholarship and the Susan Applegate Krouse Graduate Research Fellowship. Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse (Oklahoma Cherokee) joined the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State Uni- versity (MSU) in 1998, and developed the department’s contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. She directed American Indian and Indigenous Studies from 2005-2010. Dr. Krouse took a leadership role recruiting and supporting faculty, as well as undergraduate and graduate students interested in focusing on American Indian and Indigenous Studies. She understood the importance of engaged scholarship and giving back to Native communities where she lived. Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse, Ziigwam Nibi Kwe (Spring Water Woman) walked on July 12, 2010. These awards reflect Dr. Krouse’s remarkable career and continuing legacy to students who are dedicated to American Indian and Indigenous and Indian Studies. 

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO DR. DYLAN AT MINER, DIRECTOR OF AMERICAN INDIAN and INDIGENOUS STUDIES – AISP@MSU.EDU PLEASE WRITE 2017-2018 SUSAN APPLEGATE KROUSE SCHOLARSHIP or FELLOWSHIP IN THE SUBJECT LINE. SUBMIT AS A SINGLE PDF. 

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SUSAN APPLEGATE KROUSE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

American Indian and Indigenous Studies is pleased to announce the third application process for the Susan Apple- gate Krouse Undergraduate Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to support MSU students enrolled in the AIIS Minor by defraying costs associate with the completion of the internship. This award is designed for students who have completed or are in the process of completing requirements for the Minor and have yet to complete the internship. The award will be given in one large sum, and is intended to be used to cover costs such as transportation, per diem meals, supplies, and other incidental costs incurred as a result of completing the internship. 

APPLICATION MATERIALS – SUBMIT APPLICATION AS A SINGLE PDF TO AISP@MSU.EDU
1. A one to two page detailed description of the internship plan including location, audiences served, specific activi- ties, expected outcomes, and how the award will assist the student in completing the required internship.

2. A statement of progress that lists the courses taken to satisfy the AIIS Minor and a plan to complete course require- ments if not already completed.

3. A letter of confirmation from the internship supervisor at the location where the internship will take place and/or a signed internship agreement with the Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies. This letter may be sub- mitted directly from the recommendor.

4. A budget and explanation/justification of the anticipated expenses (for example, travel, meeting expenses, sup- plies)

5. Submit as a single PDF to aisp@msu.edu. Include the phrase ‘Krouse Scholarship’ in the email subject line.

The Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies will verify that the applicant is enrolled in the program and in good standing. By accepting the award, the student commits to completing the Minor.

After the awarding of the scholarship, evidence must be provided that the awardee completed the Minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, or the award will convert to a loan. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE March 01, 2017

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Applications will be judged according to:
• Quality and clarity of proposal;
• Relationship of project to American Indian and Indigenous Studies
in the discipline or interdisciplinary area;
• Student record and progress toward degree;
• Letter of recommendation.

AWARD AMOUNT One award in the amount of $1,000 will be given per academic year.

NOTE This scholarship may not be applied to the payment of course tuition and fees. 

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO DR. DYLAN AT MINER, DIRECTOR OF AMERICAN INDIAN and INDIGENOUS STUDIES – AISP@MSU.EDU PLEASE WRITE 2017-2018 SUSAN APPLEGATE KROUSE SCHOLARSHIP or FELLOWSHIP IN THE SUBJECT LINE. SUBMIT AS A SINGLE PDF. 

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SUSAN APPLEGATE KROUSE GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

American Indian and Indigenous Studies is pleased to announce the third application process for the Susan Apple- gate Krouse graduate research fellowship to be awarded Spring 2017. The purpose of this fellowship is to support PhD, DMA, or MFA students at MSU who are in the research stages of their major degree project. The award supports conducting preparatory research - such as travel and costs associated with visiting archives - or with field research to engage with Tribal and Native community for the development of dissertation research.

APPLICATION MATERIALS – SUBMIT APPLICATION AS A SINGLE PDF TO AISP@MSU.EDU

1. A statement, not to exceed two double-spaced pages describing specific research plan. The statement should in- clude information about the field or research site; the reasons to perform field or archival work in that specific site; and how it benefits work towards the doctoral proposal or dissertation. It should also explain why no other fellow- ships/sources of funding can be used to cover the expenses of the proposed work. Please remember that the review committee is likely to be composed of faculty who specialize in American Indian Studies, but may be outside your discipline. You will need to situate your statement within a framework understandable to educated non-specialists.

2. An approximate budget for travel expenses (transportation, per diem meals and incidentals, any fees). Visit the MSU-CONUS website for up-to-date per diem rates for locations.

3. A curriculum vitae, highlighting publications, presentations, exhibits, any special awards received (if available), and other activities related to the research field.

4. One letter of recommendation from the primary or major advisor – usually the PhD guidance or dissertation com- mittee chair. This letter should address the applicant’s progress toward the degree, as well as the quality and signifi- cance of the project. This letter should be submitted directly from the recommendor.

5. Copy of the doctoral guidance committee report, if available.

6. Include the phrase ‘Krouse Scholarship’ in the email subject line.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

• Quality and clarity of proposal.
• Relationship of project to American Indian and Indigenous Studies
in the discipline or interdisciplinary area.
• Student record and progress toward degree.
• Letter of recommendation 

AWARD AMOUNT One award per academic year will be granted in the amount of $2,000.

APPLICATION DEADLINE March 1, 2017.

NOTE Additional materials, including additional letters of recommendation, chapters of theses or dissertation, will not be considered. Also, this fellowship may not be applied to the payment of course tuition and fees. 

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO DR. DYLAN AT MINER, DIRECTOR OF AMERICAN INDIAN and INDIGENOUS STUDIES – AISP@MSU.EDU PLEASE WRITE 2017-2018 SUSAN APPLEGATE KROUSE SCHOLARSHIP or FELLOWSHIP IN THE SUBJECT LINE. SUBMIT AS A SINGLE PDF. 

Download the 2017-2018 Krause Scholarship and Fellowship Application