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New Funding Opportunities for Sustainability Studies Students

A newly established fellowship in permaculture study and practices will provide funding opportunities for students in LR’s Master of Science in Sustainability Studies program. This fellowship opportunity, the result of a gift from an anonymous donor, builds upon existing fellowships offered through LR’s Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources.

FELLOWSHIP IN PERMACULTURE STUDY AND PRACTICES

Two male students studying at a at a tableThe fellowship in permaculture study and practices includes funding for the study of sustainable materials in building, sustainable waste management practices, sustainable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable food, farming, and gardening practices, as well as other related efforts. Permaculture is an agricultural system or method used to integrate human activity with natural surroundings to create highly efficient self-sustaining ecosystems. Students intending to pursue this area of study through the sustainability studies graduate program are encouraged to apply. Fellowships can also be used to support graduate studies projects focused on these areas.

“The fellowship provides students with meaningful insights aimed at improving social, economic, environmental, and cultural dimensions of sustainability,” said Keith McDade, Ph.D., associate professor of sustainability studies and director of the Reese Institute for Conservation on Natural Resources. “Not only will these fellowships make an LR education more affordable, but they enhance the competencies and effectiveness of the students who participate.”

Funds provided through the gift will also be used to support:
  • a graduate level course in permaculture
  • speakers, exhibits, and events related to sustainability and permaculture
  • postgraduate support for research and outreach related to permaculture and sustainability practices
  • job placement related to sustainability and permaculture in North Carolina

Students who are awarded fellowships receive tuition for up to six credit hours a semester. Awards are designed as first-semester and last-semester funding opportunities and are contingent upon acceptance into the sustainability studies graduate program. To apply for these fellowships or scholarships, visit lr.edu/SS.


REESE INSTITUTE FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Reese Institute Fellows program, offered through LR’s Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources, provides a unique opportunity for students to develop valuable skills as a professional in the field of sustainability.

“Lenoir-Rhyne is thankful for the donors and community leaders who help support the University in its mission to further develop Asheville as a regional leader in sustainability. With this new funding, our students will have additional opportunities for research projects that provide invaluable hands-on experiences.” Dr. Fred Whitt, University President

Through the program, students will be involved with many resume-building projects, providing hands-on experience in designing, developing, and implementing sustainability initiatives that have real-world applications. Students work collaboratively and independently to develop the key competencies employers seek in sustainability professionals.

“The Reese Fellowship is designed to help sustainability students develop the skills and knowledge needed to transform communities, businesses, and themselves,” McDade said. “The fellowship also helps students develop the strong support networks needed to move forward on the path toward sustainability.”

Qualified fellows will receive a $600 to $1,800 tuition reduction as compensation for 45 hours to 120 hours of sustainability-related work over the course of a semester.

The Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources was made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Tom Reese and functions on both the Hickory and Asheville campuses.


BRACEWELL/TROUT UNLIMITED SCHOLARSHIP

Students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in sustainability studies at LR, or those who want to work in the field of conservation, now have the opportunity to apply for the Bracewell/Trout Unlimited Conservation Education Scholarship.

The scholarship was made possible through the Philip H. Bracewell, Sr., Conservation Education Endowment, established in honor of Philip H. Bracewell Sr., who lived in Hickory and was a founding director of Trout Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited North Carolina. Bracewell served for more than 16 years as Trout Unlimited national director and for 14 years as chairman of the Trout Unlimited Awards Committee. In 1984, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Trout Unlimited National.

The Bracewell/Trout Unlimited Conservation Education Scholarship is available to LR students on the Hickory campus or at LR’s Asheville Center in Asheville, North Carolina. The scholarship is competitive and awarded based on a committee review of application essays about what one hopes to achieve through an education focused on conservation and sustainability. Scholarship consideration is given in the following order: to Trout Unlimited employees and other affiliates of Trout Unlimited, to LR undergraduates pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy seeking to pursue a Master of Science in Sustainability Studies degree at LR through the Bridges to Dreams program, and to those interested in conservation work in other degree programs at LR.

The expected award is $3,540 to $4,130 per year toward tuition and additional fees. This translates to between six and seven credit hours per year. Scholarships are contingent upon acceptance into an LR program and continuation in good standing.

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New Funding Opportunities for Sustainability Studies Students
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A newly established fellowship in permaculture study and practices will provide funding opportunities for students in LR’s Master of Science in Sustainability Studies program. This fellowship opportunity, the result of a gift from an anonymous donor, builds upon existing fellowships offered through LR’s Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources.

FELLOWSHIP IN PERMACULTURE STUDY AND PRACTICES

Two male students studying at a at a tableThe fellowship in permaculture study and practices includes funding for the study of sustainable materials in building, sustainable waste management practices, sustainable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable food, farming, and gardening practices, as well as other related efforts. Permaculture is an agricultural system or method used to integrate human activity with natural surroundings to create highly efficient self-sustaining ecosystems. Students intending to pursue this area of study through the sustainability studies graduate program are encouraged to apply. Fellowships can also be used to support graduate studies projects focused on these areas.

“The fellowship provides students with meaningful insights aimed at improving social, economic, environmental, and cultural dimensions of sustainability,” said Keith McDade, Ph.D., associate professor of sustainability studies and director of the Reese Institute for Conservation on Natural Resources. “Not only will these fellowships make an LR education more affordable, but they enhance the competencies and effectiveness of the students who participate.”

Funds provided through the gift will also be used to support:
  • a graduate level course in permaculture
  • speakers, exhibits, and events related to sustainability and permaculture
  • postgraduate support for research and outreach related to permaculture and sustainability practices
  • job placement related to sustainability and permaculture in North Carolina

Students who are awarded fellowships receive tuition for up to six credit hours a semester. Awards are designed as first-semester and last-semester funding opportunities and are contingent upon acceptance into the sustainability studies graduate program. To apply for these fellowships or scholarships, visit lr.edu/SS.


REESE INSTITUTE FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Reese Institute Fellows program, offered through LR’s Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources, provides a unique opportunity for students to develop valuable skills as a professional in the field of sustainability.

“Lenoir-Rhyne is thankful for the donors and community leaders who help support the University in its mission to further develop Asheville as a regional leader in sustainability. With this new funding, our students will have additional opportunities for research projects that provide invaluable hands-on experiences.” Dr. Fred Whitt, University President

Through the program, students will be involved with many resume-building projects, providing hands-on experience in designing, developing, and implementing sustainability initiatives that have real-world applications. Students work collaboratively and independently to develop the key competencies employers seek in sustainability professionals.

“The Reese Fellowship is designed to help sustainability students develop the skills and knowledge needed to transform communities, businesses, and themselves,” McDade said. “The fellowship also helps students develop the strong support networks needed to move forward on the path toward sustainability.”

Qualified fellows will receive a $600 to $1,800 tuition reduction as compensation for 45 hours to 120 hours of sustainability-related work over the course of a semester.

The Reese Institute for Conservation of Natural Resources was made possible by a generous gift from the estate of Tom Reese and functions on both the Hickory and Asheville campuses.


BRACEWELL/TROUT UNLIMITED SCHOLARSHIP

Students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in sustainability studies at LR, or those who want to work in the field of conservation, now have the opportunity to apply for the Bracewell/Trout Unlimited Conservation Education Scholarship.

The scholarship was made possible through the Philip H. Bracewell, Sr., Conservation Education Endowment, established in honor of Philip H. Bracewell Sr., who lived in Hickory and was a founding director of Trout Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited North Carolina. Bracewell served for more than 16 years as Trout Unlimited national director and for 14 years as chairman of the Trout Unlimited Awards Committee. In 1984, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Trout Unlimited National.

The Bracewell/Trout Unlimited Conservation Education Scholarship is available to LR students on the Hickory campus or at LR’s Asheville Center in Asheville, North Carolina. The scholarship is competitive and awarded based on a committee review of application essays about what one hopes to achieve through an education focused on conservation and sustainability. Scholarship consideration is given in the following order: to Trout Unlimited employees and other affiliates of Trout Unlimited, to LR undergraduates pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy seeking to pursue a Master of Science in Sustainability Studies degree at LR through the Bridges to Dreams program, and to those interested in conservation work in other degree programs at LR.

The expected award is $3,540 to $4,130 per year toward tuition and additional fees. This translates to between six and seven credit hours per year. Scholarships are contingent upon acceptance into an LR program and continuation in good standing.

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