We are seeking nominations for the 2016 J. Leslie Rollins Fellowship Award. This award is given to a sophomore student to enable the student to develop his/her talents and interests beyond the opportunities in the normal curriculum of the university. Faculty - If you have an outstanding sophomore student you would like to nominate, please submit recommendation. Associate Dean of Faculty office will send nominees a letter asking the students to submit a proposal outlining an experience they would like to pursue if selected for the award. The recipient of the award will be announced at the Student Recognition Dinner.

To assist you in working with students on this project, please note that this award has become extremely competitive. The strongest applications are built around a truly compelling idea and demonstrate significant legwork in contacting organizations or individuals involved. The student’s essay should include the outlines of a transforming experience, a budget, and evidence of the student’s research into the area and contacts with potential Rollins hosts.

Please contact Michelle Kenkel in the Associate Dean of the Faculty Office if you have any questions. We appreciate your help in selecting a deserving student for this award.

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Learn how to apply for the J. Leslie Rollins Fellowship and other value-added funds from Buena Vista University. The review panel will review applications twice per semester and choose the award most suitable for selected students.

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