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EPA to Accept Applications for Minority Academic Institutions Fellowships
Release Date: 09/05/2003
Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819 / firstname.lastname@example.org
(09/05/03) EPA is now accepting applications for its undergraduate and graduate Minority Academic Institutions (MAI) fellowship programs established to help promising students obtain advanced degrees and pursue environmental careers. The MAI programs support EPA’s commitment to expand U.S. scientific knowledge about the environment, by training highly-qualified environmental specialists for the future. Since 1982, approximately 400 students have received MAI fellowships. MAI include Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Native American Tribal Colleges, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions and Alaska Native Serving Institutions in the United States. Applications must be received by Nov. 20, 2003, and EPA plans to award about 15 undergraduate fellowships and 20 graduate fellowships by July 23, 2004. Applicants must be citizens of the United States, its territories or possessions or be lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. More information about the fellowship programs is available at: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2004_mai_undergrad_fellow.html and http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/current/2004_mai_grad_fellow.html . To check if an institution is a MAI, go to: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OCR/minorityinst.html .