We are delighted to announce that the Colorado European Union Center for Excellence/Frieda Sanidas Leason and Bernard V. Leason European Union Scholarship Fund. The scholarship will provide stipends for deserving college students from the Rocky Mountain West Network to participate in unique EU learning experiences.
Undergraduate and graduate students from our Rocky Mountain West Network Partners, University of Denver, University of New Mexico, University of Wyoming, and the University of Colorado are invited to apply for this $2500 scholarship intended to augment European Union studies. The application has seven components: Essay on life goals as they pertain to European Union studies, GPA documentation, Demonstration of need (documentation of institutional financial aid), Vision Statement, Interview, References, Identified Europe connection.
Overall Applications will be assessed by:
Awardee will be asked to write a Blog on their experience and/or deliver a presentation on resulting research conclusions.
This scholarship honors the longtime leadership of Colorado’s engagement with the European Union (EU) by Frieda Sanidas Leason and Bernard Leason. As a teenager from Belgium, Frieda was involved in international meetings of the European movement, prefiguring today’s EU. Fluent in Dutch, English, French and German, Frieda served as the Honorary Consul of France in Denver for 17 years and has been active in WorldDenver and other international and French organizations in Denver.
Bernard worked at Radio Free Europe (RFE) in Munich from 1951-1961. RFE broadcasts extensively covered the development of the “European” idea: the great hope of the people of East Europe was to reclaim their future by means of a united Europe. After RFE, Bernard worked for over 20 years as a newspaper correspondent in Germany, Eastern Europe, the USSR and London.
Application Deadline: March 13, 2019
Selection to be announced March 27, 2019