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Monday, January 31, 2005
 Volume # 269,  Issue # 16
 Published by Student Life
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CONTENTS

Scholarship Opportunities
   Are You Scottish? Do You Want to Be?
   Interested in becoming a Minister?
   Study Abroad Forever!!
   No Money For Grad School?
   Scholarships for Accounting Majors
   American Chemical Society Scholarship
   Glamour's Top 10 College Women!
   Scholarship Questions?

Community News
   Computer Problems?? CIS To Save The Day!!
   It's that Time Again!!

Campus Involvement Opportunities
   Student Support Group!

Campus Related Events
   Falcon Basketball

Enrichment Opportunities
   Applications for Summer SPRINT Trips

Internships, Jobs & Classifieds
   Teach In China

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Are You Scottish? Do You Want to Be?
Applications are being accepted for the Scottish Rite Scholarship. The deadline is March 15. Please contact Dr. Eric W. Vogt via at kamiki@spu.edu to arrange for a brief informational meeting about the application process and to pick up application on CD ROM. This scholarship is for students going into their junior or senior year.


Interested in becoming a Minister?
The Undergraduate Fellowship Program of the Fund for Theological Education is offering an award to qualified individuals who apply by March 1, 2005. Individuals must be a junior or senior during the 2005-06 fellowship year, under age 30, have a cumulative GPA of not less than 3.0, a Canadian or U.S. citizenship, and demonstrated faith commitments and leadership abilities. The award offers attendance at the 2005 FTE Summer Conference on Excellence in Ministry, $1,500 stipend for educational expenses, and $500 for mentoring. The Fund enables gifted young people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds within the Christian faith to flourish as they respond to God's calling in their lives. For more information go to www.thefund.org or contact Dr. Susan Gallagher at gallghe@spu.edu.


Study Abroad Forever!!
The Study Abroad Information Session for Wednesday, February 2 has been cancelled--WE'RE NOW HOSTING A STUDY ABROAD FAIR in Third Gwinn on Wednesday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Stop by to hear about vital Academic Services and Financial Services as they relate to Study Abroad from both offices on campus. Available off-campus programs include: AustraLearn, Arcadia University, Oregon Extension of Houghton College, Gordon College's Semester in Boston, Cultural Experiences Abroad, and the Center for Cross-Cultural Study. Available on-campus programs include: the European Studies Program, Tropical Biology, SPU Business Abroad, Summer in South Africa, American Studies Program, and the Normandy Studies Program. For more information please contact Kristen Labrecque at kristenl@spu.edu.


No Money For Grad School?
This Scholarship is awarded periodically to a person from the Seattle community who is committed to attaining a higher education. Applicants for this award must meet the qualifications and criteria specified below. The scholarship is awarded based upon demonstrated need. Criteria: 1. Course of study should provide career advancement. 2. Course of study should lead to a BA, BA, Masters, or Doctorate degree. 3. Career goals should be clear and attainable within a reasonable period of time. 4. Statement of financial need. Funding is for tuition and fees only and will be paid directly to the institution. 5. Must be currently in a program or accepted to a program. 6. Must provide two (2) personal and two (2) academic/work letters of reference. Applications can be found in the SFS office. All materials must be postmarked on or before June 1, 2005. Contact: kevere@spu.edu


Scholarships for Accounting Majors
The Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants is pleased to offer scholarships for the 2005-2006 school year. The scholarships are available to accounting and/or business students and may be restricted to that chapter's geographical area. ** All of these scholarship applications can be found in the scholarship notebook located in the SFS office. They are separated individually. Application deadlines vary, from April 1 to April 15 to May 31. If you have any questions, please email Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu.


American Chemical Society Scholarship
The American Chemical Society Scholars Program will award approximately 100 scholarships for the 2005-2006 academic school year for undergraduate students interested in four year degrees in the chemical sciences. The scholarships are valued at up to $2500 per year for freshman and up to $3000 per year for sophomores. To qualify for this scholarship, candidates must be African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., a full-time student, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and able to demonstrate evidence of financial need according to the FAFSA form. Applications are due by March 1 and can be found in the scholarship notebook located in the SFS office.


Glamour's Top 10 College Women!
It's the last week to apply for Glamour's Top 10 College Women Competition! Glamour wants to recognize your leadership experience, involvement on campus and in the community, excellence in your field of study and your unique and inspiring goals. Come and pick up an application today! All application materials must be received by February 10, 2005.


Scholarship Questions?
If you have questions regarding the scholarships referred to in this week's To The Point, please contact Whitney Kruse at krusew@spu.edu. More scholarships can be found in the Scholarship Notebook located in the SFS office.


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COMMUNITY NEWS

Computer Problems?? CIS To Save The Day!!
Is your Internet Explorer browser giving you problems? Have you stopped being able to perform certain functions or access certain parts of the Web? If so, your browser might be affected by the growing scourge of spyware. If it is not functioning properly, try using an alternative browser such as Mozilla's Firefox. Firefox keeps your computer safe from malicious spyware. Plus, it contains privacy tools to keep your online activity your business. Firefox is available from CIS or from http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/. If you would like assistance changing browsers or ridding your computer of spyware, consider going to http://www.spu.edu/help-at-home and signing up for a visit from CIS today. Thanks! For more information please contact Reece Carson at reece@spu.edu.


It's that Time Again!!
The 1098-T (Tuition Payments Statement) tax form for education tax benefits will be mailed to you very soon! Included with this tax form is a letter briefly explaining the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credit, and containing information regarding your student account. You or your parents may need this information for your taxes this year. This tax form will be mailed to your permanent address, per IRS regulations. This is only being sent to you, the student. If someone else needs this information, please be sure to forward it on to them. SPU cannot act as a tax advisor or give you any information other than that which is being sent. For detailed information about these tax credits, please visit the IRS website at http://www.irs.ustreas.gov/ or contact SFS at sfs-info@spu.edu.


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CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Student Support Group!
Attention to all students: Would you like to be part of a group where students help and support each other? Are you interested in learning more about depression and anxiety? Come to an informational meeting on Feb 10 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. A guest speaker will be there to answer questions about starting a support group for students. The group will meet in Library Seminar Rooms A and B. Drinks and snacks are provided. For more information please contact Marcia Webb at Marcia@spu.edu.


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CAMPUS RELATED EVENTS

Falcon Basketball
Men's basketball hosts Saint Martin's Wednesday, Feb. 2, while the women host Western Oregon Thursday, Feb. 3. Tip-off for both games is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Students, come pick up your complementary Homecoming basketball ticket this week in the Athletics Office. The Homecoming double-header will take place Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1:30 (women) and 3:30 (men). Students must bring ID when picking up tickets. For more information please contact Athletics, (206)-281-2085.


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ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Applications for Summer SPRINT Trips
SPRINT is now accepting applications for summer trips to Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Indonesia, Ireland/Switzerland, Kenya, Russia, Sierra Leone, and South Africa. Team leader applications are due February 4 and member applications February 18. Information about these trips and applications for them are available on the new SPRINT website or in the SPRINT office on the second floor of the SUB. For more information please contact Rachel Schneider, sprintcoordinator@spu.edu.


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INTERNSHIPS, JOBS & CLASSIFIEDS

Teach In China
Interested in living in China? Stop by a display table in the SUB on Tuesday, Feb 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and discover opportunities to teach English in China's universities. Loren & Sylvia Van Tassel, who taught in China three years, and who represent VISA, will be there to discuss opportunities to impact young intellectuals in this important nation. For more information please contact lorenvantassel@hotmail.com


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