SUSAN APPLEGATE KROUSE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Applications are requested for the Susan Applegate Krouse Undergraduate Scholarship. Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse (Oklahoma Cherokee) joined the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University (MSU) in 1998, and developed the department’s contribution to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. She directed American Indian and Indigenous Studies from 2005-2010. Dr. Krouse took a leadership role recruiting and supporting faculty, as well as undergraduate and graduate students interested in focusing on American Indian and Indigenous Studies. She understood the importance of engaged scholarship and giving back to Native communities where she lived. Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse, Ziigwam Nibi Kwe (Spring Water Woman) walked on July 12, 2010. A Graduate Fellowship has also been made available in her honor. These awards reflect Dr. Krouse’s remarkable career and continuing legacy to students who are dedicated to American Indian and Indigenous and Indian Studies. 

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO DR. DYLAN AT MINER, DIRECTOR OF AMERICAN INDIAN and INDIGENOUS STUDIES – AIIS@MSU.EDU PLEASE WRITE 2021-2022 SUSAN APPLEGATE KROUSE SCHOLARSHIP or FELLOWSHIP IN THE SUBJECT LINE. SUBMIT AS A SINGLE PDF. 

SUSAN APPLEGATE KROUSE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

American Indian and Indigenous Studies is pleased to announce the third application process for the Susan Applegate Krouse Undergraduate Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to support MSU students enrolled in the AIIS Minor by defraying costs associated with the completion of the internship. This award is designed for students who have completed or are in the process of completing requirements for the Minor and have yet to complete the internship. The award will be given in one large sum, and is intended to be used to cover costs such as transportation, per diem meals, supplies, and other incidental costs incurred as a result of completing the internship. 

APPLICATION MATERIALS – SUBMIT APPLICATION AS A SINGLE PDF TO AIIS@MSU.EDU

  1. A one to two page detailed description of the internship plan including location, audiences served, specific activities, expected outcomes, and how the award will assist the student in completing the required internship.
  2. Confirmation from the internship supervisor at the location where the internship will take place and/or a signed internship agreement with the Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Confirmation may be submitted directly from the recommender via email or letter.
  3. A budget and explanation/justification of the anticipated expenses (for example, travel, meeting expenses, supplies)
  4. Submit as a single PDF to aiis@msu.edu. Include the phrase ‘Krouse Scholarship’ in the email subject line.

The Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies will verify that the applicant is enrolled in the program and in good standing. By accepting the award, the student commits to completing the Minor.

After the awarding of the scholarship, evidence must be provided that the awardee completed the Minor in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, or the award will convert to a loan. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2022

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Applications will be judged according to:

  • Quality and clarity of proposal.
  • Relationship of project to American Indian and Indigenous Studies in the discipline or interdisciplinary area.
  • Student record and progress toward degree
  • Letter of recommendation.

AWARD AMOUNT: One award in the amount of $1,000 will be given per academic year.

NOTE: This scholarship may not be applied to the payment of course tuition and fees. 

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO DR. DYLAN AT MINER, DIRECTOR OF AMERICAN INDIAN and INDIGENOUS STUDIES – AIIS@MSU.EDU PLEASE WRITE 2021-2022 SUSAN APPLEGATE KROUSE SCHOLARSHIP or FELLOWSHIP IN THE SUBJECT LINE. SUBMIT AS A SINGLE PDF.