Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship: Applications Due January 28, 2011

The Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for 2011-2012.  The Archbishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship recognizes a Boston College junior who has demonstrated superior academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, community service, and involvement with the Hispanic/Latino community and Hispanic/Latino issues both on and off campus. The scholarship pays $15,000 toward senior year tuition for the winner. In addition, all finalists in the competition also win scholarships of up to $3000. The winner and all finalists also receive $1000 gift certificate to the Boston College Bookstore.

Applications are due January 28, 2011.

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UGBC Partners with BOT on Campus Issues

Members of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College (UGBC) met with the Board of Trustees to discuss alcohol and GLBTQ issues Friday morning. Micaela Mabida, UGBC president and CSOM ’11, and Patrick Raab, UGBC vice president and A&S ’11, voiced the need for a partnership between students and administrators in addressing these issues.

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BC Theologian’s Book Honored

Boston College Theologian Catherine Cornille’s latest book The Im-Possibility of Interrreligious Dialogue has won the Frederick J. Streng Award for Excellence from the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies, given annually to a book that ‘makes make an important contribution to issues relevant to the context of Buddhist-Christian dialogue.’

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Fairfield University: Immigrant Student National Project

Ford Foundation has awarded Fairfield University’s Center for Faith and Public Life a $200,000 2-year grant to implement a mixed-methods research study in collaboration with Santa Clara University and Loyola University Chicago to survey and understand the legal and social contexts, attitudes and current practices in Jesuits schools of higher education in the United States regarding undocumented students.

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