Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Southern Growth Seeks Student Applicants for Southern Research Fellows Program

Southern Growth Seeks Student Applicants for
Southern Research Fellows Program

Southern Growth Policies Board seeks student applicants for its
Southern Research Fellows Program. The Southern Research Fellows Program
promotes student research relating to economic development and quality
of life in 13 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Eligible applicants include current undergraduate and graduate students
aged 18 - 25 at colleges and universities in the 13 Southern Growth
member states. Suggested majors/fields of study include, but are not
limited to: public policy, journalism, political science, education,
sociology, business, city & regional planning, public administration and
social work.

The focus of the 2008 Southern Research Fellows Program is the
engagement, development and leadership of youth aged 14 to 24. Fellows
will prepare an original report on an approved topic that will be
incorporated into Southern Growth's 2008 Report on the Future of the
South and distributed at Southern Growth's annual conference. Fellows
will also receive a cash award of $1,000.

Relevant report topics for 2008 include youth development, civic
engagement and strategies for building policies and partnerships that
foster youth leadership skills, workforce preparedness, volunteerism,
entrepreneurship and the traits to become active, responsible citizens.
The application deadline is January 11, 2008, with selections announced
by February 1, 2008. The fellows' final report to Southern Growth
Policies Board will be due March 31, 2008.

To learn more about the Southern Research Fellows Program, and to
download application forms, please visit
www.southern.org/research/fellowship.shtml. To learn more about
Southern Growth, visit http://www.southern.org.

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