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Diversity scholarships

The ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is excited to announce the 2020 Diversity Scholarships. These scholarships provide funds to support training in statistics and quantitative methods for graduate students from underrepresented groups in any academic discipline, with the objective of improving their academic performance and optimizing their professional advancement. Applicants must be enrolled in universities based in the United States.

Recipients of the Diversity Scholarship will also receive a stipend for travel, lodging, and living expenses.

Applications are due March 31, 2020. Please refer to the Diversity Scholarship application page for more information and to apply, or contact or (734) 763-7400.

Mary Fran Myers Scholarship for Reducing Disaster Vulnerability

This year, the scholarship is open to residents in North America and the Caribbean.  Others will again be eligible in 2021.

Questions, contact Ponmile Olonilua, PhD, CFM
Tel: 713.313.4820,

The Village of Three Oaks, Michigan is seeking its next Village Manager.  It is a great opportunity awaiting the right person.  I write to ask your assistance in networking this Manager position.  I hope that you may network the position to those graduates that may be in the job market seeking a local government Manager position.  Here are the basic details of the position: 

Position: Village Manager, Village of Three Oaks. Three Oaks, Michigan is a dynamic, full-service Village of 1,622 residents.  It is a General Law Village with a council manager form of government located in Michigan's southwest. It is financially and politically stable and looking to hire its next manager. Three Oaks, as is all of Southwest Michigan, is a great place to build on your career or wind down your career.  There are plenty of opportunities and projects on which to use your talents.   

Minimum Qualifications:  The Village Council will only consider applicants who are passionate advocates for the community they serve and who continually upgrade their professional skills.  To be considered a qualified applicant, respondents must first have:

·       A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study such as public administration, business administration, planning, engineering or finance AND

·       At least 3 years of direct work experience in local government or related career with continuous professional advancement culminating in a position with supervisory and budgetary responsibility AND

·       Demonstrable experience in a wide range of municipal operations, particularly with water and wastewater operations AND

·       Membership in ICMA, MME, MGFOA or similar professional associations with proof of continuous learning and adherence to a code of ethics desired

Starting Salary: $70,000+ DOQ

Application Process:  APPLY BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS March 6, 2020.  Please submit resume, cover letter, consent form, and five professional references to: Search facilitator Larry Nielsen at, Subject Line: Three Oaks Search. Contact Nielsen for the full Three Oaks Manager Search Brochure.  Candidates desiring confidentiality of their interest, as allowed for and provided by Michigan law, must indicate such in a separate subject line above the body of the cover letter.  Three Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Trump Victory Leadership Initiative Fellowship Program

Our internship is great for students who are interested in history, political science, communication, and, like myself, law. 

Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside our staff and get political experience before they graduate. They will be responsible for hosting and planning meetings, coordinating campaign events, and voter contact. 

Students can also earn credit hours and receive a letter of recommendation from Trump Victory upon completion of the internship. Students who are interested in applying should send their resumes to deputy state director, Drew Thompson at:

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 517-388-5009. Thank you for your attention to this request. 

Contact: Eric John Magner, J.D., Region 4 Field Director, 517-388-5009, 218-416-0296, Veteran, United States Army, Member, American Legion