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Robert Newby Diversity Research Award Information

The fund recognizes the diversity-­‐related work completed by up to three undergraduate student projects and one graduate student project per year with an award of $250.00 for each project. The activity must be linked to a credit-­‐bearing academic experience at CMU which involves research, creative activity and/or the application of findings. The activity can take a variety of forms as long as it is done as part of a credit-­‐bearing experience at CMU. Examples of eligible activities include, but are not limited to, a research paper, an internship, or a study abroad experience. Extra-­‐curricular activities like participation in an RSO whose aim is to promote diversity and social justice or an Alternative Spring Break (if it involves working with a population whose background is different than the student’s) could also be used, but only if a faculty member agrees to use the activity as the basis for a course assignment (for example, a paper or report related to the class topic).

The Multicultural Diversity Education Committee invites student participation in the Robert Newby Fund to support Student Diversity Efforts.  The award is given to up to four students at Central Michigan University for their outstanding applications and research work on both the graduate and undergraduate level.