Tuesday, August 4, 2015

MINN Offering Members Scholarships to Attend UMN Humanitarian Simulation

MINN call for scholarship applications:  The deadline for applications is 8/15 - The link is: http://www.minnesotangos.org/news/minn-offering-its-members-scholarships-attend-u-mn-humanitarian-simulation
  
MINN Offering its Members Scholarships to Attend U of MN Humanitarian Simulation

 
On September 11 - 13, 2015, MINN is partnering with the University of Minnesota on a disaster simulation.  The Humanitarian Crisis Simulation is a 48-hour experience that is designed to immerse participants in an environment typical of humanitarian crisis.  The exercise is developed and administered by professionals with extensive experience in humanitarian crisis management.  It is a great professional development opportunity for practitioners and those interested in getting into disaster relief / international development.  
 
MINN is offering two $250 scholarships exclusively for MINN Members.  $250 will be paid directly to the U of MN on behalf of the MINN Member attending the event. *For non-MINN members: Please click here for more information on the benefits of MINN membership. If you would like your scholarship application to be considered in advance of your MINN membership, please note this in your email (see below).
 
To apply, send an email to vp@minnesotangos.org answering the following two questions by August 15, 2015.:
 
  1. How will this experience help you achieve your academic / professional / personal goals? (250 words or less).
  2. What has been your experience / involvement with MINN? (100 words or less)
 
The rate to attend the event is as follows:
 
Community Member Rate
$495
 
Community Member Rate with up to 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™*
$895
 
Medical Trainees
$150
 
Students in Public Affairs, Public Health, Journalism or Geography Environment and Society
No Fee (included in tuition)
 
Participants will gain:
  • Knowledge of fundamental principles, minimum standards and best practices in Humanitarian Aid
  • Opportunities to apply their professional skills and knowledge in a realistic scenario
  • Opportunities to interact with other professionals involved in humanitarian aid
For more information, visit: www.globalhealth.umn.edu/education/humanitarian-simulation/
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