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The Weissman Center for International Business is facilitating the inaugural competition for the Sovereign Santander Bank Global Awareness Award. The competition will award prizes for projects to proposed and executed by Baruch student clubs and organizations that emphasize the benefits and importance of international education and exchange programs, as part of International Education Week.

 

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Sovereign Santander Bank Global Awareness Award

The Weissman Center for International Business is facilitating the inaugural competition for the Sovereign Santander Bank Global Awareness Award. The competition will award prizes for projects to proposed and executed by Baruch student clubs and organizations that emphasize the benefits and importance of international education and exchange programs, as part of International Education Week.

Eligibility:

Any undergraduate or graduate student club or organization at Baruch College registered with Baruch Student Life is eligible to participate. Projects may involve collaborations between two or more clubs, or may be submitted by a single club/organization. Each club/organization is allowed to spend up to $300 in the execution of the project. For joint entries, clubs/organizations may spend a total of $500 for the project.  Projects may not be “re-cycled,” but must be newly conceived by the club(s)/organization(s) for this competition. The Application Form for entries is attached or available on the website of the Weissman Center for International Business.

Evaluation:

Projects will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The extent to which the project promotes the aims of International Education Week. These are:

To celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide”

To prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.”

  • The originality of the project
  • The number of students potentially reached by the project
  • The durability of the project’s message of international education beyond International Education Week

Prizes

Five prizes will be awarded: 1st prize: $3,000; 2nd prize: $2,500; 3rd prize: $2,000; 4th prize: $1,500; and 5th prize: $1,000).

NEW Deadlines:

The preliminary proposal must be submitted on Thursday, October 31st to the Weissman Center for International Business. Those who qualify for the next round of the competition will be informed by Monday, November 4th. The final, detailed proposal for the project is due on Friday, November 8th. The final project must have been executed by Wednesday, November 13th.

Kick Off Event:

There will be a kick- off event, Thursday, November 7th during club hours. Tentative place is the 2nd floor lobby of the VC building. We plan to have WBMB Radio DJ for us, along with student cultural performances. If your club would like to perform during the event, contact Dr. Richard Mitten, Study Abroad Director at Richard.mitten@baruch.cuny.edu.

Award Ceremony:

The award ceremony will take place Thursday, November 14, 2013.

The time and location will be announced soon. For more details, please contact Dr. Richard Mitten, Study Abroad Director at Richard.mitten@baruch.cuny.edu

Competition Forms:

You can download the Initial Application form here.

You can download the Final Submission form here.

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