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The Weissman Center for International Business is facilitating the 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.

 

Santander Bank Global Awareness Award

The Weissman Center for International Business is pleased to facilitate the competition for the Santander Bank Global Awareness Award. The competition, made possible through a generous grant from Santander Universities, will award prizes for projects proposed and executed by Baruch student clubs and organizations which emphasize the benefits and importance of international education and exchange programs, as part of International Education Week. International Education Week in 2014 will be celebrated November 17-21, 2014.

Eligibility:

Any undergraduate or graduate student club or organization at Baruch College registered with Baruch Student Life is eligible to participate in the GLobal Awareness competition. 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).

Deadlines:

The preliminary proposal must be submitted by Friday, October 17th to the Weissman Center for International Business. The clubs whose proposals qualify for the next round of the competition will be informed by Friday, October 31st. The final, detailed proposal for the project must be submitted AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR to the date your project is presented/executed! If we do not receive this form by this deadline, the judges will use the INITIAL Application as your FINAL submission. The final project must have been executed no later than Wednesday, November 19th.

Kick Off Event:

There will be a kick-off event, Thursday, November 13th during club hours in the 2nd floor lobby of the Newman Vertical Campus building, where we plan to enjoy student cultural performances. If your club would like to perform during the event, contact Nathaly Martinez, Study Abroad Coordinator at nathaly.martinez@baruch.cuny.edu.

Award Ceremony:

The award ceremony will take place Thursday, November 20, 2014 in room 2-125 of the Newman Vertical Campus.

For more details, please contact Nathaly Martinez, Study Abroad Coordinator at nathaly.martinez@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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