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www.carroll.edu The Prospector 3 S.A.V.E. offers stipends to students by Matt Elsaesser S.A. V.E. Foundation Chairman The following program is for students attending Carroll College and the University of Montana - Helena School of Technology. Student Stipends for Environmental Projects are avail able, Apply Now: Interested in working on some of the little things that make a dif ference? Reducing paper waste, recycling, or making fuel from used vegetable oil? S.A.V.E. has a new program to help you do so. For the current Fall semester and upcoming Spring semester, The S.A.V.E. Foundation is pro viding student stipends in the range of $100-$250 projects that foster environmental awareness and stewardship. The project may be taken with *ES 201, a one cred it environmental practicum open to all majors, or in conjunction with other classes if approved by the professor. Students from all disci plines are invited to consider this. Interested students should sum mit a brief proposal with a basic- timeline. S.A.V.E. will provide oversight and assistance for these- projects. Examples of potential projects follow, but all ideas are welcome. Proposals can be sub mitted by email to or dropped off at the office of Dr. Kyle Strode at Carroll College or Robin Shropshire at UM-Helena. This project, funded by the Jerry Metcalf Foundation, is designed to increase the knowledge base of recycling in Helena, engage stu dents in this efforts while still in school, and provide a public resource and increased awareness from these projects. Please visit Savemobile.org to learn more about The S.A.V.E. Foundation and call (406) 431 — 0815 or email Recycle@Savemobile.org with fur ther questions. Student stipends can foster a variety of useful projects for stu dents of all disciplines. Following are examples of potential projects students might engage in: • Evaluate paper use in routine academic setting; explore the potential setting defaults to duplex in printing, the potential of draft paper, non-chlorinated paper with high-recycled content for draft papers, exams, etc.. • Create events with local artists to host art workshops using recy cled materials such as pulverized glass. • Research and publicize the direct and indirect benefits to the- business community by increasing recycling activity. • Propose and organize a sum mit meeting for local environmen tal groups and interested parties to seek common ground for better dealing with solid waste issues. • Research and publish a cost- benefit analysis of specific com modities when recycled or not more S.A.V.E. on page 12 A new way to pay back your student loans By Marty Pearce Guest Writer This year 97% of Carroll stu dents receive some type of finan cial aid. Carroll offers merit schol arships, need based grants, and endowed scholarships. A' student may also qualify for additional funding from the federal govern ment based on the student’s need. Carroll College participates in the Federal Stafford Loan Program, Work-Study, Perkins Loan, Pell Grant, and SEOG grants, also know as Title IV aid. While all of these programs help with fund ing a college education there is also a program that will help with loan repayment once you have are finished your higher education study. Student Assistance Foundation of Montana now offers the Upromise program, which helps students earn money for loan repayment. Companies automatically contribute a portion of your eligible spending into your Upromise account. With Upromise your can buy your groceries. Shop online. Eat out at a restaurant. Get a new pair of jeans. Pay your long distance telephone bill. Even send flowers to a loved one. Open a FREE Upromise account, buy products and services from hundreds of contributing companies and these everyday activities can help pay off your student loan serviced by Student Assistance Foundation (SAF). Go to www.upromise.com/saf and open your free Upromise more UPROMISE on page 12 ecome a respected, valued member of a world-class health care team: The U.S. ftrmv Nurse Corps. ________ $15,000 B o n u s $27,998 L o a n R e p a y m e n t If you're a BSN (or graduating soon); and you're looking for ways to take bigger, faster steps along your nursing career path, no other organization respects and rewards your skills, judgment and education like the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Work in a collaborative environment. As a Commissioned Officer in the Army Nurse Corps, you'll share leadership positions with physicians and other health care professionals while providing your insights for the team's collaborative efforts. 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There are a variety of training and incentive programs available for BSNs in the U.S. Army, DISCOVER THE AUTONOMY TO PRACTICE AND THE RESPECT OF DOCTORS SFC Michael S. Lehman Army Health Care Career Counselor Office: 509-484-6471 Cell: 877-722-2316 (toll free) firstname.lastname@example.org VOLUME 89, NO. 2 Thursday, October 20, 2005