GLOBAL AMBASSADOR AWARDS FOR UNO SUMMER PROGRAMS
Awards are available in amounts ranging from $250 to $5,000, depending on specific program requirements and the applicant’s qualifications. Most awards range from $250-$1,000. Applicants should carefully examine program information before applying and calculate the remaining costs that will be incurred. Refer to the departmental web site for fee schedules, dates, and course offerings of the individual programs, or visit the Division of International Education and speak with the appropriate staff member overseeing the program. Contact information: Division of International Education, University of New Orleans, International Center, New Orleans, LA 70148. Phone (504) 280-7116. E mail: email@example.com.
THE AGNES LEVINE MEMORIAL AWARD is made possible by a donation to the University of New Orleans (UNO) by Agnes' husband Mr. Michael Levine. A native of Uganda and of the Jewish faith, Agnes Levine passed away in the early 1990's and was survived by Michael and their three children. To honor the wishes of the donor family, the purposes of the award are twofold: 1) To honor Agnes Levine; and 2) To award students whose academic and/or artistic work suggests an abiding interest in diverse or diasporic individuals or groups, communities, or individuals, such as, but not limited to, Native Americans, African Americans, Africans, Jews, Asians Americans, Armenians, Berbers, Kurds, Palestinians, Turkic peoples, etc. Therefore students should indicate within the Ambassador Award application (essays or short answer sections) any studies or experience with diverse or diasporic individuals or groups. No student may receive more than one Agnes Levine Award. All Global Ambassador Award applicants will automatically be considered for an Agnes Levine Award.
TIMOTHY P. RYAN AND LOUISE C. SCHREINER AWARD
In recognition of service and dedication of the UNO Ambassadors to the University, this award will cover the full program fee for a current UNO Ambassador to attend any international summer program offered by the UNO Division of International Education.The Ambassador must meet all eligibility requirements for a Global Ambassador Award and specific criteria as determined by the UNO Ambassador Program Advisor.
AWARDS FOR THE UNO-INNSBRUCK INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL:
The Ambassador Awards for UNO's flagship and longest-running program abroad are funded in part by the Division of International Education and in part by donations from program sponsors, supporters, and alumni. Please see below for specific awards which are distributed yearly to eligible UNO students on the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School.
diversity abroad award, sponsored by William Carl & Catherine C. Wagner: $5000
This award is provided by Carl and Cathy Wagner, long-standing supporters and friends of the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School. Carl Wagner, former Director of UNO-Innsbruck and the Division of International Education, and Cathy Wagner, our former program nurse in Innsbruck, want to enable a UNO student to participate in the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School. Carl and Cathy have pledged $50,000 to be distributed to prospective UNO-Innsbruckers annually until 2025.
For this award in particular, preference will be given to students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Gordon H. 'nick' Mueller Award: $4000
One UNO student applying to the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School will be awarded the Gordon H. 'Nick' Mueller Award, named in honor of the founder of the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School who started this program in 1976. Dr. Mueller, who served at UNO in many capacities, including Professor of History, Vice Chancellor for Extension, and Director of Center Austria, is now the President Emeritus of the National World War II Museum. Still, UNO-Innsbruck and its students will always be very close to his heart.
John & Marie Altazan Award: $3000
One UNO student applying to the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School will be awarded the John and Marie Altazan Global Ambassador Award, named in honor of Dr. John Altazan and and his wife Marie, both founding faculty members of the University of New Orleans. Dr. John Altazan long served as Dean of the College of Business and Mrs. Altazan taught in the Department of Chemistry. Both were staunch supporters of the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School, with which they were affiliated for over 20 years, and they considered Innsbruck their second home. Dr. Altazan retired from UNO after 50 years of teaching and passed away in 2016. Mrs. Altazan just recently passed away in January of 2020. This Ambassador Award is supported in part by contributions from friends and family of the Altazans.
Norman & Harihar Lifetime Opportunity Award: $500
This award was established to symbolize the friendship of two UNO-Innsbruck alumni that was developed during their time at the UNO-Innsbruck International Summer School 2018. This program had both direct and indirect positive impacts on their lives, and they want other students to have similar experiences. "This award is for someone who is willing to embark on a new journey, be open to other cultures and see the world from different perspectives."
Other UNO-innsbruck awards $250-$2500
Students must meet the general requirements for the Global Ambassador Awards.
DEUTSCHES HAUS AWARD: Deutsches Haus in New Orleans is one of the oldest cultural institutions in town with a mission to celebrate and foster German culture, language, and history. The Board of Directors of Deutsches Haus has supported UNO students studying in Austria or Germany for many years. For details contact Irene Ziegler at (504)280-7318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.