Hampshire Alum Scholarship at Vermont Law School

There is a deadline approaching for a great scholarship opportunity for Hampshire students at Vermont Law School.

Breaking news:  A new program, Master of Food and Agriculture Law and Policy, has just been added at VLS!

And the Hampshire-VLS scholarship eligibility includes current graduating students and recent alums up to 10 years out.

Are you interested in:

  • environmental law and policy?
  • farm and agriculture law and policy?
  • energy regulation and law?

Have you demonstrated a commitment to these issues through service? Are you considering a master’s degree or a law degree?

Apply for a full scholarship for a Master’s degree and/or a JD from Vermont Law School, which is consistently ranked as having the country’s top environmental law program. Deadline to submit a complete set of application materials to Hampshire is Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 9 a.m.

Each year, Hampshire can recommend one student or recent alum (up to 10 years out) for one of the two scholarship opportunities:

  • 3-year Full Scholarship for Juris Doctor (JD) program or Joint JD/Masters. The Masters can be in VLS’s Environmental Law and Policy (MELP), Farm and Agriculture Law and Policy, or Energy Regulation and Law (MERL)
  • 1-year Full Scholarship for one of the following Master’s programs at VLS:         
  • Masters of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) program
  • Master’s of Farm and Agriculture Law and Policy (MFALP) program
  • Masters of Energy Regulation and Law (MERL) program.

You can find more information about the Master’s program or the Juris Doctor program.

Find more information about the Hampshire-VLS Scholarship, including the award description, and eligibility and find the application instructions.

Questions?  Contact Carin Rank at crank@hampshire.edu.

Deadline:  Email your application materials to corc@hampshire.edu by Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9 a.m.!

From an alum who went through the MELP program:

” I remain connected to VLS and am currently on the VLS observer delegation, which is preparing to go to Lima Peru for the climate conferences in December! … Vermont Law is an inspiring community full of hard-working and passionate learners, much like Hampshire. For a graduate-level education in the environmental sector, Vermont Law is simply unmatched.” -Catherine Craig 08F, VLS-MELP program, 2014

Library carrels for the spring semester (apply now!)

CarrelStarting today, Div 3 students may apply for a library carrel for spring semester 2015. The Library will accept applications, via this online form: https://hamp.it/carrel, through January 29, 2015.

In a pilot we started this fall, the library is trying out a new carrel assignment process. The 87 carrels that we have traditionally allowed Div 3 students to claim for either a semester or a year are not quite enough to meet student need. Since we cannot easily create more carrels, we are inviting those students who want a carrel to apply for one by using an online form. The library will then assign carrels for the semester based on a set of criteria for eligibility and priority.

To get a sense of how we’re prioritizing the applications, please read about the carrel request process here. If we have more eligible and prioritized applicants than we have available carrels, we will use a lottery system to determine who gets a carrel from the pool of eligible and prioritized applicants. We will notify carrel applicants of the status of their request as soon as possible after that closing date.

We know some of you will not get the carrel you want – or even get a carrel at all. Because of that, we are setting aside 10 carrels as “un-assigned” that any student can use day to day. We hope that having a number of first-come, first-serve carrels will also make the carrel access be more equitable for students. Please send your comments and feedback to: library@hampshire.edu.



Progress Reports

Remember to do your Div III progress report by the end of the day Friday December 5th! Think about what your goals were for the semester, how you did relative to those goals, and what you need to do over January to stay on track or get on track!

Map Your Div III

There is a map of Division III’s posted on the window in the Div III showcase area in the library. The map has some key terms that identify some possible areas of interest. Feel free to write your name and contact information on the map and add/connect fields of study. This map might help you find others who share your interests.