The Masson Scholarship for Openness
recognizes one SUNY Delhi student per year for their interest and contributions in open source technologies or other openness-related area.
Amount of award: $500 per year, awarded in the fall with half paid in fall and half paid in spring
Application deadline: June 15 for the upcoming school year
- Provide evidence of activities or academic interest in open-source technology or openness
- Interests in software, web/internet, or hardware will also be considered
- Fully online students or students enrolled in online courses are preferred
- Enrolled as a full-time student at SUNY Delhi in good standing
How to apply: Scholarship applicants must submit a one-page essay with a description of proposed activities on the topic, along with a letter of recommendation, no later than JUNE 15 to the College Advancement Office in Bush Hall, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The scholarship recipient will also sign a scholarship acceptance notice.
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What is Openness?
Perhaps you are wondering what would be an example of a project focused on openness.
- Exploring how the student governance at SUNY Delhi could include open source technology (such as a wiki to document policies, committees and facilitate discussions and governance decision-making).
- Research how open technology/social media can be used in education
- Document how our faculty view open access publishing, what is the impact on their own scholarly publishing?
- Start an open access journal for students (at Delhi, in SUNY, multi-disciplinary or for specific discipline)
- Research use of crowd sourcing/trending in hospitality research through open source software
- Look at the use of open textbooks/multimedia collaborative textbooks at Delhi or other schools
- Create a tool to promote/allow open communications/technology/productivity
The possibilities are limitless.