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  January 29, 2001

Applications Sought for Awards
to Promote Peer Education

The Office of Undergraduate Education and Instruction is seeking applications for awards to be given to individuals trying either to create new peer education programs at the University or to stimulate peer education programs already in existence. The awards, which are being offered in the range of $500 to $1,000, will be distributed early in the spring.

Current peer education programs - programs that involve students helping other students - encompass mentoring, tutoring, and counseling services, and include such programs as UConn Connects Peer Facilitators, Career Resource Assistants and First Year Experience Mentors.

The awards are funded through a larger two-year grant received from the Chancellor's Office to encourage cooperation between the more than 33 peer education programs at the University.

Application forms are available on-line or by sending an e-mail to The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, Feb. 15.