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June 21 , 2005
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Regents approve additional $717,000 for scholarships, awards and grants for 2006-07

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved a $717,273 increase in 2006-07 general fund scholarships, awards and grants at its regular meeting today, June 21.

“The collective scholarships will enhance our ability to assist both academically talented and needy students attend EMU,” said Courtney McAnuff, vice president for enrollment services.

The increase will add one presidential scholarship ($13,016); 8 additional scholarships for bilingual teacher training ($15,000);  add 497 grants to Pell eligible students ($150,000); provide renewal awards for Provost and Regents Gold scholarships ($242,300); offset tuition and room and board increases for academic scholarship and athletic grants-in-aid ($296,957).

The increase makes the 2006-07 total budget for scholarships, grants and aid $14,243,211, up from $13,375,938 for 2005-06.

The 2006-07 budget includes $8,132,110 for scholarships, awards and grants; $5,381,904 for athletic grants-in-aid; and $729,197 for federal and state matches.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

In other action, the Board of Regents:

• Approved a $401 increase in doctoral stipends for the 48 doctoral fellows beginning with the summer 2005 semester. The board also approved the addition of two doctoral fellowships for the doctoral program in educational leadership.

The $401 increase raises the stipend from $14,599 to $15,000 per fellowship. The total cost will be $19,248 ($401 X 48).

The cost of the two additional doctoral fellows will be $49.600.

• Extended EMU’s tuition reciprocity agreement with several Ohio institutions through June 30, 2006.  Participating Ohio institutions include: The University of Toledo, Owens Community College and Monroe County Community College.

* Approved the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the American Federation of State, City and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3866.

The agreement includes 2.5 percent across the board wage adjustment increases in each year of the two year contract.

As part of the agreement, employees hired on or after July 1, 2005 and thereafter will contribute a flat rate equal to 10 percent of health costs based on the current rates.

The agreement is effective for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

•  Approved the collective bargaining agreement between EMU and the EMU Chapter of the Police Officers Labor Council – Sergeants.

The agreement includes a 2.5 percent across the board increase in each of the two years of the agreement, as well as a one-time lump sum payment of $500 in the first year.

As part of the agreement, employees hired on or after July 1, 2005 and thereafter will contribute a flat rate equal to 10 percent of health costs based on the current rates.

The agreement is effective for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

• Amended University policy relative to tobacco use. The new policy prohibits throughout all University buildings including all residence hall rooms and University vehicles. In addition, tobacco use is prohibited outside of University buildings within 25 feet of any building entrance, air intake duct or window. The policy change is an effort to comply with the Michigan Clean Indoor Air Act (1986 PA 198).

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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