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SCHOLARSHIPS

The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards has a very full schedule of scholarship-related information sessions and workshops for undergraduates during fall quarter. Please find details on their website. This is a comprehensive list, and some of the information there is included on this page.


The NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions Undergraduate Scholarship Program is accepting applications.  Program encourages advisers, mentors, and potential applicants to take advantage of the NOAA resources made available in this message.  Competitive applications: (i) address the NOAA mission; (ii) have resume and personal statements that are crafted to be relevant to the NOAA mission, and (iii) have recommendations that are well developed and made relevant to the NOAA mission.

What:  Provides scholarships for two years of undergraduate study. 

Who:  Rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA's mission. 

The Program:
Students receive total awards valued at up to $35,000 in total support during their junior and senior years. 
Students complete a nine week paid summer internship at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, between May and July of the first summer. During the second summer, students complete paid internships at NOAA facilities across the country. During the summer internships, students are paid a stipend and receive a housing allowance. 
Student scholarship recipients attend a two-week orientation at NOAA in Silver Spring, MD, and begin their first summer internship in early June.
At the end of both summer internships, students present the results of their projects at an education and science symposium in Silver Spring, MD (travel expenses paid).

Undergraduate Scholarship Application Link:  https://oedwebapps.iso.noaa.gov/uspa/

Due January 30, 2015.

Learn more about NOAA,
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NOAA Goals,   http://www.ppi.noaa.gov/goals/    


FAA Design Competition Has a New Home; 
Guidelines for 2014 - 2015 Academic Year Announced

The FAA Design Competition for Universities has moved to a new home!  The FAA is now sponsoring the program under the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) of the National Academies Transportation Research Board.    The general format and process remain the same.  New challenges have been added.  The Virginia Space Grant Consortium will continue to manage the Competition on behalf of the ACRP.

The Competition challenges both individuals and teams of undergraduate and graduate students working under the guidance of a faculty advisor to address issues currently facing airports and the National Airspace System.  The Competition offers open-ended, real-world issues in four broad challenge areas:  Airport Operation and Maintenance; Runway Safety, Runway Incursions and Runway Excursions; Airport Environmental Interactions, and Airport Management and Planning.  Student winners earn cash prizes and, for first place design submissions,  the opportunity to present at professional venues.

A copy of the Competition Guidelines for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year is available at the Competition website at vsgc.odu.edu/ACRPDesignCompetition which also provides detailed information and a wealth of resources for students.

Feedback from Faculty and student evaluations on the educational value of the Competition has been extremely positive.  They consistently cite the value of the open-ended challenges, real-world problems and access to airport operators and industry experts.   The Competition is often used in capstone design courses, but has also been used by student chapters of professional societies and as an independent study topic. Airport issues cross a wide range of disciplines relating to the management, safety, capacity and efficiency of the nation’s airports.

Questions from faculty and students can be addressed to ACRP@odu.edu or give us a call.  

Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields

UW application deadline: Jan. 12, 2015, 11:59pm
UW application information and online application form: http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=beinecke

The Beinecke Scholarship provides $34,000 for graduate study in arts, humanities and social science fields to juniors (based on graduation date) of exceptional ability, achievement, and who have financial need. Students must be nominated to compete for this scholarship, and the UW is allowed to nominate one student per year to compete for this national award. Students from all 3 campuses are welcome to apply for nomination.

If you are considering graduate studies in an arts, humanities or social science field, have a passion for that field, and financial need, consider applying! The Beinecke Scholarship program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated superior standards of intellectual ability, scholastic achievement and personal promise during his or her undergraduate career.
  • Be a college junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree during the 2014-2015 academic year. “Junior” means a student who plans to continue full-time undergraduate study and who expects to receive a baccalaureate degree between December 2015 and August 2016.
  • Plan to enter a master’s or doctoral program in the arts, humanities or social sciences.
    • Please note some exceptions the Beinecke Foundation makes in terms of fields of study: Students in the social sciences who plan to pursue graduate study in neuroscience should not apply for a Beinecke Scholarship. Also, students who plan to pursue graduate study in professional programs (law school, business school, etc.) should not apply.
  • Be a United States citizen; OR a United States national from American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • Have a documented history of receiving need-based financial aid during his or her undergraduate years. Primary evidence of meeting this criterion is a student’s history of receiving need-based institutional, state or federal grants-in-aid. An institutional financial aid officer will be required to complete a Financial Data Sheet certifying that the student meets this criterion. During the selection process, the amount of financial need will be one of the factors considered with preference being given to candidates for whom the awarding of a scholarship would significantly increase the likelihood of the student’s being able to attend graduate school.

To learn more about this opportunity and the UW application and nomination process, please attend a Beinecke Scholarship Information Session:

The UW application process for those seeking nomination is open now and the deadline for submission will be January 12, 2015. Details and the UW application are at http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/search/search-results.html?page_stub=beinecke.


 

Check out a continually updating list of scholarships at the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards (OMSFA).

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EIP is sponsored by The Office of Minority Affairs.

Early Identification Program
173G Mary Gates Hall - Box 352803
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195-5845
206-543-6460
eip@u.washington.edu