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The Urban Prep Fellows Program: A Unique Year of Service Opportunity in Urban Education

In Chicago, just one in forty African-American boys in public schools earns a college degree by age 25. But for four years in a row at Urban Prep Academies, the nationʼs first network of all-male charter public high schools, 100% of seniors have gained admission to attend four-year colleges and universities.

Do you have the skills, passion and energy to help us to continue to prepare urban boys to succeed in college? If so, consider applying to join the Urban Prep Fellows Program, a distinctive full-time, one-year service fellowship opportunity for recent college graduates.  Urban Prep Fellows augment and support regular classroom learning by building bonds with first year students through academic and personal advising, managing after-school activities, communicating with families and leading a small-group seminar course. During their service year, Fellows are provided with housing, transportation, health and dental insurance and a monthly living stipend.

Complete our online application today.

Deadline: February 15th, 2014.

Applications submitted after February 15th will be reviewed on a rolling basis if positions are still available.

Learn more about Urban Prep by viewing this short video, visiting the Urban Prep Fellows website at http://www.UrbanPrep.org/fellows , or finding us on Facebook and twitter.

For any questions please contact Fellows Program Manager, Dom McKoy, at dmckoy@urbanprep.org or 312-276-0259 x1128.

 

 

 

 

 

The Global Health Corps has opportunities for students graduating this year, for the 2014-15 year (or, under the age of 30).

General Info about the Program:
~Global Health Corps- Multiple Fellowships.
~Applications for the 2014-2015 fellowship class are open.
~To be selected as a fellow you must be 30 or under at the time of application, have an undergraduate degree by July 2014, and be proficient in English.
~Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship position requires different specific skills.
~For more info,  go to <ghcorps.org/fellows/apply>

****Deadline: JANUARY 26th!!

UNC

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has an exciting summer research experience for undergraduates.   This is an expansion of our current Charlotte Research Scholars program (http://graduateschool.uncc.edu/current-students/charlotte-research-scholars) for non-UNC Charlotte students from under-represented backgrounds.

This program will provide 10 undergraduate students funding to participate in a 9-week research program. Scholars receive one-on-one, faculty-guided research training, and participate in weekly professional development sessions to better prepare them for graduate school and a future research career. The program culminates in the Summer Research Symposium, held on July 23rd in the Student Union. Additional details about the program are below.

Application deadline: 5:00 pm on Monday, February 24, 2014

Program length: May 26 to July 25 (9 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduates with a minimum GPA of 2.8 and between 50 and 90 credit hours by the end of spring 2014.

Compensation: Scholars will receive a $6,500 fellowship.  Students will be housed on campus but must pay their housing fees directly, they can not be transferred from the fellowship compensation by UNC Charlotte.

Application: Apply here

Frequently Asked Questions:

·      How much time are scholars expected to commit to their research project?

Scholars are expected to work full-time for the entire 9-weeks. They will spend approximately 3-4 hrs/week away from the project in order to participate in professional development activities.

·      How will the scholars be selected?

The ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office’s Expanded CRS admissions committee will attempt to match the most qualified students with research projects that are of interest to them. Students that meet the minimum GPA requirements will be further evaluated with respect to grades in specific subjects that are close to the field of research as well as other materials submitted and letters of recommendations.

To facilitate matching, students are asked to provide information regarding the types of research in which they are most interested. If a match is identified, the faculty member will be contacted to see if there is interest in the applicant.

·      What materials are required beyond the application form?

A copy of your transcripts and two recommendation letters are required. At least one recommendation should be from a science teacher/professor.

·      Whom do I contact if I have additional questions?

ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office (advanceuncc@uncc.edu)

Applications are encouraged from students who wish to learn to conduct research in a modern academic research laboratory under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers and experiment in real classroom environments.

·      How many positions are available?

UNC Charlotte can accommodate as many as 10 positions in 2014.

 

TEMPLATE_CENTERFall 2013 Scholarship Workshops

 Freshman Scholarship 101 – Getting Started in the Search for Scholarships – MGH 171

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30-5:20

 Scholarship 201 – The Search for Undergraduate Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships – MGH 171

  • Tues., Oct. 22, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tues., Nov. 5, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Thurs., Nov. 21, 2013, 4:30-5:20

 Personal Statement Writing – MGH 171

  • Thursday, Oct. 18, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, 2:30-3:20

 Curriculum Vitae or Scholarship Resume Writing – MGH 171

  • Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2013, 3:30-4:20

 Getting Great Recommendation Letters – MGH 171

  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, 2:30-3:20
  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 3:30-4:20
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, 1:30-2:20

http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/upcoming-information-sessions-workshops.ht

The Sterling and Gene Munro Public Service Fellowship encourages life-long commitment to public service by providing outstanding undergraduates with the opportunity to explore their potential through service and leadership in the community. Munro Public Service Fellows are selected on the basis of a proposed public service initiative and their commitment to community engagement. Made possible through the support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Fellowship is named for S. Sterling Munro, Jr., the former top aide to the late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson and Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, and his wife, Gene, a lifelong public service advocate. Munro Fellows will be selected in December of 2013 and will be awarded the fellowship during the Winter and Spring quarters of 2014.

Award amounts range from $2000 to $4000, depending on the number of fellows selected. In addition to a monetary award, Munro Fellows are also supported through workshops, and enrollment in one or more of the Carlson Center’s Community Based Leadership courses in winter and/or spring quarter. In addition, Munro Fellows receive individualized coaching about their community involvement by staff in the Carlson Center.

The application deadline for the 2014 Fellowship is 11:59PM on Friday, November 8, 2013.  Application instructions and Fellowship expectations can be found online at  http://www.washington.edu/carlson/sterling-and-gene-munro-public-service-fellowship/

Questions? Contact Rachel Vaughn, Director, Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center at engage@uw.edu.

The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is pleased to announce three PAID FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES for University of Washington undergraduate students.

Through the Carlson Civic Fellowship program, the Carlson Center will be able to hire three Fellows to work at three local non-profits.  The host sites for 2014 Carlson Civic Fellows will be:

-          El Centro de la Raza (Economic Development Marketing Fellow)

-          Tenants Union of Washington State (Community Organizer/Educator)

-          YMCA of Greater Seattle, Young Adult Services (Affordable Care Act Specialist)

Students selected as Carlson Civic Fellows will commit to working with their community non-profit 10 hours per week from January-June 2014 and will receive a $2,500 stipend for their work.

In addition to their work with their host site, Carlson Civic Fellows will also:

-          Participate in two 3-credit Community-Based Leadership (CBL) courses offered through the Carlson Center.  The Fellow will participate in one CBL course during both Winter and Spring Quarter.

-          Create a Personal Development Plan articulating goals for their time enrolled in the fellowship, and participate in regular advising sessions with a Carlson Center staff member to assess their progress and development.

-          Identify personal strengths and leadership styles through structured activities and reflection exercises; integrate this understanding and awareness into service with their community organization.

Brief descriptions of the three fellowship opportunities are below.  For a detailed description of each opportunity, more information about Carlson Civic Fellowship components and requirements, and application materials, please visit the Carlson Center website: http://www.washington.edu/carlson/carlson-civic-fellowship-students/.  Applications must be received by Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 PM

Questions?  Contact David Hlebain, 206.616.2885 or engage@uw.edu

El Centro de la Raza

Economic Development Marketing Fellow

The Carlson Civic Fellow will play a key role in developing and executing a marketing plan for El Centro de la Raza’s economic development programs.  These programs raise needed revenue to fund El Centro de la Raza’s youth programs, human and emergency services, and community development initiatives.  This position will involve writing and distributing press releases and public service announcements, utilizing social media, researching and implementing alternative and low-cost marketing methods, building relationships with local organizations and businesses and collaborating with volunteers to execute marketing initiatives.

Tenants Union of Washington State

Community Organizer/Educator

The Carlson Civic Fellow will play a critical role in advancing the Tenants Union of Washington State’s mission of creating housing justice through empowerment-based education, outreach, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy.  The Fellowship position will be focused on community organizing – talking to members of the public, conducting research, planning and facilitating meetings, and meeting with elected officials.  The position will also promote leadership development among the Tenants Union’s members, and conduct community education presentations and trainings.

YMCA of Greater Seattle – Young Adult Services

Affordable Care Act Specialist

The Carlson Civic Fellow will assist with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act as it pertains to programs within Young Adult Services.  Specifically, the Fellow will support the organization’s staff in ensuring that people engaged with Young Adult Services are enrolling in health insurance options for which they are eligible.  The Fellow will attend community trainings on the Affordable Care Act, disseminate relevant information to Young Adult Services staff, and work with vulnerable young people to ensure they are connected with health insurance options.

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate & Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships Information Session:

October 10th  12:30-1:20pm

MGH 171E (inside suite 171)

Join Ambassador Gadsden for information about the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs, which provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs seek to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are especially encouraged to attend. All are welcome.

 Careers in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Information Session:

October 10th 3:30-4:20pm

MGH 173R (inside suite 171)

Join Ambassador Gadsden for information about career opportunities within the United States Department of State Foreign Service, options available, preparation to become a competitive candidate, etc.

RSVP to attend either or both sessions at https://expo.uw.edu/expo/rsvp/event/384. These sessions are being offered as part of the Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair on Oct. 10, 10am-2pm. For complete Fair details, please visit http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair.

 

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The 2013 Undergraduate Scholarship & Fellowship Fair is an opportunity for UW undergraduates and alumni to learn about and explore the variety of scholarships, fellowships, and other funded programs to consider for undergrad, graduate, and postgraduate years. Program representatives from UW, local and national organizations, agencies, departments, etc. will be tabling throughout the day, as well as offering specific workshops & information sessions.

http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair

RSVP is highly encouraged for specific Information sessions here:

http://expd.washington.edu/scholarshipfair/forstudents

The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2014 Junior Summer Institutes!

The application deadline is November 1st, 2013. Interested candidates can visit www.ppiaprogram.org for the latest information and to access the application!

Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) have been the hallmark of the PPIA Fellowship Program for over 30 years. JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

Students who are selected for the 2014 Junior Summer Institute Fellowship cohort will study on the campus of one of our four participating universities:

Carnegie Mellon University

University of California, Berkeley

Princeton University

University of Michigan

The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.

What are the benefits of participation?

  • Full tuition at a PPIA Junior Summer Institute.
  • Eligibility to receive assistance with travel expenses.
  • A stipend of up to $1,500 (funding determined by each JSI).
  • University housing with a meal plan.
  • Books and related course materials at your JSI.
  • Each JSI may offer additional benefits, such as GRE preparation, at their discretion. Please check with each JSI about any additional benefits.
  • In 2014, the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy will add selected PPIA policy memos/reports from Fellows to the Journal’s website.
  • Minimum of a one-time $5,000 scholarship at a PPIA graduate school if admitted for a Master’s degree. PPIA Fellows often receive financial offers above and beyond this minimum from their graduate program.
  • Fee waiver when applying to schools that are members of the PPIA Graduate School Consortium.

 

 

The Ottenberg-Winans Fellowship fund was established to honor the contributions of Professors Simon Ottenberg and Edgar V. Winans to the African Studies Program at the University of Washington as well as to recognize their contributions of the field of African Studies. During their distinguished careers, Professors Ottenberg and Winans taught and mentored numerous students and made important contributions to scholarship on Africa. The fellowship honors these contributions by supporting University of Washington undergraduate and graduate student research in Africa and by supporting students from universities in Africa who attend University of Washington as part of various exchange programs.

Eligible students may be enrolled in any undergraduate, graduate or professional school at the University of Washington.  For UW students traveling to Africa, the fellowship can be used to support travel and related expenses, living expenses, and research materials.  For students from African universities visiting or studying at UW, fellowship funds can be used to support these types of expenses as well as course materials or other expenses related to attending the University of Washington.  Multiple fellowships are expected to be awarded for amounts up to $1000.

Fellowship applications are due on April 5, 2013.  Copies of the application materials can be downloaded from: http://www.jsis.washington.edu/africa/fundingopportunities/

Questions about the fellowship or the application process should be directed to: africa1@u.washington.edu.

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